Wise Blood

Wise Blood

Directed by John Huston • 1979 • United States

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 impassioned performance, is Hazel Motes, who, fresh out of the army, attempts to open the first Church Without Christ in the small town of Taulkinham. Populated with inspired performances that seem to spring right from O'Connor's pages, Huston's WISE BLOOD is an incisive portrait of spirituality and Evangelicalism, and a faithful, loving evocation of a writer's vision.

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Wise Blood
  • Wise Blood

    Directed by John Huston • 1979 • United States

    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 impassioned performance, is Hazel Motes, who, fresh ou...

Extras

  • Angela Allen’s Script Notes

    Reminiscences from John Huston’s regular script supervisor

  • Brad Dourif on WISE BLOOD

    Presented here is a 2009 interview with Brad Dourif, who has acted in over one hundred feature films, including LORD OF THE RINGS: THE TWO TOWERS, BLUE VELVET, and MISSISSIPPI BURNING. He was nominated for an Academy Award for his portrayal of Billy Bibbit in ONE FLEW OVER THE CUCKOO’S NEST.

  • 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.

  • Benedict Fitzgerald on WISE BLOOD

    Presented here is a 2009 interview with Benedict Fitzgerald, whose screenwriting credits include the made-for-television films HEART OF DARKNESS, IN COLD BLOOD, and ZELDA, as well as the most successful independent film of all time, THE PASSION OF THE CHRIST. WISE BLOOD was his first film.

  • “Creativity with Bill Moyers”: 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.