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Rio Bravo (BFI Film Classic) Rio Bravo (BFI Film Classic)

For Robin Wood, Rio Bravo may be the greatest American film, the epitome of the collaborative art of the studio system, characterized by marvellous performances from Hollywood legends and relative newcomers alike.

For Robin Wood, Rio Bravo may be the greatest American film, the epitome of the collaborative art of the studio system, characterized by marvellous performances from Hollywood legends and relative newcomers alike.

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Rio Bravo forms a loose trilogy with Only Angels Have Wings (1939) and To Have and Have Not (1944), which treats key Hawks themes of self-respect and friendship with exquisite subtlety, comedy and tenderness. Rio Bravo, however, is the definitive rendition of these themes. For Robin Wood, it may be the greatest American film, the epitome of the collaborative art of the studio system, characterized by marvellous performances from Hollywood legends and relative newcomers alike; and by Hawks's complete understanding of classical filmmaking techniques.

Rio Bravo forms a loose trilogy with Only Angels Have Wings (1939) and To Have and Have Not (1944), which treats key Hawks themes of self-respect and friendship with exquisite subtlety, comedy and tenderness. Rio Bravo, however, is the definitive rendition of these themes. For Robin Wood, it may be the greatest American film, the epitome of the collaborative art of the studio system, characterized by marvellous performances from Hollywood legends and relative newcomers alike; and by Hawks's complete understanding of classical filmmaking techniques.

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SKU 9780851709666
Author(s) Robin Wood
Subtitle BFI Film Classic
Publisher(s) BFI Palgrave
Format Paperback
Original publication date 2003

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