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Wed Aug 5, 2020, 09:16 AM

John Huston was born on this date.

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Wed Aug 5, 2020, 09:44 AM

1. One of the greats.

Under the Volcano is an under-appreciated masterpiece.

Alan Parker passed away a few days ago. One of my favorite John Huston quotes is when he was talking about Parker's movie Angel Heart. He said, to the best of my recollection, "Angel Heart is ninety minutes of the greatest movie ever made, followed by twenty minutes of the worst movie ever made." (I respectfully disagree with the second part of his statement. )

John Huston was also the subject of Clint Eastwood's movie White Hunter, Black Heart. Eastwood portrayed John Huston during the making of African Queen.

It's a really good movie and a fascinating portrait of Huston.

Lastly, John Houston gave a remarkably haunting performance in Roman Polanski's classic, Chinatown.



By the way, if you thought Jacqueline Bisset was just a pretty face who couldn't act, you need to see Under the Volcano because her performance is a revelation.

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Wed Aug 5, 2020, 10:16 AM

2. His last movie The Dead is wonderful.

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Wed Sep 16, 2020, 05:38 PM

3. One of the Greats!

My favorite is "The Treasure of the Sierra Madre" but just as great is a movie no one mentions -- "Fat City"... Stacy Keach turns in one my favorite performances on film.

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