Posts tagged with "howard hawks"

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 9462 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 3 Comments 6456 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.

The Big Sleep (1946)

Posted by Toyiah Murry April 1, 2014 0 Comment 4815 views

Howard Hawk’s films have nearly always possessed a bias for fast-paced hysterics, high-octane crime, intense dramatics, or all of the above. Yet, of all his films, nothing compares to his quick-witted adaptation of Raymond Chandler’s novel, The Big Sleep. To say that I was confused the first time I ever watched the near two-hour crime drama […]

Bringing Up Baby (1938)

Posted by Laura Grande March 31, 2014 0 Comment 6675 views

Praise for Howard Hawks’ implausible and preposterous masterpiece, Bringing Up Baby.

Howard Hawks and the Auteur Theory

Posted by Robert Liwanag March 28, 2014 0 Comment 8899 views

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

Monkey Business (1952) Does Not Exist

Posted by John Munshour March 27, 2014 0 Comment 5412 views

Howard Hawks’ Monkey Business happened in 1952… or did it?

Men in Love (with) A Girl In Every Port

Posted by Wade Sheeler March 21, 2014 1 Comment 10281 views

Despite its charm, is Howard Hawks’ silent classic A Girl in Every Port really a story of unrequited homosexuality?

Film Review: A Song Is Born (1948)

Posted by Christina Stewart March 19, 2014 0 Comment 4377 views

Howard Hawks remade his own Ball of Fire as A Song is Born, just with more singing and dancing and Danny Kaye.

Watch It: A Girl in Every Port (1928)

Posted by Brandy Dean February 19, 2013 0 Comment 3959 views

Today we’ve got a treat in this rare silent from director Howard Hawks. A Girl in Every Port follows the adventure of sailors on shore leave (always a good time). This little comedy gem features not only real-life stripper Sally Rand, but none other than Louise Brooks. It’s quite a change from her heavier roles […]

Existentialism, Howard Hawks, and “Only Angels Have Wings”

Posted by Wade Sheeler February 18, 2013 1 Comment 10578 views

Only Angels Have Wings airs February 22, 2013 on TCM at 5:45 pm EST. Howard Hawks is considered one of the great classic film directors. His contemporaries defined him as a “man’s man,” both in his attitude, demeanor and the ethos his characters displayed over his six decade long career span. Much of his tough […]

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