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Films of Sergio Leone => For a Few Dollars More => Topic started by: Levente17 on August 16, 2003, 03:31:38 PM



Title: Favourite moments
Post by: Levente17 on August 16, 2003, 03:31:38 PM
my Favourite moment is when Monco appears in the  city....and its raining   AHH  thats soo cool!!!!!!


Title: Re:Favourite moments
Post by: johnk on August 17, 2003, 10:30:03 AM
Its got to be when Indio has shot the gun out of the Colonels hand,expecting an easy kill when the chimes run down,only to be surprised by the man with no name
with the identical watch he stole from the Colonel earlier.........Now we start. (Great scene) and the subsequent banter at the end ......Thought I was having
trouble with my adding.Great mixture of pathos,sadness,
and humour.


Title: Re:Favourite moments
Post by: Jon on August 26, 2003, 10:16:16 AM
So many..........

The hat-shooting duel as the boys watch and comment

The match lighting off Kinski's face[copied in El Mariachi and Desperado]

Clint throwing the guy out of the hotel room,"I don't wear 'em"

The 'watcher watched'scene

The nympho landlady,"he's tall".

Great film, so many great moments.


Title: Re:Favourite moments
Post by: Harmonica on August 27, 2003, 12:43:09 PM
The cigar being shot out of Manco's mouth and him just stirking up a match and relighting as cool as ice.

 The "Let Red Go..." scene... (I love how Manco uses the mirror behind the bar to size up the compition before spinning around and dispatching the henchmen...

And so many more... :P


Title: Re:Favourite moments
Post by: Somethin' to do with death on October 09, 2003, 11:17:48 AM
One that makes me smile is when we watch Indio kill the bounty hunter responsible for his imprisonment:
The body is carried out by Indio's mates and if you look to the backwall there is a Virgin Mary statue which seems to point to the right as if telling the procession which way to exit off-stage.
Which they do.
Ok, perhaps not memorable but an example of Leone's dry wit maybe?
(Well, it makes me laugh anyway.)



Title: Re:Favourite moments
Post by: Groggy on October 09, 2003, 07:40:44 PM
  Too many to list, but -

  - the scenes with Klaus Kinski are classics.
  - the end scene where Clint is counting up the bodies of Indio's men and Luigi Pistilli tries to pounce him (very funny).  ;D
  - the final shoot-out prior to the duel between Mortimer, Manco, and Indio's men is good.
  - the scene with the old Prophet is hilarious.
  - all three characters' establishing scenes.
  - the scene in Agua Caliente where Mortimer and Manco shoot the apples off the trees.

  I like the final duel too by IMO the ones in GBU and OUATITW are much better.


Title: Re:Favourite moments
Post by: The Smoker on October 14, 2003, 05:56:44 AM
One that makes me smile is when we watch Indio kill the bounty hunter responsible for his imprisonment:
The body is carried out by Indio's mates and if you look to the backwall there is a Virgin Mary statue which seems to point to the right as if telling the procession which way to exit off-stage.
Which they do.
Ok, perhaps not memorable but an example of Leone's dry wit maybe?
(Well, it makes me laugh anyway.)



Its that shot of The Bounty Hunter's  hand freed from the rope bonds in the forground to the right of shot, Indio in the background +Morricone's score. Majestic moment. and speechless like most of Leone's
 greatest scenes ;)


Title: Re:Favourite moments
Post by: Groggy on December 04, 2003, 03:47:42 PM
  After thinking about it I thought of one:

  Just before the final duel, when Indio is playing the musical watch and Mortimer is trying to get at his gun.  Just as Indio's watch stops playing, out of nowhere the same tune starts wearing, and then there's Manco packing the Henry . . . I love that scene, I don't know why I forgot about it earlier.  ;D


Title: Re:Favourite moments
Post by: grandpa_chum on December 20, 2003, 11:14:42 AM
My favorite moment is definitly in the begining when mortimer is running down that first bounty and he sees the guy climbing down the fire escape like balcony... mortimer walks downstairs takes out his rifle and shoots the horse down... when he could have easiily taken the guy out... then as the guy he's chasing is about to get in range to shoot mortimer he pulls out that extending handle for his pistol... I love that thing!


