Posts tagged "Howard Hawks"
His Girl Friday (1940) Howard Hawks
I don’t think that rapid-fire dialogue alone makes a movie, but this seems to be one of the best examples, and I enjoyed Cary Grant and Rosalind Russell a great deal. Man, I know this isn’t news or anything, but Cary Grant was really fucking charming. Funny how Russell’s character in this 1940s film is a stronger leading lady character than most of those in modern rom-coms.
This would make a great double-feature with Network. I would watch them both and then sit and cry about the modern 24-hour news cycle.
Also, quite possibly the worst movie poster ever.
#149 - 7/1/2012
Rio Bravo (1959) Howard Hawks
So I’ve also been watching Deadwood, and if that doesn’t get you interested in the Wild West, I don’t know what will. It’s interesting watching Deadwood and then watching the classics, with their comparatively sanitized versions of the west. Although still enjoyable, the classics are just a different breed.
That said, I did really enjoy Rio Bravo. Although a bit overlong, it seemed like a pretty standard Western, nothing that struck me as too daring, with some great characters and some witty banter. Dean Martin and Angie Dickinson were especially excellent.
#137 - 6/16/2012