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Films of Sergio Leone => The Good, The Bad and The Ugly => Topic started by: Christopher on May 03, 2003, 09:10:09 PM



Title: #1 Western on IMDb
Post by: Christopher on May 03, 2003, 09:10:09 PM
I just recently noticed over on the Internet Movie Database that The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly is the highest rated western on the whole site (Number two on the list happens to be Once Upon a Time in the West).

I've felt for a while that Sergio Leone did something with the western that had never been done before by an American director and I don't think his style has ever been quite matched since. Apparently, a lot of voters over on the IMDb happen to agree.

I didn't notice anyplace else on the board where this was mentioned, so I figured I would. I don't know a lot about Leone's other work besides the "Dollars Trilogy," (my introduction into his work is from being a big Eastwood fan) but I do look forward to watching some of these other movies that he made.


Title: Re:#1 Western on IMDb
Post by: cigar joe on May 04, 2003, 07:39:26 PM
Thanks for the info Christofer, thats good to know.


Title: Re:#1 Western on IMDb
Post by: Film-Junkie Zach on November 15, 2004, 11:27:02 PM
I strongly agree that GBU and OUATITW are the two greatest westerns ever. It's amazing that they voted for those masterpieces. All You Voters at IMDB.com, You Guys Rock!


Title: Re:#1 Western on IMDb
Post by: David Aaronson on November 16, 2004, 11:06:12 AM
I strongly agree that GBU and OUATITW are the two greatest westerns ever. It's amazing that they voted for those masterpieces. All You Voters at IMDB.com, You Guys Rock!
Or not... those voters also put all the original Star Wars films and the Lord Of The Rings in the top 10 of all time... how could that ever happen?


Title: Re:#1 Western on IMDb
Post by: Cusser on November 16, 2004, 12:06:33 PM
What's really amazing to me is that the fact that the top two (and we all know why) were conceived, written, produced, directed, etc., by crews from Italy, yet resulted in what americans consider the ultimate westerns.  Think about it - no one could have ever predicted that in the 1960s, or that we'd still all be discussing these so many years later.  There's a lot of junk out there, and my guess is there will be no web site 35 years from now discussing the "Police Academy" series, etc.


Title: Re:#1 Western on IMDb
Post by: Two Kinds of ... on November 16, 2004, 12:40:40 PM
It's my favorite, with OUATIA second, FOFDM third, FOD fourth and The Magnificent Seven fifth.


Title: Re:#1 Western on IMDb
Post by: grandpa_chum on November 16, 2004, 10:26:46 PM
other than those two i think i only FOD and high noon are in the same league.


Title: Re:#1 Western on IMDb
Post by: KERMIT on November 17, 2004, 02:41:10 AM
  leone's "style" could make him THE only director whose every effort brings forth yet another masterpiece.  from colossus of rhodes to FOD is the furthest leap into the beyond any director has  taken.


Title: Re:#1 Western on IMDb
Post by: Bill Carson on November 20, 2004, 03:39:44 AM
 8) HOLA CUSSER! my friend! thanks for 'cussing' the god-awful Police Academy movies (UGHH!) you know why? well, I remember back in the 80's when I was at Primary school, all the kids in my class were banging on and on about this new 'comedy', so I watched it at my Dad's video shop one evening and even at that young age, I thought it was just NOT FUNNY!  and I also recall that as a stubborn little loud mouth, I was comparing that film with one THE GOOD, THE BAD & THE UGLY!!!! HA! HA! HA! HA! HA! I WIN!!!!! AT LAST!!!!  .... sorry, post traumatic stress....  >:(


Title: Re:#1 Western on IMDb
Post by: Bill Carson on November 20, 2004, 03:52:00 AM
 8) however...! back to the subject of the #1 western on the ol' IMDB, I'm glad GBU is there; the only other western that I think qualifies is THE MAGNIFICENT SEVEN.


Title: Re: #1 Western on IMDb
Post by: whenthechimesend.. on November 25, 2006, 05:53:46 PM
Also notice how GBU is #5 on the all-time movies list.

