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Films of Sergio Leone => For a Few Dollars More => Topic started by: Lewis Hawk on September 02, 2004, 12:57:18 PM



Title: the watch
Post by: Lewis Hawk on September 02, 2004, 12:57:18 PM
please excuse my english. It's so bad because i'm french.
In this wonderful movie, there is a thing i don't understand: why does Mortimer own the same watch his sister?
It's a copy????
It was a present from her boyfriend, who's killed by the Indian. How did he find this watch???

Thank you...


Title: Re:the watch
Post by: redyred on September 02, 2004, 01:45:34 PM
Most likely explanation Mortimer's sister and her husband had matching watches - kind of like lockets. Indio takes the sister's watch, and Mortimer keeps the dead husband's watch as a memento of his sister. Either that or the husband got matching watches for his wife and brother-in-law.


Title: Re:the watch
Post by: DJIMBO on September 03, 2004, 03:13:02 AM
i think the watch element of the film is the best - with the flashback and the melody, because for the first time you see the emergence of the Leone style. Fistful hinted towards it but was too reliant on Kurosawa, but FAFDM's flashbacks, the revenge motive, the music - this is where Leone's trademark style is apparent first  ::)


Title: Re:the watch
Post by: Danny on September 13, 2004, 07:49:32 AM
The final duel, the music mixed with the sound of the watch. Really great.


Title: Re:the watch
Post by: noodles_leone on November 04, 2004, 10:57:18 AM
the music goes down, silence for a second, and the music of the watch goes on... we go back to reality... the music finishes slowly... BANG!


Title: Re:the watch
Post by: KERMIT on November 04, 2004, 06:40:31 PM
when monco produces the second watch i am reminded of how blondie took the bullets from tuco's gun the night before.  monco, quick on draw but even quicker thinker. lol


Title: Re:the watch
Post by: iceman on December 14, 2004, 06:07:21 PM
when monco produces the second watch i am reminded of how blondie took the bullets from tuco's gun the night before.  monco, quick on draw but even quicker thinker. lol
Do we ever see what photo is in Indios watch. If his sister is in Mortimers watch do we assume her husband was in Indios / her watch ??? ???


Title: Re:the watch
Post by: cigar joe on December 14, 2004, 06:45:28 PM
I would assume that too.


Title: Re:the watch
Post by: JJ_Snakes on December 15, 2004, 08:12:22 AM
But maybe Mortimer's watch was originally meant to be Mortimer's. And the other watch was the husband's, and in the flashback we don't see the husband presenting the watch to the sister, but he's just showing his new watch to his wife. The sister didn't even have a watch.
Just a not so serious thought... :P


Title: Re:the watch
Post by: Danny on December 15, 2004, 11:27:45 AM
Do we ever see what photo is in Indios watch. If his sister is in Mortimers watch do we assume her husband was in Indios / her watch ??? ???
(http://img136.exs.cx/img136/1142/clock5ka.jpg)


Title: Re:the watch
Post by: iceman on December 16, 2004, 04:37:32 PM
(http://img136.exs.cx/img136/1142/clock5ka.jpg)

If Manco noticed a family resemblance, and as we see in Dannys photo its his sister.. then surely it seems she is in Both...thanks Guys :) :) :)


Title: Re:the watch
Post by: Sensei on December 20, 2004, 11:35:54 AM
Did anyone say screencap?  ;D

(http://home.online.no/~a-solaas/pix/fafdm/fafdm1.jpg)
(http://home.online.no/~a-solaas/pix/fafdm/fafdm2.jpg)
(http://home.online.no/~a-solaas/pix/fafdm/fafdm3.jpg)
(http://home.online.no/~a-solaas/pix/fafdm/fafdm4.jpg)
(http://home.online.no/~a-solaas/pix/fafdm/fafdm5.jpg)


Title: Re:the watch
Post by: cigar joe on December 20, 2004, 03:51:55 PM
Nice captures, tell us how you do that (what software)?


Title: Re:the watch
Post by: Sensei on December 20, 2004, 07:39:04 PM
I'm using InterVideo WinDVD 6 Platinum (http://www.intervideo.com/jsp/WinDVD_Profile.jsp). Nothing real fancy. I'm just used to the series and like it, so I'm sticking with it  :) To capture stills I just have to press a keyboard key or a button in the player and the image is added to an album which I can save as .bmp or .jpg. I'm sure there are other great freeware DVD players out there. Try your luck at download.com (http://www.download.com/DVD-Tools/3150-7970_4-0.html)


Title: Re:the watch
Post by: cigar joe on December 21, 2004, 03:36:15 AM
thanks