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Thursday, April 24, 2008

White Hunter, Black Heart 1

Clint Eastwood's "White Hunter, Black Heart" (1990), a fictionalized account of John Huston's making of "The African Queen" (1951) - with Eastwood playing Huston - is a superb and underrated film about moviemaking and moviemakers.

WILSON: You know something, Pete? You're never gonna be a good screenwriter, and you know why?
VERRILL: No, John. Why don't you tell me why?

WILSON: ‘Cause you let 85 million popcorn eaters pull you this way and that way. To write a movie, you must forget that anyone's ever gonna see it.


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