Hawaii (film)

Hawaii (film)

name = Hawaii

image_size= 175px
caption= original 1966 film poster
imdb_id = 0060491
producer = Walter Mirisch
director = George Roy Hill
writer = James A. Michener (novel)
Dalton Trumbo & Daniel Taradash (screenplay)
starring = Julie Andrews
Max von Sydow
Gene Hackman
Jocelyne LaGarde
Richard Harris
Carroll O'Connor
music = Elmer Bernstein
cinematography = Russell Harlan
editing = Stuart Gilmore
distributor = United Artists
released = October 10, 1966
runtime = 189 min.
language = English

"Hawaii" is a 1966 American film based on the novel of the same name by James A. Michener. It tells the story of an 1820s Yale University divinity student (Max von Sydow) who, along with his new bride (Julie Andrews), becomes a Calvinist missionary in the Hawaiian Islands.

The film was based on the book's third chapter "From the Farm of Bitterness", which covered the settlement of the island kingdom by its first American missionaries.

Needing a Polynesian female for the key role of "Queen Alii Nui of Maui, Malama," the producers hired a native Tahitian for the role. Jocelyne LaGarde had never acted before and could not speak English; however, her screen test showed a powerful presence, and the producers hired a coach to train her phonetically to handle the character's dialog. Of the all-star cast, LaGarde would be the only one to earn an Academy Award nomination and the only one to win a Golden Globe Award.


The principal characters in the film were portrayed as follows:

*Julie Andrews : Jerusha Bromley Hale
*Max von Sydow : Abner Hale
*Jocelyne LaGarde : Queen Malama
*Gene Hackman : Rev. John Whipple
*Richard Harris : Rafer Hoxworth
*Carroll O'Connor : Charles Bromley

Bette Midler also had her first on-screen movie appearance in "Hawaii" as a ship passenger with no dialogue.

Award wins

*Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actress - Motion Picture (Jocelyne LaGarde)
*Golden Globe Award for Best Original Score - Motion Picture (Elmer Bernstein)

Award nominations

*Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress (Jocelyne LaGarde)
*Academy Award for Best Cinematography, Color (Russell Harlan)
*Academy Award for Costume Design, Color (Dorothy Jeakins)
*Academy Award for Best Effects, Special Visual Effects (Linwood G. Dunn)
*Academy Award for Original Music Score (Elmer Bernstein)
*Academy Award for Best Music, Original Song (Elmer Bernstein (music) Mack David (lyrics) for the song "My Wishing Doll"
*Academy Award for Sound (Gordon Sawyer of Samuel Goldwyn Sound Studios)
*Golden Globe Award for Best Actor - Motion Picture Drama (Max von Sydow)

ee also

* "The Hawaiians", a 1970 sequel, which covered later chapters of James Michener's book.
*Barquentine California - ship used as a prop in this movie

External links

*imdb title|id=0060491|title=Hawaii

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