The Chase (1966)

ARTHUR PENN Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.5 USA, 1966. Horizon Pictures. Screenplay by Lillian Hellman, based on the novel and play by Horton Foote. Cinematography by Joseph LaShelle. Produced by Sam Spiegel. Music by John Barry. Production Design by Richard Day. Costume Design by Donfeld. Film Editing by Gene Milford. A small, tightknit town…

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Hurry Sundown (1967)

OTTO PREMINGER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  USA, 1967.  Otto Preminger Films.  Screenplay by Horton Foote, Thomas C. Ryan, based on the novel by Bert Gilden, Katya Gilden.  Cinematography by Loyal Griggs, Milton R. Krasner.  Produced by Otto Preminger.  Music by Hugo Montenegro.  Production Design by Gene Callahan.  Costume Design by Estevez.  Film Editing by Tony de Zarraga, Louis R. Loeffler, James D. Wells.   Dramatically…

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Of Mice And Men (1992)

GARY SINISE Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  USA, 1992.  Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer.  Screenplay by Horton Foote, based on the novel by John Steinbeck.  Cinematography by Kenneth MacMillan. Produced by Gary Sinise.  Music by Mark Isham.  Production Design by David Gropman.  Costume Design by Shay Cunliffe.  Film Editing by Robert L. Sinise.   Faithful, literate adaptation of the John Steinbeck novel is passionately adapted to the screen by…

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To Kill A Mockingbird (1962)

ROBERT MULLIGAN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBBB.  USA, 1962.  Universal International Pictures, Pakula-Mulligan, Brentwood Productions.  Screenplay by Horton Foote, based on the novel Harper Lee.  Cinematography by Russell Harlan.  Produced by Alan J. Pakula.  Music by Elmer Bernstein.  Production Design by Henry Bumstead.  Costume Design by Rosemary Odell.  Film Editing by Aaron Stell.   Harper Lee’s incredibly popular novel makes its way to the big screen…

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The Trip To Bountiful (1985)

PETER MASTERSON Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.5.  USA, 1985.  Bountiful Film Partners, FilmDallas Pictures.  Screenplay by Horton Foote, based on his play.  Cinematography by Fred Murphy.  Produced by Horton Foote, Sterling Van Wagenen.  Music by J.A.C. Redford.  Production Design by Neil Spisak.  Costume Design by Gary Jones.  Film Editing by Jay Freund.   Sweet, simple tale that is basically a one-woman showpiece for Geraldine…

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Tender Mercies (1983)

BRUCE BERESFORD Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBBB.  USA, 1983.  Antron Media Production, EMI Films. Screenplay by Horton Foote.  Cinematography by Russell Boyd.  Produced by Philip Hobel.  Music by George Dreyfus.  Production Design by Jeannine Oppewall.  Film Editing by William M. Anderson.   This is one of the very best films of the eighties. It stars an incredibly good Robert Duvall as an alcoholic…

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