Posts Tagged ‘John Huston’

Prizzi’s Honor

“This drop of blood symbolizes your birth into our family. We are one until death. We protect you, so must you protect Prizzi honor. Do you swear it?” 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…

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The Asphalt Jungle

“Crime is a left-handed form of human endeavor.” 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…

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Key Largo

“Public enemy he calls me!  Me, who gave him his public all wrapped up with a fancy bow on it!” 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…

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The Treasure of the Sierra Madre

“Badges?  We ain’t got no badges!  We don’t need no badges!  I don’t have to show you any stinkin’ badges!”  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…

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The Maltese Falcon

“What is it?”“The stuff dreams are made of.”   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…

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The African Queen

“What a time we had, Rosie. What a time we had.” 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.…

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