Thinly veiled account of director John Huston in Africa, more interested in shooting elephants than the picture that he is there to make, the legendary "African Queen"!
Take The A Train is the number with Paul Newman and Sidney Poitier pretending to play in the opening to the pretty-much all Ellington jazz movie Paris Blues, 1961, directed by Martin Ritt.
Grizzled boatmen Mark (Frank Sinatra) and Linc (Errol John) receive huckster Rossiter (Tony Franciosa) and girlfriend Rosa (Virna Lisi), who had a deep-sea diver die while working for them, early in Assault On A Queen, 1966.
Paul Newman and Sidney Poitier play two jazz musicians blowing cool on the Left Bank in Martin Ritt's Paris Blues (1961).
American jazz-men Eddie (Sidney Poitier) and Ram (Paul Newman) with three French notables, Roger Blin as the Gypsy, Francoise Brion as his girlfriend and Helene Dieudonne as a pusher, from Paris Blues, 1961.
Jeff Fahey narrates from the novel written by screenwriter Peter Viertel shortly after shooting The African Queen with John Huston, Clint Eastwood (who also directed) as his subject, Charlotte Cornwell the girl-Friday, opening White Hunter Black Heart, 1990.
Jazz ex-pat Ram (Paul Newman) arrives to meet Wild Man Moore (Louis Armstrong) at the train and is pleased to encounter tourists Connie (Diahann Carroll) and Lillian (Joanne Woodward) in Martin Ritt's Paris Blues, 1961.
The big scam, Rossiter (Tony Franciosa, brave attempt at British accent), Brittain (Frank Sinatra) and Laffnauer (Alf Kjellin) bluff their way from their refurbished sub onto the Queen Mary, the captain (Murray Matheson) cordial but skeptical, in Assault On A Queen, 1966.
A filmmaker (Clint Eastwood) travels to Africa to shoot a movie but becomes obsessed with hunting elephants in White Hunter, Black Heart (1990).
Director and star Clint Eastwood, modeled on John Huston, introduces Jeff Fahey (modeled on screenwriter Peter Viertel) to a hunter and friend (Martin Jacobs, Mel Martin), then discuss their script (verbatim from Viertel's for The African Queen), in White Hunter Black Heart, 1990.
Reluctant hired diver Mark (Frank Sinatra), assisted by partner Linc (Errol John), begins his work for treasure hunters Rossiter (Tony Franciosa) and Rosa (Virna Lisi), former German submariner Laffnauer (Alf Kjellin) in support, in Assault On A Queen, 1966.
Eddie (Sidney Poitier) conducts Lillian (Joanne Woodward) and Connie (Diahann Carroll) into Marie's Cave where band-mate Ram (Paul Newman) sets the hook with Ellington's Mood Indigo in Paris Blues, 1961.
Academy Award-winning superstar Clint Eastwood ("Million Dollar Baby," "Unforgiven") stars as a brilliant, flamboyant and erratic film director who becomes obsessed with hunting a majestic African elephant while preparing to film a movie in Africa. Gannett News Service gave this film four stars, calling it a "masterful work...a wonderfully entertaining, robust and fascinating film...Clint Eastwood's most daring and successful performance as an actor...superb entertainment." Loosely based on the writer's experiences with director John Huston while shooting the classic, "The African Queen," the movie also stars rising young actor Jeff Fahey ("Lawnmower Man," "Wyatt Earp") and Marisa Berenson ("Barry Lyndon"). Co-written by James Bridges ("Urban Cowboy," "The China Syndrome") and directed by Eastwood.
He plays brilliant, driven filmmaker John Wilson, who's determined to turn his new project in Africa into a grand personal adventure hunting a wild elephant.
He plays brilliant, driven filmmaker John Wilson (loosely based on the legendary John Huston), who's determined to turn his new project in Africa into a grand personal adventure hunting a wild elephant.
Bruce Willis and James Garner are out to make a movie and solve a murder in Blake Edward's "Sunset," the fictional adventures of two of America's greatest real-life heroes.Willis (The Fifth Element, Die Hard) stars as Tom Mix - Hollywood's hottest action-hero who's been cast to play the legendary lawman Wyatt Earp. Trouble is, Earp (Garner, Twilight, Maverick) has been hired to work as a technical expert on the film - and this doesn't sit too well with the big at-the-top-of-his-career movie star Mix. Even worse... Earp doesn't take too well to movie moguls and the fancy studio life. So, Old West and New Hollywood collide and inadvertently become a vivid backdrop for one of the most shocking murder mysteries ever to scorch the silver screen. Come back to a lost time when movies were movies, murders were mayhem and heroes were just plain outrageous, in "Sunset"... the action-packed adventure this side of Hollywood and Vine. It's the truth, every word of it... give or take a lie or two!
Old West and new Hollywood collide in murder when Tom Mix (Bruce Willis) and Wyatt Earp (James Garner) try to make a movie together.
Tom Mix is a hot actor who's been cast to play the legendary Wyatt Earp. Trouble is, Earp is the technical expert on the film and the two don't get along. They must put their differences aside, however, in order to make the movie and solve a murder!
A woman adventurer and her ruthless companion talk an ex-submarine officer into joining them in raising a sunken German submarine. Their plan succeeds only to have the U.S. Coast Guard race to the scene. Against this story is woven the love story of Sinatra and Virna Lisi, with the jealousy of Tony Franciosa.
From PBS and American Experience - This inspirational documentary is about a band of courageous civil-rights activists calling themselves the Freedom Riders.
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