John Huston

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Jerry Kelly fends off a host of challengers to win the Shaw Charity Classic in a playoff over John Huston

The Shaw Charity Classic in the end was a veritable Calgary stampede on Sunday, and not surprisingly it was won by a man for whom it was not his first rodeo. Jerry Kelly, 55 and already a two-time winner on the PGA Tour Champions this season, birdied the first playoff hole at Canyon Meadows G&CC in Calgary to defeat John Huston, one of the least likely contenders emerging from the nine either leading or within a shot of the lead late in the final round.
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John Mellencamp Is Channeling John Huston and Louis Armstrong Now

A year or two back, John Mellencamp walked into his Indiana studio one morning, and his engineer, the same one he’s worked with since the ‘80s, asked him, “You wanna hear something fuckin’ wild?” The engineer and one of his band members played back an isolated vocal from one of Mellencamp’s new songs. Then they played something else that sounded similar, and asked him what it was. “And I go, ‘Me?’ They go, ‘No, it’s Louis Armstrong.”

On John Huston

Director, screenwriter, and actor, John Huston was ahead of his time. The winner of two Academy Awards, he directed Hollywood's greatest talent including Humphrey Bogart, Katharine Hepburn, George C. Scott, Marilyn Monroe, Edward G. Robinson and many more. Below those close to the director remember him. 1. Katharine Hepburn. “He...

The Criterion Shelf: Directed by John Huston

One has a tough time deciding what theme or style to associate with director John Huston (1906-1987). However, one thing that stands out when taking in a number of his films at once is his lack of faith in happy endings. In one of his best works, Heaven Knows Mr. Allison, the American flag that is raised in the final scene doesn’t find its pride of place in the centre of the widescreen frame as a beacon of patriotic glory. Instead, it keeps going beyond the top of the screen: victory in battle is just another part of the puzzle, not its solution. Reading the details of his biography and gleaning the sense of messy, sometimes life-threatening adventure with which he lived his entire life, it makes sense why his movies were often about more than just the finish line, rarely a noble quest to put things right but an exploration of worlds that have a good time going wrong: if Akira Kurosawa wanted to know why we’re all so cruel to each other, Huston wanted to know why the journey was so compelling. The characters in one of his best ensemble films, Key Largo, for instance, are in constant danger for their lives and every moment of that danger is thrilling, while Moby Dick’s Ishmael can’t contain his sense of wonder even when viewing Captain Ahab reach his eventual doom.