In the opening scene of Rio Bravo, we see Dude, a Deputy Sheriff, a disheveled looking man, as he enters a saloon through the back door, and he is mocked by a well-dressed man for his unkempt look and his desperate need for a drink. It is at this point that we see J T Chance, a Sheriff and Dudes close friend, as he tries to restore Dudes dignity and self respect. As the story unfolds Dudes condition becomes clearer. It is the result of several months of drinking whisky in an attempt to rid his memory of a failed romance. The relationship between Chance and Dude is that of close personnel friends with Chance being the more dominant of the two, Chance looks at Dude with pity and often shows compassion for his good friend. T...
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- Few Hollywood film makers have captured America’s Wild West history as depicted in the movies, Rio Bravo and El Dorado. Most Western movies had fairly simple but very similar plots, including personal conflicts, land rights, crimes and of course, failed romances that typically led to drinking more alcoholic beverages than could respectfully be consumed by any one person, as they attempted to drown their sorrows away. The 1958 Rio Bravo and 1967 El Dorado Western movies directed by Howard Hawks, and starring John Wayne have a similar theme and plot.... [tags: Westerns, Movies, Rio Bravo, El Dorado,]
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Compare and Contrast the Representation of Masculinity of John Wayne’s Rio Bravo (1959) and Die Hard (1988).
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- Road to El Dorado Explorers always wanted to find the "Golden City." Of course, none of them did. In Candide, Voltaire describes a city that is equivalent to any "Golden City." This world is the ideal world that almost anyone would like to live in. However, when Candide finds his "Golden City," known as El Dorado, he leaves it. One might wonder why Candide left El Dorado, but there were many well justified reasons for Candide's departure from the perfect world he was searching for. Candide gives several arguments for leaving El Dorado.... [tags: Papers]
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