Howard Hawks Blogathon, May 15- May 31,2013
Howard Hawks, a name that evokes to me memories of a group of hunters, chasing down a rhino in the wilds of Africa, one of the most epic action scenes ever in movie history. Hatari was the first Howard Hawks movie I saw on the big screen, and was fascinated by the scenes of the animal hunts, especially the rhino capture. And that made me explore some of his earlier movies.
Howard Hawks to me was one of the greats of Hollywood’s Golden era, a man who directed movies that just about covered all genres. He could switch from zany screwball comedies like His Girl Friday to Westerns like Rio Bravo to a noir classic like The Big Sleep with ease. He was not a director you could slot in a specific genre, war, noir, Westerns, big screen adventure, screwball comedies, he just about covered all bases. He was a director who was independent of the studio norms, adding his own style to the genres. To Have and Have Not, was essentially a love story, with a war backdrop, and not many directors could have done justice to the incredibly complex plot of The Big Sleep, the way Hawks did. He could capture your attention with a hard core pop corn flick like Hatari, which to me is way better even now than the CGI filled summer blockbusters.
The blogathon would be dedicated to Howard Hawks, from May 15- May 31, tentatively, this may be extended depending on the response. What I am looking for are essentially the following kind of articles
- Reviews of Howard Hawks movies.
- His collaborations with John Wayne and Cary Grant.
- Articles about his screwball comedies.
- Articles on the man himself.
Basically anything on Howard Hawks will do, the above list was just to get a better idea. You could contribute to the blogathon, by either posting an article, sharing any blog you have on Howard Hawks, sharing this with your friends. And yes here are pictures for the blogathon, that you could be using in your blogs to promote it.