• Title: John Huston: Courage and Art
  • Author: Jeffrey Meyers
  • ISBN: 9780307590671
  • Page: 395
  • Format: Hardcover
  • John Huston American director, writer, and actor John Huston John Huston, American motion picture director, writer, and actor whose taut dramas were among the most popular Hollywood films from the early s to John Huston Dieser Artikel befasst sich mit dem amerikanischen Regisseur John Huston zum gleichnamigen Profigolfer siehe John Huston Golfer. John Huston John Huston, An open book, Alfred Knopf New York John Huston, John Huston Cinque mogli e sessanta film, Editori Riuniti, Roma versione italiana dell The Red Badge of Courage Audie The Red Badge of Courage Audie Murphy, Bill Mauldin, Douglas Dick, John Huston Movies TV John Huston Wikipdia John Huston est un ralisateur et acteur amricain, n le aot Nevada, dans le Missouri, et mort le aot Middletown, dans le Rhode Island The Red Badge of Courage Audie The Red Badge of Courage Audie Murphy, Bill Mauldin, Douglas Dick, Royal Dano, John Dierkes, Arthur Hunnicutt, Tim Durant, Andy Devine, Robert Easton The Red Badge of Courage film The Red Badge of Courage is a war film made by MGM Directed by John Huston, it was produced by Gottfried Reinhardt with Dore Schary as executive producer. Fat City film Fat City is a American neo noir boxing tragedy film directed by John Huston The picture stars Stacy Keach, Jeff Bridges, and Susan Tyrrell One of Huston s Moulin Rouge Directed by John Huston With Jos Ferrer, Zsa Zsa Gabor, Suzanne Flon, Claude Nollier Fictional account of French artist Henri de Toulouse Lautrec. The Red Badge of Courage novel by Crane Britannica The Red Badge of Courage The Red Badge of Courage, novel of the American Civil War by Stephen Crane, published in and considered to

    John Huston Dieser Artikel befasst sich mit dem amerikanischen Regisseur John Huston zum gleichnamigen Profigolfer siehe John Huston Golfer. John Huston John Huston, An open book, Alfred Knopf New York John Huston, John Huston Cinque mogli e sessanta film, Editori Riuniti, Roma versione italiana dell The Red Badge of Courage Audie The Red Badge of Courage Audie Murphy, Bill Mauldin, Douglas Dick, John Huston Movies TV John Huston Wikipdia John Huston est un ralisateur et acteur amricain, n le aot Nevada, dans le Missouri, et mort le aot Middletown, dans le Rhode Island The Red Badge of Courage Audie The Red Badge of Courage Audie Murphy, Bill Mauldin, Douglas Dick, Royal Dano, John Dierkes, Arthur Hunnicutt, Tim Durant, Andy Devine, Robert Easton The Red Badge of Courage film The Red Badge of Courage is a war film made by MGM Directed by John Huston, it was produced by Gottfried Reinhardt with Dore Schary as executive producer. Fat City film Fat City is a American neo noir boxing tragedy film directed by John Huston The picture stars Stacy Keach, Jeff Bridges, and Susan Tyrrell One of Huston s Moulin Rouge Directed by John Huston With Jos Ferrer, Zsa Zsa Gabor, Suzanne Flon, Claude Nollier Fictional account of French artist Henri de Toulouse Lautrec. The Red Badge of Courage novel by Crane Britannica The Red Badge of Courage The Red Badge of Courage, novel of the American Civil War by Stephen Crane, published in and considered to Best Western Movies by Cherpitel Cinemacom Cinemacom defines and lists the best western films with additional list of the Top Westerns.

    John Huston Courage and Art From the acclaimed biographer of Ernest Hemingway Humphrey Bogart and Errol Flynn comes the first complete biography of the legendary John Huston the extraordinary director writer actor and bon
    From the acclaimed biographer of Ernest Hemingway, Humphrey Bogart, and Errol Flynn comes the first complete biography of the legendary John Huston, the extraordinary director, writer, actor, and bon vivant who made iconic films such as The Maltese Falcon, The Treasure of the Sierra Madre, The Asphalt Jungle, and The African Queen and lived one of the most vibrant, eventfuFrom the acclaimed biographer of Ernest Hemingway, Humphrey Bogart, and Errol Flynn comes the first complete biography of the legendary John Huston, the extraordinary director, writer, actor, and bon vivant who made iconic films such as The Maltese Falcon, The Treasure of the Sierra Madre, The Asphalt Jungle, and The African Queen and lived one of the most vibrant, eventful lives in Hollywood history An actor in the 1920s and scriptwriter in the 1930s, John Huston made his dazzling directorial debut in 1941 with The Maltese Falcon His career as a filmmaker spanned some fifty seven years and yielded thirty seven feature films He made most of his movies abroad, spent much of his life in Ireland and Mexico, and remains one of the most intelligent and influential filmmakers in history With equal attention given to Huston s impressive artistic output and tempestuous personal relationships, biographer Jeffrey Meyers presents a vivid narrative of Huston s remarkably rich creative life The son of the famous stage and screen actor Walter Huston, John Huston was born in Nevada City, Missouri, and suffered from a weak heart that forced him to live as an invalid for much of his childhood One day, however, he impulsively left his sickbed, dove over a waterfall, swam into a raging river and began to lead a strenuous life He became an expert sportsman as well as a boxer, bullfighter, hunter, soldier, gambler and adventurer Though he didn t finish high school, he was a man of true genius a serious painter and amusing raconteur, playwright and story writer, stage and screen actor, director of plays on Broadway and operas at La Scala, autobiographer and political activist who crusaded against Senator Joseph McCarthy s anticommunist witch hunts in Hollywood He was a discerning collector of art and connoisseur of literature, food and wine Passionate about horses and women, he had five successively younger wives Meyers chronicles Huston s extraordinarily peripatetic life and examines his rise as a great masculine artist in the formidable tradition of Melville, Conrad and Hemingway, whose persona, ethos, prose style and virile code had a powerful influence on his life and work Thirty four of Huston s thirty seven films adapted important novels, stories and plays, and Meyers perceptively describes how Huston brilliantly transformed the written word into the cinematic image Huston s dominant theme is the almost impossible quest, tempered by detachment and irony His heroes sacrifice honor in pursuit of wealth but fail in that venture, are mocked by cruel fate and remain defiant in the face of defeat Based on research in Huston s personal and professional archives, and interviews with his children, friends and colleagues, this is the dramatic story of a courageous artist who, Meyers persuasively argues, is one of the most fascinating men who ever lived.

