John Huston

John Marcellus Huston was an American film director, screenwriter and visual artist. Huston was a citizen of the United States by birth but renounced U. S. citizenship to become an Irish resident. He returned to the United States, he wrote the screenplays for most of the 37 feature films he directed, many of which are today considered classics: The Maltese Falcon, The Treasure of the Sierra Madre, The Asphalt Jungle, The African Queen, The Misfits, Fat City, The Man Who Would Be King and Prizzi's Honor. During his 46-year career, Huston received 15 Oscar nominations, winning twice, directed both his father, Walter Huston, daughter, Anjelica Huston, to Oscar wins. Huston worked as a fine art painter in Paris in his early years, he explored the visual aspects of his films throughout his career, sketching each scene on paper beforehand carefully framing his characters during the shooting. While most directors rely on post-production editing to shape their final work, Huston instead created his films while they were being shot, with little editing needed.

Some of Huston's films were adaptations of important novels depicting an "heroic quest," as in Moby Dick, or The Red Badge of Courage. In many films, different groups of people, while struggling toward a common goal, would become doomed, forming "destructive alliances," giving the films a dramatic and visual tension. Many of his films involved themes such as religion, truth, psychology and war. Huston has been referred to as "a titan", "a rebel", a "renaissance man" in the Hollywood film industry. Author Ian Freer describes him as "cinema's Ernest Hemingway"—a filmmaker, "never afraid to tackle tough issues head on." John Huston was born on August 1906, in Nevada, Missouri. He was the only child of Canadian-born Walter Huston, his father was an actor in vaudeville, in films. His mother worked as a sports editor for various publications, but gave it up after John was born, his father gave up his stage acting career for steady employment as a civil engineer, although he returned to stage acting within a few years.

He became successful on both Broadway and in motion pictures. He had Scottish, Scots-Irish and Welsh ancestry. Huston's parents divorced in 1913, when he was six, as a result much of his childhood was spent living in boarding schools. During summer vacations, he traveled with each of his parents separately – with his father on vaudeville tours, with his mother to horse races and other sports events. Young Huston benefited from seeing his father act on stage, as he was drawn to acting; some critics, such as Lawrence Grobel, surmise that his relationship with his mother may have caused his five marriages, why few of his relationships lasted. Grobel wrote, "When I interviewed some of the women who had loved him, they referred to his mother as the key to unlocking Huston's psyche." According to actress Olivia de Havilland, "she was the central character. I always felt, he seemed pursued by something destructive. If it wasn't his mother, it was his idea of his mother."As a child he was ill and was treated for an enlarged heart and kidney ailments.

He recovered after an extended bedridden stay in Arizona, moved with his mother to Los Angeles, where he attended Abraham Lincoln High School. He dropped out after two years to become a professional boxer, by age 15 was a top-ranking amateur lightweight boxer in California, he ended his brief boxing career after suffering a broken nose. He engaged in many interests, including ballet and French literature, horseback riding, studying painting at the Art Students League of Los Angeles. Living in Los Angeles he became infatuated with the new film industry and motion pictures, as a spectator only. To Huston, "Charlie Chaplin was a god."He moved back to New York to live with his father, acting in off-Broadway productions, had a few small rôles. He remembered, while watching his father rehearse, being fascinated with the mechanics of acting: What I learned there, during those weeks of rehearsal, would serve me for the rest of my life. After a short period acting on stage, having undergone surgery, he travelled alone to Mexico.

During two years there, among other adventures, he obtained a position as an honorary member of the Mexican cavalry. He married a girlfriend from high school, Dorothy Harvey, their marriage lasted seven years. During his stay in Mexico, he wrote a play called "Frankie and Johnny", based on the ballad of the same title. After selling it he decided that writing would be a viable career, he focused on it, his self-esteem was enhanced when H. L. Mencken, editor of the popular magazine American Mercury, bought two of his stories, "Fool" and "Figures of Fighting Men." During subsequent years his stories and feature articles were published in Esquire, Theatre Arts, The New York Times. He worked for a period on the New York Graphic. In 1931, when he was 25, he moved back to Los Angeles with his hopes aimed at writing for the blossoming film industry, where the silent film industry had given way to "talkies", writers were in demand. In addition, his father had earlier moved there where he was successful in a number of films.

