History Creator / HowardHawks

25th Feb '16 9:05:43 PM Mdumas43073
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* ''Film/SergeantYork'' (1941) - A biopic of the WorldWarI hero.

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* ''Film/SergeantYork'' (1941) - A biopic of the WorldWarI hero.hero Alvin York.
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* Film/TheDawnPatrol - 1930 film about UsefulNotes/WorldWarI flying aces.
* [[Film/{{Scarface 1932}} Scarface]]- The original 1932 version. The TropeCodifier of the gangster film genre and still just as bold and daring as the remake.
* Film/TwentiethCentury - One of the earliest examples of ScrewballComedy.
* Film/BringingUpBaby - Perhaps the screwiest of ScrewballComedy, it was a box-office failure but it is VindicatedByHistory.
* Film/OnlyAngelsHaveWings - A drama about thrill-seeking aviators starring Creator/CaryGrant, Jean Arthur and Creator/RitaHayworth.
* Film/HisGirlFriday - Yet another iconic screwball comedy. Cary Grant and Rosalind Russell (whose performance here inspired the character of ComicBook/LoisLane) try to free an innocent man from a MiscarriageOfJustice, but really it's WillTheyOrWontThey.
* Film/SergeantYork
* Film/BallOfFire
* Film/ToHaveAndHaveNot - The first teaming up HumphreyBogart and LaurenBacall
* Film/TheBigSleep - The second teaming of Bogart and Bacall, and considered one of the best detective movies ever made.
* Film/RedRiver - An important Western and the first serious role for Creator/JohnWayne [[note]]Creator/JohnFord, Wayne's mentor, saw the film and told Hawks, "I didn't know that [[HeReallyCanAct son-of-a-bitch can act!]]" He would give Wayne more complex parts from then on, including TheSearchers.[[/note]]
* Film/IWasAMaleWarBride
* Film/TheThingFromAnotherWorld - A classic sci-fi monster movie that relies on [[NothingIsScarier suspense]] rather than special effects. Oddly enough, one of the rare cases where he was reluctant to take credit (his normal assistant director Christian Nyby is the credited director, even though it plays like one of Hawks' films).
* Film/GentlemenPreferBlondes - Features Creator/MarilynMonroe's iconic number, "Diamonds Are A Girl's Best Friend!"[[note]]Which Hawks did not direct, it was directed by choreographer, Jack Cole.[[/note]]
* Land of the Pharoahs - His foray into the EpicMovie, a box-office failure but interesting for its exploration of AncientEgypt.
* Film/RioBravo - A major box-office hit in its day, and a Western with more focus on camaraderie and TrueCompanions than on the plot.
* Film/{{Hatari}} - A movie with no plot, JohnWayne and actual animals in Africa. A huge box-office hit.
* Film/ElDorado - A remake of Film/RioBravo but faster-paced with more plot complications and more angst about growing old.

