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Films of Sergio Leone => The Colossus of Rhodes => Topic started by: PowerRR on August 29, 2007, 03:02:05 PM



Title: Does anyone here prefer this over another one of Leone's movies?
Post by: PowerRR on August 29, 2007, 03:02:05 PM
I still need to see this, though I may look for it in store today.


Title: Re: Does anyone here prefer this over another one of Leone's movies?
Post by: cigar joe on August 29, 2007, 03:31:43 PM
no but its worth seeing


Title: Re: Does anyone here prefer this over another one of Leone's movies?
Post by: Sonny on August 29, 2007, 10:09:42 PM

I hear it's his worst. But considering it's Leone we're talking about, I think even his worst can be considered decent.

 O0


Title: Re: Does anyone here prefer this over another one of Leone's movies?
Post by: Mw/NNrules on August 30, 2007, 07:59:36 AM
I hear it's his worst. But considering it's Leone we're talking about, I think even his worst can be considered decent.
It's decent, but it's not amazing. Then again, it shines over most of the stuff I see nowadays. :(


Title: Re: Does anyone here prefer this over another one of Leone's movies?
Post by: Tucumcari Bound on September 11, 2007, 12:30:27 AM
It's worth owning, especially if you're a Leone fan. Pick it up to complete your Leone collection.  O0


Title: Re: Does anyone here prefer this over another one of Leone's movies?
Post by: O'Cangaceiro on August 16, 2008, 10:45:55 AM
If The Colossus of Rhodes was Leone's best movie, I don't think he would have ever become famous worldwide. I am a Leone admirer, but definitely not because opf this peplum.

Having said that, the movie is watchable, althoug to me it does not have much of the style that Leone displayed in the rest of his movies.

That movie was made in the region of Cantabria (northern Spain) around 60 km from where I was born. I can recognize in the movie the areas of Laredo (including the beach) and also Santoņa in the background.


Title: Re: Does anyone here prefer this over another one of Leone's movies?
Post by: Ben Tyreen on August 16, 2008, 03:49:19 PM
 Definitely worth seeing for the locations and some of the effects were pretty cool, but otherwise just an average movie.  Figure it this way, if Leone hadn't directed it, how many people would have seen it over 40 years later? O0


Title: Re: Does anyone here prefer this over another one of Leone's movies?
Post by: O'Cangaceiro on August 16, 2008, 04:12:14 PM
These links are in Spanish, but they contain some interesting pictures of Laredo when the Colossus of Rodes was being filmed. The pictures show the Colossus legs, its upper body, etc. The last link also shows scenes of the making of El Cid, 55 days in Peking, and Lawrence of Arabia (yup, those scenes were filmed in Spain).

http://salvadorsainz.blogspot.com/2007/10/mi-primer-rodaje-la-primera-vez-que-viv.html

http://es.geocities.com/fxespana/cap3.html


Title: Re: Does anyone here prefer this over another one of Leone's movies?
Post by: Tuco the ugly on August 17, 2008, 12:10:39 AM
Figure it this way, if Leone hadn't directed it, how many people would have seen it over 40 years later? O0

Not many people have seen it this way either, I'm afraid. Count in us 10 from the board, if you like. :D


Title: Re: Does anyone here prefer this over another one of Leone's movies?
Post by: moviesceleton on August 17, 2008, 03:47:03 AM
Not many people have seen it this way either, I'm afraid. Count in us 10 from the board, if you like. :D
I think there are surprisingly many pepla fans out there.


Title: Re: Does anyone here prefer this over another one of Leone's movies?
Post by: Tuco the ugly on August 17, 2008, 06:44:54 AM
I think there are surprisingly many pepla fans out there.

20, 25? I'm getting dizzy of these astronomical figures!


Title: Re: Does anyone here prefer this over another one of Leone's movies?
Post by: PowerRR on August 17, 2008, 02:28:10 PM
There are 558 votes on IMDB!


Title: Re: Does anyone here prefer this over another one of Leone's movies?
Post by: O'Cangaceiro on August 17, 2008, 02:57:58 PM
There are 558 votes on IMDB!

558 fans worldwide??? >:D


Title: Re: Does anyone here prefer this over another one of Leone's movies?
Post by: Groggy on August 17, 2008, 04:26:05 PM
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Does anyone here prefer this over another one of Leone's movies?


