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3 things about Howard Hawks’ THE BIG SLEEP

The Big Sleep [1946] 1. Sign at the diner: COUNTRY SAUSAGE TWO EGGS 35¢. 2. “I liked that. I’d like more.” 3. Death in an empty insurance office. 3 other things.

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3 things about Howard Hawks’ HATARI!

Hatari! [1962] 1. A film set in Africa without an African in a speaking role. 2. “Who does she belong to?” 3. Muddy waterhole with three elephants. Unexpectedly disquieting. It’s colorful but so shapeless, and while not exactly racist it’s … Continue reading

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3 things about Howard Hawks’ TO HAVE AND HAVE NOT

To Have and Have Not [1944] 1. He sings “Am I Blue” without changing the gender of the pronouns. 2. “Here’s that bottle again. It’s getting to be quite a problem, isn’t it? 3. The way she flutters her eyelashes … Continue reading

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3 things about Howard Hawks’ HIS GIRL FRIDAY

His Girl Friday [1940] 1. Three roast beef sandwiches. 2. “It’s getting so a girl can’t leave the room without being discussed by a bunch of old ladies.” 3. Joe Pettibone.

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3 things about Howard Hawks’ BALL OF FIRE

Ball of Fire [1941] 1. “Excuse me. What does ‘boogie’ mean?” 2. 9 becomes 6. 3. The same portrait as in Remember the Night.

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3 things about Howard Hawks’ MONKEY BUSINESS

Monkey Business [1952] 1. “Not yet, Cary.” 2. Coffee balancing act. 3. Hank’s mohawk.

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3 things about Howard Hawks’ MAN’S FAVORITE SPORT?

Man’s Favorite Sport? [1964] 1. As the bar revolves he walks alongside holding his martini. 2. “Every time I see you, you’re up to your neck in zippers!” 3. Paula Prentiss: a pioneering Manic Pixie Dream Girl.

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