You have a notion of what that means? Out of all the 15000 or so titles out in that site, only 4 of them are above our beloved GBU!

Leone doesn't stop here though: OUATITW-#24, OUATIA-#111, and FAFDM-#136!

'Tis really awesome, it is! Check it out by yourself! (http://www.imdb.com/chart/top)


Title: Re: #1 Western on IMDb
Post by: Kurugen on November 25, 2006, 06:47:55 PM
I just recently noticed over on the Internet Movie Database that The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly is the highest rated western on the whole site (Number two on the list happens to be Once Upon a Time in the West).

I've felt for a while that Sergio Leone did something with the western that had never been done before by an American director and I don't think his style has ever been quite matched since. Apparently, a lot of voters over on the IMDb happen to agree.

I didn't notice anyplace else on the board where this was mentioned, so I figured I would. I don't know a lot about Leone's other work besides the "Dollars Trilogy," (my introduction into his work is from being a big Eastwood fan) but I do look forward to watching some of these other movies that he made.

good news but could be great if it was the other way around


Title: Re: #1 Western on IMDb
Post by: titoli on November 25, 2006, 09:31:53 PM
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What's really amazing to me is that the fact that the top two (and we all know why) were conceived, written, produced, directed, etc., by crews from Italy, yet resulted in what americans consider the ultimate westerns.  Think about it - no one could have ever predicted that in the 1960s, or that we'd still all be discussing these so many years later.

My question is: how many americans know those movies were made by italians and shot in Spain? I don't think they're many: they see Eastwood and that's that.
About the second part, I'd like to add that though we lambasted a lot of american critics of the '60s for looking down on Leone and SW, the situation wasn't (I'd say: isn't) much different over here in Italy. The fact is that, with the Internet, nobody cares anymore.


Title: Re: #1 Western on IMDb
Post by: cigar joe on November 26, 2006, 04:13:49 AM
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My question is: how many americans know those movies were made by italians and shot in Spain? I don't think they're many: they see Eastwood and that's that.

You are right, I check that IMDb board every day or so, there are quite a few first time posters that don't realize the films are Italian, a typical question is "why is the title in Italian", lol, or they wonder why the sound seems out of sync not realizing that its dubbed.

Fame came a bit late for Leone, Eastwood got all the buzz when the films debued here. Now if it had happened today Leone would be treated in the same manner as Tarantino is.


Title: Re: #1 Western on IMDb
Post by: marmota-b on November 26, 2006, 04:33:46 AM
On the other hand, I think Leone was the first director I knew by name - no kidding. Before I saw the films, when we knew only the music, we asked about the films and father told us, though he hadn't seen them either. That's how I remember it.
When I look back, it really seems to me that I was just gradually growing to see Leone's films... something that waited in me to be found on right time. ;D

And I would also prefer OUATITW as Western Nr.1. Even my history teacher thinks the same...


Title: Re: #1 Western on IMDb
Post by: tucumcari bound on July 10, 2007, 01:06:20 PM
Yup, Once Upon a Time in the West is the best in my opinion.


Title: Re: #1 Western on IMDb
Post by: Tuco the ugly on July 10, 2007, 01:09:59 PM
Yup, Once Upon a Time in the West is the best in my opinion.
Let's try not to ruin this great friendship!!





















































































 :D


Title: Re: #1 Western on IMDb
Post by: tucumcari bound on July 10, 2007, 02:09:27 PM
Let's try not to ruin this great friendship!!


LOL! Nothing is ruined my friend. It's a hard decision indeed. The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly is in my top five favorite films of all time. Once Upon a Time in the West is just a step up for me just a tad bit. It's great to debate isn't it Tuco! ;)


Title: Re: #1 Western on IMDb
Post by: Tuco the ugly on July 10, 2007, 02:15:24 PM
LOL! Nothing is ruined my friend. It's a hard decision indeed. The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly is in my top five favorite films of all time. Once Upon a Time in the West is just a step up for me just a tad bit. It's great to debate isn't it Tuco! ;)
;) O0


Title: Re: #1 Western on IMDb
Post by: tucumcari bound on July 11, 2007, 10:28:48 AM
Let's just be happy this film is getting recognized on IMDB like it is.


