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Title: The first time you saw this film
Post by: namelessstranger on June 12, 2007, 03:38:34 PM
I will always have a special place for this film in my haert.This is the first movie i can remember seeing EVER!This film and kung-fu movies where it when i was a kid.How 'bout you guys.

P.S. Heres some memories for ya.

http://youtube.com/watch?v=LiQntJC-Efw (http://youtube.com/watch?v=LiQntJC-Efw)


Title: Re: The first time you saw this film
Post by: Man with no dame on June 12, 2007, 04:24:53 PM
My first time was a double bill in 1967. FOD & FAFDM. At the time I liked FAFDM more, but now I think FOD was the better film. O0


Title: Re: The first time you saw this film
Post by: marmota-b on June 13, 2007, 01:22:22 AM
My first time was a borrowed bad quality copy that stopped in my computer right in the middle, when they're exchanging Marisol for... huh, forgot his name! I had to start again a bit after it, so I missed the most moving scene!

Next time it was already from my own DVD, which my father completelly unexpectedly gave me, saying he found it in a store for cheap price and thought I might like it. I love such moments, when I see people around me know what I like... that shows the love best in my opinion.


Title: Re: The first time you saw this film
Post by: Jill on June 13, 2007, 04:26:43 AM
I saw in in the tv first, with a terrible new dub. By us is it a stupid thing: there are good, old udbs, but the tv makes a new and bad...  :'(

Now I have it on dvd - and I see it with subtitles, because the dub is the bad one.
In GBU dvd have I the old dub - very good voices.  ;D Especially for Tuco, his dub is excellent.



Title: Re: The first time you saw this film
Post by: marmota-b on June 13, 2007, 04:56:19 AM
I saw in in the tv first, with a terrible new dub. By us is it a stupid thing: there are good, old udbs, but the tv makes a new and bad...  :'(

Similar here, I guess... I usually don't watch films with dubbing. Especially the less important characters are usually dubbed terribly. But the actor who dubbed VolontÚ in both FD and FFDM has great voice. I watch it sometimes dubbed only because of that voice. ;D So I guess this is similar to your soft spot for Indio...
I have no idea however when were these dubbings made.


(Dubbing is bad thing for me most of time. I liked it mainly only in Gendarme de Saint Tropez, because the actor who dubbed Louis de FunÚs is really good, there's a rumor that he was as good that FunÚs himself said that he was better than him! And that's an old dubbing, of course.)


Title: Re: The first time you saw this film
Post by: Cusser on June 13, 2007, 07:12:56 AM
I also saw as the FOD/FDM double-feature in late 1968 or early 1969, after seeing GBU twice in mid-1968.


Title: Re: The first time you saw this film
Post by: Man with no dame on June 13, 2007, 07:34:15 AM
I also saw as the FOD/FDM double-feature in late 1968 or early 1969, after seeing GBU twice in mid-1968.
  Yea, there was nothing like the pop and crackle of those re-released worn out prints!


Title: Re: The first time you saw this film
Post by: marmota-b on June 13, 2007, 07:46:52 AM
I saw in in the tv first, with a terrible new dub. By us is it a stupid thing: there are good, old udbs, but the tv makes a new and bad...  :'(

Now I have it on dvd - and I see it with subtitles, because the dub is the bad one.

I remembered I had Hungarian dub on my FFDM DVD, so I'm watching it with it now. :) But I cannot tell you which one it is... it sounds good to me, but since I don't understand a single word from Hungarian (except "ne" ;)), I cannot guarantee that it really is good.


Title: Re: The first time you saw this film
Post by: Jill on June 13, 2007, 12:36:59 PM
I remembered I had Hungarian dub on my FFDM DVD, so I'm watching it with it now. :) But I cannot tell you which one it is... it sounds good to me, but since I don't understand a single word from Hungarian (except "ne" ;)), I cannot guarantee that it really is good.

Old dub of FAFDM is very good - by us the greatest actors made dub, but now... they're dead and there are some "dub actors"  >:( They are terrible. Like the old translators: in Hungary the translators were our best poets and writers, that's because for example Shakespeare's plays have so beautiful translations in our language.

