Monday, 8 October 2012


Prologue to a Project

I think it only normal to explain my intentions. I was online yesterday, and I was looking through a list of the greatest directors of all time on IMDb. I noticed someone was missing, but I couldn't quite place who. Five minutes later it occurred to me that that person was John Huston. It naturally searched up Huston on IMDb, and found his projects to be interestingly varied. I am not quite sure where the idea for a blog came from, but here I am.

My first step is to lay a couple ground rules:

1. Only watch and review movies that John Huston Directed, not Starred.

2. Only watch and review movies that John Huston was credited as directing.

3. Only watch and review his full length feature films.

My intent with this blog is to watch and review every John Huston movie, and rank them from best to worst. Now that I have explained my intentions, here is a list of all John Huston films that fit my criteria.

The Maltese Falcon, 1941.
Is This Our Life, 1942
Across the Pacific, 1942
Report From The Aleutions, 1943*
The Battle of San Pietro, 1945*
Let There Be Light, 1946*
The Treasure of the Sierra Madre, 1948
Key Largo, 1948
We Were Strangers, 1949
The Asphalt Jungle, 1950
The Red Badge of Courage, 1951
The African Queen, 1951
Moulin Rouge, 1952
Beat the Devil, 1953
Moby Dick, 1956
Heaven Knows, Mr. Allison, 1957
The Barbarian and the Geisha, 1958
The Roots of Heaven, 1958
The Unforgiven, 1960
The Misfits, 1961
Freud, 1962
The List of Adrian Messenger, 1963
The Night of the Iguana, 1964
The Bible: In The Beginning..., 1966
Reflections in a Golden Eye, 1967
Sinful Davey, 1969
A Walk With Love and Death, 1969
The Kremlin Letter, 1970
Fat City, 1972
The Life and Times of Judge Roy Bean, 1972
The MacKintosh Man, 1973
The Man Who Would Be King, 1975
Wise Blood, 1979
Phobia: A Descent into Terror, 1980
Victory, 1981
Annie, 1982
Under the Volcano, 1984
Prizzi's Honor, 1985
The Dead, 1987

It's a lot of films, and it will take a lot of time, but I'll make it.

*Huston directed three movies for the war effort. They are all under an hour, but considering their impact on his career, I've decided to include them in this project anyways.

1 comment:

  1. Interesting indeed.

    Yep, let's go through with Cinema Stripped Down. Here's what I've got: