In Their Words — Friday, May 24, 2013

John Wayne, Hawks, Angie Dickinson making 'Rio Bravo' (1959)
John Wayne, Howard Hawks, and Angie Dickinson making Rio Bravo (1959)

If you’ll ever listen to some people who are talking, especially in a scene of any excitement, they all talk at the same time. All it needs is a little extra work on the dialog. You put a few words in front of somebody’s speech and put a few words at the end, and they can overlap it. It gives you a sense of speed that actually doesn’t exist. And you can make the people talk a little faster.

Howard Hawks