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Title: An astonishing piece of work by Sergio Leone! I've finally seen it!
Post by: tucumcari bound on June 24, 2007, 11:23:56 PM
I finally sat down and watched "Duck, You Sucker" in it's entirety tonight. Let me tell you something...I was blown away yet again by the master filmmaker himself, Sergio Leone! I cannot believe it took me this long to watch this GREAT, GREAT film.

From the first frame I was on the edge of my seat. Ennio Morricone's score (yet another MASTERPIECE), gets your attention from the start. As the film opens with Rod Steiger, you cannot help but notice that the character of Juan is a direct resemblance of Eli Wallach's Tuco from TGTBATU. What another great character if the long line of GREAT Leone characters. Steiger was sensational as the Mexican bandit! Rod Steiger's accent was spot on. At times he made you laugh, and other times you didn't know whether to like him, or hate him! Great acting.

How can you not forget James Coburn as the explosives expert John (Sean) Malroy! What a performance the great Colburn gave. At times you get lost in his character and really believe he's real. Coburn was the perfect choice here. The chemistry between Steiger and Coburn definitely rivals Eastwood's Blondie and Wallach's Tuco in my opinion. I was captivated by the two of them everytime they were together on screen.

This film in my opinion rivals any movie where explosions or action take place. Everytime the heard the phrase "DUCK, YOU SUCKER", I was like a little kid on the edge of my seat waiting in excitement for the dynamite to explode!!! And friends, did it ever!!!! We see possibly the best bridge explosion ever on screen, rivaling the bridge explosion in David Lean's "Bridge on the River Kwai." We possibly see the best train explosion rivaling David Lean's "Lawrence of Arabia." I was not aware I was going to see such great scenes when I sat down to watch this. Yes, I had a feeling I'd like it, but not to this extent.

In the end, after just watching this, I dunno where you place it among Leone's films in terms of greatness, but you can't argue with someone who would think it's the best. I still think "Once Upon a Time in the West" is his greatest achievement, but what he pulled off here is another masterpiece, filmmaking at it's best. This is another reason why Sergio Leone is arguably the greatest director there was, is, and ever will be, period.


Title: Re: An astonishing piece of work by Sergio Leone! I've finally seen it!
Post by: The Firecracker on June 25, 2007, 12:38:27 AM
It certainly grows on you as well. It gets better with each viewing.
You may miss a lot first time around.


Title: Re: An astonishing piece of work by Sergio Leone! I've finally seen it!
Post by: tucumcari bound on June 25, 2007, 08:50:40 AM
It certainly grows on you as well. It gets better with each viewing.
You may miss a lot first time around.

Yeah, there is definitely some questions I have about the film but I thought I'd watch it again first to understand it better. Firecracker, what a film though my friend! There is so much to love in this. I love your signature by the way! How did you do that?


Title: Re: An astonishing piece of work by Sergio Leone! I've finally seen it!
Post by: The Peacemaker on June 25, 2007, 09:24:05 AM
Now you must see this in a theater...


Title: Re: An astonishing piece of work by Sergio Leone! I've finally seen it!
Post by: Tuco the ugly on June 25, 2007, 09:48:33 AM
Glad you like it TB!  O0




Title: Re: An astonishing piece of work by Sergio Leone! I've finally seen it!
Post by: marmota-b on June 25, 2007, 09:53:40 AM
What a performance the great Colburn gave. At times you get lost in his character and really believe he's real.

I did probably all the time...


Title: Re: An astonishing piece of work by Sergio Leone! I've finally seen it!
Post by: Jill on June 25, 2007, 09:58:03 AM
I too... Coburn wasn't acting, his charakters live.

(He's one of the few actors beliveable as a soldier, for example. When I saw Cross of Iron, I blieved he's Steiner and he's really a german soldier.)

And Sean... oh, my God. Terrific. His charakter has much more depth than MWNN. A real tragic hero. I felt so sorry when he...  :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'(
And what a death...  :'(


Title: Re: An astonishing piece of work by Sergio Leone! I've finally seen it!
Post by: tucumcari bound on June 25, 2007, 10:06:25 AM
I too... Coburn wasn't acting, his charakters live.

(He's one of the few actors beliveable as a soldier, for example. When I saw Cross of Iron, I blieved he's Steiner and he's really a german soldier.)

