Paris: Editions Universitaires / Classiques du Cinema no. 21, 1966. Later printing, trade softcover. INSCRIBED by legendary director Howard Hawks on the half title page: "To Pierre Goulliard / Howard Hawks."
The genre-hopping director of such classics as "His Girl Friday" (1940), "The Big Sleep" (1946), "The Thing from Another World" (1951), and "Rio Bravo" (1959), Hawks' critical reputation as auteur was established by "Cahiers du Cinema" in the 1950s and his work was a huge influence on the emerging French New Wave, particularly Truffaut, Rivette, and Jean-Luc Godard. Godard called Hawks "the greatest American artist."
An uncommon signature on a volume of an important series of film criticism written at the time the director's reputation as an auteur was still very much being established.
From the collection of noted cinephile and collector Pierre Goulliard, who spent decades in the latter half of the twentieth century obtaining inscriptions from the giants of European cinema.
Near Fine in photo illustrated wrappers. Light rubbing to the edges, and some light soil to the wrappers. Text in French, illustrated with numerous photos throughout.