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Title: There has never been a more beautiful film, period.
Post by: tucumcari bound on September 05, 2006, 01:25:04 PM
 I'm new here! Just thought I'd post on the board of the greatest movie ever made in my opinion. It's so nice to come to a board dedicated to my favorite director of all time, and chat among his fellow fans. Once Upon a Time In The West is the most compelling movie I've ever laid eyes on. I never get sick of it. The movie takes you in and never lets you go. The acting, the music, the beautiful cinematography is absolutely genius. Thank God Sergio gave us this masterpiece!  ;D


Title: Re: Their has never been a more beautiful film, period.
Post by: Tuco the ugly on September 05, 2006, 02:08:18 PM
welcome to the board! :)
OUATITW is a great movie indeed and most surely the best western ever,

"No western ever got close to this one,no western ever will..."
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Title: Re: Their has never been a more beautiful film, period.
Post by: cigar joe on September 05, 2006, 04:59:19 PM
yes welcome to the board and enjoy!


Title: Re: Their has never been a more beautiful film, period.
Post by: Kurugen on September 05, 2006, 05:01:37 PM
Welcome to the boards and i also think that this is the greatest film ever made.


Title: Re: Their has never been a more beautiful film, period.
Post by: The Firecracker on September 05, 2006, 05:13:36 PM
"Their has never been a more beautiful film, period".


Not even?...


http://userwww.aimnet.ne.jp/user/django-kill/P3/morricone/img/ip2_giu_la_testa.jpg


Title: Re: Their has never been a more beautiful film, period.
Post by: franksgrandson on September 05, 2006, 05:30:56 PM
salutations join the many who know West is the best


Title: Re: Their has never been a more beautiful film, period.
Post by: Kurugen on September 05, 2006, 05:34:36 PM
"Their has never been a more beautiful film, period".


Not even?...


http://userwww.aimnet.ne.jp/user/django-kill/P3/morricone/img/ip2_giu_la_testa.jpg

Well some of us havent seen it.Still waiting for that 2007 SE release.


Title: Re: Their has never been a more beautiful film, period.
Post by: Groggy on September 05, 2006, 05:37:56 PM
It's up there with OUATIA and the Lean films, surely.


Title: Re: Their has never been a more beautiful film, period.
Post by: The Firecracker on September 05, 2006, 05:39:36 PM
It's up there with OUATIA and the Lean films, surely.

Not sure where I read it but DYS was said (by somebody) to be the closest thing Leone came to a Lean film.


Title: Re: Their has never been a more beautiful film, period.
Post by: franksgrandson on September 05, 2006, 05:42:14 PM
yeah I read that some place and thinking about it its not far off being right.
although the styles are far apart DYS is the sort of film that Lean could have made a lot of


Title: Re: Their has never been a more beautiful film, period.
Post by: tucumcari bound on September 05, 2006, 05:46:00 PM
I have yet to see A Fistfull of Dynamite aka Duck You Sucker! I've with many of you in that I'm waiting for the Region 1 DVD to be released sometime next year. I can't wait! Until then, I still think OUATITW is Leone's best work!


Title: Re: Their has never been a more beautiful film, period.
Post by: The Firecracker on September 05, 2006, 05:51:46 PM

although the styles are far apart DYS is the sort of film that Lean could have made a lot of


I really would'nt know as I don't really care for Lean's films. Viewed LOA once and I thought that was enough for me.


Title: Re: Their has never been a more beautiful film, period.
Post by: buff64 on September 05, 2006, 05:56:17 PM
I'm new here! Just thought I'd post on the board of the greatest movie ever made in my opinion. It's so nice to come to a board dedicated to my favorite director of all time, and chat among his fellow fans. Once Upon a Time In The West is the most compelling movie I've ever laid eyes on. I never get sick of it. The movie takes you in and never lets you go. The acting, the music, the beautiful cinematography is absolutely genius. Thank God Sergio gave us this masterpiece!  ;D


Title: Re: Their has never been a more beautiful film, period.
Post by: buff64 on September 05, 2006, 05:58:25 PM
welcome to the board.OUATIW best ever!!!


Title: Re: Their has never been a more beautiful film, period.
Post by: geoman-1 on September 05, 2006, 06:08:08 PM
Welcome TB65.  You have fine taste in film, however, once you see DYS you will really be impressed with SL's exquisite
film making talents 8)


Title: Re: Their has never been a more beautiful film, period.
Post by: tucumcari bound on September 05, 2006, 07:18:41 PM
Thanks Everyone! I'm glad to be here! I dunno why it took me so long to join this forum. This is amazing! Over at IMDB you get to many trolls and it's not as active as I'd like. I really can't wait to see Duck You Sucker! That DVD needs to be released ASAP!


