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Howard Hawks
Howard Winchester Hawks (May 30, 1896December 26, 1977) was an American film director, producer and screenwriter of the classic Hollywood era. Critic Leonard Maltin Leonard Michael Maltin (born December 18, 1950) is an American film critic Film criticism is the analysis and evaluation of film A film, also called a movie, motion picture or moving picture, is a work of visual art The visual arts a ... called him "the greatest American director who is not a household name." A versatile film director, Hawks explored many genres such as comedies, dramas, gangster films, science fiction, film noir Film noir (; ) is a cinematic term used primarily to describe stylish Hollywood Hollywood is a neighborhood in the Central Los Angeles, central region of Los Angeles, California. Its name has come to be a metonymy, shorthand reference for t ..., war films and westerns. His most popular films include '' Scarface'' (1932), ''Bringing Up Baby ''Bringing Up Baby ...
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Goshen, Indiana
Goshen ( ) is a city in and the county seat of Elkhart County, Indiana, United States. It is the smaller of the two principal cities of the Elkhart-Goshen Metropolitan Statistical Area, which in turn is part of the South Bend-Elkhart-Mishawaka Combined Statistical Area. It is located in the northern part of Indiana near the Michigan border, in a region known as Michiana. Goshen is located 10 miles southeast of Elkhart, Indiana, Elkhart, 25 miles southeast of South Bend, Indiana, South Bend, 120 miles east of Chicago, and 150 miles north of Indianapolis. The population was 31,719 at the 2010 United States Census, 2010 census. The city is known as a major recreational vehicle and accessories manufacturing center, the home of Goshen College, a small Mennonite liberal arts college, and the Elkhart County 4-H Fair, one of the largest county fairs in the United States. History Before the arrival of white colonists, the land that is today Goshen, Indiana was populated by Native Amer ...
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Mary Astor
Mary Astor (born Lucile Vasconcellos Langhanke; May 3, 1906 – September 25, 1987) was an American actress and musician. Although her career spanned several decades, she may be best remembered for her performance as Brigid O'Shaughnessy in ''The Maltese Falcon (1941 film), The Maltese Falcon'' (1941). Astor began her long motion picture career as a teenager in the silent film, silent movies of the early 1920s. When Sound film, talkies arrived, her voice was initially considered too masculine and she was off the screen for a year. After she appeared in a play with friend Florence Eldridge, film offers returned, and she resumed her career in sound pictures. In 1936, Astor's career was nearly destroyed by scandal. She had an affair with playwright George S. Kaufman and was branded an adulterous wife by her ex-husband during a custody fight over their daughter. Overcoming these stumbling blocks in her private life, she went on to greater film success, eventually winning an Acade ...
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Jean-Luc Godard
Jean-Luc Godard ( , ; ; born 3 December 1930) is a French-Swiss film director, screenwriter, and film critic. He rose to prominence as a pioneer of the 1960s French New Wave The New Wave (french: La Nouvelle Vague) is a French art film An art film is typically an independent film An independent film, independent movie, indie film, or indie movie is a feature film or short film that is produced outside the ... film movement, and is arguably the most influential French filmmaker of the post-war era 275px, A French family returns to their village, Buron, northwest of Caen, which was completely destroyed Battle for Caen">during fighting, 18 July 1944 In Western world, Western usage, the phrase post-war era (or postwar era) usually refers to .... According to AllMovie, his work "revolutionized the motion picture form" through its experimentation with narrative, continuity editing, continuity, film sound, sound, and cinematography, camerawork. During his early c ...
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Robert Altman
Robert Bernard Altman (; February 20, 1925 – November 20, 2006) was an American film director, screenwriter, and producer. Altman is known as a five-time nominee of the Academy Award for Best Director The Academy Award for Best Director (officially known as the Academy Award of Merit for Directing) is an award presented annually by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS, often ... and an enduring figure from the New Hollywood New Hollywood, sometimes referred to as the American New Wave or the Hollywood Renaissance, refers to a movement in American film history from the mid-1960s to the early 1980s, when a new generation of young filmmakers came to prominence in the Un ... era, comparable to such directors as Martin Scorsese Martin Charles Scorsese (, ; born November 17, 1942) is an American film and television director, producer, screenwriter, and film historian, in addition to occasionally servin ...
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Martin Scorsese
Martin Charles Scorsese (, ; born November 17, 1942) is an American film and television director, producer, screenwriter, and film historian, in addition to occasionally serving as an actor. One of the major figures of the New Hollywood The New Hollywood, also referred to as the American New Wave or sometimes called the Hollywood Renaissance, refers to a movement in American film history from the mid-1960s to the early 1980s, when a new generation of young filmmakers came to prom ... era, he is widely regarded as one of the greatest and most influential directors in film history. Scorsese's body of work explores themes such as Italian-American Italian Americans ( it, italoamericani or ''italo-americani'', ) are Americans Americans are the citizens and nationals Nationals may refer to: * People of a given nationality * A tournament or convention of national scope * Washington Nat ... identity, Catholic The Catholic Church, also known as the Roman Catholic ...
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Honorary Academy Award
The Academy Honorary Award – instituted in 1950 for the 23rd Academy Awards (previously called the Special Award, which was first presented at the 1st Academy Awards in 1929) – is given annually by the Board of Governors A board of directors is a group of people who jointly supervise the activities of an organization, which can be either a for-profit or a nonprofit organization such as a business, nonprofit organization, or a government agency. The powers, du ... of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS, often pronounced ; also known as simply the Academy or the Motion Picture Academy) is a professional honorary organization with the stated goal of advancing the arts and sciences of motion ... (AMPAS). The award celebrates motion picture achievements that are not covered by existing Academy Awards The Academy Awards, popularly known as the Oscars, are awards for artistic and technical merit in ...
