#16 in my ranking of Howard Hawks’ filmography. This is both a return to an older form of comedy for Howard Hawks as well as something new. This is almost as much a remake of Bringing Up Baby as A Song is Born was of Ball of Fire, and it would have been made even the… Continue reading Man’s Favorite Sport?
#11 in my ranking of Howard Hawks’ filmography. The formula worked with Rio Bravo, so Howard Hawks went on vacation to Africa and made another movie chockfull of interesting characters in a dangerous profession with a bare minimum of plot starring John Wayne. It's also the birthplace of one of Henry Mancini's most famous pieces of… Continue reading Hatari!
#6 in my ranking of Howard Hawks’ filmography. Howard Hawks, smarting from the failure of Land of the Pharaohs, left for Europe for a few years to lick his wounds and consider his next moves as a film director. While in Europe, he discovered that television westerns with emphasis on character rather than plot were fairly… Continue reading Rio Bravo
A big thanks to Mark Andrew Edwards for recommending that I go through Howard Hawks' filmography. This was a great ride. Hawks was never a director I had given much thought to before. I owned a handful of his films already, but I'd never considered his body of work as whole or Hawks' place in… Continue reading Howard Hawks: The Definitive Ranking
#32 in my ranking of Howard Hawks' filmography. I would be very unsurprised if I discovered that the first workprint of Howard Hawks' Land of the Pharaohs was well over three hours long. The way this film was marketed, it was held up as a huge historical epic with a trailer that boasted of the… Continue reading Land of the Pharaohs