The Terrible John Wayne Western That Convinced Tarantino He Must Retire
Quentin Tarantino intends to retire from filmmaking following his tenth movie, and here’s the bad John Wayne Western that convinced him to stop.
The mediocre John Wayne Western Rio Lobo helped convince Quentin Tarantino he has to retire early. Howard Hawks is regarded as one of the greatest American filmmakers who ever lived, and a glimpse at his filmography makes it easy to see why.
Hawks is a director who made a great film in just about every genre, from comedy (His Girl Friday) to noir thrillers (The Big Sleep), Westerns (Red River) and even horror with his uncredited work on 1951’s The Thing From Another World – which was later remade.
One of Hawks’ most influential works is Rio Bravo, a 1959 Western that teamed him once more with John Wayne.