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Films of Sergio Leone => Once Upon A Time In The West => Topic started by: Thosefalsenotes on August 02, 2004, 10:19:29 PM

Title: Why the lace tearing scene?
Post by: Thosefalsenotes on August 02, 2004, 10:19:29 PM
What do you think of the scene in the barn where Harmonica tears the lace and sleeves from Jill's dress? What are Harmonica's intentions? What are Leone's? Why do you feel the scene was included? Sorry if this has been brought up before.
Title: Re:Why the lace tearing scene?
Post by: Half Soldier on August 04, 2004, 01:04:50 PM
My theory is to make jill look like she's staying with (ragged) workclothes rather than leaving with her finery.  This would draw the gunmen in for the kill.

On the other hand i might be wrong and Harmonica fancied a bit of rumpy-pumpy until he spied the gunmen out of the corner of his eye.
Title: Re:Why the lace tearing scene?
Post by: Blueberry on August 05, 2004, 12:52:48 AM
There's a long thread on this subject - a couple of months back...
Title: Re:Why the lace tearing scene?
Post by: Half Soldier on August 06, 2004, 02:05:31 AM
Found it.  January 5th was the last entry, but the thread does have some good thoughts, including some stuff about Mother Earth (eh?).  I'm sure if you look through the multitude of topics throughout this site, you will find more than one repeated (or very similar) time and time again.  Like the water, I like my forum fresh and repeating long forgotten topics is no bad thing.