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* Film/TheDawnPatrol ''Film/TheDawnPatrol'' (1930) - 1930 film about UsefulNotes/WorldWarI flying aces.
* [[Film/{{Scarface ''[[Film/{{Scarface 1932}} Scarface]]- Scarface]]'' (1932) - The original 1932 version. The TropeCodifier of the gangster film genre and still just as bold and daring as the remake.
* Film/TwentiethCentury ''Film/TwentiethCentury'' (1934) - One of the earliest examples of ScrewballComedy.
* Film/BringingUpBaby ''Film/BringingUpBaby'' (1938) - Perhaps the screwiest of ScrewballComedy, it was a box-office failure but it is VindicatedByHistory.
* Film/OnlyAngelsHaveWings ''Film/OnlyAngelsHaveWings'' (1939) - A drama about thrill-seeking aviators starring Creator/CaryGrant, Jean Arthur and Creator/RitaHayworth.
* Film/HisGirlFriday ''Film/HisGirlFriday'' (1940) - Yet another iconic screwball comedy. Cary Grant and Rosalind Russell (whose performance here inspired the character of ComicBook/LoisLane) try to free an innocent man from a MiscarriageOfJustice, but really it's WillTheyOrWontThey.
* Film/SergeantYork
''Film/SergeantYork'' (1941) - A biopic of the WorldWarI hero.
* Film/BallOfFire
''Film/BallOfFire'' (1941)
* Film/ToHaveAndHaveNot ''Film/ToHaveAndHaveNot'' (1944) - The first teaming up HumphreyBogart and LaurenBacall
* Film/TheBigSleep ''Film/TheBigSleep'' (1946) - The second teaming of Bogart and Bacall, and considered one of the best detective movies ever made.
* Film/RedRiver ''Film/RedRiver'' (1948) - An important Western and the first serious role for Creator/JohnWayne [[note]]Creator/JohnFord, Wayne's mentor, saw the film and told Hawks, "I didn't know that [[HeReallyCanAct son-of-a-bitch can act!]]" He would give Wayne more complex parts from then on, including TheSearchers.[[/note]]
* Film/IWasAMaleWarBride
''Film/IWasAMaleWarBride'' (1949)
* Film/TheThingFromAnotherWorld ''Film/TheThingFromAnotherWorld'' (1951) - A classic sci-fi monster movie that relies on [[NothingIsScarier suspense]] rather than special effects. Oddly enough, one of the rare cases where he was reluctant to take credit (his normal assistant director Christian Nyby is the credited director, even though it plays like one of Hawks' films).
* Film/GentlemenPreferBlondes ''Film/GentlemenPreferBlondes'' (1953) - Features Creator/MarilynMonroe's iconic number, "Diamonds Are A Girl's Best Friend!"[[note]]Which Hawks did not direct, it was directed by choreographer, Jack Cole.[[/note]]
* Land ''Land of the Pharoahs Pharoahs'' (1955) - His foray into the EpicMovie, a box-office failure but interesting for its exploration of AncientEgypt.
* Film/RioBravo ''Film/RioBravo'' (1959) - A major box-office hit in its day, and a Western with more focus on camaraderie and TrueCompanions than on the plot.
* Film/{{Hatari}} ''Film/{{Hatari}}'' (1962) - A movie with no plot, JohnWayne and actual animals in Africa. A huge box-office hit.
* Film/ElDorado ''Film/ElDorado'' (1966) - A remake of Film/RioBravo ''Film/RioBravo'', but faster-paced faster-paced, with more plot complications and more angst about growing old.
25th Feb '16 8:57:09 PM Mdumas43073
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Howard Hawks (1896-1977) was one of the most versatile directors of UsefulNotes/TheGoldenAgeOfHollywood. Starting out in silent films as an assistant director and other production jobs, he soon moved up to director, and was one of Hollywood's top directors for the next several decades. Among the genres he handled successfully were gangster films, romantic comedies, screwball comedies, westerns, detective movies, and even musicals. Unlike other directors at the time, he wasn't tied to one particular studio. Also, though he worked with a number of well-regarded writers on his films (among them Ben Hecht and Creator/WilliamFaulkner), he was also known for changing the script as he was shooting it, with a number of examples of ThrowItIn in each of his films. He also was legendary for the number of tall tales he told about himself. Though he directed a number of hits throughout his career, he fell out of favor with critics in the '50s, but was VindicatedByHistory, thanks to [[UsefulNotes/TheAuteurTheory "auteur"]] critics like Creator/FrancoisTruffaut who helped restore his reputation. Later generation of directors would cite him as a major director, second only to Creator/JohnFord, citing his versatility in moving from genres with the likes of Creator/JohnCarpenter, Creator/MartinScorsese, Creator/RobertAltman, Creator/QuentinTarantino, Creator/WesAnderson, Creator/GreggAraki and Creator/JimJarmusch testifying to his influence on their work.

