White Hunter Black Heart

directed by Clint Eastwood
List(s):"Movie One"
Category: "Suspense"
Year of Release:1990
Date Added:12/31/2014
Date Watched:07/28/2015
Description:Clint Eastwood plays John Wilson, the director of a movie shot in Africa who is more interested in shooting an elephant than in starting the movie. He finally only gets working on the movie when the native guide who leads him to a herd of elephants gets mauled and killed.

It's the story of the making of African Queen, with Wilson being a thinly disguised John Huston.
My Rating:5

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Review - White Hunter Black Heart

I have no idea why anyone thought this was a story worth telling. Wilson wants his elephant and pursues it while dragging his film crew into the middle of nowhere and letting them sit around bored and angry. Then, when he has an opportunity to shoot the elephant, he can't do it. So? There weren't any characters in the movie worth rooting for except Kay Gibson (Marisa Berenson) who played the role of Katherine Hepburn and was much more attractive and pleasant in the role than Hepburn was, but that was a bit part.
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