While William Faulkner has never faded into literary obscurity, he is a bit more front and center these days due to the upcoming film adaptations of As I Lay Dying and The Sound and the Fury. James Franco gets his share of criticism, but the one we can’t complain about is that he introduces his audience to quality literature. As I Lay Dying hits iTunes on October 22 and other VOD platforms on November 5. It was supposed to be in theaters this weekend, but the plan changed last minute.
Oh, and Faulkner would have celebrated his birthday on September 25. That’s worth mentioning, too. Here’s the man himself, playing the part of a nobel laureate, a writer in residence, and a gentleman farmer.
William Faulkner’s 1950 Nobel Prize Acceptance Speech[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ENIj5oNtapw[/youtube]
William Faulkner at the University of Virginia[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GswCn8KkP88[/youtube]
Faulkner on The Sound and the Fury[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RGllxaAlG7Y[/youtube]
William Faulkner 1952 Ford Foundation Omnibus[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xetBVxCYCFc[/youtube]
Faulkner Pronouncing Yoknapatawpha[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RGllxaAlG7Y[/youtube]
Theatrical Trailer for James Franco’s adaptation of As I Lay Dying[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VO68Kd2yQsE[/youtube]
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