Title: Re: #1 Western on IMDb
Post by: Kurug3n on July 11, 2007, 09:02:21 PM
Let's just be happy this film is getting recognized on IMDB like it is.

unlike the greater For A Few Dollars More #131 .. >:(


Title: Re: #1 Western on IMDb
Post by: tucumcari bound on July 11, 2007, 10:20:44 PM
unlike the greater For A Few Dollars More #131 .. >:(

For a Few Dollars More should be higher than 131. I agree with you there.


Title: Re: #1 Western on IMDb
Post by: KevinJCBJK on July 11, 2007, 10:48:00 PM
update on the list.

The Good, The Bad, and the Ugly are now #4

Once Upon a Time in the West is #20 (Top 50 is what really matters on IMDB, the rest are just contenders)

and For a Few Dollars More is #131.



Title: Re: #1 Western on IMDb
Post by: tucumcari bound on July 12, 2007, 12:31:44 AM
update on the list.

The Good, The Bad, and the Ugly are now #4

Once Upon a Time in the West is #20 (Top 50 is what really matters on IMDB, the rest are just contenders)

and For a Few Dollars More is #131.



I'm hopeing Once Upon a Time in the West cracks the top 10 someday. That's where it deserves to be.


Title: Re: #1 Western on IMDb
Post by: KevinJCBJK on July 12, 2007, 12:35:01 AM
Yeah...but it's still in a great spot. I change my mind, it's actually top 25 is what really matters on IMDB's top 250.


Title: Re: #1 Western on IMDb
Post by: moviesceleton on July 12, 2007, 11:01:39 AM
Yeah...but it's still in a great spot. I change my mind, it's actually top 25 is what really matters on IMDB's top 250.
The whole top 250 doesn't matter at all.


Title: Re: #1 Western on IMDb
Post by: tucumcari bound on July 22, 2007, 01:17:03 PM
The whole top 250 doesn't matter at all.

You're right. It doesn't matter at all, but then at the same time it's cool seeing the respect Leone's films are getting on that list.


Title: Re: #1 Western on IMDb
Post by: titoli on July 22, 2007, 10:30:50 PM
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You're right. It doesn't matter at all, but then at the same time it's cool seeing the respect Leone's films are getting on that list.

Rather than cool, I'd say amazing.


Title: Re: #1 Western on IMDb
Post by: Sonny on July 22, 2007, 10:41:02 PM
Yeah, but what the heck is FAFDM doing as #131..?!!!

Can somebody please explain this to me?  It certainly deserves at least a top 50 rating, in my opinion.


Title: Re: #1 Western on IMDb
Post by: titoli on July 22, 2007, 10:46:08 PM
well, that's why I said amazing...


Title: Re: #1 Western on IMDb
Post by: tucumcari bound on July 22, 2007, 11:33:44 PM
Yeah, but what the heck is FAFDM doing as #131..?!!!

Can somebody please explain this to me?  It certainly deserves at least a top 50 rating, in my opinion.

I agree with you totally here Sonny! For a Few Dollars More deserves more recognition.


Title: Re: #1 Western on IMDb
Post by: Silenzio on July 22, 2007, 11:35:51 PM
And, for that matter, what's OUATIA doing at 106!


Title: Re: #1 Western on IMDb
Post by: tucumcari bound on July 23, 2007, 09:23:19 AM
And, for that matter, what's OUATIA doing at 106!

Good question. Who the hell knows? I personally think all of Leone's films, minus Collosus of Rhodes, should be in the top 50.


Title: Re: #1 Western on IMDb
Post by: KevinJCBJK on July 25, 2007, 11:22:31 PM
I think it's because not many people on IMDB has seen the entire movie. I hate those jerks who edited that movie making it hard for me to get myself a good copy of the DVD.


Title: Re: #1 Western on IMDb
Post by: tucumcari bound on July 25, 2007, 11:23:27 PM
I think it's because not many people on IMDB has seen the entire movie. I hate those jerks who edited that movie making it hard for me to get myself a good copy of the DVD.

