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Rio Bravo (1959)

NOTE: This commentary is only available on the May 2007 "Two-disc Special Edition" DVD and the June 2007 Blu-ray. The May 2001 original DVD release has no commentary tracks.

Commentaries on this disc:

Commentary 1: Filmmaker John Carpenter and film critic Richard Schickel Rating:4.0/10 (1 vote) [graph]Login to vote or review
Reviewed by Uniblab on March 29th, 2015:Find all reviews by Uniblab
Disappointing...another separately recorded mash-up. It's fortunate that Schickel is billed here as film critic and not "film historian", because all he offers is subjective criticism in a rather dry and detached way and neglects the usual film historian routine. Carpenter does the same kind of impression-driven narrative, only he's much more interesting to listen to, but unfortunately a lot of what he said got edited out...

To be fair, one interesting thing both of them do is arguing that the movie was envisioned by both Howard Hawks and John Wayne as a counterpoint to the "sophisticated" Westerns of the time High Noon and 3.10 to Yuma; unfortunately unseen by me, but their argumentation on the issue was by far the most stimulating thing about this track.