Title: Re:Favourite moments
Post by: redyred on February 22, 2004, 10:19:51 AM
i like the jailbreak, where manco just calmly dynamites a hole in the cell wall without a word of explanation. he does it so nonchalently it takes a while for the guy in the cell to realise he's being rescued.

i think the funiest bit is when mortimer and manco keep ordering the terrified hotel porter to do the opposite to each other, and in the end he just screams, drops the baggage and runs indoors.

and of course, the final scene, both the bodycount (22... 27!) and when he finds the money bags, still tangled in the tree and picks them up in a sort of "might as well have this too" fashion.


Title: Re:Favourite moments
Post by: Groggy on February 23, 2004, 04:35:24 PM
i like the jailbreak, where manco just calmly dynamites a hole in the cell wall without a word of explanation. he does it so nonchalently it takes a while for the guy in the cell to realise he's being rescued.

i think the funiest bit is when mortimer and manco keep ordering the terrified hotel porter to do the opposite to each other, and in the end he just screams, drops the baggage and runs indoors.

and of course, the final scene, both the bodycount (22... 27!) and when he finds the money bags, still tangled in the tree and picks them up in a sort of "might as well have this too" fashion.

Love all the scenes you mention, but another one is Monco's opening scene.  When he mows down Cavanaugh's men (loved the guy with the half-shaved beard too ;D), and then we see Cavanaugh crawling towards his gun, and Monco - without even looking - raises his gun and shoots him.  That part always got me.


Title: Re:Favourite moments
Post by: Tucster on March 06, 2004, 06:58:41 PM
Mortimer with the Hunchback...."It's a small world and very bad!!


Title: Re:Favourite moments
Post by: Cusser on March 07, 2004, 09:10:27 AM
"I generally smoke just after I eat - why don't you come back in about ten minutes"

"Maybe next time" - always brings a tear to my eye.

Clint's smile to himself after solving his "adding" problem.


Title: Re:Favourite moments
Post by: Duster on March 31, 2004, 07:17:40 AM
I have to say one of my favorite moments is a small one, but it's great.  It's the man who is getting a shave at the barbershop when the sheriff sticks his head through the window and nods at him at the first of the movie.  The man gets up and half of his beard is gone, but he doesn't care, it makes him look more evil.  I just think that shows the brilliance of Sergio Leone and the unique quirks of his characters.


Title: Re:Favourite moments
Post by: Groggy on March 31, 2004, 04:29:20 PM
I have to say one of my favorite moments is a small one, but it's great.  It's the man who is getting a shave at the barbershop when the sheriff sticks his head through the window and nods at him at the first of the movie.  The man gets up and half of his beard is gone, but he doesn't care, it makes him look more evil.  I just think that shows the brilliance of Sergio Leone and the unique quirks of his characters.

That was actually (I think) taken from an American movie, at least according to Frayling, though I can't tell you which one off the top of my head.  But still, that scene always gave me a chuckle.

And I agree with this ancient post by Man With Three Names:
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The "Let Red Go..." scene... (I love how Manco uses the mirror behind the bar to size up the compition before spinning around and dispatching the henchmen...


Title: Re:Favourite moments
Post by: DJIMBO on April 01, 2004, 02:21:40 PM
has to be the bit where 'red' cavanagh says: 'Didn't hear what the bet was.'
Clint nonchalantly spits out the tip of his cigar and says: 'Your life.'
That is just the epitome of cool.

Or 'When the chimes end pick up your gun.'
'Go ahead and shoot me colonel, just try.'


Title: Re:Favourite moments
Post by: mortimerforever on June 11, 2004, 10:12:46 AM
the nino knife scene.
the final duel.
mortimer shooting calloway.