And Sean... oh, my God. Terrific. His charakter has much more depth than MWNN. A real tragic hero. I felt so sorry when he...  :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'(
And what a death...  :'(

I really loved both these characters! The only thing I wish happened after Sean had gotten shot was when Juan was shooting the german soldier, I wish he yelled out in anger while shooting that jerk! It would of made for an even more powerful scene in my opinion.


Title: Re: An astonishing piece of work by Sergio Leone! I've finally seen it!
Post by: marmota-b on June 25, 2007, 10:07:34 AM
I wish he yelled out in anger while shooting that jerk!

Did he yell when he was shooting after his children died? ???


Title: Re: An astonishing piece of work by Sergio Leone! I've finally seen it!
Post by: tucumcari bound on June 25, 2007, 10:09:43 AM
Did he yell when he was shooting after his children died? ???

No, I don't think he did. All we heard was gunfire from Sean's point of view. What a powerful scene that was. The camera panning across the floor at the dead bodies from Seans POV while we hear the gunfire. Powerfulful!


Title: Re: An astonishing piece of work by Sergio Leone! I've finally seen it!
Post by: marmota-b on June 25, 2007, 10:26:08 AM
Very powerful. I especially like how the actual killing and shooting wasn't shown at all, and still we know what happened...


Title: Re: An astonishing piece of work by Sergio Leone! I've finally seen it!
Post by: tucumcari bound on June 25, 2007, 10:42:08 AM
Very powerful. I especially like how the actual killing and shooting wasn't shown at all, and still we know what happened...

Yes, this was very brilliant on Leone's part not showing the actual shooting. Hearing it and showing us the dead bodies while this was going on was sad, but yet amazing at the same time.


Title: Re: An astonishing piece of work by Sergio Leone! I've finally seen it!
Post by: The Firecracker on June 25, 2007, 02:43:22 PM
How did you do that?

It was a present from TucoTheUgly.


Title: Re: An astonishing piece of work by Sergio Leone! I've finally seen it!
Post by: tucumcari bound on June 25, 2007, 03:18:48 PM
It was a present from TucoTheUgly.

Well Tuco The Ugly, I need those kind of presents! lol


Title: Re: An astonishing piece of work by Sergio Leone! I've finally seen it!
Post by: The Peacemaker on June 25, 2007, 03:21:51 PM
Well Tuco The Ugly, I need those kind of presents! lol

Yeah, I would love to get one of those moving signatures.

I think a moving signature of Harmonica shooting down the three dusters would be kickass.


Title: Re: An astonishing piece of work by Sergio Leone! I've finally seen it!
Post by: Noodles_SlowStir on June 25, 2007, 03:29:27 PM
I really loved both these characters! The only thing I wish happened after Sean had gotten shot was when Juan was shooting the german soldier, I wish he yelled out in anger while shooting that jerk! It would of made for an even more powerful scene in my opinion.

Without saying or yelling anything, Juan certainly expressed his emotion when he fired away at Ruiz.  He made him dance, and kind of turned him into one of the hats from FAFDM..... his bullet riddled body was gliding along the ground like the hats in the hat shooting competition.


Title: Re: An astonishing piece of work by Sergio Leone! I've finally seen it!
Post by: tucumcari bound on June 25, 2007, 03:48:29 PM
Yeah, I would love to get one of those moving signatures.

I think a moving signature of Harmonica shooting down the three dusters would be kickass.

I agree. Definitely kickass! I would actually love a moving signature of Jill and Cheyenne opening and closing a door at the same time toward the end of OUATITW. I love the look on her face when she see's it's only Cheyenne.


Title: Re: An astonishing piece of work by Sergio Leone! I've finally seen it!
Post by: marmota-b on June 26, 2007, 01:03:02 AM
Yeah, I would love to get one of those moving signatures.

Once I tried to make an animation out of my avatar picture and some pictures around it, but I realised I would need much more of such captures, and I decided I didn't want to do that...

Without saying or yelling anything, Juan certainly expressed his emotion when he fired away at Ruiz.

Definitelly.


