John Huston

by Stuart M. Kaminsky.Houghton Mifflin, $10.95. Mr. Kaminsky has devoted intelligent attention to the changes made by Huston in converting novels and plays into movies and consequently has detected a pattern of beliefs underlying the work of this distinguished, somewhat erratic director-actor-scriptwriter. The book has its quota of zany anecdote but is distinctly more interesting than the Hollywood average. Photographs, chronology.