Saturday, October 29, 2011

Giveaway! John Huston: Courage and Art



I am VERY excited to be able to give away a copy of John Huston: Courage and Art (2011) by Jeffrey Meyers.

This book looks utterly fascinating. I couldn't even help myself and started reading it -- and I couldn't put it down (unfortunately, I ended up having to put it down because I had to go to work. SHEESH.)

Raquelle over at Out of the Past has written an excellent review that should seriously make you want to read this even more!

A man of Huston's talent would always make an interesting story, but John Huston wasn't just a legendary film-maker. He was an adventurer, an explorer, basically an awesomely crazy person. He was the kind of person movies are made ABOUT.

The more one learns about John Huston, the more it seems like he created films just as another outlet for his intense and creative personality.

Anyway, this book looks AWESOME!

Thank you so much to Crown Archetype for sending it to me! 

To enter to win:
Leave a comment with your favorite Huston movie (or a Huston film you would most like to see) and a way for me to contact you (or you can just wait until the winner is announced and send me an email with your info).

U.S. residents only (SORRY! I'm only a poor student!)

Also, it would be super-awesome if you were a blog follower! :-D

This contest will be open until Wednesday, November 30th (where the winner will be chosen at random)!

-Millie

7 comments:

Laura said...

Hi Millie,

What a great giveaway!

I would have to say my favorite Huston film is one of the earliest he directed, IN THIS OUR LIFE. Great soapy drama with an amazing cast. :)

My email is lauraproof@aol.com

I appreciate being entered in the giveaway!

Best wishes,
Laura

Julie A. said...

Millie! This sounds like a very interesting book... I mostly know of Huston's movies from Katharine Hepburn's book and my stalking of Peter Lorre, but I am in love with his directing style.

This is kind of random but I really admired the direction he did on Treasure of the Sierra Madre. It feels very realistic to me. I dunno.

This is chuckloris from tumblr btw :D

Millie said...

Laura! Thanks for entering. "ITOL" is a movie I really need to see! Sounds awesome!

Chuck, er, Julie, er whoever you! ;-D

Hahaha! I saw the Peter Lorre stalking comment and literally thought: How many Peter stalkers ARE THERE OUT THERE?! (Besides a few of us devoted cool people)! ;-DD

ednoon said...

...very hard selection...narrowed down to Asphalt Jungle, Treasure Of Sierra Madre and Beat The Devil...only to be eclipsed by his first and best...Maltese Falcon...how can you beat Bogie, Lorre and Greenstreet!!!

Kristin said...

I would probably have to say The African Queen or Key Largo. I love both of them! :)

Thanks so much for the giveaway. I'm a follower.

~Kristin
sewtechnicolor (at) yahoo (dot) com

Betagoat said...

i never win anything, but i'll throw my hat in the ring...

I can't pick just one, thus I'll provide a list in no particular order - The Treasure of the Sierra Madre, The Maltese Falcon and Key Largo (I've always had a thing for Lauren Bacall)

Thanks
Andy

Johanna said...

Ooooh goody John Huston John Huston John Huston!!

Favorite of his films? Hands down, The African Queen. Well, no, not hands down, there are too many to choose from... oh dear... but I will go with my gut and say The African Queen is still my favorite!! :)

My email is jlthopper@gmail.com

Thanks, Millie!

Your fellow Tacoman,
Johanna

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