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John Huston

Author : Jeffrey Meyers
Publisher : Crown Pub
Page : 498 pages
File Size : 42,9 Mb
Release : 2011
Category : Biography & Autobiography
ISBN : 9780307590671

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John Huston by Jeffrey Meyers Pdf

Recounts the life of the influential director, writer, and actor and offers insight into his professional achievements as well as his extensive hobbies, five marriages, and homes in Mexico and Ireland.

John Huston

Author : John Huston
Publisher : Univ. Press of Mississippi
Page : 246 pages
File Size : 54,6 Mb
Release : 2001
Category : Biography & Autobiography
ISBN : 1578063280

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John Huston by John Huston Pdf

Over thirty years of interviews with the American director of such classic films as The Maltese Falcon, Key Largo, The African Queen, and The Night of the Iguana

John Huston

Author : Tony Tracy,Roddy Flynn
Publisher : McFarland
Page : 233 pages
File Size : 41,9 Mb
Release : 2014-01-10
Category : Performing Arts
ISBN : 9780786459933

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John Huston by Tony Tracy,Roddy Flynn Pdf

Years after his death, American filmmaker John Huston (1906-1987) remains an enigmatic and compelling figure. This wide-ranging collection of new essays encompasses a variety of topics relating to Huston's lifestyle, political activities and cinematic legacy. Fresh analyses of such films as Key Largo, The Asphalt Jungle, The African Queen, The Misfits and Prizzi's Honor are included along with insightful studies of Huston's oft-overlooked literary adaptations In This Our Life, Moby Dick and A Walk With Love and Death. Also evaluated are Huston's controversial World War II documentary Let There Be Light, and two a clef portraits of the "real" Huston in the films The Way We Were and White Hunter, Black Heart. Bookending these essays are revealing interviews with John's actress daughter Angelica Huston and film producer Wieland Schultz-Keil.

John Huston's Filmmaking

Author : Lesley Brill
Publisher : Cambridge University Press
Page : 292 pages
File Size : 52,9 Mb
Release : 1997-10-13
Category : Performing Arts
ISBN : 0521586704

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John Huston's Filmmaking by Lesley Brill Pdf

John Huston's Filmmaking offers an analysis of the life and work of one of the greatest American independent filmmakers. Always visually exciting, Huston's films sensitively portray humankind in all its incarnations, chronicling the attempts by protagonists to conceive and articulate their identities. Fundamental questions of selfhood, happiness and love are intimately connected to the idea of home, which for the filmmaker also signified a congenial place among other people in the world. In this study, Lesley Brill shows Huston's films to be far more than formulaic adventures of masculine failure, arguing instead that they demonstrate the close connection between humanity, the natural world, and divinity.

John Huston as Adaptor

Author : Douglas McFarland,Wesley King
Publisher : State University of New York Press
Page : 328 pages
File Size : 51,7 Mb
Release : 2017-01-28
Category : Performing Arts
ISBN : 9781438463742

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John Huston as Adaptor by Douglas McFarland,Wesley King Pdf

Argues that understanding Huston’s film adaptations of literary works is essential to understanding his oeuvre as a filmmaker. John Huston as Adaptor makes the case that adaptation is the salient element in Huston’s identity as a filmmaker and that his early and deep attraction to the experience of reading informed his approach to film adaptation. Thirty-four of Huston’s thirty-seven films were adaptations of literary texts, and they stand as serious interpretations of literary works that could only be made by an astute reader of literature. Indeed, Huston asserted that a film director should be above all else a reader and that reading itself should be the intellectual and emotional basis for filmmaking. The seventeen essays in this volume not only address Huston as an adaptor, but also offer an approach to adaptation studies that has been largely overlooked. How an adaptor reads, the works to which he is drawn, and how his literary interpretations can be brought to the screen without relegating film to a subservient role are some of the issues addressed by the contributors. An introductory chapter identifies Huston as the quintessential Hollywood adaptor and argues that his skill at adaptation is the mark of his authorial signature. The chapters that follow focus on fifteen of Huston’s most important films, including The Maltese Falcon (1941), The Treasure of the Sierra Madre (1948), The African Queen (1951), The Night of the Iguana (1964), Under the Volcano (1984), and The Dead (1987), and are divided into three areas: aesthetics and textuality; history and social context; and theory and psychoanalysis. By offering a more comprehensive account of the centrality of adaptation to Huston’s films, John Huston as Adaptor offers a greater understanding of Huston as a filmmaker. Douglas McFarland is a retired Professor of English at Flagler College. Wesley King is Assistant Professor of English at Flagler College.

The Stuff That Dreams Are Made Of: The Cinema of John Huston

Author : John McCarty
Publisher : Crossroad Press
Page : 128 pages
File Size : 51,7 Mb
Release : 2016-04-21
Category : Biography & Autobiography
ISBN : 8210379456XXX

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The Stuff That Dreams Are Made Of: The Cinema of John Huston by John McCarty Pdf

An excellent survey into the career of John Huston, the actor, screenwriter & director with an informative, entertaining text. Huston's screenwriting credits feature many mega-hits such as "The Maltese Falcon"; "Sergeant York"; "High Sierra"; "The Killers"; "Jezebel"; "Murders in the Rue Morgue" among the few. But, he is best known for directing "The Maltese Falcon"; "The Treasure of the Sierra Madre"; "Key Largo"; "The Asphalt Jungle"; "The African Queen" among a few. A fascinating look at his long creative career. A must-read for any Classic Movie fan.

