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John Huston

Over the span of his impressive career director John Huston created one of the most distinctive signatures in the history of the movies without limiting the incredible range of his subject or choice of genre.

At first it's hard to believe that macho director John Huston could be responsible or such a sweet and touching story of a Novitiate nun (Deborah Kerr) and a Marine (Robert Mitchum) dependant on one another as they hide from the Japanese on a Pacific island, but for those familiar with "The African Queen" it isn't hard to see his influence on the strong yet subtle impressive performance he draws from Mitchum and the ever present excitement he creates in this WWII drama. In Widescreen!

Only a director as abundantly macho as John Huston could so adeptly handle such testosterone laden stars Sean Connery and Michael Caine in this rousing Rudyard Kipling adventure set in 1800s India. Huston masterfully balances the fun of male camaraderie with constant imminent danger as the two soldiers attempt to dupe a remote village of their gold by passing off Connery as a god, and in the process produces a Kipling adventure to rival "Gunga Din". Widescreen

Huston co-wrote this gritty and trend-setting drama about a gang of small-time crooks who plan and execute the "perfect crime". This is the grand daddy of caper films executed with a firm expert hand that unflinchingly guides the raw performances (including Marilyn Monroe in her first role) of these dark and ill-fated characters.

Recommended by CarrieSpecht


Another ''Last Summer'' is being threatened

By EdwardHavens

July 6th, 2005

Are you one of those doomsayers who proclaims cinema is dead, due to the uninterrupted stream of sequels, prequels, sidequels, continuations and reimaginations that clog theatre screens and video store shelfs year after year? If so, then you'll have more fuel to add to your fire, as Sony Pictures has decided it's time to pull the "I Know What You Did Last Summer" franchise out of mothballs, throw a new adverb into the title and pray there are still people out there who have been waiting for another chapter of the seven-years-dead series.

At least we can be thankful series producer Neal Moritz has blessed this movie with a Jennifer Love Hewitt and Freddie Prinze Jr.-free storyline. Our source tells us this time around, "I'll Always Know What You Did Last Summer" will focus on -- see if this sounds familiar -- four teens from a small Colorado town will be victimized by a phantom menace one year after a July Fourth prank gone awry kills one of their buddies. Against the protestation of one of them, the group agree to keep this secret, only to find their friendships torn apart from the strain. The next Independence Day, just before the town's annual carnival, the four receive intimidating communiqués indicating someone is aware of what happened before. The group suspect the cousin of the dead friend, only to discover they are very much on the wrong track. Can the friends survive and figure out the identity of their tormentor before they end up dead themselves?

Filming is set to begin in Utah at the end of August, under the direction of "Three to Tango" director Damon Santostefano, from a script by Michael Weiss, whose credits include such cinematic treats as "Crocodile," "Octopus" and "Octopus 2: River of Fear" and the upcoming "Butterfly Effect 2." A theatrical release through Sony's Screen Gems division is expected in the fall of 2006.