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Title: How many corridas?
Post by: cigar joe on May 30, 2009, 06:18:58 PM
Aside from Fistful and OUTIA
How many coridas in Leone films?


Title: Re: How many corridas?
Post by: Dust Devil on May 30, 2009, 06:21:21 PM
Corrida as matadors and bulls?

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None?


Title: Re: How many corridas?
Post by: cigar joe on May 30, 2009, 08:15:11 PM
I'm usuing a broad definition of corrida, think again  O0


Title: Re: How many corridas?
Post by: dave jenkins on May 31, 2009, 02:19:33 PM
Are you just referring to a center ring in which some kind of action takes place/could take place?


Title: Re: How many corridas?
Post by: The Peacemaker on May 31, 2009, 04:57:52 PM
I think 4. One for each movie from FFDM to DYS.


Title: Re: How many corridas?
Post by: dave jenkins on May 31, 2009, 05:52:08 PM
What about CoR?


Title: Re: How many corridas?
Post by: cigar joe on May 31, 2009, 10:04:10 PM
I would have to watch CoR but there are more than four  in FAFDM to DYS.


Title: Re: How many corridas?
Post by: The Peacemaker on June 02, 2009, 01:58:06 PM
I would have to watch CoR but there are more than four  in FAFDM to DYS.

Oh yeah, I just remembered GBU had at least two.


Title: Re: How many corridas?
Post by: cigar joe on June 04, 2009, 09:22:19 AM
peace is right O0


Title: Re: How many corridas?
Post by: dave jenkins on June 04, 2009, 01:20:15 PM
Oh yeah, I just remembered GBU had at least two.
One is obvious--the final showdown. What's the other?


Title: Re: How many corridas?
Post by: Novecento on June 04, 2009, 02:14:27 PM
I wonder if Leone got the idea for these circular duels from Hidden Fortress where the "corrida" is made up of soldiers. By the way if anyone has ever seen the incredibly hard to find "The Taste of Violence/Le Goût de la Violence" by Robert Hossein (director of Cemetery without Crosses), would they agree that there is quite a similarity between them in terms of basic plot structure and balck&white mountain photography? No "corrida" duels in Hossein's one tho...


Title: Re: How many corridas?
Post by: Novecento on June 04, 2009, 02:16:52 PM
I'm usuing a broad definition of corrida, think again  O0

I know Frayling uses it, but I'm not sure if "corrida" is the right word cos that specifically refers to the "running" of the bulls. Not that I can think of anything better...


Title: Re: How many corridas?
Post by: cigar joe on June 04, 2009, 05:02:08 PM
The first one in GBU is seen at AE's entrance to the film he rides across one as he approaches the boy on the mule outside the hacienda.


Title: Re: How many corridas?
Post by: dave jenkins on June 04, 2009, 05:25:20 PM
Right.


Title: Re: How many corridas?
Post by: Novecento on June 11, 2009, 10:51:54 AM
I'm usuing a broad definition of corrida, think again  O0
I know Frayling uses it, but I'm not sure if "corrida" is the right word cos that specifically refers to the "running" of the bulls. Not that I can think of anything better...

I've found it! The technical term appears to be "halo" which in its original sense derives from the Greek word for such circular threshing grounds. I think all of Leone's duels/triels occur in these "halos" although I am unclear as to why there would be one in the middle of a graveyard at the end of GBU.

As for "corrida", even if one considers the duel in Corbucci's "Il mercenario", I think it is still best simply called a "circular arena" or "bullring" because the word "corrida" specifically refers to an activity rather than a place.


Title: Re: How many corridas?
Post by: Novecento on June 30, 2009, 06:50:44 AM
From Entrevista a Sergio Leone (http://www.monadas.net/andres_caicedo/leone/sleone9.htm):

I feel a profound interest in the Western because it is a dance of death. You see that in my films there are two principle things: death and friendship. I put them to dance in a circle at the moment of truth... My circle is the arena, the corrida, the matador at the moment of truth. When the characters confront each other.