John Huston.

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John Huston was born in Nevada, Missouri, in 1906, and he died in 1987. He is the son of famous Canadian actor Walter Huston, and the father of actress Anjelica Huston. As a child, Huston lived in many cities where his father appeared on stage. He performed on stage with his parents at the age of three. Huston began his Hollywood career as a scriptwriter in 1931. He worked as an editor and a writer before directing his first movie. He was given Dashiell Hammett's novel, "The Maltese Falcon." Huston made films mainly from books or plays. He is best known for his classic films "The Treasure of Sierra Madre," and "The Maltese Falcon." Huston was raised in a cinematic family. His father, Walter Huston was a Canadian and American actor who was in "The Treasure of the Sierra Madre." John Huston had the privlage of directing his father Walter, and his daughter Anjelica in an Oscar winning performance.

Anjelica Huston was an American actress born in 1952. She made her film debut in 1967 when she was in Casino Royale. In 1985, Anjelica Huston starred in "Prizzi's Honor" which was directed by her father, John Huston (4). But, John Huston is known for "The Maltese Falcon." This was first detective film to manipulate the scene by using shadows to add dramatization and effect. Huston created a noir style in a definitive way by the essential work of a beginning director (3).

Film noir was created by French film critics who noticed the style of how dark and black the picture and theme is. It was developed during and after World War II. Film noir took advantage of the post-war feelings of anxiety, negativity, and suspicion (4). These films showed the resulting tension and...