History Creator / HowardHawks

29th May '18 6:01:54 AM JamesAustin
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* ''[[Film/{{Scarface 1932}} Scarface]]'' (1932) - The original version. The TropeCodifier of the gangster film genre and still just as bold and daring as the remake.

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* ''[[Film/{{Scarface 1932}} Scarface]]'' ''Film/{{Scarface|1932}}'' (1932) - The original version. The TropeCodifier of the gangster film genre and still just as bold and daring as the remake.



* ''Film/BallOfFire'' (1941)

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* ''Film/BallOfFire'' (1941)(1941) - A screwball comedy starring Creator/GaryCooper and Creator/BarbaraStanwyck, loosely based on ''Literature/SnowWhiteAndTheSevenDwarfs''.
* ''Film/AirForce'' (1943) - A war film about aviators who, while ferrying an unarmed bomber across the Pacific, get caught in the attack on Pearl Harbor. Based on an actual incident.



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!!Some tropes associated with Hawks are...

* AllWorkVsAllPlay : His movies are unique for blurring these lines, in his films, work is play, and characters who work together have a lot of fun, and the kind of fun that you can only have with people who watch your back.
* AngstWhatAngst :[invoked] Hawks' movies tend to flaunt this. ''Only Angels Have Wings'' opens with the death of a pilot named Joe, and immediately the pilots go around asking "Who's Joe?" and celebrate anyway though they mourn privately. For Hawks, death and tragedy are not the central features of life, but merely interruptions of real living.
* BlatantLies : His biographer noted that Hawks tended to boast about being a macho tough guy, who won fights and who was a big game hunter, none of which were remotely true. Most of the excitement in his life was dodging book-keepers trying to call his gambling debts.

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!!Some tropes associated with Hawks are...

Hawks's work are:

* AllWorkVsAllPlay : AllWorkVsAllPlay: His movies are unique for blurring these lines, in his films, work is play, and characters who work together have a lot of fun, and the kind of fun that you can only have with people who watch your back.
* AngstWhatAngst :[invoked] AngstWhatAngst: [[invoked]] Hawks' movies tend to flaunt this. ''Only Angels Have Wings'' opens with the death of a pilot named Joe, and immediately the pilots go around asking "Who's Joe?" and celebrate anyway though they mourn privately. For Hawks, death and tragedy are not the central features of life, but merely interruptions of real living.
* BlatantLies : His biographer noted that Hawks tended to boast about being a macho tough guy, who won fights and who was a big game hunter, none of which were remotely true. Most of the excitement in his life was dodging book-keepers trying to call his gambling debts.
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* ConsummateProfessional : He was himself this and his films celebrate characters who are this in their chosen field. Film/RioBravo is about Creator/JohnWayne worrying that Creator/DeanMartin is undergoing BadassDecay while Ricky Nelson is the young plucky rookie who convinces the professionals that he's so good, "he doesn't need to prove it!" Film/HisGirlFriday is about DaChief Walter Burns (Creator/CaryGrant) manipulating [[WorkingWithTheEx his ex]] Creator/RosalindRussell back into his life, not only because he loves her but because he values her work as a journalist.
* FiveManBand : His movies tended to be about groups and they tended to fall into roles like this, with Creator/HumphreyBogart, Creator/CaryGrant and Creator/JohnWayne playing TheHero of their own crew in films like Film/ToHaveAndHaveNot, Only Angels Have Wings, Film/RioBravo.
* GenderBlenderName: Howard Hawks was so impressed by Creator/LeighBrackett's novel ''No Good from a Corpse'' 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'').

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* ConsummateProfessional : He was himself this and his ConsummateProfessional: His films celebrate characters who are this in their chosen field. Film/RioBravo ''Film/RioBravo'' is about Creator/JohnWayne worrying that Creator/DeanMartin is undergoing BadassDecay while Ricky Nelson is the young plucky rookie who convinces the professionals that he's so good, "he doesn't need to prove it!" Film/HisGirlFriday ''Film/HisGirlFriday'' is about DaChief DaEditor Walter Burns (Creator/CaryGrant) manipulating [[WorkingWithTheEx his ex]] Creator/RosalindRussell back into his life, not only because he loves her but because he values her work as a journalist.
* FiveManBand : FiveManBand: His movies tended to be about groups and they tended to fall into roles like this, with Creator/HumphreyBogart, Creator/CaryGrant and Creator/JohnWayne playing TheHero of their own crew in films like Film/ToHaveAndHaveNot, Only ''Film/ToHaveAndHaveNot'', ''Only Angels Have Wings, Film/RioBravo.
* GenderBlenderName: Howard Hawks was so impressed by Creator/LeighBrackett's novel ''No Good from a Corpse'' 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
Wings'', and started a collaboration with Hawks on a grand total of six films over two decades (from ''The Big Sleep'' to ''Rio Lobo'').''Film/RioBravo''.