Title: Re: Their has never been a more beautiful film, period.
Post by: The Firecracker on September 05, 2006, 07:23:17 PM
Over at IMDB you get to many trolls and it's not as active as I'd like.

Actually the IMDB boards are far more active then this will ever be.


Title: Re: Their has never been a more beautiful film, period.
Post by: tucumcari bound on September 05, 2006, 07:31:32 PM
No. I'm not talking about the whole IMDB in general. I'm talking about the Sergio Leone Board. It's not as active as this!


Title: Re: Their has never been a more beautiful film, period.
Post by: El Mal on September 06, 2006, 06:36:48 AM
Welcome TB65.  You have fine taste in film, however, once you see DYS you will really be impressed with SL's exquisite
film making talents 8)

Welcome to TB65 a discerning filmviewer!

Having revisited the film (OUATITW) following a personal resurgance of interest in the films of Leone I can only agree that its way up there with the best of them. Strangely, I recently purchased a marked down copy of an Empire Magazine special edition listing their 100 best films. I fully expected my all time fav film, Gone With The Wind, to be in it but it wasnt!! But, thankfully, OUATITW was. But then so was a recent ok movie called Sideways.  Movie  preference lists are pretty subjective I suppose.

El Mal in Spain.


Title: Re: Their has never been a more beautiful film, period.
Post by: Groggy on September 06, 2006, 04:28:09 PM
This is ManWithAHarmonica66, am I right?  If so, I'm Hancock_the_Superb from the IMDB!  How do you do, sir?


Title: Re: Their has never been a more beautiful film, period.
Post by: Silenzio on September 06, 2006, 04:28:36 PM
I'm new here! Just thought I'd post on the board of the greatest movie ever made in my opinion. It's so nice to come to a board dedicated to my favorite director of all time, and chat among his fellow fans. Once Upon a Time In The West is the most compelling movie I've ever laid eyes on. I never get sick of it. The movie takes you in and never lets you go. The acting, the music, the beautiful cinematography is absolutely genius. Thank God Sergio gave us this masterpiece!  ;D

Amen!


Title: Re: Their has never been a more beautiful film, period.
Post by: Groggy on September 06, 2006, 04:30:04 PM
Not sure where I read it but DYS was said (by somebody) to be the closest thing Leone came to a Lean film.

We had some discussion to that effect on the "30 Westerns In One" thread a bit farther down on this board, I made the remark that some shots in "Doctor Zhivago" were similar to ones in this film and me, Peacemaker, and Dave Jenkins talked about it.  Dave pointed out some interesting similarities between LoA and DYS. . . but read the thread if you're interested, it's still on the front page.


Title: Re: Their has never been a more beautiful film, period.
Post by: The Peacemaker on September 06, 2006, 04:40:22 PM
This is ManWithAHarmonica66, am I right? 

Actually it's manwithnoname66. Or is it the same person?


Title: Re: Their has never been a more beautiful film, period.
Post by: Groggy on September 06, 2006, 04:46:53 PM
That's my mistake. . .  :-[


Title: Re: Their has never been a more beautiful film, period.
Post by: tucumcari bound on September 06, 2006, 05:38:08 PM
This is ManWithAHarmonica66, am I right?  If so, I'm Hancock_the_Superb from the IMDB!  How do you do, sir?


Yess This is ManWithNoName66 from the IMDB BOARDS!!! How you doing my friend?!?! Happy to be here!!


Title: Re: Their has never been a more beautiful film, period.
Post by: Groggy on September 06, 2006, 05:40:54 PM

Yess This is ManWithNoName66 from the IMDB BOARDS!!! How you doing my friend?!?! Happy to be here!!

Well MWNN. . . or should I say TB. . . not bad except for school-related stress (see below post). ;) I'm sure you'll like here, we're a lot more friendly and warm community than the IMDB for sure.  Even when we talk about politics the conversations are civil.  Just feel free to smack me when I bring up David Lean too many times on this Sergio Leone board!  ;D


Title: Re: Their has never been a more beautiful film, period.
Post by: Kurugen on September 06, 2006, 05:41:58 PM

Yess This is ManWithNoName66 from the IMDB BOARDS!!! How you doing my friend?!?! Happy to be here!!

welcome to the boards. lol, Sorry for the late welcoming.


