Sophia Loren tries to free herself from her husband by helping him fake his own death in the thriller Five Miles to Midnight (1963).
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.
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.
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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.
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