Observations Under the Volcano
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Observations Under the Volcano
Director Christian Blackwood filmed this documentary of John Huston directing his actors and camera crew -- and taking time out -- as he created the 1984, award-winning Under the Volcano. Best for film aficionados, Blackwood shows how scenes were developed, run through, and then completed -- and offers clips of the final product. He interviews people on the set about the history of the film and asks for their interpretations of characters or of other people or events connected with the shoot. Huston is even shown winning at poker, a sure hand even in that game.