Cinema: The Sound and the Fury

WISE BLOOD Directed by John Huston; Screenplay by Benedict Fitzgerald

Wise Blood is the most eccentric American movie in years, and no wonder. The director, John Huston, 73, is a genuine maverick: though his long career has included many conventional entertainments (The African Queen, The Man Who Would Be King), he has always been game for such bizarre experiments as Beat the Devil, Freud and Reflections in a Golden Eye. This time, Huston has found material that was all but guaranteed to fuel the battiest recesses of his imagination. Wise Blood is based on...

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