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« #60 : March 02, 2010, 02:19:02 PM »

Rio Bravo is one of my favorite movies, and is a rare breed, only the aforementioned Avanti is similar. I haven't seen anything else that's really comparable. There are already movies and westerns that fit that bill, like the unofficial RB remake: Assault on Precinct 13, which I like quite a bit.
I like AoP13 much better than Rio Bravo. Let's see, is there a love story in that? There's certainly no Ricky, and no stupid songs, so maybe that's what makes all the difference.



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« #61 : March 03, 2010, 10:37:20 AM »

I like AoP13 much better than Rio Bravo.
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« #62 : March 03, 2010, 11:11:12 AM »

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« #63 : March 03, 2010, 01:21:41 PM »

+ your OUATITW review
What would that review be?



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« #64 : March 03, 2010, 03:43:39 PM »

Check out on the OUATITW thread... Last topic by FC...


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« #65 : March 05, 2010, 10:09:13 AM »

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« #66 : March 05, 2010, 02:10:59 PM »

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« #67 : March 09, 2010, 04:17:48 PM »

I watched it and I have to say I'm in agreement with the old tomcats: it is a movie that is somewhat enjoyable and that you can watch, but apart from a few memorable moments (blood dripping in the glass, etc., all mentioned already) I just don't see why is this supposed to be a masterpiece. The bad guys are lame, good for nothing; the best they did was make the good guys sing around a campfire, and Walter Brennan's show is truly tedious (I had the feeling I saw it like a 1000 times before). The ending was like written for a Chuck Norris flick.


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« #68 : February 04, 2011, 07:48:09 AM »

Rio Bravo is my favorite American Western of all-time 10/10 O0

with a wonderful score by Tiomkin.

and o btw, the film kills High Noon, which I always believed to be very overrated

RE: the criticism of lack of landscapes/scenery:I think one of the purposes is that we should feel the claustrophobia of Chance and his deputies holed up there all paranoid; I think vast landscapes would have taken away from that

I usually hate love aspects of a movie, unless they fit really well into the movie; but I think this one fits very nicely, and Angie Dickinson is really good here. so are Dean and Ricky. The comic relief with Walter Brennan and Pedro Gonzalez-Gonzalez is very good.


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« #69 : March 11, 2011, 03:14:14 PM »

just watched Rio Bravo for the second time, and my initial feelings are indeed confirmed. This film is my favorite American Western of all time.

In Roger Ebert's review (which I linked to in the post above), he says "The film is seamless. There is not a shot that is wrong." I couldn't agree more. A wonderful film, with a great score by Tiomkin. (Repetitive, but that's how Western scores often were. There are basically only 2 melodies; the main theme and the de guello. Both are beautiful).



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« #70 : March 12, 2011, 12:33:13 AM »

I've written this elsewhere but being that this is the "official" thread...

I like Rio Bravo a lot but I do prefer El Dorado.
Mainly because I prefer James Caan in the Ricky Nelson role and Robert Mitchum in the Dean Martin role.
Also, they get out of the town a little bit.

There are no songs in it either but I like My Rifle, My Pony and Me.




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« #71 : March 12, 2011, 12:52:15 AM »

just watched Rio Bravo for the second time, and my initial feelings are indeed confirmed. This film is my favorite American Western of all time.

In Roger Ebert's review (which I linked to in the post above), he says "The film is seamless. There is not a shot that is wrong." I couldn't agree more. A wonderful film, with a great score by Tiomkin. (Repetitive, but that's how Western scores often were. There are basically only 2 melodies; the main theme and the de guello. Both are beautiful).


It is my #2 (after THE WILD BUNCH).
I never understood people who do not like it. One feels so much at home with these characters. It could go on forever :)
That fact that it runs so long and plays so well in just one basic location (town) shows the skills of one of my favorite
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« #72 : March 12, 2011, 06:13:04 PM »

I've written this elsewhere but being that this is the "official" thread...

I like Rio Bravo a lot but I do prefer El Dorado.
Mainly because I prefer James Caan in the Ricky Nelson role and Robert Mitchum in the Dean Martin role.
Also, they get out of the town a little bit.

There are no songs in it either but I like My Rifle, My Pony and Me.

El Dorado annoyed me cuz of how much of a  direct ripoff it was of Rio Bravo. (True, Rio Lobo also had some of the same plot elements, but not as blatantly). So while El Dorado may have been good in its own right, I honestly never gave it a chance cuz it just pissed me off how badly it was ripped off. Considering how great a director Howard Hawks was, I don't think he needed to recycle material like that.

I think Nelson and Martin were just terrific

Also, as I've said before, I think the reason they showed no scenery outside the town (aside from during the credits) is probably to emphasize the claustrophobia Chance and his deputies were felling; big scenery shots would have given the film a more expansive, breathable feeling which was not appropriate here. Though I agree that maybe some scenery would have indeed been nice at the very beginning, (and I'm not sure why it wasn't included....)

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« #73 : March 12, 2011, 09:48:10 PM »

I prefer El Dorado, too. Despite being blatantly derivative of the earlier film, the plot holds together much better than in Rio Bravo and aren't too many bits that insult my intelligence. Mitchum and Deano are a wash, but Caan is preferable to Nelson and Christopher George is a much better bad guy than either of the schlubs in Rio. Plus very few romantic scenes which is a big plus.



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« #74 : March 13, 2011, 01:01:26 AM »

And arguably Michele Carey is hotter than Angie Dickinson...






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