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July 26, 1996 | By Desmond Ryan, INQUIRER MOVIE CRITIC
From his debut with The Maltese Falcon to later masterworks such as The Man Who Would Be King and Prizzi's Honor, John Huston had an enduring fascination with greed and what it does to the soul. His The Treasure of the Sierra Madre is one of the definitive statements on the theme. Huston wanted to film the B. Traven novel in 1941, but he had to wait until after the war. The Treasure of the Sierra Madre follows the fate and the falling out of three drifters who go to Mexico to prospect for gold.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 15, 1988 | By Carrie Rickey, Inquirer Movie Critic
John Huston enjoyed one of the greatest twilight careers of any American director, what with Wise Blood (1979) and Prizzi's Honor (1985). His last film, The Dead (1987) - an extraordinary adaptation of James Joyce's short story - proves that the undirectable director saved his best for last. Deceptively simple, Huston's film brings the audience to a Twelfth Night supper in turn-of-the-century Dublin and introduces us to the strait-laced revelers. Unexpectedly, Huston shifts the focus from the general gaiety and gets us inside the tormented soul of one of the partygoers.
NEWS
February 17, 1988 | By Carrie Rickey, Inquirer Movie Critic
John Huston, that streakiest of filmmakers, enjoyed the most distinguished twilight career of any American director. Only a cad would recall black holes like Annie, Phobia and Victory when over his last decade Huston made supernovas such as The Man Who Would Be King, Wise Blood and Prizzi's Honor. But none of his chefs-d'oeuvre quite prepare you for the masterstroke of The Dead (opening today at the Ritz Five). Posthumously released, it is stunning proof that John Huston, who died in August, saved his best for last.
ENTERTAINMENT
February 3, 1989 | By Desmond Ryan, Inquirer Movie Critic
Other men dodder in the twilight of old age. John Huston embraced it defiantly, and his twilight was a final blaze of glory. His last few films would do for a career for a lesser director, and Huston's valedictory, the adaptation of James Joyce's short story The Dead, is a magnificent farewell. Joyce's work is one of the towering masterpieces of the short-story form and, on the face of it, a totally unfilmable piece. Huston, working with his daughter Anjelica and a cast of Dublin actors, brings it off with breathtaking virtuosity and eloquence.
NEWS
February 17, 1988 | By BEN YAGODA, Daily News Movie Critic
James Joyce's "The Dead" is one of the most famous and revered short stories in the English language. It is also one of the least eventful. Its 40- odd pages describe a dance and dinner given in Dublin, in the early years of the century, by two elderly sisters and their niece. A couple of men get politely drunk. There is singing and conversation. A goose is carved and glances are exchanged. The only drama, in fact, takes place inside the head of the story's "hero," a teacher and occasional journalist named Gabriel Conroy.
ENTERTAINMENT
February 21, 1988 | By Desmond Ryan, Inquirer Movie Critic
Through the whirl of snow across a sullen and mournful Irish landscape, the words of James Joyce echo in the wrenching climax of John Huston's The Dead: "Better pass boldly into that other world in the full glory of some passion than fade and wither dismally with age. " In Hollywood - where the cynical maxim holds that you're only as good as your last movie - that opportunity is rarely given to directors and stars in their twilight....
NEWS
August 29, 1987 | By Rick Lyman, Inquirer Staff Writer (Inquirer wire services contributed to this report.)
John Huston, the lanky, legendary maverick who wrote and directed some of Hollywood's finest and most enduring films during a career that spanned 52 years, succumbed early yesterday to the emphysema that had afflicted him for more than a decade. Mr. Huston, 81, died in his sleep at a rented house in Middletown, R.I., where he was working on Mr. North, a movie he co-wrote to be directed by his son, Danny Huston, and starring his daughter, Anjelica Huston. A spokesman for the film, Steven Haft, said Mr. Huston died "of complications from emphysema" at 2 a.m. yesterday with longtime companion Marcella Hernandez at his side.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 25, 1986 | By STUART D. BYKOFSKY, Daily News Staff Writer
When his daughter was 15, legendary director John Huston cast Anjelica as the lead in "A Walk with Love and Death. " "It was a terrible mistake," he said later. "She wasn't ready. I forced her to do it. " The picture bombed. Deeply shaken, Anjelica fled film to try her hand at stage work in New York. That didn't work out, so Anjelica turned to modeling and soon became one of America's top fashion models. When his daughter was 35, legendary director John Huston decided to make one more attempt at what he calls "promoting nepotism" by putting her in "Prizzi's Honor," which became a nominee for Best Picture.
SPORTS
March 10, 1990 | From Inquirer Wire Services
Tom Watson moved into contention and long shot Joel Edwards took over the lead yesterday in the second round of the Honda Classic. Edwards, a second-year touring pro whose highest PGA finish is fourth, parlayed a hot streak on the inward nine into a 3-under-par 69 for 140 and a 1-stroke lead at the halfway point. Watson shot a 69 for a 142. John Huston, the first-round leader, shot a 73 for 141.
SPORTS
January 24, 2003 | Daily News Staff and Wire Reports
The fifth annual Exelon Invitational, hosted by Jim Furyk, has a new home. No date has been set for this year's event, but it will be held at Hartefeld National Golf Club in Avondale, Pa. Last June, for the second straight year, it was played at nearby at Inniscrone G.C. In the late 1990s, Hartefeld hosted the PGA Senior Tour's Philadelphia stop for 2 years. Last year, Furyk was joined by John Daly, David Toms and Matt Kuchar for an 18-hole skins match worth $280,000.
