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September 21, 2010  |  An Auteurist History of Film
Howard Hawks’s Scarface: The Shame of a Nation

Scarface: The Shame of a Nation. 1932. USA. Directed by Howard Hawks

Scarface: The Shame of a Nation. 1932. USA. Directed by Howard Hawks

These notes accompany screenings of Howard Hawks’s Scarface: The Shame of a Nation, September 22, 23, and 24 in Theater 3.

Howard Hawks (1896–1977), in his forty-four year career, was arguably the most consistently successful of all directors in satisfying the commercial demands of the Hollywood studio system while simultaneously maintaining a high level of personal expression in his films. One might say he was the “auteur’s auteur.” It helped a great deal that he was proficient in so many different genres. Read more