Title: Re: An astonishing piece of work by Sergio Leone! I've finally seen it!
Post by: titoli on June 26, 2007, 09:37:10 AM
Still it is amazing that, in internet-dvd time it is a problem to find and watch a movie. I remember when a was a teen running through newspapers to see if some old movie (like Citizen Kane or 81\2) would turn up in some third-run theatre or, more rarely, on tv (in Italy, at the time, we had only 2 national channels. finis) and be glad if some would. And going from one side of rome to the other to watch it and be happy if it would turn up as good as I had read in some movie history book. So I wonder if it was really hard to watch this movie. (But maybe I wrote this because I envy one who watched it for the first time...).


Title: Re: An astonishing piece of work by Sergio Leone! I've finally seen it!
Post by: tucumcari bound on July 01, 2007, 11:01:21 AM
I watched it again. WOW! I dunno friends, this may be moving up there with my favorites films. It is truly something.


Title: Re: An astonishing piece of work by Sergio Leone! I've finally seen it!
Post by: Jill on July 02, 2007, 02:36:06 AM
Oh... is there sy who knows how to make moving pics? I'll love one...

The film... oh. I love the ending. All that Sean wishes is only a cigar and fire. There's no sentimentalism.


Title: Re: An astonishing piece of work by Sergio Leone! I've finally seen it!
Post by: tucumcari bound on July 04, 2007, 07:04:04 PM
Oh... is there sy who knows how to make moving pics? I'll love one...

The film... oh. I love the ending. All that Sean wishes is only a cigar and fire. There's no sentimentalism.

John (Sean) has some balls for the way he went out in a blaze of glory.


Title: Re: An astonishing piece of work by Sergio Leone! I've finally seen it!
Post by: The Peacemaker on July 04, 2007, 07:06:05 PM
John (Sean) has some balls for the way he went out in a blaze of glory.

Well, he was going to die anyway.


Might as well go out with a bang!    8)


Title: Re: An astonishing piece of work by Sergio Leone! I've finally seen it!
Post by: tucumcari bound on July 04, 2007, 07:08:25 PM
Well, he was going to die anyway.


Might as well go out with a bang!    8)

This is true. He probably didn't feel a thing anyway. Peacemaker, you said you seen this on the big screen right?


Title: Re: An astonishing piece of work by Sergio Leone! I've finally seen it!
Post by: The Peacemaker on July 04, 2007, 11:27:35 PM
This is true. He probably didn't feel a thing anyway. Peacemaker, you said you seen this on the big screen right?

Yeah, back in February.

They were playing films of Morricone in Manhattan, because of his oscar and Radio City concert. I went to see this and OUATIA.


The best part was seeing the final explosion at the end on the screen. I was so use to watching it on a small tv, to see that massive explosion on the big screen blew my mind! The entire screen and the entire theater lit up in bright yellow and orange.

Excellent experience. Now the only Leone films I haven't seen in the theater are FoD, and FFDM.


Title: Re: An astonishing piece of work by Sergio Leone! I've finally seen it!
Post by: tucumcari bound on July 05, 2007, 12:51:52 AM
Yeah, back in February.

They were playing films of Morricone in Manhattan, because of his oscar and Radio City concert. I went to see this and OUATIA.


The best part was seeing the final explosion at the end on the screen. I was so use to watching it on a small tv, to see that massive explosion on the big screen blew my mind! The entire screen and the entire theater lit up in bright yellow and orange.

Excellent experience. Now the only Leone films I haven't seen in the theater are FoD, and FFDM.

Wow, that's all I can say there. I haven't yet experieced any of Leone's film on the big screen as I've said before. What a great time you must've had!


Title: Re: An astonishing piece of work by Sergio Leone! I've finally seen it!
Post by: Jill on July 05, 2007, 04:05:18 AM
Oh... I can Imagine that final BOOOM in big screen...  :'( O0

I think it's good that Sean chosed this. A f*ck for Hollywood and their laughable happy endings... ;D


Title: Re: An astonishing piece of work by Sergio Leone! I've finally seen it!
Post by: tucumcari bound on July 05, 2007, 10:47:04 AM
Oh... I can Imagine that final BOOOM in big screen...  :'( O0

I think it's good that Sean chosed this. A f*ck for Hollywood and their laughable happy endings... ;D

hahahaha


Title: Re: An astonishing piece of work by Sergio Leone! I've finally seen it!
Post by: The Peacemaker on July 05, 2007, 01:18:22 PM
Check out this DYS poster:

http://www.misterposter.com/thirddett_new.asp?mycollection=om&ID=MY001E




Title: Re: An astonishing piece of work by Sergio Leone! I've finally seen it!
Post by: tucumcari bound on July 06, 2007, 01:22:52 PM
Check out this DYS poster:

http://www.misterposter.com/thirddett_new.asp?mycollection=om&ID=MY001E




Another great poster there. Thanks Peacemaker!


