Prizzi’s Honor

February 15, 2013
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It’s Valentine’s Day, and what better way to end our current John Huston series than with his 1985 romantic mafia comedy, Prizzi’s Honor? Huston was struggling with his health in the 80s but still a vibrant and essential director when he made this film that garnered 8 Oscar nominations. Join us — Pete Wright and Andy…

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The Asphalt Jungle

February 8, 2013
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When people list off caper films, it’s a long list that comes to mind — Ocean’s Eleven, Rififi, The Killing, The Ladykillers, Kelly’s Heroes, The Italian Job, The Usual Suspects, even more recently Inception — but the film that really kicked it all off was 1950s masterpiece, The Asphalt Jungle.  John Huston co-adapted W. R. Burnett’s novel and turned it into one of his…

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Key Largo

February 1, 2013
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In 1948, John Huston managed to crank out two of his most well-known films — The Treasure of the Sierra Madre, a masterpiece that received many accolades but took a while to warm up at the box office, and Key Largo, a noirish crime film that takes place during a hurricane on the Florida Keys which…

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The Treasure of the Sierra Madre

January 25, 2013
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It’s a classic (and oft misquoted) line from one of the greatest films of all time, John Huston’s classic film from 1948, “The Treasure of the Sierra Madre.” This week, join us — Pete Wright and Andy Nelson — as we delve into this fascinating and tragic film, once considered a difficult film that received…

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The Maltese Falcon

January 18, 2013
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That’s right, ladies and gentlemen, this week join us — Pete Wright and Andy Nelson — as we talk about one of the most unforgettable films in the history of cinema, “The Maltese Falcon.” As a part of our periodic and ongoing John Huston series, this is a film we’ve looked forward to talking about…

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The African Queen

July 13, 2012
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John Huston co-wrote and directed it, choosing to shoot as much as he possibly could in Africa. While many said it couldn’t be done—shooting a story on location about two characters typically considered much too old for a love story—John Huston proved them wrong. His choice of Jack Cardiff as cinematographer goes a long way…

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