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John Huston's Filmmaking offers an analysis of the life and work of one of the greatest American independent filmmakers. Always visually exciting, Huston's films sensitively portray humankind in all its incarnations, chronicling the attempts by protagonists to conceive and articulate their identities. In this study, Lesley Brill shows Huston's films to be far more than formulaic adventures of masculine failure, arguing instead that they demonstrate the close connection among humanity, the natural world, and divinity.
Introduction; Part I. What We Are Alone is Not Enough: The Treasure of the Sierra Madre; The Man Who Would Be King; The African Queen; Part II. Are They Ready To Go Home?: The Misfits; The Night of the Iguana; Let There Be Light; Part III. Trying to Account for Themselves: Heaven Knows, Mr. Allison; The Maltese Falcon; Reflections in a Golden Eye; Part IV. The Heart of the Problem: Freud; Fat City; Part V. Huston's Adieux: The Dead; An Open Book.