    One Reply to “John Huston: Courage and Art”

    1. It's inherently interesting, but not told well enough to do the man justice. The Man Who Would Be King deserves more than, like, five pages. Plus, Meyers comes off pretty creepy. He gets way too into the mystique of being an old-timey tough guy - you really shouldn't characterize someone as "faggy" in a biography written in 2011.

    2. I'm surprised by the negativity of some of the other reviews here as I enjoyed this and found it to be a well-written and researched book, although not without certain flaws and eccentricities. It does contain some of the worst puns I've ever had the misfortune to cringe over and the editor really should have reigned Meyers in on this aspect. There's a decent amount about the making of most of the movies Huston directed, with the unexplained exceptions of 'The Mackintosh Man' and 'Phobia' (neith [...]

    3. I knew pretty much nothing about John Huston, other than he was part of an acting family and he was pretty big back in his day. Reading it, I felt the women in his life played an even more important part than some of his male centric movies. I kind of assumed he took advantage of women at first, but it sounds like he treated them (at times), better than they treated him (at times). I liked hearing how influential he was as a director, even though I didn't understand everything that was going on [...]

    4. I found this book interesting, mainly because I already knew of and was interested in John Huston and his work. I have seen and enjoyed many of Huston's movies, and I enjoyed reading his autobiography, An Open Book. If you, too, are a fan, you may enjoy this book. However, I found this book not to be especially well written. I am a Hemingway fan, and in the prologue of this book, the author sets up a comparison between Hemingway and Huston, which could certainly be apt, but then then does nothin [...]

    5. There is, unfortunately, an entire generation of film goers that really have no idea of the genius who was John Huston. Writer and director of "The Maltese Falcon", "The Treasure of the Sierra Madre", "The Misfits", The Man who Would Be King" (my personal favorite)and a dozen more classic or near classic movies. Actor, director, art entusiast, captain of the hounds,serial husband and father. This guy was larger than life much like Orson Welles, only vastly more successful. Meyers presents a much [...]

    6. Royal Tenenbaum: I've always been considered an asshole for about as long as I can remember. That's just my style. But I'd really feel blue if I didn't think you were going to forgive me.Henry Sherman: I don't think you're an asshole, Royal. I just think you're kind of a son of a bitch.I hadn't really spotted it while watching the film, and I'm sure nothing could have been farther from Wes Anderson's mind, but there is a bit of John Huston in the character of Royal Tenenbaum. This book provides [...]

    7. Gave up on this one about 3/4 through. Mistakes, bland writing, horrible puns (I love bad puns but these did nothing but point cutely to how clever the author was; they didn't do anything to push the narrative or add depth to the portrait) -- after awhile I couldn't take it anymore. Can't believe this guy has published so many books. It actually made me angry to think such a thin excuse for a book could even get published. Huston deserves a lot better treatment.

    8. I absolutely hating not finishing a book and rarely put one down but have made an exception for this boring, poorly written book. It's really saying something that the author managed to take the life of John Huston - the action-packed, exciting, long life- and make it so dry and dull. If I needed to write a college paper about the films of John Huston, this would be a good source. Otherwise, yikes, such a painful book to read. No wonder I found it at a thrift store for a dollar.

    9. John Huston is the director of some of my favorite films so I curious to know a bit more about his life. This is a good biography, informative and somewhat enlightening about his work ethic and aesthetic sensibilities. Meyers clearly admires Huston but he portrays him as a fascinating, complex man and a genius in many respects with an ugly, unsavory side to his character.

    10. I felt this was a cliffs notes version of John Huston's life. I couldn't get past the first hundred pages. Meyers style, structure and substance just bothered me so much that I couldn't go on.

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