The voice of Mortimer was in the old dub Imre Sinkovits, he also dubbed Frank - one of the greatest hungarian stage actors ever. Great in histrorical plays and in classic comedys. But he died soon...  :'(


Title: Re: The first time you saw this film
Post by: marmota-b on June 13, 2007, 12:49:57 PM
I must say, in the end I didn't like Indio's voice in Hungarian, too rough... simply because his voice in Czech is really the best I can imagine. Here he sounded like a baddie. That Czech actor makes him sound like a very charismatic man, though baddie. ;D

Like the old translators: in Hungary the translators were our best poets and writers, that's because for example Shakespeare's plays have so beautiful translations in our language.

I noticed it in Czech on my favourite poet, Adam Mickiewicz. All the translationsa were by some of our greatest and most famous poets as well. But the new translation I borrowed now is someone whom I don't know. I guess it's someone focused on Polish literature and translations from Polish. But it's different from having it translated by a poet...

And the Czech dubber of VolontÚ - I already wrote it somewhere, but I have to write it again: I will always, ALWAYS, imagine Ramon and Indio speaking with his voice. I just can't separate it.


Title: Re: The first time you saw this film
Post by: Jill on June 13, 2007, 02:14:50 PM
That must be a really good dub. O0

It's pity I don't understand czehisch - only one world: pivo "beer".  ;D But your beers are the best ones. Krusovice... mmmm...

Now, I finish offs.  :P


Title: Re: The first time you saw this film
Post by: tucumcari bound on June 13, 2007, 06:52:01 PM
I was blown away as a little kid the first time I watched this. Wow, the memories! It seems like yesterday I was digging into Leone's works for the first time. How time fly's!


Title: Re: The first time you saw this film
Post by: marmota-b on June 14, 2007, 01:16:52 AM
That must be a really good dub. O0

He is. The other characters are unfortunatelly worse.

You know another word from Czech and maybe don't know it: ne.


Title: Re: The first time you saw this film
Post by: Faisalha9159 on June 17, 2007, 09:12:40 AM
I don`t remember watching the first time I saw this film. This is one of those films that have been on in my house since I was born. Seriously, I reckon I must have been a few months old when the blasting of the opening credits must have touched my ears for the first time, and from then on, this is a film that is watched regularly. I seriously wouldn`t be able to recall how many times I have seen this movie, but I am pretty sure it must be in 4 figures!


Title: Re: The first time you saw this film
Post by: drinkanddestroy on January 03, 2012, 01:12:23 PM
In my dorm room on my laptop, rented off iTunes, 3 years ago.

It was shortly after I saw GBU. I loved GBU so much, then I found out it was from a "trilogy," so decided to watch the earlier films of the trilogy as well. I did not like FOD the first time I saw it (I particularly could not handle the fact that everyone dies, especially the massacre of the Baxters). In this post, I discussed my feelings the first time I saw FOD  http://www.fistful-of-leone.com/forums/index.php?topic=11098.msg153541#msg153541


Title: Re: The first time you saw this film
Post by: Dirty Rat on January 03, 2012, 01:42:06 PM
On TV in the very late 80's after becoming obsessed with the GBU


Title: Re: The first time you saw this film
Post by: Christian on January 20, 2012, 05:30:50 PM
I saw it for first time  when I was around 8 years old (in 1968 I think) in a old cinema of my neigborhood. Of course they objected to let me pass (I was supposed to be 21 years old) Anyway I was able to see (through a gap in the door) the scene when the bad guys shoot to the mule, and Clint ends hanging from the tavern sign


Title: Re: The first time you saw this film
Post by: iceman on January 23, 2012, 12:25:17 PM
I seem to remember I was at school...probably 1968 ish (I would be around 15 or 16) and a whole bunch of us getting hooked on the trilogy. We used to take a small tape recorder into the cinema to record the soundtracks (still got them somewhere and we even used to pinch the posters which were put up around town advertising the films. We used to think Ennio was God and searched everywhere for the records and LP's. The first was by "the Hollywood soundmakers"...rubbish really but brilliant at the time...check it out here...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zTb9PdaDTLs

We then found the GBU soundtrack then the RCA Camdem Soundtracks for FOD/FAFDM all readily available now but like gold then. Then "The Best of Ennio Morricone". It really came into its own with the advent of Video VHS and you could then get the films from TV...brilliant.

Ah! so nostalgic....they were brilliant exciting times.....we didn't need drugs or computer games or tv's in every room to have fun....