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Howard Hawks (1896-1977) '''Howard Hawks''' (18961977) was one of the most versatile directors of UsefulNotes/TheGoldenAgeOfHollywood. Starting out in silent films as an assistant director and other production jobs, he soon moved up to director, and was one of Hollywood's top directors for the next several decades. Among the genres he handled successfully were gangster films, romantic comedies, screwball comedies, westerns, detective movies, and even musicals. Unlike other directors at the time, he wasn't tied to one particular studio. Also, though he worked with a number of well-regarded writers on his films (among them Ben Hecht and Creator/WilliamFaulkner), he was also known for changing the script as he was shooting it, with a number of examples of ThrowItIn in each of his films. He also was legendary for the number of tall tales he told about himself. Though he directed a number of hits throughout his career, he fell out of favor with critics in the '50s, but was VindicatedByHistory, thanks to [[UsefulNotes/TheAuteurTheory "auteur"]] critics like Creator/FrancoisTruffaut who helped restore his reputation. Later generation of directors would cite him as a major director, second only to Creator/JohnFord, citing his versatility in moving from genres with the likes of Creator/JohnCarpenter, Creator/MartinScorsese, Creator/RobertAltman, Creator/QuentinTarantino, Creator/WesAnderson, Creator/GreggAraki and Creator/JimJarmusch testifying to his influence on their work.
5th Feb '16 1:32:48 AM Menshevik
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* MagnumOpusDissonance : The films Hawks tended to be associated in his later years were ''Film/RioBravo'', ''Film/HisGirlFriday'' or ''Film/ToHaveAndHaveNot'' and he was seen as a director of TheWestern and the ScrewballComedy. His own favorite was the first ''Scarface**, a classic gangster film for sure, but an atypical work compared to his later films. He stated that it was a movie he had complete freedom to achieve what he wanted.

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* MagnumOpusDissonance : The films Hawks tended to be associated in his later years were ''Film/RioBravo'', ''Film/HisGirlFriday'' or ''Film/ToHaveAndHaveNot'' and he was seen as a director of TheWestern and the ScrewballComedy. His own favorite was the first ''Scarface**, ''Scarface'', a classic gangster film for sure, but an atypical work compared to his later films. He stated that it was a movie he had complete freedom to achieve what he wanted.
5th Feb '16 1:32:03 AM Menshevik
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* MagnumOpusDissonance : The films Hawks tended to be associated in his later years were Film/RioBravo or Film/HisGirlFriday or Film/ToHaveAndHaveNot and he was seen as a director of TheWestern and the ScrewballComedy. His own favorite was the first Scarface, a classic gangster film for sure, but an atypical work compared to his later films. He stated that it was a movie he had complete freedom to achieve what he wanted.

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* MagnumOpusDissonance : The films Hawks tended to be associated in his later years were Film/RioBravo ''Film/RioBravo'', ''Film/HisGirlFriday'' or Film/HisGirlFriday or Film/ToHaveAndHaveNot ''Film/ToHaveAndHaveNot'' and he was seen as a director of TheWestern and the ScrewballComedy. His own favorite was the first Scarface, ''Scarface**, a classic gangster film for sure, but an atypical work compared to his later films. He stated that it was a movie he had complete freedom to achieve what he wanted.
5th Feb '16 1:25:41 AM Menshevik
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* GenderBlenderName: When Howard Hawks read the novel ''No Good from a Corpse'' by Creator/LeighBrackett, he had his secretary call "this guy Brackett" to help William Faulkner write the screenplay for ''The Big Sleep''. While this was the third screenplay she worked on, it brought her to wider attention and started a collaboration with Hawks on a grand total of six films over two decades (from ''The Big Sleep'' to ''Rio Lobo'').

