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Rio Bravo (BFI Modern Classics / BFI Film Classics)

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This volume is a study of the classic western film Rio Bravo, which, according to the author, remains "beyond politics, as an argument as to why we should all want to go on living."
Paperback, 88 pages
Published October 14th 2003 by British Film Institute
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"I'd say he's so good, he doesn't feel he has to prove it." -- John T. Chance (John Wayne) in RIO BRAVO.

That line sums up the entire film. This is a motion picture made by a director at the top of his game, where even the most done-to-death western traditions are given fresh treatment, and by a group of actors who never have been better. It was immensely enjoyable to read an academic treatment of one of my two favorite westerns -- one of the warmest and most accessible films in all the genre. Ra...more
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