You just know John Ford was thinking to himself, “Huston, okay…I’ve liked a lot of his pictures. A libertine but talented and ballsy. Knows horses. But Hopper made life hell for poor Henry Hathaway, and then came Easy Rider, which I didn’t fully hate because he seems to love the Southwest like me. Or his cinematographer does. But now I’m hearing about The Last Movie. I dunno. Might be a one-trick pony.”

(l. t. r.) Dennis Hopper, John Ford, John Huston in 1971. (Posted by KinoImages.)