Hawks -- Core (1) - 1 Dana Polan Spring 2017 CORE-UA 750 EXPRESSIVE CULTURE FILM The Cinema of Howard Hawks office 629 Tisch School of the Arts(721

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Dana Polan Spring 2017 CORE-UA 750 EXPRESSIVE CULTURE: FILM The Cinema of Howard Hawks office: 629 Tisch School of the Arts (721 Broadway) office hours: Tuesdays 10:00 AM - 1:00PM and by appointment phone: (212) 998-1614 email: [email protected] Teaching Assistants (TA office, 675 Tisch) Kristin Harper: [email protected] Tanya Goldman: [email protected] Rochelle Miller: [email protected] In the 1950s, a young film fan named Eugene Archer got a Fulbright to go toFrance where he hoped to write a book on thematically ambitious, prestigious, Oscar-recognized directors like John Ford, George Stevens, FredZinnemann, Elia Kazan, and William Wyler. But when he got to Paris, he found out that all the French critics wanted to talk with him about was suspense director Alfred Hitchcock and action director Howard Hawks. As a famous anecdote has it, Archer quickly wrote back to a friend of his — another budding US film critic — Andrew Sarris with the anxious question, 'Who the hell is Howard Hawks?' 1

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