Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Robert Osborne Discussion with Anjelica & Danny Huston

Robert Osborne, Anjelica Huston, Danny Huston

One of the screenings I attended at the TCM Classic Film Festival was for the "Treasure of the Sierra Madre" which was held at Grauman's Chinese Theatre in Hollywood. Prior to the screening, Robert Osborne introduced the film, much like he introduces films on the Turner Classic Movies channel, giving a little back story and trivia. Then he brought out Anjelica and Danny Huston to discuss the film, their father John Huston who directed the film, and their grandfather Walter Huston, one of the stars of the film.

The print was brand new and pristine - no big scratches or dirt over the image. To see the film projected on the huge screen in the Chinese theater was an amazing treat. When Humphrey Bogart's character becomes crazy with gold fever, you can imagine how creepy he looked when he appeared on the big screen. Getting to hear Anjelica and Danny Huston discuss the film and their family before the film was just an added bonus.

Below are two video clips I shot of Robert Osborne's discussion with Anjelica and Danny Huston. The image is a bit blurry but you can still make out what they had to say.

This first clip is one of my favorites. Robert Osborne asks Anjelica and Danny if "The Treasure of the Sierra Madre" is one of their favorites of their father's films. Danny begins to answer Osborne's question but then goes on to tell a story about how his grandfather, Walter, came to doing the jig he performs in the film.

In this next clip Robert Osborne asks Danny and Anjelica if it was true that their father John Huston had a difficult time asking their grandfather Walter Huston to take his teeth out for the movie. Osborne then asks them both what they miss most about their father. They both mention missing John Huston's voice. I just can't help thinking of John Huston when I hear Danny Huston talk. Does he not sound just like his father? He even tells stories in the same manner as his father.

Your thoughts?

1 comment:

Zinnia Cress said...

i really loved watching that film on the big screen- if they ever play it again around town- i'd go see it again... and take my western movie loving mama. :) i think this is probably one of my fave humphrey bogart films. great post. :)


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