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Films of Sergio Leone => Once Upon A Time In America => Topic started by: mortimerforever on June 27, 2004, 03:07:07 AM

Title: Favourite Member of the Gang?
Post by: mortimerforever on June 27, 2004, 03:07:07 AM
In the whole of OUATIA which of the gang is your favourite?



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Title: Re:Favourite Member of the Gang?
Post by: DJIMBO on June 27, 2004, 03:46:37 AM
my favourite was dominic when they were younger problem is when they grew up theyd become bastards!!
Title: Re:Favourite Member of the Gang?
Post by: Simon on June 27, 2004, 11:59:33 AM

Yeah, I agree  DJimbo. They were quite lovable as scruffy street kids but thoroughly unlikeable as adults.

I really liked young Patsy, probably because of that quite moving cream cake scene.
Title: Re:Favourite Member of the Gang?
Post by: shorty larsen on June 29, 2004, 01:21:09 PM
My vote goes for Dominic.
Title: Re:Favourite Member of the Gang?
Post by: Nobody on June 30, 2004, 06:44:30 AM
Dominic, although Patsy is a good second.
Title: Re:Favourite Member of the Gang?
Post by: noodles_leone on July 02, 2004, 03:38:21 PM
i love cokey's song... i love this character, kind of harmonica: he plays when he would have better to talk, and when he would have better to play, he... plays.
Title: Re:Favourite Member of the Gang?
Post by: alexander on July 03, 2004, 09:11:31 PM
my favorite is noodles. yeah he turns out to be a killer and a rapist, but had dominic not been shot; he would've turned out much the same. i love the fact that noodles doesn't shoot max in the end. it shows the difference between him and max. noodles may be a horrible person, but he did not betray his friends. and max did exactly that. as far as cockeye and patsy, they are both just average dumb thugs. they were never any good anyway in my opinion.
Title: Re:Favourite Member of the Gang?
Post by: redyred on July 14, 2004, 09:47:52 AM
Dominic. It was a shame he was killed off as a kid, but then I think his character simply worked so well as that cheeky chirpy four foot boy, perhaps it was necessary he was the one who wasn't shown as an adult in the film. In fact, now I think about it, Dominic's death could be seen as some sort of metaphor for the loss of childhood innocence.
Title: Re:Favourite Member of the Gang?
Post by: David Aaronson on October 07, 2004, 06:50:12 AM
my favorite is noodles. yeah he turns out to be a killer and a rapist, but had dominic not been shot; he would've turned out much the same. i love the fact that noodles doesn't shoot max in the end. it shows the difference between him and max. noodles may be a horrible person, but he did not betray his friends. and max did exactly that. as far as cockeye and patsy, they are both just average dumb thugs. they were never any good anyway in my opinion.
Noodles did betray his friends, however you may look at it, he did call the police and gave them the tip. Possibly this was all set up by Max, unbeknownst to Noodles, or maybe not. But the fact remains that Noodles sold out his friends and planned to take off with the money.

My favorite is Cockeye, because of, well, his song.
Noodles is a rat bastard and a rapist, no matter how much he regrets it. Max is craxy and mean, and Patsy, well, there's not really much to be said about Patsy. I didn't take Dominic into account, because most of the things the characters do for which we can dislike them, they do as adults, so a comparison wouldn't be fair in my eyes.
Title: Re:Favourite Member of the Gang?
Post by: alexander on October 18, 2004, 12:39:36 PM
noodles wasn't going to take the money. he was going to go to prison with max.
Title: Re:Favourite Member of the Gang?
Post by: David Aaronson on October 20, 2004, 02:50:43 AM
noodles wasn't going to take the money. he was going to go to prison with max.
Really? So that's why he didn't join in on the action that night?
Title: Favourite Member of the Gang
Post by: Film-Junkie Zach on November 11, 2004, 11:45:08 AM
Cockeye because I really liked William Forsythe's performance.