Kevin. Have you seen all of Leone's films yet? I'm just curious.


Title: Re: #1 Western on IMDb
Post by: Silenzio on July 25, 2007, 11:24:12 PM
Good question. Who the hell knows? I personally think all of Leone's films, minus Collosus of Rhodes, should be in the top 50.

I wouldn't say Fistful deserves a top spot.  And i'm pretty happy with where FAFDM is.


Title: Re: #1 Western on IMDb
Post by: KevinJCBJK on July 25, 2007, 11:27:33 PM
Kevin. Have you seen all of Leone's films yet? I'm just curious.

Nope...still haven't seen Once Upon a Time in America. I don't really care for his sword and sand film. I'll watch if it's on tv.


Title: Re: #1 Western on IMDb
Post by: tucumcari bound on July 26, 2007, 12:35:09 AM
Nope...still haven't seen Once Upon a Time in America. I don't really care for his sword and sand film. I'll watch if it's on tv.

See OUATIA ASAP. I'm curious to see your reaction to it. Did you like Duck, You Sucker?


Title: Re: #1 Western on IMDb
Post by: KevinJCBJK on July 26, 2007, 12:39:24 AM
Yeah I loved Duck, You Sucker. I excepted it to be a weaker film but I was blown away.


Title: Re: #1 Western on IMDb
Post by: tucumcari bound on July 26, 2007, 12:44:18 AM
Yeah I loved Duck, You Sucker. I excepted it to be a weaker film but I was blown away.

Yup. I had the same reaction when I first seen it. The film is just flat out brilliant. It's definitely up there with my favorite Leone films. Once Upon a Time in the West is my absolute favorite but I cannot decide for the life of me which I like better between The Good, The Bad and The Ugly, Duck, You Sucker, and For a Few Dollars More. All brilliant films in my opinion. I guess I could like them all the same? ???


Title: Re: #1 Western on IMDb
Post by: KevinJCBJK on July 26, 2007, 12:47:27 AM
Yup. I had the same reaction when I first seen it. The film is just flat out brilliant. It's definitely up there with my favorite Leone films. Once Upon a Time in the West is my absolute favorite but I cannot decide for the life of me which I like better between The Good, The Bad and The Ugly, Duck, You Sucker, and For a Few Dollars More. All brilliant films in my opinion. I guess I could like them all the same? ???

For a Few Dollars more to me was a big step from A Fistful of Dollars, and he keeps taking big steps with The Good, The Bad, and the Ugly, which was the epic adventure western, while Once Upon a Time in the West was the beautiful art western. In terms of artistic quality, I'd say Once Upon a Time in the West is the better film. Duck, You Sucker was something entirely different. Plus I loved those F-bombs.


Title: Re: #1 Western on IMDb
Post by: tucumcari bound on July 26, 2007, 09:02:03 AM
For a Few Dollars more to me was a big step from A Fistful of Dollars, and he keeps taking big steps with The Good, The Bad, and the Ugly, which was the epic adventure western, while Once Upon a Time in the West was the beautiful art western. In terms of artistic quality, I'd say Once Upon a Time in the West is the better film. Duck, You Sucker was something entirely different. Plus I loved those F-bombs.

The F-bombs were funny, I gotta admit that. The way Steiger delivers them are exceptionally funny.  ;D


Title: Re: #1 Western on IMDb
Post by: KevinJCBJK on July 26, 2007, 10:06:38 AM
The F-bombs were funny, I gotta admit that. The way Steiger delivers them are exceptionally funny.  ;D


"Hey can I tell you something? F you!"

Also James Coburn's convincing Irish accent and calling Juan a "f-ing chicken thief"


Title: Re: #1 Western on IMDb
Post by: tucumcari bound on July 26, 2007, 11:08:12 AM

"Hey can I tell you something? F you!"

Also James Coburn's convincing Irish accent and calling Juan a "f-ing chicken thief"

Hell yeah. Coburn's accent was done exceptionally well. I love the way both of them talked.