Title: Re: An astonishing piece of work by Sergio Leone! I've finally seen it!
Post by: piribiriboing on July 06, 2007, 01:54:13 PM
Oh... is there sy who knows how to make moving pics? I'll love one...

First You have to capture the frames and then put them together in an animated .gif with some animator software.

(http://www.imagefilez.com/out.php/i124486_anim2ssht.gif)

(http://www.imagefilez.com/out.php/i124487_mosca1.gif)

(http://www.imagefilez.com/out.php/i124488_mosca4.gif)

(http://www.imagefilez.com/out.php/i124489_wait1.gif)

(http://www.imagefilez.com/out.php/i124490_wait2.gif)


Title: Re: An astonishing piece of work by Sergio Leone! I've finally seen it!
Post by: The Peacemaker on July 06, 2007, 03:58:50 PM

(http://www.imagefilez.com/out.php/i124490_wait2.gif)


This shot doesn't look familiar to me.

Do you have the Italian DVD?


BTW, if you can, can I have a moving signature like Firecracker's of Harmonica shooting down the three dusters?


Title: Re: An astonishing piece of work by Sergio Leone! I've finally seen it!
Post by: piribiriboing on July 06, 2007, 05:57:56 PM
Ok, need few days to do it (yes it's the italian dvd).


Title: Re: An astonishing piece of work by Sergio Leone! I've finally seen it!
Post by: The Firecracker on July 06, 2007, 06:08:27 PM
(http://www.misterposter.com/test/images/dettaglio/MY001E-GIULATESTA-4F.jpg)


That is a nice one.

I'm partial to the Japanese one myself.


Title: Re: An astonishing piece of work by Sergio Leone! I've finally seen it!
Post by: tucumcari bound on July 06, 2007, 11:37:24 PM
I just watched Duck, You Sucker for the third time in one week tonight, with some friends no less. They were blown away. The film just gets getting better and better everytime you watch it. That happens for the most part with all of Leone's films though.


Title: Re: An astonishing piece of work by Sergio Leone! I've finally seen it!
Post by: The Peacemaker on July 07, 2007, 10:02:25 AM
Ok, need few days to do it (yes it's the italian dvd).

Thanks alot man!   O0


If you're interested in any movies, just let me know and I'll burn you a copy.


Title: Re: An astonishing piece of work by Sergio Leone! I've finally seen it!
Post by: geoman-1 on July 07, 2007, 01:03:13 PM
I just watched Duck, You Sucker for the third time in one week tonight, with some friends no less. They were blown away. The film just gets getting better and better everytime you watch it. That happens for the most part with all of Leone's films though.
So true TB. I have watched a combo of Leone films several times the past few months without
feeling uninterested.  You can't say that about most films nowadays.


Title: Re: An astonishing piece of work by Sergio Leone! I've finally seen it!
Post by: tucumcari bound on July 07, 2007, 01:20:55 PM
So true TB. I have watched a combo of Leone films several times the past few months without
feeling uninterested.  You can't say that about most films nowadays.

What amazes me about his films is how fast they go by while watching. You look at the majority of his films and they're all 2 plus hours with not a lot of diologue yet they fly by before you know it. That's the genius of Sergio. He grabs your attention from frame one and it doesn't let up.


Title: Re: An astonishing piece of work by Sergio Leone! I've finally seen it!
Post by: piribiriboing on July 07, 2007, 07:42:29 PM
(http://www.imagefilez.com/out.php/i125431_250px10ms128col.gif)


Title: Re: An astonishing piece of work by Sergio Leone! I've finally seen it!
Post by: tucumcari bound on July 07, 2007, 10:36:04 PM
Wow piribiriboing! That's awesome. Could you make one of those for me when you get the chance?

The signature I'd love is towards the end of ONCE UPON A TIME IN THE WEST when Cheyenne enters the front of the McBain place at the same time Jill opens the back door of the place and they both close the door at the same time and then look at eachother. This is just before Cheyenne looks at her and says, "Did you make coffee?" and Jill smiles and responds with, "This Time I did."