Title: Re: Their has never been a more beautiful film, period.
Post by: tucumcari bound on September 06, 2006, 06:16:36 PM
welcome to the boards. lol, Sorry for the late welcoming.


haha No problem Kurugen! Thanks for the warm welcome, all of you!!! LONG LIVE SERGIO LEONE!


Title: Re: Their has never been a more beautiful film, period.
Post by: LINCOLNS GRANDFATHER on September 09, 2006, 07:11:04 PM
Yeah its up there, however I have to say GBU is the best there is Im afraid.


"My way was harder "


Title: Re: Their has never been a more beautiful film, period.
Post by: Kurugen on September 09, 2006, 07:54:30 PM
Yeah its up there, however I have to say GBU is the best there is Im afraid.


"My way was harder "

i prefer my bronson over some eastwood any day.


Title: Re: Their has never been a more beautiful film, period.
Post by: Silenzio on September 09, 2006, 11:51:30 PM
i prefer my bronson over some eastwood any day.

OUATITW: Best movie ever made. Bronson was perfect the role, NOBODY else could've pulled it off the way he did.

But, generally speaking, Eastwood kicks more ass.


Title: Re: Their has never been a more beautiful film, period.
Post by: tucumcari bound on September 10, 2006, 12:59:18 AM
OUATITW: Best movie ever made. Bronson was perfect the role, NOBODY else could've pulled it off the way he did.

But, generally speaking, Eastwood kicks more ass.

Yes my friend! I couldn't agree with you anymore. Once Upon a Time in the West is indeed the greatest movie ever made in my opinion. Charles Bronson was suburb as Harmonica, in my opinion his best role. Sergio Leone got the best out of him, and it shows! He is total badass and I think he's alot more talented then people gave him credit for! But I do agree, Clint is the ultimate badass, he wins in that department slightly!


Title: Re: Their has never been a more beautiful film, period.
Post by: Silenzio on September 10, 2006, 10:32:36 AM
Yes my friend! I couldn't agree with you anymore. Once Upon a Time in the West is indeed the greatest movie ever made in my opinion. Charles Bronson was suburb as Harmonica, in my opinion his best role. Sergio Leone got the best out of him, and it shows! He is total badass and I think he's alot more talented then people gave him credit for! But I do agree, Clint is the ultimate badass, he wins in that department slightly!

Dude, you rule.


Title: Re: Their has never been a more beautiful film, period.
Post by: Kurugen on September 10, 2006, 10:51:14 AM
Well im going to disagree with both of you.If it wasnt for bronson we wouldnt have a whole lot of vigilante movies.I guess that i prefer Death Wish or Dirty Harry any day of the week.


Title: Re: Their has never been a more beautiful film, period.
Post by: geoman-1 on September 10, 2006, 10:52:26 AM
Charles Bronson was suburb as Harmonica, in my opinion his best role













I can't think of any role CB played that exceeded his performance in OUATITW.


Title: Re: Their has never been a more beautiful film, period.
Post by: Kurugen on September 10, 2006, 11:03:39 AM
2 words-Paul Kersey


Title: Re: Their has never been a more beautiful film, period.
Post by: The Peacemaker on September 10, 2006, 11:09:49 AM
I like Clint better than Bronson. But in the case of OUATITW, Bronson WAS Harmonica. Clint could never pull off Harmonica the way Bronson did.


Title: Re: Their has never been a more beautiful film, period.
Post by: Tuco the ugly on September 10, 2006, 02:41:23 PM
I like Clint better than Bronson. But in the case of OUATITW, Bronson WAS Harmonica. Clint could never pull off Harmonica the way Bronson did.

 8) 8) 8) 8) 8)


Title: Re: Their has never been a more beautiful film, period.
Post by: The Peacemaker on September 10, 2006, 03:42:25 PM
8) 8) 8) 8) 8)

Right back at ya.  8)


Title: Re: Their has never been a more beautiful film, period.
Post by: marmota-b on September 29, 2006, 07:26:08 AM
I like Clint better than Bronson. But in the case of OUATITW, Bronson WAS Harmonica. Clint could never pull off Harmonica the way Bronson did.

I think you hit it... the actors in OUATITW ARE their characters.


