Howard Hawks


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Howard Hawks
Howard Winchester Hawks
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BirthplaceGoshen, Indiana, U.S.
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Film director/producer, screenwriter

Hawks, Howard

(Howard Winchester Hawks), 1896–1977, American film director, b. Goshen, Ind. Although not as well known as such contemporaries as John FordFord, John,
1895–1973, American film director, b. Cape Elizabeth, Maine, as John Martin Feeney. Ford began directing in 1917 after an apprenticeship with his brother Francis.
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 and Alfred HitchcockHitchcock, Sir Alfred,
1899–1980, English-American film director, writer, and producer, b. London. Hitchcock began his career as a director in 1925 and became prominent with The 39 Steps (1935) and The Lady Vanishes (1938).
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, he has been critically acclaimed as one of the 20th cent.'s best motion picture directors. His directorial career began in the silent film era with The Road to Glory (1926). Hawks's uncomplicated and unpretentious style, visual clarity, and sense for crisp dialogue are evident in his more than 40 films, which cover an unusually wide variety of cinematic genres. Many of his works have become classics, including the war film The Dawn Patrol (1930), the gangster movie Scarface (1932), the screwball comedy Bringing Up Baby (1938), the romantic adventure To Have and Have Not (1944), the detective story The Big Sleep (1946), the Western Red River (1948), and the musical Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (1953). The lucid, direct style that made Hawks the ultimate Hollywood professional has been an important influence on many of today's filmmakers.

Hawks, Howard

(1896–1977) film director, screenwriter, producer; born in Goshen, Ind. A plane and car racer in his teens, he worked as a prop boy in Hollywood during college vacations. He served with the Army Air Corps in World War I; returning to California to work in an aircraft factory, he soon decided to try the new film industry where he held a variety of jobs in the production field before moving on to writing and producing movies. His directorial debut was with his own script, The Road to Glory (1926), which launched a career that spanned 45 years and a broad spectrum of genres, from gangster films (Scarface, 1932) and Westerns (Red River, 1948) to screwball comedies (Bringing Up Baby, 1938) and musicals (Gentlemen Prefer Blondes, 1953). Not much of an innovator but in total control of his movies, he was a no-nonsense teller of strong stories, and he came to be highly regarded by French students of film and was awarded an honorary Oscar (1974).
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Rio Bravo TCM, 6.15pm Howard Hawks' classic Western, with John Wayne, left.
2 SCARFACE tomorrow, ITV4, 10pm BASED on Howard Hawks' 1932 noir thriller and with a screenplay by Oliver Stone, Brian De Palma's violent, gripping Scarface chronicles the rise and fall of Tony Montana (Al Pacino, right), a lieutenant for powerful South Florida drug lord Frank Lopez (Robert Loggia) in the early 1980s.
3 SCARFACE Monday, ITV4, 10pm BASED on Howard Hawks' 1932 noir thriller and with a screenplay by Oliver Stone, Brian De Palma's violent, gripping Scarface chronicles the rise and fall of Tony Montana (Al Pacino, left), a lieutenant for powerful South Florida drug lord Frank Lopez (Robert Loggia) in the early 1980s.
3 SCARFACE Monday, ITV4, 10pm BASED on Howard Hawks' 1932 noir thriller and with a screenplay by Oliver Stone, Brian De Palma's violent, gripping Scarface chronicles rise and fall of Tony Montana (Al Pacino, left), lieutenant for powerful South Florida drug lord Frank Lopez (Robert Loggia) in the early 1980s.
Howard Hawks was an anti-Semite, according to Lauren Bacall (aka Betty Perske).
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WITH A NEW DAN BROWN FILM, BEATLES DOC, AND NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC SERIES ON EINSTEIN AND SPACE, THE BUSY DIRECTOR TACKLES TOPICS OF BRILLIANCE AND CREATIVITY AS RON HOWARD COMPLETED HIS TURN FROM ACTOR TO DIRECTOR A COUPLE OF DECADES AGO, HE THOUGHT OF THE GREATS HE WOULD LIKE TO EMULATE, SUCH AS BILLY WILDER, HOWARD HAWKS, AND MIKE NICHOLS.
Jazz royalty: Charlie Barnet, Tommy Dorsey, Benny Goodman, Louis Armstrong and Lionel Hampton in still from Howard Hawks' musical film A Song Is Born
"Gentlemen prefer blondes," goes the phrase--though the title of Howard Hawks' 1953 reminds us of a different (and thankfully now distant) era.
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Peter Bogdanovich esta lejos de ser un maestro de la talla de Orson Wells, John Ford, Howard Hawks, Alfred Hitchock (directores de los que ha escrito ensayos importantes), pero sigue siendo un icono de los anos setenta, decada que inaugura con La ultima pelicula (The Last Picture Show, 1971).