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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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3 things about John Huston’s THE MACKINTOSH MAN

The Mackintosh Man [1973] 1. Dubious Australian accent. 2. The only telephone in town is a telephone booth. 3. Slamming into a stack of firewood.

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3 things about John Huston’s THE MAN WHO WOULD BE KING

The Man Who Would Be King [1975] 1. He uses the floor of the traincar as his watermelon spittoon. 2. “Kiss my royal arse.” “Not royal. Holy.” 3. Their laughter literally saves them.

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