Title: Re: Their has never been a more beautiful film, period.
Post by: franksgrandson on September 29, 2006, 10:03:01 AM
Peacemaker is right here, West with Eastwood would not have been half the movie, the only enhancement of West with Clint would have been him LVC and Eli at the beginning.
Bronson got his best role in this film and it was never bettered, even in the Death Wish movies his acting was rather wooden even though they were fun and apt at the time they were made.
Where's as Harmonica he seemed comfortable in the role it suited him and Leone got the best from his acting style.
Also working with Fonda and Robards made him lift his game.
Its a pity Bronson was so type cast in later movies as I think he could have been a far greater actor if a wider selection of roles were offered to him.


Title: Re: Their has never been a more beautiful film, period.
Post by: Silenzio on September 29, 2006, 04:31:00 PM
Peacemaker is right here, West with Eastwood would not have been half the movie, the only enhancement of West with Clint would have been him LVC and Eli at the beginning.
Bronson got his best role in this film and it was never bettered, even in the Death Wish movies his acting was rather wooden even though they were fun and apt at the time they were made.
Where's as Harmonica he seemed comfortable in the role it suited him and Leone got the best from his acting style.
Also working with Fonda and Robards made him lift his game.
Its a pity Bronson was so type cast in later movies as I think he could have been a far greater actor if a wider selection of roles were offered to him.

I don't even think the opening scene would've been better if it had Clint, Eli, and LVC. I think that cameo would be wee bit too distracting.


Title: Re: Their has never been a more beautiful film, period.
Post by: Silenzio on September 29, 2006, 04:31:41 PM
I don't even think the opening scene would've been better if it had Clint, Eli, and LVC. I think that cameo would be wee bit too distracting, or might seen clumsily thrown in. But, it definitely would've shocked audiences when they got shot down.


Title: Re: Their has never been a more beautiful film, period.
Post by: tucumcari bound on September 29, 2006, 05:54:01 PM
For some reason, I don't think the appearence of Clint Eastwood, Lee Van Cleef, and Eli Walach would of been too distracting. Having them shot down would of been total SHOCK! People would of loved it in my opinion. That would of been a nice little twist right off the bat.


Title: Re: Their has never been a more beautiful film, period.
Post by: Silenzio on September 29, 2006, 05:56:56 PM
For some reason, I don't think the appearence of Clint Eastwood, Lee Van Cleef, and Eli Walach would of been too distracting. Having them shot down would of been a SHOCK, people would of loved it in my opinion. That would of been a nice little twist right off the bat.

The more I think about it, the more I think I like that idea more.


Title: Re: Their has never been a more beautiful film, period.
Post by: Kurugen on September 29, 2006, 06:28:41 PM
Peacemaker is right here, West with Eastwood would not have been half the movie, the only enhancement of West with Clint would have been him LVC and Eli at the beginning.
Bronson got his best role in this film and it was never bettered, even in the Death Wish movies his acting was rather wooden even though they were fun and apt at the time they were made.
Where's as Harmonica he seemed comfortable in the role it suited him and Leone got the best from his acting style.
Also working with Fonda and Robards made him lift his game.
Its a pity Bronson was so type cast in later movies as I think he could have been a far greater actor if a wider selection of roles were offered to him.

I dont think Bronson really cared after OUATITW.If he did care then i doubt he would do DW 2-5 but i guess he just liked the director.Also Bronson was a very quite man from what i read.Heard that he really didnt interacte that much around sets when they took breaks.


Title: Re: Their has never been a more beautiful film, period.
Post by: archangel on September 29, 2006, 08:33:25 PM
fonda is the best villian - so understated, so evil.
LVC is second(Sentenza), but only by a hair.
GMV is third, again, only by a hair.

Leone is the best "villian" of all. He gave us such wonderful characters.


Title: Re: Their has never been a more beautiful film, period.
Post by: Sanjuro on September 29, 2006, 11:00:45 PM
I think Bronson was much better casted in European films. European directors pulled out more characters from him than American directors did. He upstaged Alain Delon in "Adieu L'Ami (Honor Among Thieves)". Delon was jealous of Bronson. That's why Rene Clement decided to use him in "Le Passager De La Pluie (Rider on the Rain)". Even in an action film like "Citta Violenta (The Family)" by Sergio Solima, Bronson showed more vulnerable side.

Ironically, he was not so fortunate to have variety of roles in his own country.

I don't hesitate to say that Harmonica was the best role he ever played.     


Title: Re: Their has never been a more beautiful film, period.
Post by: archangel on September 29, 2006, 11:52:33 PM
agreed.


