John Huston as Adaptor

John Huston as Adaptor

Shooting Montezuma is generally read as an attack on the callous practices that underlie Hollywood artifice in general and The List of Adrian Messenger in particular. Instead of taking Kurt Mitchell's legitimate complaints and Merlin's ...

Author: Douglas McFarland

Publisher: SUNY Press

ISBN: 9781438463742

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 326

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Argues that understanding Huston’s film adaptations of literary works is essential to understanding his oeuvre as a filmmaker. John Huston as Adaptor makes the case that adaptation is the salient element in Huston’s identity as a filmmaker and that his early and deep attraction to the experience of reading informed his approach to film adaptation. Thirty-four of Huston’s thirty-seven films were adaptations of literary texts, and they stand as serious interpretations of literary works that could only be made by an astute reader of literature. Indeed, Huston asserted that a film director should be above all else a reader and that reading itself should be the intellectual and emotional basis for filmmaking. The seventeen essays in this volume not only address Huston as an adaptor, but also offer an approach to adaptation studies that has been largely overlooked. How an adaptor reads, the works to which he is drawn, and how his literary interpretations can be brought to the screen without relegating film to a subservient role are some of the issues addressed by the contributors. An introductory chapter identifies Huston as the quintessential Hollywood adaptor and argues that his skill at adaptation is the mark of his authorial signature. The chapters that follow focus on fifteen of Huston’s most important films, including The Maltese Falcon (1941), The Treasure of the Sierra Madre (1948), The African Queen (1951), The Night of the Iguana (1964), Under the Volcano (1984), and The Dead (1987), and are divided into three areas: aesthetics and textuality; history and social context; and theory and psychoanalysis. By offering a more comprehensive account of the centrality of adaptation to Huston’s films, John Huston as Adaptor offers a greater understanding of Huston as a filmmaker.
Categories: Performing Arts

Montezuma s Daughter

Montezuma s Daughter

Being a Treatise on the Use of the Gun , with Rudimentary Longman . - CHESS OPENINGS . By FRED . W. LONGMAN . Fcp . 8vo . , 25. 6d . and Finishing Lessons on the Art of Shooting Game of all kinds , also Game Payne - Gallwey.

Author: Henry Rider Haggard

Publisher: Made in England for the Oxford Society Montreal by G.G. Harrap

ISBN: UCAL:$B162550

Category: Mexico

Page: 422

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Categories: Mexico

Gun Digest 1992

Gun Digest  1992

Author: Ken Warner

Publisher: DBI Books

ISBN: 0873491173

Category: Shooting

Page: 512

View: 890

With sales of nearly a quarter million copies each year, Gun Digest is the most authoritative book on the subject of firearms available today. The front half of the book consists of the best writing available on firearms subjects. The back half of the book consists of a complete catalog of all firearms manufactured in or imported to the U.S. with full specifications and prices.
Categories: Shooting

Hunter s Guide to Long Range Shooting

Hunter s Guide to Long Range Shooting

Dawn followed the elk up the hillside, and by the time I could verify the bull's antlers and get a clear shot, ... To my mind, Brownell's Latigo sling is the best commercial shooting sling (Brownell's, Inc., 200 S. Front St., Montezuma, ...

Author: Wayne Van Zwoll

Publisher: Stackpole Books

ISBN: 9780811743150

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 496

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Determine your maximum effective range under a variety of conditions. Tips on range estimation, rangefinders, and wind-doping. How temperature and elevation influence bullet travel.
Categories: Sports & Recreation

Knight Errant

Knight Errant

“A fatal shooting took place out on Montezuma Creek, in the east edge of Utah, on Tuesday as the result of a quarrel which arose between two men over a coat. Dick Granath, a young Mexican, was killed. He was shot through the side from ...

Author: J. S. Peters

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 9781453501733

Category: Fiction

Page: 167

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J. S. Peters was born in Wyandotte, Michigan in 1930. After years in the army and navy as a medic and a photographer, he spent time in Taos and Santa Fe, New Mexico writing and painting while working as a bartender. He earlier got his writing start with articles in Old West, True West and Texana. He is retired and lives in Colorado.
Categories: Fiction

Montezuma s Revenge

Montezuma s Revenge

His next shot caused the gun to jump in his hand so the web of flesh between his thumb and forefinger tore. This hurt and it distracted his attention so he held the revolver even more loosely for the next shot and this time it leaped ...

Author: Harry Harrison

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9780575115774

Category: Fiction

Page: 180

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A priceless da Vinci painting, supposedly destroyed during World War II, miraculously appeared in Mexico. The Agency sent art expert Tony Hawkin to find out what the hell was going on down there. But what started as a holiday jaunt, soon became a deadly mad escapade that was as hilarious as it was deadly. In a nightmare comedy of errors, professional agents from Israel, Italy, and Germany, closed in on poor, bumbling Hawkin. it was a death trap for the timid art investigator and only an illogical amateur could home to survive the murderously inept MEXICAN CONNECTION.
Categories: Fiction

Earth vs the Sci Fi Filmmakers

Earth vs  the Sci Fi Filmmakers

This later—very, very much later—was of help to me when I wrote the book [Shooting Montezuma] about my experiences on Adrian Messenger. Where did you shoot first, England or Ireland? We first went to London, England.

