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Howard Hawks and Gay Subtext: “That’s a Goddamn Silly Statement to Make”… but is it?

Posted by Jennifer Reynolds April 3, 2014 2 Comments 343 views

Much is made of the gay subtext that runs through may Howard Hawks films. Can’t we just be friends?

Who Goes There?: A Tale of Two Things

Posted by Jason Wilson April 2, 2014 1 Comment 343 views

A tale of two things: John Carpenter’s The Thing squares off against (probably) Howard Hawks’ The Thing from Another World.A tale of two things: John Carpenter’s The Thing squares off against (probably) Howard Hawks’ The Thing from Another World.

Howard Hawks and the Auteur Theory

Posted by Robert Liwanag March 28, 2014 0 Comment 365 views

Director Howard Hawks is a sterling example of the auteur theory.

Screwball Comedy and the Hawksian Woman

Posted by Lesley Coffin March 24, 2014 1 Comment 524 views

Howard Hawks’ work in screwball comedy didn’t simply show his comic sensibilities, but an alternative view of the sexes as typically found in Hollywood.

Rio Bravo, El Dorado and Howard Hawks’ Degree of Separation

Posted by Wade Sheeler March 17, 2014 2 Comments 1005 views

Let Kevin Bacon have his Six Degrees of Separation, Howard Hawks needs just the one found between Rio Bravo and El Dorado.

RoboCop, American Exceptionalism and the Common Good

Posted by Bennett O'Brian February 25, 2014 0 Comment 754 views

27 years on, Ben O’Brian examines the lasting impact of Paul Verhoeven’s RoboCop.

Sex and Censorship: Wilder and Hollywood’s Production Code

Posted by Pam January 13, 2014 2 Comments 2148 views

Billy Wilder spent a career making films that tiptoed along the harsh production code and made films that remain as fresh today as when they were made.

The Mabuse Trilogy, Part III: The Thousand Eyes of Dr. Mabuse (1960)

Posted by John Munshour December 28, 2013 0 Comment 653 views

We conclude our three part look at Fritz Lang’s Mabuse trilogy with the final installment in the series, The Thousand Eyes of Dr. Mabuse.

The Mabuse Trilogy, Part II: The Testament of Dr. Mabuse (1933)

Posted by John Munshour December 24, 2013 0 Comment 883 views

Fritz Lang’s The Testament of Dr. Mabuse asks not only troubling questions about it’s historical political climate, but also about the human condition.

Fritz Lang’s Western Flirtations

Posted by Pam December 20, 2013 0 Comment 750 views

Fritz Lang is most well known for his early German Expressionist work, his contribution to film noir, and his devotion to wearing a monocle. But he also loved westerns and he made three of ‘em.

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