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Howard Hawks, an American producer, writer, and director, grew up in California, studied engineering, and served in the Army Air Corps during World War I. For 45 years he made movies in all of the standard Hollywood genres: popular "screwball comedies" like His Girl Friday (1940) and Bringing Up Baby (1938), westerns like Red River (1948) and Rio Bravo (1959), musicals like Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (1953), gangster films like Scarface (1932), adventure films like To Have and Have Not (1944), and private-eye melodramas like The Big Sleep (1946). These were not run-of-the-mill movies, however, for Hawks infused them with his own style and themes. He tended to use a symmetrical structure and sparse dialogue, depending on concrete visual images to reveal character in action. Although he worked with some of the best writers in Hollywood (Ben Hecht, Jules Furthman, and William Faulkner, for example), he allowed his actors to add or alter lines, believing that improvisation improved the verisimilitude of a film. Hawks received only one Academy Award nomination in his career, for Sergeant York (1941), but he was given the Lifetime Achievement Award by the Academy in 1975. (Bowker Author Biography)
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His Girl Friday [1940 film] (Producer/Director) 261 copies, 6 reviews
The Big Sleep [1946 film] (Director) 248 copies, 4 reviews
Rio Bravo [1959 film] (Director) 201 copies, 3 reviews
Bringing Up Baby [1938 film] (Director) 184 copies, 3 reviews
To Have and Have Not [1944 film] (Director) 170 copies, 8 reviews
Gentlemen Prefer Blondes [1953 film] (Director) 159 copies, 2 reviews
El Dorado [1966 film] (Director) 143 copies
Red River [1948 film] (Producer/Director) 125 copies, 3 reviews
Hawks on Hawks 100 copies, 1 review
Hatari! [1962 film] (Director) 95 copies, 1 review
Rio Lobo [1970 film] (Director) 78 copies, 1 review
The Thing from Another World [1951 film] (Uncredited director) 62 copies, 1 review
Sergeant York [1941 film] (Director) 60 copies
Monkey Business [1952 film] (Director) 60 copies, 2 reviews
I Was a Male War Bride [1949 film] (Director) 54 copies, 1 review
Scarface [1932 film] (Director) 50 copies, 3 reviews
Only Angels Have Wings [1939 film] (Director & Producer) 45 copies
The Outlaw [1943 film] (Director) 45 copies
Ball of Fire [1941 film] (Director) 44 copies, 1 review
Twentieth Century [1934 film] (Director) 25 copies
Air Force [1943 film] (Director) 13 copies, 1 review
The Dawn Patrol [1938 film] (Writer) 10 copies
Cary Grant: The Collection (Director) 9 copies
The Big Sky [1952 film] (Director) 9 copies
A Song is Born [1948 film] (Director) 8 copies
Land of the Pharaohs [1955 film] (Director) 8 copies, 1 review
Come and Get It [1936 film] (Director) 7 copies, 1 review
Danny Kaye: The Goldwyn Years: 4 Films (Director) 4 copies, 1 review
The Criminal Code [1931 film] (Director) 3 copies
The Best of Marilyn (Director) 2 copies
Cary Grant 7-Movie Collection (Director) 2 copies
Corvette K-225 [1943 film] (Director) 2 copies
The Dawn Patrol [1930 film] (Director) 2 copies
5 Film Collection: John Wayne (Director) 2 copies

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