An Open Book

An Open Book In An Open Book this veteran of five marriages innumerable friendships practical jokes horses love affairs and intellectual obsessions tells his own story in his own way It is direct unadorned
  • Title: An Open Book
  • Author: John Huston
  • ISBN: 9780306805738
  • Page: 482
  • Format: Paperback
  • An Open Book
    In An Open Book, this veteran of five marriages, innumerable friendships, practical jokes, horses, love affairs, and intellectual obsessions tells his own story in his own way It is direct, unadorned, complete and wonderful reading Here is Huston on stage for the first time at age three, dressed in an Uncle Sam suit in the ring at eighteen, boxing for small purses sellIn An Open Book, this veteran of five marriages, innumerable friendships, practical jokes, horses, love affairs, and intellectual obsessions tells his own story in his own way It is direct, unadorned, complete and wonderful reading Here is Huston on stage for the first time at age three, dressed in an Uncle Sam suit in the ring at eighteen, boxing for small purses selling his first short story to H.L Mencken down and out in London acting in Greenwich Village going to Hollywood to work for Jack Warner as a writer directing his first picture, The Maltese Falcon filming dangerous combat scenes in the Aleutians and in Italy and making over forty years worth of movies, from Key Largo to The Man Who Would Be King And the stories behind those movies are often as exciting as the movies themselves, featuring such notables as Hemingway, Selznick, Sartre, Hepburn, Monroe, Flynn, Welles, Gable, Bogart, Clift, and Brando An Open Book is alive with John Huston s presence his boldness and daring, his candor and style, and the spontaneity with which he followed his dreams to their ultimate destination, the well deserved acclaim of a world enchanted by his work.
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  • John Huston

    John Marcellus Huston was an American film director, screenwriter and actor.enpedia wiki John_HuLibrarian Note There is than one author in the GoodReads database with this name

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  • I watched John Huston s film of Flannery O Connor s Wise Blood last night There was also an Bill Moyers interview with John Huston as a special feature It got me thinking about this wonderful autobiography and how I wish I still had a copy of it Huston was the kind of man that did almost everything well and even the things he couldn t do well he did with the ultimate enthusiasm Reading this book was a joy that I still remember fondly Huston speaks with sometimes brutal honesty about his successe [...]



  • A sprawling, epic account of a sprawling, epic life of course it s very well written, because John Huston was a very good writer at least, according to H.L Mencken He is effusive in his praise of just about everybody he worked with, and even has good things to say about John Wayne, who had his film The Barbarian and the Geisha recut behind Huston s back Huston didn t consider the film a great loss, in any event I hadn t realized that Patrick Leigh Fermor wrote the screenplay for Roots of Heaven [...]


  • This book is very well written and keeps you reading There aren t any dull spots unless you count the hunting parts in Ireland What a full life he lived painter, writer, actor director I learned a lot about his life,marriages, movies etc this is a very well written autobiography.


  • I pulled John Huston s memoir An Open Book off the shelf at a rental condo and I m loving it What a life Five marriages, dozens of films, friendships with Hollywood titans, working relationships with Ernest Hemingway and Carson McCullers, 15 years spent in Ireland, and He taught himself to act, write, paint, and direct The book is rollicking so far, as befitting his adventure filled years, with a voice that comes across as that of a force of nature who taught himself, through practice and disci [...]


  • This is a well written book with lots of fascinating insights into the making of the director s films For me, Huston is remarkable for two reasons firstly, he was probably the best adaptor of literary works the cinema ever had, even managing to make impressive versions of books by authors such as Melville and Lowry secondly, unlike many directors of his generation who became somewhat irrelevant in later years, Huston was still taking on adventurous projects such as Fat City and Wise Blood , two [...]


  • This is a strange man and a strange book He spends time talking about the animals he killed during movie shoots than the actual movies themselves His retelling of the end of his friendship with Gregory Peck is extremely odd He was obviously appearing to be trying to kiss Peck s wife and almost certainly of reeking of alcohol when he did and seems not to understand how he appeared to act Maybe if you think pranking people into thinking there s been a terrible accident at sea is funny this is the [...]


  • This book is not for the impatient It drags at times, but there are moments of such brilliance that it warrants four stars, and for film buffs it is incredibly insightful.John Huston comes across as the fascinating kind of man that women want to be with and men wish to be, but which no longer exists in today s world intelligent, brave, modest, kind, strong, witty, adventurous and independent I wish I could have met him I thoroughly enjoyed reading this book, but felt a need to alternate it with [...]


  • Interesting memoir by actor director John Huston I had just finished reading a book by one of his ex wives, Evelyn Keyes, so it was interesting when he told some of the same anecdotes and it looks as though their accounts agree, which is sometimes a novelty Huston was involved with so many excellent movies, so reading of his experiences in working with the many actors and actresses over the years was great fun to read 31 of 120 books pledged to read review during 2016


  • Prevod ove knjige je stravau as, prete a Google Translate servisa, sa sve transkripcijom dj umesto Bogdan Tirnani je napisao predgovor, verovatno ne pro itav i ovaj prevod, ve samo na osnovu originala.






  • Such an intriguing read about a prolific director, writer, and adventurer who lived life to the fullest A fascinating, self educated man, definitely worth a read if you are interested in film.




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