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* GenderBlenderName: When Howard Hawks read the was so impressed by Creator/LeighBrackett's novel ''No Good from a Corpse'' by Creator/LeighBrackett, that he had his secretary call "this guy Brackett" to help William Faulkner write the screenplay for ''The Big Sleep''. While this was the third screenplay she worked on, it brought her to wider attention and started a collaboration with Hawks on a grand total of six films over two decades (from ''The Big Sleep'' to ''Rio Lobo'').
5th Feb '16 1:23:57 AM Menshevik
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* GenderBlenderName: When Howard Hawks read the novel ''No Good from a Corpse'' by Creator/LeighBrackett, he had his secretary call "this guy Brackett" to help William Faulkner write the screenplay for ''The Big Sleep''. While this was the third screenplay she worked on, it brought her to wider attention and started a collaboration with Hawks on a grand total of six films over two decades (from ''The Big Sleep'' to ''Rio Lobo'').
5th Feb '16 1:07:59 AM Menshevik
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Howard Hawks (1896-1977) was one of the most versatile directors of UsefulNotes/TheGoldenAgeOfHollywood. Starting out in silent films as an assistant director and other production jobs, he soon moved up to director, and was one of Hollywood's top directors for the next several decades. Among the genres he handled successfully were gangster films, romantic comedies, screwball comedies, westerns, detective movies, and even musicals. Unlike other directors at the time, he wasn't tied to one particular studio. Also, though he worked with a number of well-regarded writers on his films (among them Ben Hecht and Creator/WilliamFaulkner), he was also known for changing the script as he was shooting it, with a number of examples of ThrowItIn in each of his films. He also was legendary for the number of tall tales he told about himself. Though he directed a number of hits throughout his career, he fell out of favor with critics in the '50s, but was VindicatedByHistory, thanks to the [[UsefulNotes/TheAuteurTheory "auteur"]] critics like Creator/FrancoisTruffaut helped restore his reputation. Later generation of directors would cite him as a major director, second only to Creator/JohnFord, citing his versatility in moving from genres with the likes of Creator/JohnCarpenter, Creator/MartinScorsese, Creator/RobertAltman, Creator/QuentinTarantino, Creator/WesAnderson, Creator/GreggAraki and Creator/JimJarmusch testifying to his influence on their work.

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Howard Hawks (1896-1977) was one of the most versatile directors of UsefulNotes/TheGoldenAgeOfHollywood. Starting out in silent films as an assistant director and other production jobs, he soon moved up to director, and was one of Hollywood's top directors for the next several decades. Among the genres he handled successfully were gangster films, romantic comedies, screwball comedies, westerns, detective movies, and even musicals. Unlike other directors at the time, he wasn't tied to one particular studio. Also, though he worked with a number of well-regarded writers on his films (among them Ben Hecht and Creator/WilliamFaulkner), he was also known for changing the script as he was shooting it, with a number of examples of ThrowItIn in each of his films. He also was legendary for the number of tall tales he told about himself. Though he directed a number of hits throughout his career, he fell out of favor with critics in the '50s, but was VindicatedByHistory, thanks to the [[UsefulNotes/TheAuteurTheory "auteur"]] critics like Creator/FrancoisTruffaut who helped restore his reputation. Later generation of directors would cite him as a major director, second only to Creator/JohnFord, citing his versatility in moving from genres with the likes of Creator/JohnCarpenter, Creator/MartinScorsese, Creator/RobertAltman, Creator/QuentinTarantino, Creator/WesAnderson, Creator/GreggAraki and Creator/JimJarmusch testifying to his influence on their work.



* Film/HisGirlFriday - Yet another iconic screwball comedy. Cary Grant and Rosalind Russell(whose performance here inspired the character of ComicBook/LoisLane) try to free an innocent man from a MiscarriageOfJustice, but really it's WillTheyOrWontThey.

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* Film/HisGirlFriday - Yet another iconic screwball comedy. Cary Grant and Rosalind Russell(whose Russell (whose performance here inspired the character of ComicBook/LoisLane) try to free an innocent man from a MiscarriageOfJustice, but really it's WillTheyOrWontThey.


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* HasAType: While the [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hawksian_woman "Hawksian Woman"]] is mainly characterized by her attitude and level of competence, she does have a visual side. She is usually not a statuesque beauty, but physically looks tough enough to succeed in an "un-ladylike" environment and dresses accordingly. Also some critics noted that Hawks' female leads tended to be brunettes and not too busty.
1st Feb '16 2:55:29 PM gallium
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* Film/IWasAMaleWarBride
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* Only Angels Have Wings - A drama about thrill-seeking aviators starring Creator/CaryGrant, Jean Arthur and Creator/RitaHayworth.

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* Only Angels Have Wings Film/OnlyAngelsHaveWings - A drama about thrill-seeking aviators starring Creator/CaryGrant, Jean Arthur and Creator/RitaHayworth.
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