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Quick Shooter: A Clint Eastwood Profile (Part 4)

Trevor Hogg profiles the career of Hollywood icon Clint Eastwood in the fourth of a five part feature (read parts one, two and three)...

“What I liked about this script is that it is faithful to the book, contrary to some previous versions, which had eliminated elements that in my opinion had to be preserved,” stated Clint Eastwood who chose to cinematically adapt White Hunter Black Heart (1990); the fictional tale was inspired by experiences of screenwriter Peter Viertel during the production of The African Queen (1951). “He told me that during the filming, Huston became hostile to Sam Spiegel, though he’d worked with him before. In his autobiography Huston says he was searching for a period of three weeks he could use to go on safari while in Africa. That’s what gave Peter Viertel the impetus to write his novel. He was in the presence of someone surrounded by all his technical crew,
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O'Connor finds 'Wisdom' with Perrys, Franchise

Frances O'Connor has inked a deal that will put her between the Perrys -- Matthew Perry and his father John Bennett Perry -- in Franchise Pictures' The Beginning of Wisdom for director William Dear. The movie will shoot in Vancouver. Penned by T.J. Lynch, the story is set during the Vietnam War and centers on a recently widowed rancher John Bennett Perry) who falls for a beautiful hippie (O'Connor), who has been hired by his son (Matthew Perry) to take care of him and his ranch. O'Connor is repped by CAA and management firm the Bauer Co. She recently finished filming The Lazarus Child opposite Andy Garcia and Angela Bassett and will appear next in Timeline for Paramount Pictures and Iron Jawed Angels for HBO. Her other credits include Steven Spielberg's Artificial Intelligence: A.I. and Windtalkers.

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