A Story Lately Told

Author : Anjelica Huston
Publisher : Simon and Schuster
Page : 272 pages
File Size : 45,5 Mb
Release : 2013-11-19
Category : Biography & Autobiography
ISBN : 9781451656299

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A Story Lately Told by Anjelica Huston Pdf

The actress and director shares the first half of her unconventional life, from her childhood in Ireland and her teen years in London to her coming of age as a model and budding actress in New York.


Author : Lillian Ross
Publisher : New York Review of Books
Page : 241 pages
File Size : 46,9 Mb
Release : 2019-04-30
Category : Performing Arts
ISBN : 9781681373157

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Picture by Lillian Ross Pdf

A classic look at Hollywood and the American film industry by The New Yorker's Lillian Ross, and named one of the "Top 100 Works of U.S. Journalism of the Twentieth Century." Lillian Ross worked at The New Yorker for more than half a century, and might be described not only as an outstanding practitioner of modern long-form journalism but also as one of its inventors. Picture, originally published in 1952, is her most celebrated piece of reportage, a closely observed and completely absorbing story of how studio politics and misguided commercialism turn a promising movie into an all-around disaster. The charismatic and hard-bitten director and actor John Huston is at the center of the book, determined to make Stephen Crane’s The Red Badge of Courage—one of the great and defining works of American literature, the first modern war novel, a book whose vivid imagistic style invites the description of cinematic—into a movie that is worthy of it. At first all goes well, as Huston shoots and puts together a two-hour film that is, he feels, the best he’s ever made. Then the studio bosses step in and the audience previews begin, conferences are held, and the movie is taken out of Huston’s hands, cut down by a third, and finally released—with results that please no one and certainly not the public: It was an expensive flop. In Picture, which Charlie Chaplin aptly described as “brilliant and sagacious,” Ross is a gadfly on the wall taking note of the operations of a system designed to crank out mediocrity.

Frankie and Johnny

Author : John Huston
Publisher : Courier Dover Publications
Page : 180 pages
File Size : 42,8 Mb
Release : 2015-04-15
Category : History
ISBN : 9780486794679

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Frankie and Johnny by John Huston Pdf

The lovers were already legends by the 1930 collaboration between a future director and a fashionable illustrator. Distinctive images enhance the play's script, plus 20 variations on the story and song.


Author : John Huston,Tyler Fish
Publisher : Octane Press LLC
Page : 0 pages
File Size : 55,9 Mb
Release : 2011
Category : History
ISBN : 1937747905

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Forward by John Huston,Tyler Fish Pdf

Over a period of nearly two months, John and Tyler skied more than 500 miles, hauling sleds that contained everything they needed to survive. They maneuvered their 300-pound loads through punishing rubble fields and swam across stretches of open water.

Watch Me

Author : Anjelica Huston
Publisher : Simon and Schuster
Page : 400 pages
File Size : 52,8 Mb
Release : 2015-07-07
Category : Biography & Autobiography
ISBN : 9781476760360

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Watch Me by Anjelica Huston Pdf

"Picking up where A Story Lately Told leaves off, when Anjelica Huston is 22 years old, Watch Me is a chronicle of her glamorous and eventful Hollywood years. She writes about falling in love with Jack Nicholson and her adventurous, turbulent, high-profile, spirited 17-year relationship with him and his intoxicating circle of friends. She writes about learning how to act, about her Academy Award-winning portrayal of "Maerose Prizzi" in Prizzi's Honor, about her collaborations with many of the greatest directors in Hollywood, including Wes Anderson, Richard Condon, Bob Rafelson, Mike Nichols, and Stephen Frears. She movingly and beautifully writes about the death of her father John Huston and her marriage to sculptor Robert Graham. She is candid, mischievous, warm, passionate, funny, and a fabulous story teller"--

The Maltese Falcon

Author : William Luhr
Publisher : Rutgers University Press
Page : 228 pages
File Size : 41,6 Mb
Release : 1995
Category : Performing Arts
ISBN : 0813522374

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The Maltese Falcon by William Luhr Pdf

Few films have had the impact or retained the popularity of The Maltese Falcon. An unexpected hit upon its release in 1941, it helped establish the careers of John Huston and Humphrey Bogart while also helping both to transform the detective genre of movies and to create film noir. This volume includes an introduction by its editor and a shot-by-shot continuity of the film, as well as essays on its production, on literary and film traditions it drew upon, and on its reputation and influence over the last half century. Included are reviews from the time of the film's original release, the enthusiastic French response in 1946 that helped define film noir, and a close formal anaylsis of the film. In addition, the volume contains a comparison of this version to earlier film versions of the Dashiell Hammett novel, and helpful explorations of cultural, historical, and psychoanalytic issues. Like Casablanca, The Maltese Falcon has attained iconic status; this volume will contribute to the pleasure its many fans find in viewing the film again and again. William Luhr is a professor of English at St. Peter's College in New Jersey. He is the author of Raymond Chandler and Film and co-author of Blake Edwards and other books.

John Huston

Author : Axel Madsen
Publisher : Open Road Media
Page : 363 pages
File Size : 45,6 Mb
Release : 2015-03-17
Category : Biography & Autobiography
ISBN : 9781504008587

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John Huston by Axel Madsen Pdf

The first major biography of the famous and controversial director John Huston, whose thirty-seven films—including The Maltese Falcon, Key Largo, and The African Queen—are considered classics and garnered him fifteen Academy Award nominations and two wins.

The Films of John Huston

Author : John McCarty
Publisher : Unknown
Page : 264 pages
File Size : 48,7 Mb
Release : 1987
Category : Performing Arts
ISBN : UOM:39015011812412

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The Films of John Huston by John McCarty Pdf