Horton Foote, the Oscar-winning screenwriter of To Kill a Mockingbird, Tender Mercies and The Trip to Bountiful, passed away during the week at age 92. The quiet dignity Foote evoked through his writing made him a modern legend in literary circles. Foote was primarily known for the many acclaimed plays he authored, many of which are being performed throughout the world at any given time. Click here to read a tribute to him.
Rare behind the scenes footage from the making of John Wayne's epic film The Alamo has surfaced and has been placed on the web site for the Texas Archive of the Moving Image. The clips are in b&w and are silent, but show some interesting scenes including John Wayne (fully attired at Davy Crockett) receiving some sort of proclamation. There are also scenes of "Mexican soldiers" socializing with the Texan defenders. The scenes also show prominent cast members clowning around between takes. To view click here