Saturday, November 12, 2011

John Huston: Courage And Art

Todd McCarthy at the Hollywood Reporter wrote an interesting review of Jeffrey Meyer's biography of the late great film director John Huston.

Jeffrey Meyers has very little new to say about the 40 films John Huston made, but he does have quite a bit to add to the record about the many women who swam through the late director's life. Huston was a rake of an elevated order; so wide a swath did the charismatic, charming, difficult, passionate, intellectual and sadistic swashbuckler cut that a more fitting title for this particular biography might have been The Sultan of St. Clerans, a reference to the Irish manor house that was the defining Hustonian domain. Much has been written about him over the years but, for those still intrigued about who did what to whom in Hollywood's heyday, Meyers has not been shy about doing some detailed record-keeping.  

You can read the rest of the piece via the below link:

John Huston directed some of my favorite films, such as The Man Who Would Be King and The Maltese Falcon.

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