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Hatari!

Hatari!

Hatari!

1962 / 157min / 35mm

DIRECTOR: HOWARD HAWKS

CAST: JOHN WAYNE, HARDY KRüGER, ELSA MARTINELLI, RED BUTTONS, GéRARD BLAIN

SCREENPLAY - LEIGH BRACKETT
CINEMATOGRAPHY - RUSSELL HARLAN
MUSIC - HENRY MANCINI
PRODUCER - HOWARD HAWKS
EDITING - STUART GILMORE
COSTUME DESIGN - EDITH HEAD

Cahiers du cinéma’s critics and future filmmakers dubbed themselves the Hitchcocko-Hawksians, but they might have well created a subcategory called “Hatarians” for the many admirers of this masterpiece in their ranks. This is the pinnacle of Hawks’s obsessive adventure-comedies focusing on friendships between men, their proverbial lives and loves, set against backdrops of dangerous, specialized work (in this case big game hunting). More than a little nuts and immensely entertaining, it’s sprawling, vibrant, and features a baby elephant.