Although John Ford—his friend, contemporary, and the director arguably closest to him in terms of his talent and output—told him that it was he, and not Ford, who should have won the 1941 Best Director Academy Award (for Sergeant York (1941)), the great Hawks never won an Oscar in competition and was nominated for Best Director only that one time, despite making some of the best films in the Hollywood canon. The Academy eventually made up for the oversight in 1974 by voting him an honorary Academy Award, in the midst of a two-decade-long critical revival that has gone on for yet another two decades. To many cineastes, Howard Hawks is one of the faces of American film and would be carved on any film pantheon’s Mt. Rushmore honoring America’s greatest directors, beside his friend Ford and Orson Welles (the other great director who Ford beat out for the 1941 Oscar). It took the French “Cahiers du Cinema” critics to teach America to appreciate one of its own masters, and it was… read more
HATARI! é a síntese de Hawks onde, consolidadas as constantes temáticas e estilísticas, satifaz, como escreveu Truffaut, dois prazeres: O prazer do cinema e o prazer da caça. Com homens de vários paises na África para caçar animais, como em RIO BRAVO e outros filmes, é a espera que fundamenta a escrita hawkisiana em função da observação de comportamentos. E o homem é quem determina as suas ações | André Setaro
Just a great story about people and their relationships set within their daily work..it employs drama, comedy, life and death crises, adventure, action, romance, and fun. A witty, smart & savvy, crackling script and wonderfully likable and in depth emotionally well drawn characters really make this film a joy. Seen this film dozens of times & I just love it. Great direction from Hawks, fantastic performances from John Wayne, Red Buttons, Hardy Kruger, Elsa Martinelli, & the rest of the ensemble cast. Even the score by Henri Mancini is memorable, featuring the classic “Baby Elephant Walk”..and the cinematography of Africa is stunning
Tabu, fantasy, history, cinema.
A look at the early work of one of the great designers of the Golden Age of Polish movie posters.