Title: Re: #1 Western on IMDb
Post by: KevinJCBJK on July 26, 2007, 02:00:20 PM
A lot of people thought Rod was over acting. I thought he was brilliant.

"Hey God, you sure this is Mesa Verde?"


Title: Re: #1 Western on IMDb
Post by: tucumcari bound on July 26, 2007, 02:25:22 PM
A lot of people thought Rod was over acting. I thought he was brilliant.

"Hey God, you sure this is Mesa Verde?"

I know. I don't get where this overacting crap comes from. If he was overacting, don't you think Sergio would have told him so? It's obvious Sergio wanted him like that. Some people say the same about Al Pacino. I read the recent book about Al Pacino. It's a assortment of interviews put together through the years all in this one book. An interesting read. He says that he hates director's that don't direct, director's that tell him to do what he wants. Pacino said he does not like that. He loves when the director takes command and directs you. If Pacino seems to be overacting in some films, which many people accuse him of, then I don't think it's his fault. I don't think he ever overacts, I think his behavior in certain roles are necessary. Take Scarface for example, the ending. His sister has just been killed, plus his so high on cocaine he probably doesn't even realize where he is at the moment. Don't you think you'd do the same thing in that position, act the way he did? He acted perfectly!

Rod Steiger did not overact in Duck, You Sucker. He was perfect.


Title: Re: #1 Western on IMDb
Post by: KevinJCBJK on July 26, 2007, 02:36:15 PM
I know. I don't get where this overacting crap comes from. If he was overacting, don't you think Sergio would have told him so? It's obvious Sergio wanted him like that. Some people say the same about Al Pacino. I read the recent book about Al Pacino. It's a assortment of interviews put together through the years all in this one book. An interesting read. He says that he hates director's that don't direct, director's that tell him to do what he wants. Pacino said he does not like that. He loves when the director takes command and directs you. If Pacino seems to be overacting in some films, which many people accuse him of, then I don't think it's his fault. I don't think he ever overacts, I think his behavior in certain roles are necessary. Take Scarface for example, the ending. His sister has just been killed, plus his so high on cocaine he probably doesn't even realize where he is at the moment. Don't you think you'd do the same thing in that position, act the way he did? He acted perfectly!

Rod Steiger did not overact in Duck, You Sucker. He was perfect.

Pacino overact? He becomes his characters. It's too bad Sergio didn't get a chance to work with Pacino, I heard Sergio say that De Niro was a real actor unlike Eastwood. A little harsh for Eastwood.


Title: Re: #1 Western on IMDb
Post by: tucumcari bound on July 26, 2007, 02:48:05 PM
Pacino overact? He becomes his characters. It's too bad Sergio didn't get a chance to work with Pacino, I heard Sergio say that De Niro was a real actor unlike Eastwood. A little harsh for Eastwood.

I think it was unfair of Sergio to say that about Clint. Clint and Robert are two totally different actors. Can you honestly see De Niro playing The Man With No Name? Heck no! Eastwood is extremely talented, just has a different style than De Niro, plus he can direct!


Title: Re: #1 Western on IMDb
Post by: KevinJCBJK on July 26, 2007, 02:54:49 PM
I think it was unfair of Sergio to say that about Clint. Clint and Robert are two totally different actors. Can you honestly see De Niro playing The Man With No Name? Heck no! Eastwood is extremely talented, just has a different style than De Niro, plus he can direct!

De Niro has directed some decent films, but he is no comparison to Eastwood. Eastwood was good enough to earn an oscar nom for his performance in Unforgiven, he has come a long way from Rawhide and he owes it to Sergio Leone.

And De Niro as The Man with No Name...that would be amusing. He would talk a lot and point to himself and look around and doing what he does best.


Title: Re: #1 Western on IMDb
Post by: tucumcari bound on July 26, 2007, 02:57:22 PM
De Niro has directed some decent films, but he is no comparison to Eastwood. Eastwood was good enough to earn an oscar nom for his performance in Unforgiven, he has come a long way from Rawhide and he owes it to Sergio Leone.

Oh he owe's a lot to Leone. He shows it with his dedication along with Don Siegel at the end of Unforgiven. De Niro has directed some good films yes, preticularly A Bronx Tale, but not a lot of people's body of work as a director has compared to Eastwood's as of late, reward wise none the less.