Title: Re: Their has never been a more beautiful film, period.
Post by: tucos on December 14, 2006, 02:23:43 AM
I'm new here! Just thought I'd post on the board of the greatest movie ever made in my opinion. It's so nice to come to a board dedicated to my favorite director of all time, and chat among his fellow fans. Once Upon a Time In The West is the most compelling movie I've ever laid eyes on. I never get sick of it. The movie takes you in and never lets you go. The acting, the music, the beautiful cinematography is absolutely genius. Thank God Sergio gave us this masterpiece!  ;D

I'm very glad that there are people who think like this! I have watched it more than 20 times. Me and many of my friends think in the same way like you. Many greetings from me!





Title: Re: Their has never been a more beautiful film, period.
Post by: Jupa on December 30, 2006, 03:39:04 PM
I'm new here! Just thought I'd post on the board of the greatest movie ever made in my opinion. It's so nice to come to a board dedicated to my favorite director of all time, and chat among his fellow fans. Once Upon a Time In The West is the most compelling movie I've ever laid eyes on. I never get sick of it. The movie takes you in and never lets you go. The acting, the music, the beautiful cinematography is absolutely genius. Thank God Sergio gave us this masterpiece!  ;D

My sentiments exactly.


Title: Re: Their has never been a more beautiful film, period.
Post by: cigar joe on December 30, 2006, 03:43:50 PM
Jupa where have you been lately, long time between posts.


Title: Re: Their has never been a more beautiful film, period.
Post by: tucumcari bound on January 13, 2007, 10:46:46 AM
I'm very glad that there are people who think like this! I have watched it more than 20 times. Me and many of my friends think in the same way like you. Many greetings from me!

Yes, this is the greatest movie ever made, in my opinion. I'm glad theirs many people out there who feel the same way. Always fun to talk to a OUATITW lover.






Title: Re: Their has never been a more beautiful film, period.
Post by: cigar joe on January 13, 2007, 11:42:55 AM
I just watched it today again myself, you can take any frame of this out and actually frame it and hang it on a wall. Its beyond beautiful its spellbounding.  O0


Title: Re: Their has never been a more beautiful film, period.
Post by: The Peacemaker on January 13, 2007, 01:07:33 PM
I agree with CJ 110%.   O0


Title: Re: Their has never been a more beautiful film, period.
Post by: Dlanor on January 13, 2007, 01:09:50 PM
It's a film full of substance.


Title: Re: Their has never been a more beautiful film, period.
Post by: geoman-1 on January 13, 2007, 03:07:55 PM
I own only three DVD's (OUATITW, DYS, Summer of '42)...movies that I  watch a couple times each
month and am still enamored with.  If you think about it, how many films are out there that you could watch that often
without growing tired of them. Not many. This speaks volumes for their timeless quality. 8) 8) 8)


Title: Re: Their has never been a more beautiful film, period.
Post by: tucumcari bound on January 19, 2007, 11:07:59 PM
I own only three DVD's (OUATITW, DYS, Summer of '42)...movies that I  watch a couple times each
month and am still enamored with.  If you think about it, how many films are out there that you could watch that often
without growing tired of them. Not many. This speaks volumes for their timeless quality. 8) 8) 8)

Yes my friend, you're right. Once Upon a Time in the West is one of those films you can watch over and over again. It never gets old, and never will. Also, you mentioned Duck, You Sucker which is a great Leone film and Summer of '42 which is an absolute must for any film fan! Beautiful film right there.


Title: Re: Their has never been a more beautiful film, period.
Post by: geoman-1 on January 27, 2007, 11:33:09 AM
Yes my friend, you're right. Once Upon a Time in the West is one of those films you can watch over and over again. It never gets old, and never will. Also, you mentioned Duck, You Sucker which is a great Leone film and Summer of '42 which is an absolute must for any film fan! Beautiful film right there.
I saw "Summer of  '42" when I was a young teen. This film definitely struck a nerve.
The clumsy, teenage angst and lost innocence  was perfectly portrayed. The haunting film score was eerily beautiful.
Michael Legrand deservedly won the Oscar for the soundtrack. And who could forget the
mesmerizing Jennifer O'Neill. The cinematography was stunning.  Again, one of the few movies that stays with you
long after watching.  This film is a gem and a definite MUST SEE. O0


Title: Re: Their has never been a more beautiful film, period.
Post by: Dlanor on January 27, 2007, 02:50:38 PM
Nope.


Title: Re: Their has never been a more beautiful film, period.
Post by: tucumcari bound on January 27, 2007, 03:36:16 PM
Nope.

Yup!