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Sergeant York (film)
''Sergeant York'' is a 1941 American biographical film about the life of Alvin C. York, one of the most decorated American soldiers of World War I. Directed by Howard Hawks and starring Gary Cooper in the title role, the film was a critical and commercial success, and became 1941 in film, the highest-grossing film of 1941. The film was based on the diary of Sergeant Alvin York, as edited by Tom Skeyhill, and adapted by Harry Chandlee, Abem Finkel, John Huston, Howard Koch (screenwriter), Howard E. Koch, and Sam Cowan (uncredited). York refused, several times, to authorize a film version of his life story, but finally yielded to persistent efforts to finance the creation of an interdenominational Bible school. The story that York insisted on Gary Cooper for the title role comes from a telegram producer Jesse L. Lasky wrote to Cooper pleading with him to accept the part, to which he signed York's name. Cooper went on to win the Academy Award for Best Actor for his performance, w ...
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Academy Award For Best Director
The Academy Award for Best Director (officially known as the Academy Award of Merit for Directing) is an award presented annually by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS, often pronounced ; also known as simply the Academy or the Motion Picture Academy) is a professional honorary organization with the stated goal of advancing the arts and sciences of motion ... (AMPAS). It is given in honor of a film director A film director controls a film's artistic and dramatic aspects and visualizes the screenplay (or script) while guiding the film crew and actors in the fulfilment of that Goal, vision. The director has a key role in choosing the Casting (perfo ... who has exhibited outstanding directing while working in the film industry The film industry or motion picture industry comprises the technological and commercial institutions of filmmaking Filmmaking (film production) is the process by which a is ...
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Hawksian Woman
The "Hawksian woman" is, in film theory, a character archetype of the tough-talking woman, popularized in film by director Howard Hawks through his use of actresses such as Katharine Hepburn, Ann Dvorak, Ava Gardner, Rosalind Russell, Barbara Stanwyck, and Angie Dickinson. The best known Hawksian woman is probably Lauren Bacall, who iconically played the type opposite Humphrey Bogart in ''To Have and Have Not (film), To Have and Have Not'' and ''The Big Sleep (1946 film), The Big Sleep.'' The archetype was first identified by film critic Naomi Wise in 1971. Characteristics The Hawksian woman is up-front in speaking her mind and keeping up with her male counterparts in witty banter as well as taking action to get what she wants personally as well as sexually. She can be seen as the fast-talker, frank, and can beat a man in verbal sparring."Fast-Talking Dames by Maria Dibattista." . Despite his preference for this kind of woman, Hawks never considered himself a feminist and simply sta ...
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The Thing From Another World
''The Thing from Another World'', sometimes referred to as just ''The Thing'', is a 1951 American black-and-white Black-and-white (B/W or B&W) images combine black and white in a continuous spectrum In physics Physics (from grc, φυσική (ἐπιστήμη), physikḗ (epistḗmē), knowledge of nature, from ''phýsis'' 'nature'), , is ... science fiction Science fiction (sometimes shortened to sci-fi or SF) is a genre of speculative fiction which typically deals with imagination, imaginative and futuristic concepts such as advanced science and technology, space exploration, time travel, Parall ...-horror film A horror film is one that seeks to elicit fear Fear is an intensely unpleasant emotion Emotions are mental state, psychological states brought on by neurophysiology, neurophysiological changes, variously associated with thoughts, fee ..., directed by Christian Nyby Christian Nyby (September 1, 1913 – September 17, 1993) wa ...
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To Have And Have Not (film)
''To Have and Have Not'' is a 1944 American romance Romance (from Vulgar Latin , "in the Roman language", i.e., "Latin") may refer to: Common meanings * Romance (love) Romance or romantic love is a feeling Feeling was originally used to describe the physical sensation of touch through e ...-war War is an intense armed conflict between states State may refer to: Arts, entertainment, and media Literature * ''State Magazine'', a monthly magazine published by the U.S. Department of State * The State (newspaper), ''The State'' (new ...-adventure film Adventure films are a genre of film whose plots feature elements of travel Travel is the movement of people between distant geographical location In geography Geography (from Greek: , ''geographia'', literally "earth descriptio ... directed by Howard Hawks, loosely based on Ernest Hemingway's 1937 To Have and Have Not, novel of the same name. It stars Humphrey Bogart, Walter Brennan and Laur ...
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Film Noir
Film noir (; ) is a cinematic term used primarily to describe stylish Hollywood Hollywood is a neighborhood A neighbourhood (British English British English (BrE) is the standard dialect of the English language English is a West Germanic languages, West Germanic language first spoken in History of An ... crime dramas, particularly those that emphasize cynical attitudes and motivations. The 1940s and 1950s are generally regarded as the "classic period" of American ''film noir''. Film noir of this era is associated with a low-key, black-and-white Black-and-white (B/W or B&W) images combine black and white in a continuous spectrum In physics Physics (from grc, φυσική (ἐπιστήμη), physikḗ (epistḗmē), knowledge of nature, from ''phýsis'' 'nature'), , is ... visual style that has roots in German Expressionist German Expressionism (cinema) () consisted of a number of related creative movements in Germany Germany (g ...
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