• John Huston, 1982

    In this 1982 episode of the TV series “Creativity with Bill Moyers,” journalist Bill Moyers interviews director John Huston about his extraordinary life and career.

  • John Huston on UNDER THE VOLCANO at Cannes, 1984

    During the 1984 Cannes Film Festival, French film critic Michel Ciment had a conversation with director John Huston about UNDER THE VOLCANO. Presented here is the recording of that encounter, which originally appeared in the magazine “Positif.” Note: the recording begins with the conversation alr...

  • Danny Huston: Opening Credits

    Actor and director Danny Huston, John Huston's son, was on set for the entire production of the film and also directed the main title sequence. In this audio interview, recorded in July 2007 in London, Huston reminisces briefly about this experience.

  • Angela Allen’s Script Notes

    Reminiscences from John Huston’s regular script supervisor

  • Wise Blood
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    Wise Blood

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    Directed by John Huston • 1979 • United States
    Starring Brad Dourif, Ned Beatty, Harry Dean Stanton

    In this acclaimed adaptation of the first novel by legendary Southern writer Flannery O’Connor, John Huston vividly brings to life her poetic world of American eccentricity. Brad Dourif, in an imp...

  • Under the Volcano
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    Under the Volcano

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    Directed by John Huston • 1984 • Mexico, United States
    Starring Albert Finney, Jacqueline Bisset

    UNDER THE VOLCANO follows the final day in the life of self-destructive British consul Geoffrey Firmin (Albert Finney, in an Oscar-nominated tour de force) on the eve of World War II. Withering from ...

  • Let There Be Light

    Directed by John Huston • 1946 • United States

    This groundbreaking, long-suppressed look at the effects of war on returning veterans was among the first films to tackle the issue of post-traumatic stress disorder (or as it was then called, “shell shock” or “battle fatigue”). Shot at Mason Genera...

  • Wise Blood

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    Directed by John Huston • 1979 • United States
    Starring Brad Dourif, Ned Beatty, Harry Dean Stanton

    In this acclaimed adaptation of the first novel by legendary Southern writer Flannery O’Connor, John Huston vividly brings to life her poetic world of American eccentricity. Brad Dourif, in an imp...

  • Under the Volcano

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    Directed by John Huston • 1984 • Mexico, United States
    Starring Albert Finney, Jacqueline Bisset

    UNDER THE VOLCANO follows the final day in the life of self-destructive British consul Geoffrey Firmin (Albert Finney, in an Oscar-nominated tour de force) on the eve of World War II. Withering from ...

  • Let There Be Light

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    Directed by John Huston • 1946 • United States

    This groundbreaking, long-suppressed look at the effects of war on returning veterans was among the first films to tackle the issue of post-traumatic stress disorder (or as it was then called, “shell shock” or “battle fatigue”). Shot at Mason Genera...

  • The Proposition

    Directed by John Hillcoat • 2005 • Australia, United Kingdom
    Starring Guy Pearce, Ray Winstone, Emily Watson

    Scripted and scored by Nick Cave, this brutal, starkly beautiful tale of revenge and colonial guilt transposes the mythic themes of the American western to the harsh, unforgiving landscap...

  • The Proposition

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    Directed by John Hillcoat • 2005 • Australia, United Kingdom
    Starring Guy Pearce, Ray Winstone, Emily Watson

    Scripted and scored by Nick Cave, this brutal, starkly beautiful tale of revenge and colonial guilt transposes the mythic themes of the American western to the harsh, unforgiving landscap...

  • Volcano: An Inquiry . . .

    The relationship of director John Huston’s UNDER THE VOLCANO to its source novel is perhaps as complex as that of the story to its author, Malcolm Lowry. In this Academy Award–nominated 1976 documentary, narrated by actor Richard Burton, filmmaker Donald Brittain interviews dozens of Lowry’s frie...

  • Jacqueline Bisset on UNDER THE VOLCANO

    The role of Yvonne in John Huston’s UNDER THE VOLCANO remains one of the high points in acclaimed actress Jacqueline Bisset’s career. The following video interview was recorded in June 2007 in Los Angeles.

  • Notes from UNDER THE VOLCANO

    Several documentary crews were on set during the production of UNDER THE VOLCANO to capture director John Huston filming Malcolm Lowry’s “unfilmable novel.” One resulting project was this 1984 documentary by filmmaker Gary Conklin, which shows Huston at work and includes interviews with many of t...

  • Michael Fitzgerald on WISE BLOOD

    Presented here is a 2009 interview with Michael Fitzgerald, whose production credits include THE PLEDGE, COLOR ME KUBRICK, and THE THREE BURIALS OF MELQUIADES ESTRADA. WISE BLOOD was his first film, and he worked with John Huston again on 1984’s UNDER THE VOLCANO.

  • George Stevens: A Filmmaker's Journey

    Directed by George Stevens Jr. • 1984 • United States

    Written and directed by George Stevens Jr., GEORGE STEVENS: A FILMMAKER’S JOURNEY is a moving portrait of the life and work of one of the greatest Hollywood filmmakers of the twentieth century. From SWING TIME and GUNGA DIN to SHANE and GIANT...

  • George Stevens: A Filmmaker's Journey

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    Directed by George Stevens Jr. • 1984 • United States

    Written and directed by George Stevens Jr., GEORGE STEVENS: A FILMMAKER’S JOURNEY is a moving portrait of the life and work of one of the greatest Hollywood filmmakers of the twentieth century. From SWING TIME and GUNGA DIN to SHANE and GIANT...

  • Last Call
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    Last Call

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    Images of wonder and terror swirl beneath the Mexican sun in these delirious, alcohol-fueled fever dreams. Suzan Pitt’s wildly surreal animated short EL DOCTOR is an alternately morbid and miraculous magical-realist tour through a boozehound Mexican doctor’s last moments on earth, featuring a gar...

  • By the Book

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    You’ve read—or at least meant to read—the book. Now see the movie. Just in time for the start of school, we’ve collected some of the all-time great page-to-screen adaptations, encompassing English 101 classics like “Great Expectations” and “Lord Of The Flies,” world-literature masterpieces like “...