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Hawks on Hawks

Joseph McBride

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780813142623
eISBN:
9780813145242
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813142623.001.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

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 ... More


Themes and Variations: Three Westerns

Joseph McBride

in Hawks on Hawks

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780813142623
eISBN:
9780813145242
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813142623.003.0032
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

In this chapter, Hawks remembers the production of Rio Bravo, and how it lead to the creation of the films El Dorado and Rio Lobo, exploring the similarities and differences between each of the ... More


Comedy and Tragedy

Joseph McBride

in Hawks on Hawks

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780813142623
eISBN:
9780813145242
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813142623.003.0014
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Hawks reflects on the comedic attitude of his films, and his subtle incorporation of comedy into dramatic plots. Hawk credits Chaplin as his teacher of how to make comedy out of tragedy, and talks ... More


Music

Joseph McBride

in Hawks on Hawks

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780813142623
eISBN:
9780813145242
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813142623.003.0031
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Hawks discusses the challenges of incorporating music into his pictures. He talks about working with several composers over the course of his career, his fondness for jazz, and his choice to cast ... More


Working with Actors

Joseph McBride

in Hawks on Hawks

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780813142623
eISBN:
9780813145242
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813142623.003.0008
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

In this chapter, Hawks talks about working with actors and the compatibility of actors with one another. He discusses his views on rehearsing, and the importance of giving actors confidence. Actors ... More


The Western

Joseph McBride

in Hawks on Hawks

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780813142623
eISBN:
9780813145242
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813142623.003.0027
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Hawks discusses his fondness for the western as a film genre and the audience appeal that comes from its dramatic, yet simple, plot lines. McBride asks Hawks about his opinion on the resurgence of ... More


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