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November 22, 2013 | By Carrie Rickey, For The Inquirer
Thirty years before she played Morticia Addams on screen, a preteen Anjelica Huston stood in front of the bathroom mirror pretending to be the slinky ghoul with the almond eyes and arched eyebrows. The future model, actor, and memoirist had a morbid streak as wide as the Irish Sea. One of her favorite books, she writes in A Story Lately Told: Coming of Age in Ireland, London, and New York (Scribner, 242 pages, $16.42), the first volume of her two-part memoir, was a collection of Charles Addams cartoons.
SPORTS
July 2, 2011 | Associated Press
BANDON, Ore. - Vietnam's Brianna Do and Texas high school star Marissa Dodd advanced to the Women's U.S. Amateur Public Links final at Bandon Dunes. Do beat topped 16-year-old Annie Park of Levittown, N.Y., 2 and 1, in the semifinals Friday on Bandon Trails. Park had beaten Cheyenne Woods, the niece of Tiger Woods, 3 and 2, in the morning quarterfinals. The 17-year-old Dodd, from Allen, Texas, beat Tiffany Lua, a UCLA player from Rowland Heights, Calif., 2 and 1, in the semis.
SPORTS
January 24, 2003 | Daily News Staff and Wire Reports
The fifth annual Exelon Invitational, hosted by Jim Furyk, has a new home. No date has been set for this year's event, but it will be held at Hartefeld National Golf Club in Avondale, Pa. Last June, for the second straight year, it was played at nearby at Inniscrone G.C. In the late 1990s, Hartefeld hosted the PGA Senior Tour's Philadelphia stop for 2 years. Last year, Furyk was joined by John Daly, David Toms and Matt Kuchar for an 18-hole skins match worth $280,000.
SPORTS
September 15, 2002 | By Joe Juliano INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
The PGA Tour is known for the motto "These guys can play. " Obviously, it's a saying that has no age limit. Of the challengers going into today's final round of the SEI Pennsylvania Classic, quite a few are in the 40-something category. Three of them - Dan Forsman (44), Jeff Sluman (45) and John Huston (41) - are in a tie for fourth, 3 strokes off the lead of Billy Andrade. Mark O'Meara (45) could have been in that fourth-place group but for a bogey at the 18th. Olin Browne (43)
SPORTS
February 22, 2002 | Daily News Wire Services
For a couple of 22-year-old stars, Sergio Garcia and Charles Howell III looked like a couple of kids slinging dirt in the sandbox. Their drives sailed into the rough. Their approach shots didn't even scare the greens. Garcia made back-to-back bogeys. Howell bogeyed three out of four holes, his only par coming when he hit a shot off the cart path. In a marquee match between two of golf's brightest young stars, Garcia made one fewer mistake yesterday to advance to the third round in the Match Play Championship with a 1-up victory in Carlsbad, Calif.
SPORTS
August 15, 1999 | By Joe Juliano, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Nick Price may be a little further down the leader board than he would like after three rounds of the PGA Championship, but he is counting on his experience in major championships to assist him in today's final round. Price has captured two PGAs and one British Open in his career. Of the 13 players within seven shots of the lead going into today, only he and 54-hole co-leader Tiger Woods have won majors. "It's a different feeling playing the back nine on the last day when you're in contention in a major championship," said Price, who fired a 69 for a three-round score of 210, five shots off the lead.
SPORTS
October 26, 1998 | Daily News Wire Services
Jay Sigel's "only bad shot of the day" almost gave the Kaanapali (Hawaii) Senior Classic an interesting finish yesterday. What was a comfortable three-stroke lead with two holes to play suddenly threatened to throw the tournament into a scramble finish when Sigel, from Berwyn, hit his tee shot at the par-3 17th into the water. "I hit an 8-iron and it was a 9-iron shot," he said after finishing with a 3-under-par 68 that gave him a 12-under 201 total and a two-stroke win. As it turned out, Sigel, fourth on the Senior PGA Tour money list, handled the double-bogey to become the tournament's first wire-to-wire winner.
SPORTS
March 9, 1998 | Daily News Wire Services
Michael Bradley regrouped after missing an 8-inch putt on the 11th hole and won the Doral-Ryder Open golf tournament in Miami yesterday. "I still don't know what happened," Bradley said of the missed putt. "I went through my routine. I was trying, but it did a 360-degree horseshoe. " Amazingly, on a wind-blown day, it was Bradley's only bogey as he closed with a 71 and finished at 10-under-par 278, one stroke better than John Huston and Billy Mayfair. It was Bradley's second career victory.
SPORTS
February 16, 1998 | Daily News Wire Services
In rewriting one of the oldest records on the PGA Tour and giving the final Hawaiian Open an appropriate farewell, John Huston wasn't thinking about the mark. Huston put his stamp on the Tour on yesterday with a birdie on the 72nd hole to close out the 33-year-old tournament with a 28-under-par 260. That broke the Tour's 27-under mark set shared by Ben Hogan and Mike Souchak and easily breezed past the 23-under record for the tournament in Honolulu. The Tour record for total score for a 72-hole event, 257, wasn't quite within Huston's reach.
SPORTS
April 12, 1997 | by Mike Kern, Daily News Sports Writer
He wears a 42 long, just in case the folks who make those green jackets want a head start. They might even want to make that a bulk order. Sure, Tiger Woods is only 21. And this is his first major as a professional. And 36 holes remain. But this much is certain: It's a good thing for the other golfers he shot 40 on the front nine Thursday, or the Masters would be unofficially over, if it isn't already. Greg Norman proved a year ago anything can happen at Augusta National, especially on the weekend.
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