ICE


Title: Re: The first time you saw this film
Post by: Senza on March 11, 2013, 08:37:46 PM
I was about 10, and didn't really give any thoughts to movie ratings so I went to the video store and picked up the DVD [my mum was still looking around in the shelves, and I had some money on me, so I figured I might as well go up to the front counter and pay for the rental myself]. I went up, and one of the ladies working there took the DVD out of my hands, and pointed to the R 18+ rating on the front DVD cover, also looking at me with a very suspicious look, and told me she couldn't let me rent the movie because of this rating [which I had no idea about]. I remember feeling like some sort of criminal, so I had to wait for my mum to finish looking around and picking up a few titles for herself [this took about 25 minutes, so I just waiting there, for mum to rent FOD for me]. Once my mum came to the front counter, and paid for all the rentals, the rest was history...


Title: Re: The first time you saw this film
Post by: Sackett on February 15, 2014, 04:20:51 PM
About 1972 or 73 in DeRidder, LA.  I was in high school at the time.  I actually saw OUATITW  first when it was released to theaters in 1969.  If I remember correctly, I saw DYS in the theater before FOD and FAFDM as well.  Just a mistake of nature I guess.


Title: Re: The first time you saw this film
Post by: stanton on February 16, 2014, 01:57:01 AM
About 1972 or 73 in DeRidder, LA.  I was in high school at the time.  I actually saw OUATITW  first when it was released to theaters in 1969. 

Was this already the cut version?


Title: Re: The first time you saw this film
Post by: Sackett on February 16, 2014, 07:13:12 AM
If you mean OUATITW, from what I remember at the theater in 69, it was the same as the TV version that played for years.  When it came out on video, I was one of the first to buy it.  Since it was so long it had to come in a 2 pack set and it was the same then.  Being a fanatic about this movie, I hoped it would contain what I felt were missing pieces, such as Harmonica's scar when he visits Wobbles.  It seemed about the same to me even though I know memories can change from my teenage years to my late 50s now.


Title: Re: The first time you saw this film
Post by: t-bone on June 13, 2015, 05:56:32 PM
I was 9 years old when I first this movie. My dad made me sit down with him to watch it. I, of course, was 9 and wanted to do anything else, but my Pops was insistent. I'm so glad that he did what he did because I fell in love with this movie that evening and have been a HUGE fan of the Trilogy ever since. I'm 47 now, and a week doesn't go by without my watching one, or more, of the 3 films, and I thank my Pops for that.


Title: Re: The first time you saw this film
Post by: mike siegel on October 25, 2015, 05:44:50 AM
I was very lucky. I was 13 and was already helping out at the local cinema. We had foreign language versions for all those Italian, Greek, Turkish and Yugoslavian workers at the Mercedes Benz factory in my hometown. Saturday afternoon we played Italian films. The guy always showed up with the print and photo bustas to advertise the next week's film. He never let me do the displaying, he didn't trust me. Of course he was right. He did not have have many bustas and I'd become a criminal for sure stealing as many FOD (first release) bustas as possible :). But that day I saw the film on our nice big screen, totally uncut. The dramatic Italian dubbing and the Italian crowd made for a great unforgettable event. I felt privileged for years, the German version was cut and the home video version four years later even more.


Title: Re: The first time you saw this film
Post by: Misadf on October 28, 2015, 12:12:39 AM
Similar here, I guess... I usually don't watch http://www.casesam.co.uk/ films with dubbing. Especially the less important characters are usually dubbed terribly. But the actor who dubbed VolontÚ in both FD and FFDM has great voice. I watch it sometimes dubbed only because of that voice. ;D So I guess this is similar to your soft spot for Indio...
I have no idea however when were these dubbings made.


(Dubbing is bad thing for me most of time. I liked it mainly only in Gendarme de Saint Tropez, because the actor who dubbed Louis de FunÚs is really good, there's a rumor that he was as good that FunÚs himself said that he was better than him! And that's an old dubbing, of course.)

Yeah, black and white TV. And it's boring to watch http://www.ourcase.co.uk/ films with dubbing.


Title: Re: The first time you saw this film
Post by: cigar joe on October 28, 2015, 06:20:00 AM
In a theater on Times Square with a Huge screen, but I had seen For A Few Dollars More first and when Fistful was re released it was on a double bill with For A Few Dollars More, so I then saw them in the right order then.