” I’ll buy the drinks when it’s over.”*
I have been in social overload this week with a huge work event finally coming to fruition. So this exhausted introvert will be taking it easy this weekend. For sure.
Since Saturday is the birthday of film director Howard Hawks (1896–1977), I suggest we watch one of his many good movies. There are a lot to choose from.
You could go the screwball comedy route: Twentieth Century (1934) or His Girl Friday (1940) or Ball of Fire (1948).
Or you could go with Bogart and Bacall: To Have and Have Not (1944) or The Big Sleep (1946).
And then there’s always his legendary collaborations with John Wayne: Red River, (1948), Rio Bravo (1959), Hatari (1962) or El Dorado (1967).
See what I mean about excellent movies? It may be time for a Howard Hawks Marathon.
For a whole list of possibilities go here. Hawks, who was born in Goshen, Indiana by the way, was only nominated once for an Academy Award for Best Director–for Sergeant York (1941)–not one of my favorites. He didn’t win. Typical.
*Mr. Melville in Red River (1948)