Quote
didn't hear what the bet was?
                       
                          your life.


Title: Re:Favourite moments
Post by: LINCOLNS GRANDFATHER on August 07, 2004, 09:54:20 PM
The whole film, as with all his works, are constant favourite moments.
Indio's not been represented here enough so have a couple :
The "I'm letting you live hero" scene and when Volante literally screams his men into action "Go and get them baaack"  All his stage career prowess coming out, quality.


Title: Re:Favourite moments
Post by: mortimer on August 15, 2004, 10:29:50 AM
I agree way too many to list them all.

The Colonel/Hunchback confrontations are classic , especially Kinski's face twitch

When the Colonel unfurls his armament sack on his horse


Title: Re:Favourite moments
Post by: Belkin on August 16, 2004, 06:14:22 AM
The very first scene with the guy riding alone. CLASSIC. Gets me every time! 8)


Title: Re:Favourite moments
Post by: Danny on August 24, 2004, 05:25:25 AM
The final duel when the music gets louder, really great!


Title: Re:Favourite moments
Post by: Half Soldier on September 05, 2004, 12:57:25 PM
I watched this for the first time in yonks the other day and a scene I like is where everyone is counting how long it takes the guards to walk around the bank.  Not exciting, but to me a fantastic piece of filming.  


Title: Re:Favourite moments
Post by: Lewis Hawk on September 05, 2004, 02:23:12 PM
I agree! The music is so great at the end when Blondie...heu when Monco arrives!

But I can't hide my admiration when Mortimer shoot his first victim! When the man falls (what a strange face!!!) just in front of our screen!

thank you leone, fuckin' genious!


Title: Re:Favourite moments
Post by: Half Soldier on September 05, 2004, 02:28:36 PM
Strange faces fill the films, but the one you mention has to be one of the oddest.  I still can't see much of a resemblance between him and his wanted poster though.


Title: Re:Favourite moments
Post by: Lewis Hawk on September 05, 2004, 02:31:40 PM
He was able to add two zeros to his wanted poster so i think he could have insist to make change his portrait on it!!!


Title: Re:Favourite moments
Post by: Film-Junkie Zach on November 16, 2004, 12:03:48 PM
The Very First Scene with Monco

Van Cleef and Eastwood becoming partners

The Mexican standoff

Eastwood and Van Cleef saying goodbye

All the Klaus Kinski stuff


Title: Re: Favourite moments
Post by: Good Colonel on May 26, 2005, 11:25:15 AM
Leone and his team present us one delicious detail after another, but my favorite is when it is revealed that the colonel was not looking for money. With the change of this key premise we were gifted with a new eye for everything shown before. The colonel wanted the man with no name as a partner since the beginning (and rewarded him accordingly).


Title: Re: Favourite moments
Post by: Cusser on May 26, 2005, 12:47:49 PM
Hey, Good Colonel: I disagree that "the colonel wanted the man with no name as a partner since the beginning".  I think the only reason Mortimer partnered up with No Name  was that he was concerned that No Name may otherwise dispose of Indio FIRST.


Title: Re: Favourite moments
Post by: Good Colonel on May 26, 2005, 02:35:19 PM
Hey, Cusser: The partnership would be very convenient, since they had different interests that could be easily arranged to match. The colonel could have this clear at least since they "have shaken hands" in the "hats duel".


Title: Re: Favourite moments
Post by: Senza on March 13, 2013, 08:57:29 PM
The duel in the church.
Indio's parable.
The duel at the end.


Title: Re: Favourite moments
Post by: Dirty Rat on March 14, 2013, 04:19:35 AM
Cusser mentioned it back in '04 but one of my favourites is the line "I generally smoke just after I've eaten, come back in about 10 minutes".

That is so f@cking cocky when you think about it. It puts that jumped up little hunchback right in his place.


Title: Re: Favourite moments
Post by: Senza on March 14, 2013, 04:32:35 AM
LVC doesn't take any shit.