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Peter Josyph via ZOOM

It was not long before Harper Lee’s 1960 Pulitzer Prize-winning novel was adapted by playwright and TV writer Horton Foote for a 1962 film directed by Robert Mulligan. In a role turned down by Jimmy Stewart because he viewed the theme of racial relations too controversial, Gregory Peck won Oscar and Golden Globe awards, and Foote won an Oscar for his screen adaptation. Robert Duvall made his debut on the big screen in the part of Boo Radley, in which he was cast on Foote’s recommendation. In the first session we will discuss the novel in relation to Foote’s critically acclaimed adaptation.The second session will be a lively discussion of the film, which is available on DVD and for streaming through Amazon Prime on your own during the week between the two classes. 


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About the lecturer(s)

Peter Josyph

Peter Josyph is an author, actor, director, and filmmaker whose films include: Liberty Street: Alive at Ground Zero; Acting Cormac McCarthy: The Making of Billy Bob Thorton’s All the Pretty Horses; Shakespeare In New York: The Sonnets; and A Few Things Basquiat Did in School. His books include: Adventures in Reading Cormac McCarthy; What One Man Said to Another, Talks with Richard Seltzer; and, The Wounded River, which was chosen as a New York Times Notable Book. He also excels in literary and film criticism.

Lecture Details



2 lecture(s)
Day & Time

Thursday, 1:00 - 2:00 pm / 1:00 - 2:30 pm

Jun 20, 2024
Jun 27, 2024