Hawks, Howard


Hawks, Howard

▪ American director
born May 30, 1896, Goshen, Ind., U.S.
died Dec. 26, 1977, Palm Springs, Calif.

      U.S. motion-picture director who maintained a consistent personal style within the framework of the traditional film genres. His pictures, which starred Hollywood's most noted actors, were marked by the effective establishment and sustenance of mood and by an intimacy created by filming from the eye level of a spectator.

 Hawks was a professional race-car driver before going to Hollywood in 1922 as a director. A Girl in Every Port (1928), his first important picture, was followed by internationally popular features that included the adventure films The Dawn Patrol (1930), Only Angels Have Wings (1939), and Hatari! (1962); the crime films Scarface (1932), To Have and Have Not (1944), and The Big Sleep (1946); and the westerns Red River (1948), Rio Bravo (1959), and El Dorado (1967).

 Hawks's heroes in his adventure, crime, and western films are essentially professionals, men who quietly accept the often dangerous responsibilities of their careers. In comedies such as Twentieth Century (1934), Bringing Up Baby (1938), and His Girl Friday (1940) the treatment of the hero is reversed; his self-respect is diminished, often by a woman.
 

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  • HAWKS, Howard — (1896–1977)    Born in Indiana but raised in Southern California, Howard Hawks, along with John Ford, was one of the most dominant film directors of the 20th century. His education at Cornell, was in engineering, and during World War I he flew… …   Westerns in Cinema

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  • Hawks, Howard — ► (1896 1977) Director de cine estadounidense. Ha destacado en las películas de aventuras: La escuadrilla del amanecer (1930), Solo los ángeles tienen alas (1939), etc., y en la comedia: Los caballeros las prefieren rubias (1953), etc …   Enciclopedia Universal

  • Hawks,Howard Winchester — Hawks (hôks), Howard Winchester. 1896 1977. American filmmaker whose works include His Girl Friday (1940) and The Big Sleep (1946). * * * …   Universalium

  • Hawks, Howard Winchester — (1896 1977)    Born in Goshen, Indiana, film director, producer, and writer Howard Hawks grew up in a wealthy family that moved to California while he was young. He attended Throop Polytechnic Institute, Phillips Exeter Academy, and Cornell… …   Historical Dictionary of the Roosevelt–Truman Era

  • Hawks, Howard (Winchester) — born May 30, 1896, Goshen, Ind., U.S. died Dec. 26, 1977, Palm Springs, Calif. U.S. film director, screenwriter, and producer. He served as a pilot in World War I, then wrote screenplays in Hollywood (from 1922) and directed several projects… …   Universalium

  • Hawks, Howard (Winchester) — (30 may. 1896, Goshen, Ind., EE.UU.–26 dic. 1977, Palm Springs, Cal.). Director de cine, guionista y productor estadounidense. Fue piloto durante la primera guerra mundial, y en 1922 comenzó a escribir guiones en Hollywood. Dirigió varios filmes… …   Enciclopedia Universal

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  • Howard Hawks — Nombre real Howard Winchester Hawks Nacimiento 30 de mayo de 1896 …   Wikipedia Español


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