I always thought that make a cool signature. Remember, not what they said, but how the both enter at the same time, both doors close at the same time and they both turn to look at one another. Cheyenne's and Jill's expression...priceless.


Title: Re: An astonishing piece of work by Sergio Leone! I've finally seen it!
Post by: piribiriboing on July 08, 2007, 09:16:57 AM
(http://www.imagefilez.com/out.php/i125895_8ms64col.gif)


Title: Re: An astonishing piece of work by Sergio Leone! I've finally seen it!
Post by: dave jenkins on July 08, 2007, 09:38:21 AM
You do great work! Now, could you reconstruct the Socorro sequence for GBU?


Title: Re: An astonishing piece of work by Sergio Leone! I've finally seen it!
Post by: The Peacemaker on July 08, 2007, 10:08:20 AM
(http://www.imagefilez.com/out.php/i125431_250px10ms128col.gif)

Dude awesome!!!!!

Thank you so much!!!!








Now does anyone know how to put that image on your profile?


Title: Re: An astonishing piece of work by Sergio Leone! I've finally seen it!
Post by: The Peacemaker on July 08, 2007, 10:09:36 AM
You do great work! Now, could you reconstruct the Socorro sequence for GBU?

Now hold on a second, DJ, he's not God.    ;D


Title: Re: An astonishing piece of work by Sergio Leone! I've finally seen it!
Post by: tucumcari bound on July 08, 2007, 10:41:24 AM
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Wow piribiriboing! You gotta show me how you do that. Thanks buddy!


Title: Re: An astonishing piece of work by Sergio Leone! I've finally seen it!
Post by: piribiriboing on July 08, 2007, 12:28:16 PM
You must have a dvd player on your pc or notebook (or a tv card to capture from external players) to capture the frames with the play software (WinDVD, PowerDVD or whatever), and a  gif animation software (search some freeware available for downoad on the net).
I have the Ulead gif animator. Tip:to have a good result isn't necessary to capture all the frames (24 per sec). In the Harmonica is 1 each 2 with a delay of 10/100 for each frame. Same for first part of Cheyenne-Jill where they are turning around (8/100 delay each of 41 frames), but when they are looking each other is a static scene so is enough 1 frame with Cheyenne and 1 with Jill with a delay of about 2,5 sec each.


Title: Re: An astonishing piece of work by Sergio Leone! I've finally seen it!
Post by: tucumcari bound on July 08, 2007, 12:40:21 PM
Yeah, I don't have a dvd player on my pc. That's the problem for me right there. I do appreciate you doing that for me though, or us for that matter. Thanks again piribiriboing!


Title: Re: An astonishing piece of work by Sergio Leone! I've finally seen it!
Post by: piribiriboing on July 08, 2007, 01:08:16 PM
Can also be external player with usb2 cable. I have the Lacie external dvd burner/player "design by Porsche". Should be pretty cheap today.


Title: Re: An astonishing piece of work by Sergio Leone! I've finally seen it!
Post by: tucumcari bound on July 09, 2007, 04:05:11 PM
Can also be external player with usb2 cable. I have the Lacie external dvd burner/player "design by Porsche". Should be pretty cheap today.

Thanks piribiriboing!


Title: Re: An astonishing piece of work by Sergio Leone! I've finally seen it!
Post by: marmota-b on August 01, 2007, 02:59:24 PM
Phew! You make me want to try to make one for myself! I guess it should be Frank arriving to Sweetwater in the end... that even might go with my signature. ::)


Title: Re: An astonishing piece of work by Sergio Leone! I've finally seen it!
Post by: tucumcari bound on August 05, 2007, 02:43:17 PM
Phew! You make me want to try to make one for myself! I guess it should be Frank arriving to Sweetwater in the end... that even might go with my signature. ::)

Make one marmota! ;)


Title: Re: An astonishing piece of work by Sergio Leone! I've finally seen it!
Post by: marmota-b on August 06, 2007, 04:07:42 AM
Make one marmota! ;)

I will. Later. But I really will. I love that scene.


Title: Re: An astonishing piece of work by Sergio Leone! I've finally seen it!
Post by: tucumcari bound on August 06, 2007, 08:39:37 AM
I will. Later. But I really will. I love that scene.

