History Film / RioBravo

3rd Feb '16 10:48:29 PM jormis29
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In 1952, Fred Zinneman directed ''HighNoon'', an excellent {{Western}} that snagged a number of Oscars -- but numerous awards didn't keep Western legends JohnWayne and HowardHawks from thinking the idea of a Sheriff running around town and begging people to help him face a couple of outlaws looked [[strike:un-American]] unprofessional. (As Howard Hawks explained to the French magazine ''Cahiers du Cinéma'', he didn't like the idea, especially since ''High Noon's'' sheriff eventually proved a little luck -- and some help from his bride -- made him perfectly capable of doing his job alone.) So in 1959, the duo made '''''Rio Bravo'''''
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In 1952, Fred Zinneman directed ''HighNoon'', an excellent {{Western}} that snagged a number of Oscars -- but numerous awards didn't keep Western legends JohnWayne Creator/JohnWayne and HowardHawks Creator/HowardHawks from thinking the idea of a Sheriff running around town and begging people to help him face a couple of outlaws looked [[strike:un-American]] unprofessional. (As Howard Hawks explained to the French magazine ''Cahiers du Cinéma'', he didn't like the idea, especially since ''High Noon's'' sheriff eventually proved a little luck -- and some help from his bride -- made him perfectly capable of doing his job alone.) So in 1959, the duo made '''''Rio Bravo'''''

* RatedMForManly: One of the things QuentinTarantino likes the most about this movie is how it uses this trope.
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* RatedMForManly: One of the things QuentinTarantino Creator/QuentinTarantino likes the most about this movie is how it uses this trope.
3rd Feb '16 10:47:27 PM jormis29
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On record as being one of the all-time favorite films of QuentinTarantino[[note]] who famously promoted it it as his date movie of choice[[/note]].
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On record as being one of the all-time favorite films of QuentinTarantino[[note]] Creator/QuentinTarantino[[note]] who famously promoted it it as his date movie of choice[[/note]].
24th Sep '15 7:24:04 PM RushLimborg
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* ProfessionalGambler: Feathers's choice of profession.
15th Sep '15 5:46:13 AM ShiroAkuma
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* ActionFilmQuietDramaScene: Inverted. This is a lenghty (nearly two and a half hours long) film that's mostly dialogue with only a few action scenes. So when the action does come, it has all [[MoodWhiplash shocking suddeness of a slap in the face.]]
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* ActionFilmQuietDramaScene: Inverted. This is a lenghty lengthy (nearly two and a half hours long) film that's mostly dialogue with only a few action scenes. So when the action does come, it has all [[MoodWhiplash shocking suddeness of a slap in the face.]]
31st Aug '15 6:05:42 PM firejewel
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* EvenEvilHasStandards: Everyone in the bar (from the patrons to the band themselves) Nathan and his men are using to spy on the jail react badly when Nathan insists the band play the "Deguello".
31st Aug '15 5:54:05 PM firejewel
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* ComeToGawk: At the beginning of the film Dude is reduced to begging to pay for his drinking. Then comes the painful moment when one of the saloon's patrons throws a coin for him - into a half-full spittoon! Luckily Chance intervenes before Dude actually picks it out. And of course there will be payback later.

* HeyItsThatGuy: John Wayne's frequent co-star Ward Bond portrays Pat Wheeler.

* PublicHumiliation: At the beginning of the film Dude is reduced to begging to pay for his drinking. Then comes the painful moment when one of the saloon's patrons throws a coin for him - into a half-full spittoon! Luckily Chance intervenes before Dude actually picks it out. And of course there will be payback later.

* RecycledScript: Wayne's own ''Film/ElDorado'' and ''Rio Lobo'' would use the exact same formula, with some variations and inversions. ** Feathers' line to Chance - "I'm hard to get. All you have to do is ask me" - is itself recycled from ''Film/ToHaveAndHaveNot''.
8th Aug '15 3:13:07 AM RushLimborg
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* LikeAnOldMarriedCouple: Carlos and his wife; Chance and Feathers at times. * MomentKiller: Just when Chance and Feathers are about to kiss at one point, Dude peeks out of the bathroom and asks for a towel. To his credit, he realizes what he did.

* NotWhatItLooksLike: Carlos rants to Chance about how, in his desperate attempt to carry out Chance's instructions to make ''sure'' Feathers gets on the stagecoach, he ended up trying to carry her--''just'' when his wife showed up. The end result was poor Carlos getting a black eye.

* SourceMusic: While ''HighNoon'' uses "Do Not Forsake Me" heavily during voice-overs, here the characters themselves provide the "significant" music. Burdette asks the saloon band to play "Deguello" non-stop to unnerve the holed-up lawmen, and both Colorado and Dude (played by professional singers) sing to pass the time.
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* SourceMusic: While ''HighNoon'' ''Film/HighNoon'' uses "Do Not Forsake Me" heavily during voice-overs, here the characters themselves provide the "significant" music. Burdette asks the saloon band to play "Deguello" non-stop to unnerve the holed-up lawmen, and both Colorado and Dude (played by professional singers) sing to pass the time.

* TakeThat: ''Rio Bravo'' serves as one to ''HighNoon''.
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* SpicyLatina: Carlos's wife. * TakeThat: ''Rio Bravo'' serves as one to ''HighNoon''.''Film/HighNoon''. Specifically the scene where Chance explains to Wheeler exactly why he ''doesn't'' go out asking any civilians for help: numbers or no, if they aren't ''professionals'', they're more apt to end up as just more targets. ** In a more subtle jab, Chance's key crew consists of a drunkard and an old cripple--basically, two fellows who have nothing to lose and are motivated by their loyalty to him. Guess who Gary Cooper turns away in ''High Noon''....
25th Apr '15 11:07:44 AM Discar
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->'''John T. Chance:''' ''(Shrugs)''That's...''what'' I got.
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->'''John T. Chance:''' ''(Shrugs)''That's...''[shrugs]'' That's...''what'' I got.
28th Dec '14 2:47:24 PM RushLimborg
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* Chance is a big-time SnarkKnight. But then, with JohnWayne, it's fairly inevitable.
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* DeadpanSnarker: Chance is a big-time SnarkKnight. But then, with JohnWayne, it's fairly inevitable.
9th Aug '14 2:17:35 AM RushLimborg
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On record as being one of the all-time favorite films of QuentinTarantino.
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On record as being one of the all-time favorite films of QuentinTarantino. QuentinTarantino[[note]] who famously promoted it it as his date movie of choice[[/note]].
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