4 Shots From 4 Films: Special Howard Hawks Edition

4 Or More Shots From 4 Or More Films is just what it says it is, 4 shots from 4 of our favorite films. As opposed to the reviews and recaps that we usually post, 4 Shots From 4 Films lets the visuals do the talking!

126 years ago, on this date, the great American filmmaker Howard Hawks was born in Indiana.  Over a career that spanned several decades, Hawks proved himself to be a master of every genre.  He made great crime films, great noirs, great comedies, and great westerns.  His influence continues to be felt to this day.  In honor of his legacy, it’s time for….

4 Shots From 4 Howard Hawks Films

Scarface (1932, dir by Howard Hawks, DP: Lee Garmes)

Bringing Up Baby (1938, dir by Howard Hawks, DP: Russell Metty)

To Have and Have Not (1944, dir by Howard Hawks, DP: Sidney Hickox)

Rio Bravo (1959, dir by Howard Hawks, DP: Russell Harlan)

For Memorial Day

“No duty is more urgent than that of returning thanks.”

— St. Ambrose

It can be difficult to know how to observe Memorial Day, especially in these times when people are so divided and there are so many voice out there saying that there are no more heroes.  For me, though, these two vintage images sum up what Memorial Day is about.  It’s not day for celebrating war.  It’s a day for honoring those who lost their lives fighting for this country and it’s a day to hope for peace.  It’s a day to give thanks and to pledge that their sacrifice will not have been in vain.