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John Huston's Wise Blood (1980) : On Southern Prophets and Con Men

Abstract : Literally framing "Hazel the desperate believer" (Tarantino, 15) in Wise Blood, John Huston inscribes on screen with surprising restraint O'Connor's Gothic South of religious hysteria. His documentary-like but also paranoid capture retains the same strange and humorous quality as that of the Catholic author of the source novel. How then is it captured on screen by a self-proclaimed non-believer ? And which kind of strange unenlightened prophets and con men does the filmic narrative bring to the fore ?
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Anne-Marie Paquet-Deyris. John Huston's Wise Blood (1980) : On Southern Prophets and Con Men. Mise au Point: Cahiers de l'AFECCAV, Association française des enseignants et chercheurs en cinéma et audio-visuel, 2015, Les enjeux des études cinématographiques et audiovisuelles : Théories, méthodes, idéologies, finalités (7), ⟨10.4000/map.1845⟩. ⟨hal-01640448⟩

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