Conference to focus on screenplays of Faulkner

Published 8:43 pm Thursday, July 1, 2010

Literary scholars will explore the screenwriting career of William Faulkner during a study of nine of the movies he penned.

“Faulkner and Film” is the theme of the Faulkner & Yoknapatawpha Conference, set for July 18-22 at the University of Mississippi.

Ole Miss English professor Don Kartiganer says Faulkner, a Nobel laureate, did several tours of Hollywood during the 1930s and 40s as a screenwriter. He says was the “introduction of the ‘talkies’ caused the film industry to bring in established writers” such as Faulkner.

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The movies to be highlighted are “The Road to Glory,” a Russian film entitled “The Leg,” “Sanctuary” (including “Requiem for a Nun”), “Two Soldiers,” “Barn Burning,” “Tomorrow,” “Old Man,” “The Tarnished Angels” (based on “Pylon”) and “A Rose for Emily.”


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