Foote Steps Out

March 5, 2009

Pulitzer Prize winning playwright and screen writer Horton Foote died this week at the age of 92. Read the full story here

Like me, you may be unfamiliar with the name, but you have probably seen his work. Among other plays and screenplays, Foote created the beautiful adaptation of Harper Lee’s To Kill a Mockingbird for the 1962  film starring Gregory Peck. Foote received an Academy Award for his screenplay. 

“You never really understand a person until you consider things from his point of view… Until you climb inside of his skin and walk around in it.”

– Atticus Finch, To Kill a Mockingbird

Foote’s gift for helping his audiences climb in the shoes of his characters will be greatly missed.