Western movies such as Rio Bravo and El Dorado illustrate America’s rugged and picturesque scenery explaining life as it was in the wide open country, at a time when few laws were in place to safeguard the public. These two films tell the story of four men who arrest and
hold an influential man in jail under the assumption that he committed murder, however as they wait for the marshal, who is not exp...
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...len Poe poem recited on numerous occasions by Mississippi. Finally Rio Bravo is a crafty blend of Western adventure with a touch of comedy and was one of Hollywood’s finest at the time. The advertisements for the movie claimed, “There will never be another like Rio Bravo,” Yet seven years later, something very similar to Rio Bravo was released, El Dorado. Then in 1970, Hawks made another film that told the same story with Rio Lobo, again starring John Wayne, making it a trilogy. In 1976, the anecdote was retold again by John Carpenter with his movie, Assault on Precinct 13. Then again in 2005 by Director Jean Francois Richet with his release of Assault on Precinct 13 Even though there are more similarities than differences in these movies, it only goes to show how the same story can be retold over and over again, with some minor differences and character changes.
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