Cofield’s Corner

Published 7:35 am Wednesday, February 21, 2024

By John Cofield

In 1980 Hollywood came to call on Oxford once again for the filming of a William Faulkner story, “Barn Burning.” 

Tommy Lee Jones was in the movie, as was Jimmy Faulkner, William’s nephew, seen riding in this great Deborah Freeland photograph. 

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The old barn they burned was on Kaye Bryant’s land. Kaye remembers it was a bitterly cold night and Jimmy Faulkner came riding through his scene with ease.