Hawks on Hawks

Title

Hawks on Hawks

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Description

Howard Hawks (1896–1977) is the most versatile of all the great American directors, having worked with equal ease and brilliance in screwball comedies, Westerns, gangster movies, musicals, and adventure films. Hawks on Hawks draws on interviews Joseph McBride conducted with the director over the course of the last seven years of his life, giving rare insight into Hawks’s artistic philosophy, his relationships with some of the major figures in Hollywood, and his position in an industry that was rapidly changing. Both an account of Hawks’s life and work and a guide to his insights on how to make movies, the book features the director’s refreshing candor as he gives pithy and often witty assessments of his own films, the work of other filmmakers, and his collaborators.

Publication Date

2013

Publisher

The University Press of Kentucky

Place of Publication

Lexington, KY

ISBN

978-0-8131-4262-3

eISBN

978-0-8131-4431-3 (pdf version)

eISBN

978-0-8131-4430-6 (epub version)

DOI

http://dx.doi.org/10.5810/kentucky/9780813142623.001.0001

Keywords

Howard Hawks, Director, Westerns, Scarface, Bringing Up Baby, The Big Sleep, Red River, Gentlemen Prefer Blondes, Rio Bravo

Disciplines

Film and Media Studies | Radio | Television