If so, what's wrong with you? :D


Title: Re: Does anyone here prefer this over another one of Leone's movies?
Post by: Tuco the ugly on August 17, 2008, 11:41:45 PM
558 fans worldwide??? >:D

Universewide. >:D


Title: Re: Does anyone here prefer this over another one of Leone's movies?
Post by: moviesceleton on August 18, 2008, 04:26:55 AM
There are 558 votes on IMDB!
I smell a commie here!


Title: Re: Does anyone here prefer this over another one of Leone's movies?
Post by: cigar joe on August 19, 2008, 07:22:24 PM
No I prefer Leones other films


Title: Re: Does anyone here prefer this over another one of Leone's movies?
Post by: sargatanas on August 11, 2010, 06:15:40 AM
meteorically speaking quite naturally


Title: Re: Does anyone here prefer this over another one of Leone's movies?
Post by: wind demon on September 14, 2010, 01:51:36 PM
I actually like sword and sandals movies more than westerns (so opposite of Leone himself) but i haven't seen this but i think i would like it more than Duck you Sucker, havent seen America yet either.


Title: Re: Does anyone here prefer this over another one of Leone's movies?
Post by: drinkanddestroy on June 09, 2013, 04:37:23 AM

I don't know if this guy means this seriously (it's written a few months before April Fools Day), but I'll copy it here, for a laugh  ;)

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0054756/board/nest/33130111?p=2

by drystyx (Fri Nov 30 2012 04:01:23)

There's no doubt that this is Leone's best work, by far.

I've seen some of the reviews on this film, and it's amazing how far of the mark some of them are.

This film was entertaining, fun, full of spectacle, and everything Leone usually isn't.

But what really makes "The Colossus of Rhodes" stand out among his films is the characters. One can see that he excels on his "bookends" with this and "Once Upon a Time In America", with garbage in between.

In those two films, we get actual anti-heroes, instead of the one dimensional caricatures of the spaghetti westerns.

There's no denying that "Colussus" and "America" are the films with his most complex, credible, multidimensional characters. They have faults and values, but most of all, they have motivation. There is zero motivation in the dollar trilogy characters. They just kill every man and woman they see. It's goofy crap for beavis and butthead, the target audience. Here, Rory Calhoun gives us a character who we can like and believe. He is a reluctant hero. He doesn't murder every human he sees. he isn't a psychopath.

In fact, no director has ever tumbled as horribly as Leone, from making an obvious 9/10 film like this, to making 1/10 wastes of celluloid like "A Fistful of Dollars". It defies belief.

It has to do with the era, however. There are still some of the poisoned minds of the late sixties and seventies, who were full of hate, making movies solely for control freaks. In 50 years, they'll be gone, or be babbling invalids no one listens to, and the dollar trilogy will be forgotten, fortunately for Leone, while this will be heralded as his masterpiece.


Title: Re: Does anyone here prefer this over another one of Leone's movies?
Post by: stanton on June 09, 2013, 05:22:48 AM
He surely means it. Nice and fresh point of view.

But he shouldn't try to work in the prophesying business in case he is one day looking for a new job.


Title: Re: Does anyone here prefer this over another one of Leone's movies?
Post by: cigar joe on June 09, 2013, 06:18:38 AM
He's a lunatic that I've tumbled with on occasion, I haven't seen any recent posts on IMDb lately though. ;)


Title: Re: Does anyone here prefer this over another one of Leone's movies?
Post by: Groggy on September 01, 2013, 07:29:58 PM
Drystyx is the one who thinks every movie with a blond hero is Nazi propaganda yes?


Title: Re: Does anyone here prefer this over another one of Leone's movies?
Post by: sargatanas on September 10, 2013, 06:01:31 AM
watching this 2nd time i'm becoming more intertained by it. 7th voyage o]Sinbad,  w/ ray harryhausen's work was not as good as this one in a million
S&S /Sergio leone pre masterpiece, masterpeice. it's useless to go on pretending you shouldn't watch this.
scamned it a few weeks back. also, saw it when it was released



suddenly, i'm glued to it again !  O0


Title: Re: Does anyone here prefer this over another one of Leone's movies?
Post by: cigar joe on September 10, 2013, 02:34:04 PM
 O0 O0 O0