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Barn Burning (1980)

Not Rated | | Drama, Short, Family | TV Short 17 March 1980
Abe Snopes (Tommy Lee Jones) is a Southern tenant farmer whose unrelenting and violent nature proves to be his undoing in William Faulkner's Barn Burning.

Director:

Peter Werner

Writers:

William Faulkner (story), Horton Foote (teleplay)
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Credited cast:
Tommy Lee Jones ... Ab Snopes
Diane Kagan Diane Kagan ... Mother
Shawn Whittington Shawn Whittington ... Sarty Snopes
Carolyn Coates Carolyn Coates ... Aunt
Michael Riney Michael Riney ... Brother
Jennie Hughes Jennie Hughes ... Lena Snopes
Julie Kaye Fanton Julie Kaye Fanton ... Donna Mae Snopes (as Julie Kaye Towery)
Al Scott Al Scott ... Judge
Tom Royals Tom Royals ... Harris
Jimmy Faulkner Jimmy Faulkner ... Major DeSpain
Jean Pettigrew Jean Pettigrew ... Mrs. DeSpain
Thomas Hal Phillips Thomas Hal Phillips ... Justice
James Franks James Franks ... Blacksmith
Simpson Hemphill Simpson Hemphill ... Stranger
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Henry Fonda ... Narrator
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Abe Snopes (Tommy Lee Jones) is a Southern tenant farmer whose unrelenting and violent nature proves to be his undoing in William Faulkner's Barn Burning.

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Genres:

Drama | Short | Family

Certificate:

Not Rated
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

17 March 1980 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Barn Burning See more »

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Learning in Focus See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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The movie was filmed in Paris, MS just outside of Oxford, MS, which was the home town of William Faulkner. See more »

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Conflict of conscience
9 August 1999 | by lib-4See all my reviews

Tommy Lee Jones plays Snopes with real attitude- pride mixed with evil. Shawn Whittington is excellent as the son who is conflicted- he no longer wants to be his father's accomplice in the acts of revenge. He wants to stick with his blood but he knows that the way his father handles the problems is wrong. The women in the movie stay in the background. This is a good adaptation of the Faulkner story.


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