MARILYN MONROE
BOGART & BACALL
ON FILMMAKING
“She was the most frightened little girl who had no confidence in her ability. There wasn't a real thing about her. Everything was completely unreal."
"Bogie fell in love with the character Bacall played, so she had to keep playing it the rest of her life."
"There are only about 30 plots in all of drama, but if you can do characters, you can forget about plot."
Howard Hawks Movies Define The Golden Age of Hollywood
Howard Hawks Movies Define The Golden Age of Hollywood
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Howard Hawks was a director/producer/writer and worked with icons like John Wayne, Humphrey Bogart, Carol Lombard, Cary Grant, Lauren BaCall, Ginger Rogers, John Barrymore, Marylyn Monroe, Robert Mitchum, James Cagney, Katharine Hepburn, Gary Cooper, Jane Russell to the greatest photographers, technicians, screenplay writers to all the studio heads to Howard Hughes, and he even brought William Faulkner to Hollywood. Howard Hawks set the standard, the prototype for the Hollywood thriller, comedy, drama and action film that still exists today. Directors like Martin Scorsese and Quentin Tarantino have hailed him as a major influence. Howard Hawks paved the way for the Maverick as he fought the big studio system of the 30s and 40's and got away with it when no one else could and like his films, he was tough, independent and American.
QUENTIN TARANTINO ON HAWKS
Influence and Hero Worship
"He is the single greatest storyteller, all right, in the history of cinema."
- Quentin Tarantino

The decpetive, smooth ease of the Howard Hawks vision has found it’s full scope with time.

CREATING MOVIE STARS
A Connoisseur of Talent


Howard Hawks’s wife Nancy spotted a beautiful teenager on the March 1943 cover of Harper's Bazaar and urged Hawks to have her take a screen test. He signed her up to a seven-year personal contract for $100 a week.

Hawks changed her name, Betty Joan Perske to Lauren Bacall.
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HOWARD HAWKS MOVIES
Hollywood's Grey Fox
Howard Hawks Biography

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Howard Hawks Documentary - The Men Who Made the Movies
HAWKS vs. FORD vs. WELLES
The Great Directors Go At It
The debate over the greatest American director should come down to one’s preference for Howard Hawks, John Ford or Orson Welles.

Although Hawks never received the recognition of Ford or Welles, Howard Hawks has the most masterpieces of the three directors.
THE GREY FOX OF HOLLYWOOD
Howard Hawks Biography
This is the definitive biography of the life and times of the legendary director.

As The Atlantic Monthly noted, "Todd McCarthy - has gone further than anyone else in sorting out the truths and lies of the life, the skills and the insight and the self-deceptions of the work."
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