Title: Re: #1 Western on IMDb
Post by: KevinJCBJK on July 26, 2007, 03:01:45 PM
yeah a bronx tale was pretty good. AMC has been showing it, but they cut out the stuff that makes it good.

still think it be amusing to see de niro play the man with no name


Title: Re: #1 Western on IMDb
Post by: tucumcari bound on July 26, 2007, 03:04:30 PM
yeah a bronx tale was pretty good. AMC has been showing it, but they cut out the stuff that makes it good.

still think it be amusing to see de niro play the man with no name

If Scorsese would have made a western years ago, we may have at least seen something like it. I still wish Marty would direct a western, I mean he loves the genre so much, it be only fitting. You know he'd most likely have some type of roll for Robert De Niro to play.


Title: Re: #1 Western on IMDb
Post by: marmota-b on August 01, 2007, 03:55:50 PM
If he was overacting, don't you think Sergio would have told him so? It's obvious Sergio wanted him like that.

That's exact, that "overacting" is part of Juan's character and it's what I love on him!


Title: Re: #1 Western on IMDb
Post by: tucumcari bound on August 01, 2007, 05:10:38 PM
That's exact, that "overacting" is part of Juan's character and it's what I love on him!

Exactly! O0


Title: Re: #1 Western on IMDb
Post by: KevinJCBJK on August 01, 2007, 11:57:17 PM
If Scorsese would have made a western years ago, we may have at least seen something like it. I still wish Marty would direct a western, I mean he loves the genre so much, it be only fitting. You know he'd most likely have some type of roll for Robert De Niro to play.

And Leonardo De Caprio, his "new de niro"

Marty needs to get Leo his oscar.


Title: Re: #1 Western on IMDb
Post by: kuwabatake on August 14, 2007, 06:20:50 PM
 gbu is a great film it deserves to be number 1 film of all time!!!!!!


Title: Re: #1 Western on IMDb
Post by: KevinJCBJK on August 14, 2007, 07:21:15 PM
gbu is a great film it deserves to be number 1 film of all time!!!!!!

Yeah it's the film that made me fall in love with Sergio Leone's filmmaking.


Title: Re: #1 Western on IMDb
Post by: marmota-b on August 15, 2007, 01:26:31 AM
Yeah it's the film that made me fall in love with Sergio Leone's filmmaking.

Same here. It was his first film I saw.

But, still, I would give the Nr. 1 to OUATITW. Just my opinion, of course.


Title: Re: #1 Western on IMDb
Post by: KevinJCBJK on August 15, 2007, 02:26:29 AM
I've been thinking that too recently.


Title: Re: #1 Western on IMDb
Post by: Bill Carson on August 15, 2007, 11:35:46 AM
I know. I don't get where this overacting crap comes from. If he was overacting, don't you think Sergio would have told him so? It's obvious Sergio wanted him like that. Some people say the same about Al Pacino. I read the recent book about Al Pacino. It's a assortment of interviews put together through the years all in this one book. An interesting read. He says that he hates director's that don't direct, director's that tell him to do what he wants. Pacino said he does not like that. He loves when the director takes command and directs you. If Pacino seems to be overacting in some films, which many people accuse him of, then I don't think it's his fault. I don't think he ever overacts, I think his behavior in certain roles are necessary. Take Scarface for example, the ending. His sister has just been killed, plus his so high on cocaine he probably doesn't even realize where he is at the moment. Don't you think you'd do the same thing in that position, act the way he did? He acted perfectly!

Rod Steiger did not overact in Duck, You Sucker. He was perfect.

I absolutely agree! O0

Pacino overact? He becomes his characters. It's too bad Sergio didn't get a chance to work with Pacino, I heard Sergio say that De Niro was a real actor unlike Eastwood. A little harsh for Eastwood.

Once again, I absolutely agree! O0   What a colaboration it would be in some new SL film: Leone and Pacino!!! O0

Same here. It was his first film I saw.