Author: Tom Weaver

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 9780786482177

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 396

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Back in the era of black-and-white horror and sci-fi movies, “we didn’t have special effects, or the money for ’em,” says Peter Graves, one of the genre’s most popular stars. “But in those days, an unlimited amount of money wouldn’t have gotten us much better special effects, because they didn’t exist. We had to go with the stories and try to make them as believable as possible, and flash the outlandish things by quickly, so the audience never got a good, in-focus look at them!” Perhaps no films attracted more rabid fans and less critical acclaim than the genre movies of that era. The men and women who made the characters come to life are interviewed here, talking about their work, the behind-the-scenes action, and the impact the movies had on their careers. The interviewees are Gene Barry, Gary Clarke, Gary Conway, Merian C. Cooper, Robert Dix, Donnie Dunagan, Alex Gordon, Peter Graves, Gary Gray, Arch Hall, Jr., Stephen Kandel, Carolyn Kearney, Ken Kolb, Robert L. Lippert, Jr., Jan Merlin, Mary Mitchel, Elliott Reid, Stanley Rubin, Frankie Thomas and Burt Topper. Extensively illustrated.
Categories: Performing Arts

Obituaries in the Performing Arts 2019

Obituaries in the Performing Arts  2019

Merlin began writing novels in the early s and published such works as Gunbearer, Part I, Gunbearer, Part II, Ainoko, Gypsies Don't Lie, Crackpots, and Shooting Montezuma. He also teamed with co- writer William Russo to pen the ...

Author: Harris M. Lentz III

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 9781476679785

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 462

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The entertainment world lost many notable talents in 2019, including television icon Doris Day, iconic novelist Toni Morrison, groundbreaking director John Singleton, Broadway starlet Carol Channing and lovable Star Wars actor Peter Mayhew. Obituaries of actors, filmmakers, musicians, producers, dancers, composers, writers, animals and others associated with the performing arts who died in 2019 are included in this edition. Date, place and cause of death are provided for each, along with a career recap and a photograph. Filmographies are given for film and television performers.
Categories: Performing Arts

The Creature Chronicles

The Creature Chronicles

... George Sherman, Luanna Sherwood, John Shield for Murder (1954) The Shirley Temple Story (book) The Shoemaker's Holiday (stage) Shooting Montezuma (novel) The Shootist (1976) Showdown at Abilene (1956) Shurlock, Geoffrey M.

Author: Tom Weaver,

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 9781476615806

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 408

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He was the final addition to Universal's "royal family" of movie monsters: the Creature from the Black Lagoon. With his scaly armor, razor claws and a face only a mother octopus could love, this Amazon denizen was perhaps the most fearsome beast in the history of Hollywood's Studio of Horrors. But he also possessed a sympathetic quality which elevated him fathoms above the many aquatic monsters who swam in his wake. Everything you ever wanted to know about the Gill Man and his mid-1950s film career (Creature from the Black Lagoon, Revenge of the Creature, The Creature Walks Among Us) is collected in this book, packed to the gills with hour-by-hour production histories, cast bios, analyses, explorations of the music, script-to-screen comparisons, in-depth interviews and an ocean of fin-tastic photos.
Categories: Performing Arts

Playbills to Photoplays

Playbills to Photoplays

His published works include Ainoko, Gunbearer (Parts I and 2), Crackpots, Gypsies Don't Lie, and Shooting Montezuma: A Hollywood Monster Story. Dr. Russo, a professor of literature and film studies in New England, has taught writing and ...

Author: New England Vintage Film Society Inc.

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 9781453587751

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 569

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"They were pioneers in the most glamorous business in the world, and you only know half of their story. Playbills To Photoplays reveals colorful episodes in the lives of the stars before they became stars. Everyone saw them, but few knew where they came from. This collection of essays follows some of the most famous names in show business from Vaudeville and Broadway to Hollywood, revealing a part of their lives that movie historians have neglected -- until now. I think this book is terrific. It's a must read for any fan of the silver screen, and the days when movie stars were real stars." - Morgan Loew, great-grandson of Adolph Zukor, founder, Paramount Pictures, and Marcus Loew, founder, Loews Theaters and MGM. "Ms. Loew's choice of performers to write about is amazingly diverse and fascinating, from character actors like Conrad Veidt to major stars like Katharine Hepburn. She has written a most compelling book about their transitions from stage to film... many of the stories new to me. Wonderful!" - Joan Benny, daughter of comedian, Jack Benny, one of America's greatest entertainment icons of the 20th century, whose career included vaudeville, radio, movies and television. "A nice compilation of essays on film stars who made the transition from the stage to early talkies with essays on Al Jolson, Mae West, Eddie Cantor, Harpo Marx, Spencer Tracy, Clark Gable, Charley Grapewin, Ed Wynn, and the Morgans (Frank and Ralph). Some essays were much better than others - I loved the one on the Morgans, Burns and Allen, Harpo Marx, and Katharine Hepburn... I would highly recommend the book as it gives you a good idea what vaudeville and the Broadway stage was like in the early 20's and what it was about these stars that allowed them to make the transition." -Librarything.com "....big stars as well as a raft of character actors, and decorated with dozens of striking photos...perceptive close-ups that make for vibrant film criticism...engaging profiles of Old Hollywood icons..." - Kirkus "Performers attempting to breakthrough will find this book inspirational!" - An Aspiring Actor Motion pictures with recorded sound --known as "talking pictures", or "talkies"--signaled the end of silent films and created some of the greatest entertainment icons of the twentieth century. Playbills To Photoplays: Stage Performers Who Pioneered the Talkies introduces a new generation to the real life struggles and careers of talented, hard working, early twentieth century vaudeville and stage entertainers who migrated to sound film. Twenty-eight essays and over one hundred photographs examine the actors before, during, and after the revolutionary new sound film technology catapulted many of them to superstardom during Hollywood's Golden Age. Playbills To Photoplays: Stage Performers Who Pioneered the Talkies explains the social, political, economic, historical, and cultural issues that shaped each performer's body of work, acting technique, persona, and public following over time.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography