Howard Hawks, born Howard Winchester Hawks on May 30, 1896 in Goshen, Indiana, was a notable American filmmaker. Never more than an average student, Hawks attended Cornell University before leaving to serve during World War I. After the war ended, Hawks moved to Los Angeles and began his…more
Hawks was the brother-in law of Eden Hartford.
Hawks attended Cornell University.
One of Howard's trademarks was in most of his films there is at least one scene that involves his characters singing and playing instruments.
Howard Hawks: I don't think plot as plot means much today. I'd say that everybody has seen every plot twenty times. What they haven't seen is characters and their relation to one another. I don't worry much about plot anymore.
Howard Hawks: I never made a message picture, and I hope I never do.
Howard Hawks: (on John Wayne) He never squawks about anything. He's the easiest person I ever worked with. Because he never says anything about it, he just goes ahead and does it.
Howard Hawks: John Wayne represents more force, more power, than anybody else on the screen.
Howard Hawks: When you find out a thing that goes pretty well, you might as well do it again.
Howard Hawks: I'm a storyteller - that's the chief function of a director. And they're moving pictures, let's make 'em move!
Howard Hawks: A good movie is three good scenes and no bad scenes.
Howard Hawks: There's action only if there's danger.