* 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.
* RatedMForManly: A central theme for much of his work--particularly his Westerns and war films--involves looking into the meaning and implications of "being a man".
** Though funnily enough, auteurist critics actually celebrated his films for having prominent women characters and even being quasi-Feminist, citing Creator/RosalindRussell, Lauren Bacall and Angie Dickinson's performances in these films.

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* MagnumOpusDissonance : MagnumOpusDissonance: [[invoked]] 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.
* RatedMForManly: A central theme for much of his work--particularly his Westerns and war films--involves looking into the meaning and implications of "being a man". \n** Though funnily enough, auteurist critics actually celebrated his films for having prominent women characters and even being quasi-Feminist, citing Creator/RosalindRussell, Lauren Bacall and Angie Dickinson's performances in these films.



* VitriolicBestBuds: His favorite kind of friendship.

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* VitriolicBestBuds: His favorite kind of friendship.friendship in his films.
11th May '18 6:23:27 PM costanton11
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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.
22nd Mar '18 9:07:05 PM nombretomado
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* ''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]]

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* ''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.''Film/TheSearchers''.[[/note]]
25th Feb '18 9:18:19 PM MackWylde
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* CentralTheme: [[RatedMForManly Act like a man]].


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* GenreRoulette: Big time! He has touched almost every genre you can imagine from comedy, to drama, to crime thrillers, to westerns, to science fiction, to even a musical.
9th Feb '18 6:24:41 PM Mdumas43073
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Howard Hawks (18961977) was one of the most versatile directors of UsefulNotes/TheGoldenAgeOfHollywood.

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Howard Hawks (18961977) (May 30, 1896 December 26, 1977) was one of the most versatile directors of UsefulNotes/TheGoldenAgeOfHollywood.
28th Aug '17 2:15:35 AM jormis29
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* ''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.

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* ''Film/HisGirlFriday'' (1940) - Yet another iconic screwball comedy. Cary Grant and Rosalind Russell Creator/RosalindRussell (whose performance here inspired the character of ComicBook/LoisLane) try to free an innocent man from a MiscarriageOfJustice, but really it's WillTheyOrWontThey.



* ConsummateProfessional : He was himself this and his films celebrate characters who are this in their chosen field. Film/RioBravo is about Creator/JohnWayne worrying that Creator/DeanMartin is undergoing BadassDecay while Ricky Nelson is the young plucky rookie who convinces the professionals that he's so good, "he doesn't need to prove it!" Film/HisGirlFriday is about DaChief Walter Burns (Creator/CaryGrant) manipulating [[WorkingWithTheEx his ex]] Rosalind Russell back into his life, not only because he loves her but because he values her work as a journalist.

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* ConsummateProfessional : He was himself this and his films celebrate characters who are this in their chosen field. Film/RioBravo is about Creator/JohnWayne worrying that Creator/DeanMartin is undergoing BadassDecay while Ricky Nelson is the young plucky rookie who convinces the professionals that he's so good, "he doesn't need to prove it!" Film/HisGirlFriday is about DaChief Walter Burns (Creator/CaryGrant) manipulating [[WorkingWithTheEx his ex]] Rosalind Russell Creator/RosalindRussell back into his life, not only because he loves her but because he values her work as a journalist.



** Though funnily enough, auteurist critics actually celebrated his films for having prominent women characters and even being quasi-Feminist, citing Rosalind Russell, Lauren Bacall and Angie Dickinson's performances in these films.

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** Though funnily enough, auteurist critics actually celebrated his films for having prominent women characters and even being quasi-Feminist, citing Rosalind Russell, Creator/RosalindRussell, Lauren Bacall and Angie Dickinson's performances in these films.
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