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 planes for the U.S. Army. Both experiences helped form his interests behind the camera. He worked in a variety of off-set capacities throughout the 1920s and began directing in 1926. While Hawks directed some of the finest Westerns ever, he also worked in a wide range of genres. He assisted in directing Westerns such as Viva Villa! (1934) and The Outlaw (1943) before directing what many consider his most famous Western Red River (1948), with John Wayne. Wayne also starred in most of Hawks’s other Westerns, including Rio Bravo (1959), El Dorado (1967), and Rio Lobo (1970). Reportedly, Hawks was so disgusted with the success of High Noon (1952) —because of its procommunist tendencies and because it lacked masculinity—that he responded with Rio Bravo (1959).

Historical Dictionary of Westerns in Cinema. . 2012.

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  • Hawks, Howard — • ХО УКС, Хокс (Hawks) Хоуард (30.5. 1896 26.12.1977)    амер. режиссёр, сценарист, продюсер. Учился в ун тах Пасадены и в Корнеллском. С 1917 в кино. Был сценаристом. Дебютировал как режиссёр в 1926 (ф. Путь к славе ). Широкую популярность ему… …   Кино: Энциклопедический словарь

  • 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,… …   Universalium

  • Hawks, Howard —    см. Хоукс, Говард …   Режиссерская энциклопедия. Кино США

  • 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

  • Hawks — Hawks, Howard …   Enciclopedia Universal

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

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