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Films of Sergio Leone => A Fistful of Dollars => Topic started by: Cusser on January 28, 2019, 05:42:51 PM

Title: Ramon Rojo's shooting skill
Post by: Cusser on January 28, 2019, 05:42:51 PM
I saw 5 minutes of this film again the other night. 

Concerning Ramon Rojo's shooting skill, how much practice did he ever have with a Gatling gun???  Likely: none.  I mean, he shot and killed all those Mexican soldiers using the US Army's Gatling gun, killed all the Mexican soldiers, and did not even hit a single horse !!!  Maybe Leone's budget did not allow for horse carcasses/dummies.
Title: Re: Ramon Rojo's shooting skill
Post by: cigar joe on January 29, 2019, 03:38:20 AM
I saw 5 minutes of this film again the other night. 

Concerning Ramon Rojo's shooting skill, how much practice did he ever have with a Gatling gun???  Likely: none.  I mean, he shot and killed all those Mexican soldiers using the US Army's Gatling gun, killed all the Mexican soldiers, and did not even hit a single horse !!!  Maybe Leone's budget did not allow for horse carcasses/dummies.

Obviously yes.
Title: Re: Ramon Rojo's shooting skill
Post by: Cusser on February 28, 2020, 02:26:35 PM
Yesterday, I saw an old Wagon Train episode from 1961 guest starring Don Rickles ("Wagon to Fort Anderson").  Albert Salmi (first) and then Robert Forster held off about 25 Indians using a cavalry Gatling gun, and they were just as skilled as Ramon in avoiding killing or wounding ANY horses.  These guys all had pretty good aim for first time using one.
Title: Re: Ramon Rojo's shooting skill
Post by: patriciagon on June 14, 2020, 10:25:11 AM
i like the theory of budget, i also thought the same the last time i saw the movie and i was curios about the subject of the shot