Hatari! ★★★★★

The fine line between art and entertainment essentially disintegrates here, like it does in all of my favorite Hawks films. There seems a definite progression from, say, Red River to Rio Bravo to this, with the director becoming less reliant on plot as he ages and more content to just let the audience enjoy some time with the characters. The comparative lack of tension (despite some thrilling safari sequences) in Hatari! works to its advantage. Every scene was sheer pleasure. Every character felt like a friend.