Yes, that scene is up there with my favorite's of all time. I love the music, with him riding up to Harmonica from the distance, then the conversation that lays ahead is history. CLASSIC!


Title: Re: An astonishing piece of work by Sergio Leone! I've finally seen it!
Post by: marmota-b on August 06, 2007, 09:41:51 AM
I think you already know it, but that was the scene where I finally knew I LOVED OUATITW... until then, it was a great film, enjoyable, beautiful scenes and everything, but at that moment it somehow finally all went together and made it the top of tops for me. (And then came the final showdown and that made it an indescribable top...)
Which is a bit strange, because that scene lacks that wonderful composition of the begining, Frank is blurred and the sequence where he's coming is so short... phew, but it's beautiful anyway! It has a feeling of destiny, not that I would believe in it much, but it's what it wants to achieve and it does.

I think that's what I love on OUATITW the most, and what makes it more than GBU is for me (while GBU will always stay the first Leone's film I saw and the one that made me crazy about the director; and the only film so far which I watched at least three days in a row... the first film which I knew I would love after first ten minutes and was more than right about it.) The story in OUATITW, and the film with it, is never complete until the end. The showdown in GBU is awesome and everything, but the story would eventually work even without it (very badly, I know, but can you see what I mean?). OUATITW would hardly work if something was left out. (So I'm glad I never saw the cut version.) Which makes it just perfect. Very balanced, I think.

Even Cheyenne's death, though very sad and undesired for the viewer :'(, makes sense in the whole story...
...or, maybe, in the whole thing, not story. It's more than just story, it's feelings and emotions and image and music and principles and so.

Eh. I could say more about it, but it would become too personal and hard to explain. And this is actually the wrong board to write it in, I should be in OUATITW board... you just can see how I love that film. ;D


Title: Re: An astonishing piece of work by Sergio Leone! I've finally seen it!
Post by: tucumcari bound on August 06, 2007, 09:56:44 AM
I think you already know it, but that was the scene where I finally knew I LOVED OUATITW... until then, it was a great film, enjoyable, beautiful scenes and everything, but at that moment it somehow finally all went together and made it the top of tops for me. (And then came the final showdown and that made it an indescribable top...)
Which is a bit strange, because that scene lacks that wonderful composition of the begining, Frank is blurred and the sequence where he's coming is so short... phew, but it's beautiful anyway! It has a feeling of destiny, not that I would believe in it much, but it's what it wants to achieve and it does.

I think that's what I love on OUATITW the most, and what makes it more than GBU is for me (while GBU will always stay the first Leone's film I saw and the one that made me crazy about the director; and the only film so far which I watched at least three days in a row... the first film which I knew I would love after first ten minutes and was more than right about it.) The story in OUATITW, and the film with it, is never complete until the end. The showdown in GBU is awesome and everything, but the story would eventually work even without it (very badly, I know, but can you see what I mean?). OUATITW would hardly work if something was left out. (So I'm glad I never saw the cut version.) Which makes it just perfect. Very balanced, I think.

Even Cheyenne's death, though very sad and undesired for the viewer :'(, makes sense in the whole story...
...or, maybe, in the whole thing, not story. It's more than just story, it's feelings and emotions and image and music and principles and so.

Eh. I could say more about it, but it would become too personal and hard to explain. And this is actually the wrong board to write it in, I should be in OUATITW board... you just can see how I love that film. ;D

I have the same exact feelings towards this film as you do marmota. I fell in love with this film the first time I seen it as a kid. I was so blown away it instantly became my favorite film ever, and it still is till this day. That will never change. This is the wrong board to be saying this as you said so I'll just stop here and keep it short.  ;)


Title: Re: An astonishing piece of work by Sergio Leone! I've finally seen it!
Post by: Jill on August 06, 2007, 05:08:10 PM
Could somebody make me a moving signature too?  :-* Please...  :)

I thought FAFDM, and... something with Indio, of course...  :-[ ;)

(Tucumcari, I don't think it's nice, you laughin'...  >:D)


Title: Re: An astonishing piece of work by Sergio Leone! I've finally seen it!
Post by: marmota-b on August 07, 2007, 01:35:07 AM
(Tucumcari, I don't think it's nice, you laughin'...  >:D)

I'm laughing! 8)


Title: Re: An astonishing piece of work by Sergio Leone! I've finally seen it!
Post by: Bill Carson on August 07, 2007, 03:49:26 AM
I finally sat down and watched "Duck, You Sucker" in it's entirety tonight. Let me tell you something...I was blown away yet again by the master filmmaker himself, Sergio Leone! I cannot believe it took me this long to watch this GREAT, GREAT film.

