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November 4, 2013
9780813142623
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Hawks on Hawks

"I read Hawks on Hawks with passion. I am very happy that this book exists."—François Truffaut

Howard Hawks (1896–1977) is often credited as being the most versatile of all of the great American directors, having worked with equal ease in screwball comedies, westerns, gangster movies, musicals, and adventure films. He directed an impressive number of Hollywood's greatest stars—including Humphrey Bogart, Cary Grant, John Wayne, Lauren Bacall, Rosalind Russell, and Marilyn Monroe—and some of his most celebrated films include Scarface (1932), Bringing Up Baby (1938), The Big Sleep (1946), Red River (1948), Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (1953), and Rio Bravo (1959).

Hawks on Hawks draws on interviews that author Joseph McBride conducted with the director over the course of seven years, giving rare insight into Hawks's artistic philosophy, his relationships with the stars, and his position in an industry that was rapidly changing. In its new edition, this classic book is both an account of the film legend's life and work and a guidebook on how to make movies.

About the Author

Joseph McBride is an internationally known film critic and historian and a professor in the Cinema Department at San Francisco State University. McBride's sixteen books include What Ever Happened to Orson Welles?: A Portrait of an Independent Career; Writing in Pictures: Screenwriting Made (Mostly) Painless; and acclaimed biographies of Frank Capra, Steven Spielberg, and John Ford. www.josephmcbridefilm.com

Reviews

"A cogent and entertaining series of observations. Hawks's astuteness in story construction and his mastery of film technique are manifest in his production anecdotes, and his analyses of actors' personalities are insightful."—Film Quarterly , reviewing a previous edition or volume

"[D]ifferent from most film books about personalities. . . . The author really knew Howard Hawks, interviewed the crusty old director; the crust and insight come through in these interviews. There are going to be many biographies of Howard Hawks, but they will all lean heavily on this book; the pioneer so honestly reveals himself and the people with whom he worked."—Los Angeles Times , reviewing a previous edition or volume

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248 Pages
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