Howard Hawks

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From femme fatale to cattle rancher: how Barbara Stanwyck bucked convention
Her versatility made her a star of Hollywood’s golden age, but Stanwyck’s best characters were always fighters who, like herself, had tasted life’s bitterness

Pamela Hutchinson

18, Jan, 2019 @10:57 AM

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Fifty Shades of cuts and bruises: Hollywood’s history of hurting writers
EL James’s battles with director Sam Taylor-Johnson are part of a long tradition of conflicting ‘visions’. She is one of a small elite to beat the studios

Danuta Kean

21, Jun, 2017 @4:50 PM

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Scarface-off: why another reboot would be a shot in the dark
Hollywood has already had two cracks at the gangster tale – here’s hoping they look to the 30s original, not De Palma, for inspiration

John Patterson

29, May, 2017 @9:00 AM

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Cary Grant: how 100 acid trips in Tinseltown 'changed my life'
At the height of his fame, Cary Grant turned to LSD therapy for help. He later claimed the drug saved him, but did it also spell the end of his career?

Xan Brooks

12, May, 2017 @8:00 AM

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Rules Don't Apply review – Warren Beatty as Howard Hughes: a strangely compelling vanity project
The legend’s odd and energetic film is a mix of fun, sadness and fatigue, and while not everything falls into place, it has its share of entertainment

Jordan Hoffman

11, Nov, 2016 @5:35 AM

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Only Angels Have Wings: ‘An abundance of effervescence and energy’
At 76 years young, Howard Hawks’s depiction of the ‘war of words’ between the sexes remains as pin-sharp as ever

John Patterson

11, May, 2015 @8:00 AM

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DVDs and downloads: Her, Exhibition, His Girl Friday and more
Guy Lodge enjoys Spike Jonze's Oscar-winning script and Howard Hawks's hyper-verbal romantic comedy and more

Guy Lodge

21, Jun, 2014 @11:05 PM

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Top 10 film noir

Guns, dames and hats: you can't have a film noir without them, can you? Take a look at the Guardian and Observer critics list of the best 10 noirs and you'll realise things aren't that simple …

29, Nov, 2013 @4:19 PM

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Red River

Hawks's first western saw John Wayne in his toughest role to date – and the screen debut of one Montgomery Clift, writes Philip French

Philip French

26, Oct, 2013 @11:07 PM

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Why I love … the first scene of His Girl Friday
No newsroom has ever been so dazzling, no whipsmart dialogue sharper than that between Rosalind Russell and Cary Grant. It’s so good, in fact, the rest of the movie can’t keep up, writes Martin Pengelly

Martin Pengelly

24, Sep, 2013 @9:52 AM

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Land of the Pharaohs: the plot won't triangulate - reel history

Alex von Tunzelmann: Howard Hawks's 1955 tale about the building of Khufu's Great Pyramid is a big camp mess with nothing in the throne room

Alex von Tunzelmann

06, Aug, 2013 @12:13 PM

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The 10 best westerns – in pictures

Our film critic picks the finest movies from his favourite genre

Philip French

27, Jul, 2013 @3:00 PM

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