White Hunter, Black Heart
Eastwood’s film about an obsessive director, based on John Huston’s infamous The African Queen shoot.
Dir Clint Eastwood
With Clint Eastwood, Jeff Fahey, Alun Armstrong, Charlotte Cornwell
Eastwood plays John Wilson, a world-renowned director who travels to Africa to make a new film, but his desire to shoot elephants and other animals seems to outweigh his desire to shoot a movie, which puts his crew in a difficult situation. Loosely based on John Huston’s experience of making The African Queen, White Hunter, Black Heart reveals as much about Eastwood as it appears to about Huston.
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