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16 Must-See Howard Hawks Films (VIDEO)

Thompson on Hollywood By TOH! | Thompson on Hollywood August 23, 2015 at 10:44AM

On the anniversary of the 1946 opening of "The Big Sleep," we offer you 16 reasons why you should remember Howard Hawks, from "Red River" to "Scarface."

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Born and raised in Manhattan, Anne Thompson grew up going to the Thalia and The New Yorker and wound up at grad Cinema Studies at NYU. She worked at United Artists and Film Comment before heading west as that magazine's west coast editor. She wrote for the LA Weekly, Sight and Sound, Empire, The New York Times and Entertainment Weekly before serving as West Coast Editor of Premiere. She wrote for The Washington Post, The London Observer, Wired, More, and Vanity Fair, and did staff stints at The Hollywood Reporter and Variety. She eventually took her blog Thompson on Hollywood to Indiewire. She taught film criticism at USC Critical Studies, and continues to host the fall semester of “Sneak Previews” for UCLA Extension.