Tag Archives: Rio Bravo

Rules of the Sex/Love Game to Keep In Mind, Thanks to Howard Hawks

Elaborated from Twitter: In our current moment of sexual harassment claims sweeping the nation (which I will not debate: if you feel defensive, you need to look in the mirror and ask why. If you feel like saying “not all … Continue reading

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Happy birthday, Howard Hawks!

He’s my favorite director. Not only has he directed some of my favorite films of all time, but you look at his run of hits in the 30s and 40s (and beyond – but that was his real heyday) – … Continue reading

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In praise of Rio Bravo

A wonderful essay by Charles Taylor , a critic I have always loved. Great writer, he has a great eye. PART OF THE beauty of Wayne’€™s performance here is the way, even when Chance is refusing help, he never undervalues … Continue reading

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Dino: “a likable coward”

From Dino: Living High in the Dirty Business of Dreams, by Nick Tosches – more from Howard Hawks on Rio Bravo: Dean himself described Rio Bravo for a reporter that June: “I play a sodden, drunken bum. My hands shake … Continue reading

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Dino: “Okay, you don’t have to tell me any more.”

From Dino: Living High in the Dirty Business of Dreams, by Nick Tosches (this is on the filming of Rio Bravo – I just LOVE Hawks’ words here … I just get it: “I hired him,” Hawks remembered, “because an … Continue reading

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Howard Hawks on Dean Martin

Excerpt from Peter Bogdanovich’s Who the Hell’s in It: Conversations with Hollywood’s Legendary Actors: Here’s more from Bogdonavich’s superb essay about Dean Martin. Here he is talking to Howard Hawks about directing Dean Martin in Rio Bravo. Martin was afraid … Continue reading

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Dean Martin: “Actin’ is reactin’, you know? Think what you’re thinkin’.”

Excerpt from Peter Bogdanovich’s Who the Hell’s in It: Conversations with Hollywood’s Legendary Actors: Peter Bogdonavich writes: We got on the subject of acting drama, as opposed to comedy, and how he prepared for a serious role. “I just kinda … Continue reading

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John Wayne Appreciation Day

From Who the Hell’s in It: Conversations with Hollywood’s Legendary Actors, by Peter Bogdonavich: There’s a moment in Rio Bravo — which features, I think, Wayne’s most genuinely endearing performance — when he walks down the street of the jail/sheriff’s … Continue reading

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