He received a script editing contract with Samuel Goldwyn Productions, but after six months of receiving no assignments, quit to work for Universal Studios, where his father was a star. At Universal, he got a job in the script department, and


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Digital Summer

Digital Summer is an American alternative metal band from Phoenix, formed in 2006. The band has released three studio albums and Effect Counting the Hours and Breaking Point. Additionally, in 2013, the band released After Hours: Unplugged & Rewired, which contained acoustic reinterpretations of songs from their first three albums; the band has had six singles break into major radio airplay, including multiple charting singles on Active Rock radio, as a independent artist. Digital Summer was formed in 2006 when vocalist and songwriter Kyle Winterstein and guitarist Ian Winterstein enlisted long time friend and bassist Anthony Hernandez to form the core of the band. After a few months, Digital Summer made the addition of Johnmark Cenfield on lead guitar; the band has had a couple different full-time drummers.. The band's first full length release and Effect, was released on March 8, 2007. “Whatever It Takes,” was the first single and it spent 45 weeks in rotation on Sirus/XM's Octane 20, got adds from KUPD, WWBN, WFXH, WPBZ, KXTE, KATT, KILO, KXXR, WZBH, WIIL, Cage Rattle Radio, more.

In addition, "Whatever it Takes" was featured as one of the "Top 4 Songs of the Day" for over six weeks straight on 98KUPD. The second single “Disconnect,” enjoyed similar success with over 40 national adds, Sirus/XM's Octane 20, WRIF, KSHE, KUPD included. An acoustic version of "Whatever it Takes" was featured in KUPD's Acoustic Scorcher album released at Phoenix area Best Buy locations; the sold-out disc included 10 tracks recorded on-site at KUPD's End of Summer Scorcher by artists such as Sevendust, Corey Taylor of Slipknot, Five Finger Death Punch, Tantric and Digital Summer. The week of May 8, 2008. Following Cause and Effect, the band released the 2 disc EP/DVD set, Hollow, on March 31, 2008; the DVD portion of the set included a music video for the song "Rescue Me". The full video production included a scene of a car accident and featured both friends and co-workers of the band. Digital Summer issued their second full length album, Counting the Hours, on May 7, 2010. Counting the Hours was recorded in Phoenix with producer Larry Elyea, mixed by producer Mike Watts, features guest performances by Morgan Rose from Sevendust.

The album's first single, "Just Run", was released nationally in early February 2010. In late 2011 the band released the video for "Just Run"; the second single, "Hostage", was released nationally to radio. Before beginning work on a third album and Ian Winterstein released music under their experimental rock side project called "Tragedy Machine", they released their debut album titled Pacify on June 7, 2011, which contained the 4 EP tracks they had released in 2008 and 11 brand new tracks. In fall of 2011, Digital Summer announced that it had parted ways with guitarist Johnmark "Fish" Cenfield. After auditions were held, on January 26, 2012 it was announced the band chose Jon Stephenson as their new lead guitarist, who joined the band in time to help with recording and writing their third full length album. Digital Summer had a management deal with In De Goot Entertainment/ McGathy who boasts artists such as Chevelle, Saliva, Puddle of Mudd, Adelitas Way, 10 Years, many more. However, Digital Summer parted ways with in De Goot in December 2011 to operate under their own label, Victim Entertainment.

Digital Summer used online crowd-sourcing platform KickStarter to involve fans directly in helping fund the recording and release of their new album, titledBreaking Point. They produced a promotional video for the campaign, which featured praise from Rick DeJesus of Adelitas Way, C. J. Pierce of Drowning Pool, Morgan Rose of Sevendust. Breaking Point was released August 7, 2012; the lead single off the album, "Forget You", which features Clint Lowery from Sevendust, reached #38 on the Active Rock charts. The album debuted at #13 on iTunes in Rock. On September 10, 2012, an official music video for "Forget You" was released. "Dance in the Fire" was released as a second single, with an official "tour" music video released on 5 March 2013. The band toured extensively in support of the album. In July 2012, Digital Summer joined hard rock band 12 Stones on the road for a 27-day tour, spanning across the midwest and east coast. In November 2012, Digital Summer went on tour with Taproot for the Winter Riot Tour through the Midwest.

In January 2013, Digital Summer went on a 28 dates tour with heavy rock band Nonpoint that covers the Pacific Northwest and parts of the South. In late 2012 it was revealed that the band parted ways with drummer Ben Anderson and would be using fill-in drummers for the remainder of the touring year. Digital Summer was one of RockRevolt Magazine's "Indie Band of the Week" in February 2013; the full length acoustic album titled After Hours: Unplugged & Rewired was released on October 8, 2013. A music video for the track "This City" was released on January 8, 2014. On January 20, 2014 it was announced that the band would be going separate ways with guitarist Jon Stephenson due to professional differences. Thirteen-year-old Austin Rios was announced to be replacement touring drummer. In January 2014, the band performed at Shiprocked festival alongside such bands as Five Finger Death Punch, Papa Roach, Three Days Grace, Sevendust, In This Moment and Device among others. In April 2014, they did a U. S. national tour with Volbeat and Trivium with 25 dates and multiple one-off festival and headlining dates.

In June 2015, Digital Summer had announced. And that based on the direction of the band, they no longer need drumme