Howard Hawks: Storyteller by Gerald Mast [TRADE PAPERBACK / 1984]
Howard Hawks - Storyteller by Gerald Mast
FIRST PAPERBACK PRINTING  OXFORD UNIVERSITY PRESS
Trade paperback in very good condition. Some light shelf wear to cover. Inside is excellent.
For most of Hawks's career (1925-70), film writers regarded him as a good storyteller and came to regard him as a major director and analyzed his work accordingly. Mast contends that Hawks has been widely misanalyzed. He illustrates his theses by a detailed study of nine films from Scarface to Red River. He emphasizes the importance of the nonverbal subtexts of Hawk's canon: his use of gestures, objects and framing.