From the first frame I was on the edge of my seat. Ennio Morricone's score, yet another MASTERPIECE, gets your attention from the start. As the film opens with Rod Steiger, you cannot help but notice that the character of Juan is a direct resemblance of Eli Wallach's Tuco from TGTBATU. What another great character if the long line of GREAT Leone characters. Steiger was sensational as the Mexican bandit! Rod Steiger's accent was spot on. At times he made you laugh, and other times you didn't know whether to like him, or hate him! Great acting.

How can you not forget James Coburn as the explosives expert John (Sean) Malroy! What a performance the great Colburn gave. At times you get lost in his character and really believe he's real. Coburn was the perfect choice here. The chemistry between Steiger and Coburn definitely rivals Eastwood's Blondie and Wallach's Tuco in my opinion. I was captivated by the two of them everytime they were together on screen.

This film in my opinion rivals any movie where explosions or action take place. Everytime the heard the phrase "DUCK, YOU SUCKER", I was like a little kid on the edge of my seat waiting in excitement for the dynamite to explode!!! And friends, did it ever!!!! We see possibly the best bridge explosion ever on screen, rivaling the bridge explosion in David Lean's "Bridge on the River Kwai." We possibly see the best train explosion rivaling David Lean's "Lawrence of Arabia." I was not aware I was going to see such great scenes when I sat down to watch this. Yes, I had a feeling I'd like it, but not to this extent.

In the end, after just watching this, I dunno where you place it among Leone's films in terms of greatness, but you can't argue with someone who would think it's the best. I still think "Once Upon a Time in the West" is his greatest achievement, but what he pulled off here is another masterpiece, filmmaking at it's best. This is another reason why Sergio Leone is arguably the greatest director there was, is, and ever will be, period.


TB, my friend, I have just now, for the first time, been on this (your) thread and I have read it all.

My english is not good enough so that I could write some "long text" about what all do I think about this film (and all Leone`s films, too), so I just going to say that when I read your comment I remembered some scenes from the film (I didn`t watch it for some time - don`t have my own DVD or VHS copy) and I got "shudders down my spine" (I hope that the expression is correct, but if not, I hope that you will understand what I mean, anyway). O0

Great film, great Leone, great everything...!  :)

ABSOLUTE PERFECTION! O0    PURE ART! O0


Title: Re: An astonishing piece of work by Sergio Leone! I've finally seen it!
Post by: tucumcari bound on August 11, 2007, 11:19:03 AM
You write fine Bill Carson, no worries buddy!!! You are right about the film, it is near perfection, a brilliant piece of work.


Title: Re: An astonishing piece of work by Sergio Leone! I've finally seen it!
Post by: Bill Carson on August 12, 2007, 02:36:52 PM
You write fine Bill Carson, no worries buddy!!! You are right about the film, it is near perfection, a brilliant piece of work.

Yeah, absolutely true: a brilliant piece of work! O0


Title: Re: An astonishing piece of work by Sergio Leone! I've finally seen it!
Post by: tucumcari bound on August 14, 2007, 08:14:44 PM
Yeah, absolutely true: a brilliant piece of work! O0

It sure is. This is on the list of films that have stayed with me for days after viewing. When a film can do that, then it's something special.


Title: Re: An astonishing piece of work by Sergio Leone! I've finally seen it!
Post by: Bill Carson on August 15, 2007, 11:50:35 AM
It sure is. This is on the list of films that have stayed with me for days after viewing. When a film can do that, then it's something special.

True! O0

To be absolutely honest, beside Leone`s movies, only few other had "stayed with me" in that way...

That`s why Leone is Leone...!


Title: Re: An astonishing piece of work by Sergio Leone! I've finally seen it!
Post by: tucumcari bound on August 15, 2007, 04:07:51 PM
True! O0

To be absolutely honest, beside Leone`s movies, only few other had "stayed with me" in that way...

That`s why Leone is Leone...!

This is true. Not many filmmakers have that effect on you. This is why Leone was so special.