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3 things about John Huston’s THE MISFITS

The Misfits [1961] 1. “If I’m going to be alone, I want to be by myself.” 2. An unbuilt bedroom. 3. Selling wild horses for 6 cents a pound.

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3 things about John Huston’s THE AFRICAN QUEEN

The African Queen [1951] 1. She unfurls the umbrella and positions it above his head. 2. Forging a blade. 3. A very quick marriage. 3 other things.

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3 things about John Huston’s IN THIS OUR LIFE

In This Our Life [1942] 1. A no-strings marriage. 2. Betty’s pretty floral dress. 3. “Whenever they’re in a tight spot, they lie for each other.”

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3 things about John Huston’s THE NIGHT OF THE IGUANA

The Night of the Iguana [1964] 1. Ava Gardner necking with two shirtless beach boys while standing in the moonlit surf.2. Pacing on broken glass.3. The eyes in her sketch.

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3 things about John Huston’s FREUD

Freud [1962] 1. “I’m not falling asleep. I’m gathering my strength. Sit down, and don’t interrupt me.” 2. False memories. 3. A scar just below his jawline, not hidden by his beard.

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3 things about John Huston’s UNDER THE VOLCANO

Under the Volcano [1984] 1. An old Indian woman playing dominoes with a chicken. 2. He endures a very brief shower and then submits to a shave. 3. The neatly printed business card.

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3 things about John Huston’s THE KREMLIN LETTER

The Kremlin Letter [1970] 1. George Sanders removes his wig and false eyelashes after a scintillating piano performance. 2. Surveillance footage of a lesbian encounter. 3. Precise karate chops to the abdomen and neck.

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3 things about John Huston’s KEY LARGO

Key Largo [1948] 1. “Put it this way, for a few hours you’re going to be our guests.” 2. He grabs her by the arms and goes in for a kiss. She’s too stunned to resist. 3. Glistening, miniature rubber … Continue reading

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3 things about Michael J. Paradise’s THE VISITOR

The Visitor [1978] 1. More proof that John Huston wore a safari suit the entire span of the 1970s. 2. Who dubbed Peckinpah. 3. The bird hovers in mid-air then suddenly grows a long, razor-sharp beak. It flies straight into … Continue reading

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3 things about John Huston’s THE AFRICAN QUEEN

The African Queen [1951] 1. “‘What an absurd idea.’ ‘What an absurd idea.’ Lady, you got ten absurd ideas for my one.” 2. Leeches. Salt. 3. A flock of empty gin bottles bobbing in the river.

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