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Bodies in Filmic Space: The Mise en Scène of ‘Courtship Readiness’ in The Big Sleep

Adrian Martin reminds us that mise en scène is ‘the art of bodies in space’. (1) The human body, particularly in motion, generates a complex

Hatari! and the Hollywood Safari Picture

Originally titled “Africa”, the production history of Howard Hawks’ Hatari! is a tale in its own right. Michael J. Anderson teases out its place in

Under the Cover of Darkness: Expressionistic Experimentation in Howard Hawks’ The Criminal Code

The Criminal Code (1931 USA 97 mins) Prod Co: Columbia Pictures Prod: Howard Hawks, Harry Cohn Dir: Howard Hawks Scr: Fred Niblo, Jr., Seton I.

Ceiling Zero

Ceiling Zero (1936 USA 95 mins) Prod Co: Cosmopolitan Pictures and First National/Warner Bros. Prod: Harry Joe Brown Dir: Howard Hawks Scr: Frank Wead, based

Tiger Shark

Tiger Shark (1932 USA 80 mins) Prod Co: First National-Vitaphone/Warner Bros. Prod: Bryan Foy Dir: Howard Hawks Scr: Wells Root [and John Lee Mahin, uncredited],

The Dawn Patrol

The Dawn Patrol (1930 USA 95 mins) Prod Co: First National Pictures/Warner Bros. Prod: Robert North Dir: Howard Hawks Scr: Howard Hawks, Dan Totheroth, Seton

Male Irresponsibility and (Temporary) Redemption: Howard Hawks’ The Crowd Roars

The Crowd Roars (1932 USA 84 mins) Prod Co: First National-Vitaphone/Warner Bros. Prod: Bryan Foy Dir: Howard Hawks Scr: Kubec Glasmon, John Bright, Seton I.

American Triptych: Vidor, Hawks and Ford

Three legendary classical directors are put under the spotlight, and the results of Gallagher’s analysis are always illuminating and surprising

The Big Sleep

The Big Sleep (1946 USA 114 mins) Source: CAC/NLA Prod Co: Warner Bros. Prod, Dir: Howard Hawks Scr: William Faulkner, Leigh Brackett, Jules Furthman, from


Scarface (1932 USA 93 mins) Source: CAC/NLA Prod Co: United Artists/Atlantic Prod: Howard Hughes, Howard Hawks Dir: Howard Hawks Scr: Ben Hecht, Seton I. Miller,

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