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Title: The Outcasts of Poker Flat (1952)
Post by: dave jenkins on July 30, 2009, 02:11:34 PM
Dull, talky, and predictable, the film as a whole isn't worth much, but the fabulous intro must have been sent back through time by Leone himself: http://www.hulu.com/watch/80882/the-outcasts-of-poker-flats


Title: Re: The Outcasts of Poker Flat (1952)
Post by: Groggy on July 30, 2009, 02:40:44 PM
They made a film of this? I remember this story from 11th Grade English class and thinking it might work as a movie.


Title: Re: The Outcasts of Poker Flat (1952)
Post by: dave jenkins on July 30, 2009, 02:46:35 PM
Very set-bound. Would be better as a play.


Title: Re: The Outcasts of Poker Flat (1952)
Post by: T.H. on July 31, 2009, 01:32:06 PM
That first scene was very impressive, I feel obligated to watch the entire thing.


Title: Re: The Outcasts of Poker Flat (1952)
Post by: dave jenkins on July 31, 2009, 04:31:40 PM
Yeah, the intro is amazing, very cinematic. Then the characters get to their snowed-in cabin and the talk-talk-talking never stops.


Title: Re: The Outcasts of Poker Flat (1952)
Post by: cigar joe on July 31, 2009, 04:37:01 PM
yes the intro was interesting.


Title: Re: The Outcasts of Poker Flat (1952)
Post by: T.H. on July 31, 2009, 04:41:35 PM
Yeah, the intro is amazing, very cinematic. Then the characters get to their snowed-in cabin and the talk-talk-talking never stops.

I don't mind that if it's good: ie THE PETRIFIED FOREST.



Title: Re: The Outcasts of Poker Flat (1952)
Post by: The Peacemaker on July 31, 2009, 04:43:25 PM
Intro was very well done, but the logic gaps kinda annoyed me. It's bad enough they used the stupid western cliche where the bandits blow up the safe, but to top it off they covered the safe in blankets to muffle the sound.   ::)  

Then when the two guys enter the bank with their weapons drawn not one of them look behind the door as a person cautiously entering a room would do.


Title: Re: The Outcasts of Poker Flat (1952)
Post by: dave jenkins on July 31, 2009, 10:58:36 PM
Intro was very well done, but the logic gaps kinda annoyed me. It's bad enough they used the stupid western cliche where the bandits blow up the safe, but to top it off they covered the safe in blankets to muffle the sound.   ::)  
Cam Mitchell also covers the charge with mud.

Nobody said these guys knew what they're doing. For all we know this is the first safe job they've ever pulled. We subsequently learn what losers these guys all are, so although they're criminals, there's no reason to expect that they're competent ones.