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A FAULKNER RADIO CENTENNIAL

A FAULKNER RADIO CENTENNIAL aired on National Public Radio in 1997 in the U.S. and in 55 countries around the world. Its three one hour programs included documentary segments on Faulkner's life and work led by Shelby Foote, James B. Meriwether and other prominent scholars as well as audio recordings of Faulkner himself. Each one hour program also featured a dramatization of one of Faulkner's best known short stories. These dramatizations can be heard below. "Spotted Horses" is a comic fable about a mysterious Texan who arrives in Yoknapatawha County with a herd of wild horses he hopes to sell to the local townspeople at the behest of Flem Snopes. The cast includes Betty Buckley, Lois Smith, John Glover and Will Patton. "Mountain Victory," starring David Strathairn and Jeffery Wright, is a dark story of a Civil War veteran, on his way home to Mississippi with his former slave. They seek shelter for the night in the Tennessee mountains with a family whose embittered son fought for the Union. "Honor"is a story akin to the scripts Faulkner wrote in Hollywood, where he worked with Howard Hawks and other directors. It features a love triangle involving a wing walker, a stunt pilot and his unhappy wife. Leading the cast are Campbell Scott, Hope Davis and Michael O'Keefe.

 

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SPOTTED HORSES

John Glover, Betty Buckley, Will Patton

 

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MOUNTAIN VICTORY

David Strathairn, Jeffery Wright

 

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HONOR

Campbell Scott, Hope Davis, Michael O'Keefe

 

 

 

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These programs were funded by the National Endowment for the Humanities, the Southern Humanities Media Fund and the Mississippi Humanities Council.

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