John Huston, a pioneer of film noir, westerns, war films and epic dramas. We explore his life and works, which include classics such as 'The Maltese Falcon', 'The Treasure of the Sierra Madre', and 'The African Queen'.
During World War II, the propaganda engine of the U.S. government made a pivotal decision with unforeseeable results: they tapped John Huston to shoot war documentaries with an expressly patriotic spin. Few could guess the degree to which Huston's documentaries would depict the sheer brutality and horror of modern warfare - particularly his Let There Be Light and The Battle of San Pietro. The films served (by default) as cinematic protests, even as they graced new and brilliant heights within the scope of American documentary. (Indeed, Light was banned by the government for 35 years). Midge Mackenzie's 1998 documentary John Huston: War Stories explores this little known facet of Huston's career, intercutting clips from the various documentaries with a Huston interview shot just prior to his death.
American film director John Huston is interviewed in this episode of a Canadian television series.
Biography of risk-taker and raconteur John Huston from his childhood to become one of the most highly respected filmmakers in the world.
Huston Smith, professor of philosophy at Syracuse University, has spent years exploring the power of faith and religion. For this fascinating series, Smith teamed up with New Age filmmaker Elda Hartley to discover how people from around the world participate in spiritual traditions. Includes the films "Islamic Mysticism: The Sufi Way," "Reqiuem for a Faith: Tibetan Buddhism" and "India and the Infinite: The Soul of a People."
Bill Moyers interviews film director and actor John Huston who discusses his career and the process of filmmaking. Includes a documentary segment on Huston's life, excerpts from some of his films, and an the on-set production of his latest film.
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An all-Irish cast (including Donal McCann, Rachael Dowling and Colm Meaney) lends authenticity and gravitas to director John Huston's final film, an elegiac take on a short story by James Joyce (from The Dubliners). After a convivial holiday dinner party (circa 1904), things begin to unravel when a husband and wife address some prickly issues concerning their marriage. The movie stars Huston's daughter, Anjelica, and was scripted by his son, Tony.