May 30 – June 5
The Week in Indiana History
“They’re moving pictures. Let’s make ’em move!”
– – – Howard Hawks (1896-1977)
With 47 films to his credit, Howard Hawks was one of the most respected directors in Hollywood.
Did You Know?
Hollywood is a long way from Indiana, but an impressive number of Hoosiers have found their way to California to establish careers as movie directors. In addition to Howard Hawks, the list includes Sydney Pollack, from Lafayette, whose hits include Out of Africa, Tootsie, and The Way We Were. Ray Enright, from Anderson, was a very busy director in the 1930s, turning out a score of movies, including China Clipper, Alibi Ike, and Golden Dawn. One of the biggest names on the silver screen was Robert Wise, from Winchester. His filmography practically defines the golden era of movies. His credits include The Day the Earth Stood Still, The Sand Pebbles, West Side Story, and The Sound of Music. Perhaps the director most near and dear to the hearts of Indiana basketball fans is David Anspaugh, from Decatur. He has done a lot of work in television, including Hill Street Blues and Miami Vice. On the big screen, he won awards in 1993 for Rudy. But it was the picture he filmed in the small towns of Indiana in 1986 that will forever enshrine him in the Indiana Movie Hall of Fame. That was, of course, Hoosiers, which so well captures the spirit of high school basketball in Indiana.
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