Air Force Screen 2 articles

Air Force

1943

Air Force Poster
  • A weird movie for a lot of reasons—essentially Hawks doing his part of the war effort to blast the damn “Japs” back to hell. But it’s also one of the most interesting Hawksian dynamics, as it’s one where each member of the crew has to fill a role, and the machine they occupy—a gigantic WWII bomber—becomes a metaphorical part of the team.

  • Interestingly, the editing of the air fights and battle scenes in Air Force is not particularly distinctive: I wouldn't be surprised to learn that Hawks left the editing to the studio. One must look to Hawks' compositions, blocking and camera movements, undemonstrative though they always are, to get a handle on his qualities as an action director.