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The directing of a picture involves coming out of your individual loneliness and taking a controlling part in putting together a small world. A picture is made. You put a frame around it and move on. And one day you die. That is all there is to it.

John Huston

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" After an interview a few years before he died the reporter writes that "Huston said he missed the major studio era when people savored making movies not just money. While in uniform he directed and produced three films that some critics rank as "among the finest made about World War II: Report from the Aleutians (1943) about soldiers preparing for combat; The Battle of San Pietro (1944) the story (censored by the Army) of a failure by America's intelligence agencies which resulted in many deaths and Let There Be Light (1945) about psychologically damaged veterans also censored for 35 years until 1981. "

Freud: the Secret Passion (1962)
He followed The Misfits with Freud: The Secret Passion a film quite different from most of his others.

". Before becoming a Hollywood filmmaker he had been an amateur boxer reporter short-story writer portrait artist in Paris a cavalry rider in Mexico and a documentary filmmaker during World War II. In addition while most directors rely on post-production editing to shape their final work Huston instead created his films while they were being shot making his films both more economical and more cerebral with little editing needed.

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