But, still, I would give the Nr. 1 to OUATITW. Just my opinion, of course.

 O0 O0 O0   Yes! I simply adore GBU too, but I would probably give the #1 to OUATIW! Probably my favorite film ever, and in my humble opinion, the best movie ever made! O0


Title: Re: #1 Western on IMDb
Post by: marmota-b on August 15, 2007, 11:55:37 AM
O0 O0 O0   Yes! I simply adore GBU too, but I would probably give the #1 to OUATIW! Probably my favorite film ever, and in my humble opinion, the best movie ever made! O0

Agreed on this. ;D


Title: Re: #1 Western on IMDb
Post by: Bill Carson on August 16, 2007, 11:12:05 AM
Agreed on this. ;D

I`m glad that we share the same opinion Marmota! O0


Title: Re: #1 Western on IMDb
Post by: KevinJCBJK on August 18, 2007, 12:59:38 PM
I`m glad that we share the same opinion Marmota! O0

I've been begining to think that too.


Title: Re: #1 Western on IMDb
Post by: Bill Carson on August 20, 2007, 10:59:44 AM
I've been begining to think that too.

 O0 O0 O0


Title: Re: #1 Western on IMDb
Post by: tucumcari bound on September 07, 2007, 09:22:24 AM
I wonder if this will be the number 1 movie on IMDB someday.  ???


Title: Re: #1 Western on IMDb
Post by: KevinJCBJK on September 07, 2007, 12:07:20 PM
I wonder if this will be the number 1 movie on IMDB someday.  ???

I don't know, The Godfather has a lot going for it. I think it's the greatest American film of all time.

I think Hollywood has criticisms around the world, and The Godfather could be a film where forigen auidences can watch and appreciate it's beauty. That and Citizen Kane.


Title: Re: #1 Western on IMDb
Post by: tucumcari bound on September 07, 2007, 12:34:35 PM
I don't know, The Godfather has a lot going for it. I think it's the greatest American film of all time.

I think Hollywood has criticisms around the world, and The Godfather could be a film where forigen auidences can watch and appreciate it's beauty. That and Citizen Kane.

I do agree that The Godfather is the greatest American made film of all time and leaves Citizen Kane in the dust.


Title: Re: #1 Western on IMDb
Post by: dreaddy on October 06, 2007, 10:36:13 PM
These two films are my best westerns and I am a big western fan. If I were to pick two non-Leone westerns to top the list they'd be Eastwood's "Unforgiven" and "The Hunting Party" with Oliver Reed, Gene Hackman.


Title: Re: #1 Western on IMDb
Post by: Groggy on October 07, 2007, 12:18:03 PM
We can't have EVERY Leone film in the Top 250, I'm sorry guys! Just be glad that they're on there at all. :D


Title: Re: #1 Western on IMDb
Post by: KevinJCBJK on October 10, 2007, 03:47:13 PM
Not the Rhodes one atleast.


Title: Re: #1 Western on IMDb
Post by: tucumcari bound on October 10, 2007, 07:14:24 PM
We can't have EVERY Leone film in the Top 250, I'm sorry guys! Just be glad that they're on there at all. :D

Yes we surely can. I think they all deserve a spot, personally. Well, most of them.  ;)


Title: Re: #1 Western on IMDb
Post by: Mw/NNrules on October 10, 2007, 08:24:40 PM
Yes we surely can. I think they all deserve a spot, personally. Well, most of them.  ;)
CoR? No. That's the only one I definitely would NOT put on the top 250.
GBU, and FaFDM have enough appeal to keep themselves in tight spots on the list.
Despite poor reviews when released in America, the first and last OUaT have done fine getting on the list. 8).
FoD, I think, is too small a film to ever be as well recieved on Imdb as any of those four (:-[), even though to some extent I like FoD more than FaFDM.
DYS is an oddball. Too "weird" to be accepted by the film going community as much as even OUaTiA. Oh well. I like it.
My theories: GBU may in fact go down in the future. Same for the OUaT films. I have no doubt in my mind that one day less Leone will be on the list. Hopefully, even if there is less of that, they'll have other good films. Oh well.