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Off-Topic Discussion / Re: Sight & Sound Polls 2022
« on: Yesterday at 06:52:40 AM »
I can make up a list too, so can others.....

Off-Topic Discussion / Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
« on: Yesterday at 06:51:32 AM »
Turbulence (1997).  Convicted serial killer Liotta gets loose from FBI on flight from NY to L.A. in an almost-empty 747 on Christmas Eve.  Stewardess Lauren Holley is heroine, but she looks somewhat weird to me, can't put my finger on it.  I would've rather had Catherine Hicks (2nd stewardess) in that role.

Actually, some of the lines Liotta says are pretty funny.

Cannot understand why Holley - after spraying Liotta in the face with a fire extinguisher and then bonking him in the head with it - doesn't whack him 10 more times !!!

Off-Topic Discussion / Re: House of Strangers (1949)
« on: November 27, 2022, 07:07:06 AM »
Gonna check this one out also. I'm on a Edward G. Robinson roll...

I recently watched "To Have and Have Not" for the second time on TCM.  Great short documentary about Humphrey Bogart followed that, about him being an unlikely star.

Once Upon A Time In The West / Re: West legends in Mount Rushmore?
« on: November 24, 2022, 07:22:56 AM »
At the end of the movie, just after Cheyenne dies, Harmonica rises her head and look at the sky. The camera moves up and before  focusing on the train arrival  you can notice that Harmonicas hat perfectly overlaps with the mountain just behind. I think that Harmonicas specific head move is not an accident. I m sure that Leone asked Bronson to rise his head to that precise position because of the mountain (such a move is not at all natural). I guess that Leone want us to know that West legends died but didn't disappear at all. They stay in the landscape of the west like easter island statues (moais). They are legends of the west forever carved in the stone  like in Mount Rushmore. Maybe Leone thought that west legends deserved that  like great US presidents.

I don't know about Leone's intent with the mountain here (I need to re-watch that part, or at least see a still photo), but I think Leone did plan ALL movements, like Mortimer tugging at his ear at the end of FDM.

Off-Topic Discussion / Re: For Love of Art
« on: November 16, 2022, 07:04:55 AM »
it turns out they are now showing a bunch of stuff from Lauder's personal collection unrelated to that genre. For example, lots of knight armor and statues I don't care about - but upstairs I walked into this little corner room and almost dies: it's an entire room dedicated to Casablanca! It's mostly posters/lobby cards, etc. - I counted something like 60 of 'em -- and also the famous LETTERS OF TRANSIT! (passports for Bergman and Henreid). And in the room you hear Sam playing AS TIME GOES BY. No photography is allowed in the Neue Galerie so I could'?t take any pics.

You folks who missed out on the Leone Exhibition at the Western Museum in Los Angeles back in the 2000s really missed out, sounds "similar" to that.  The Leone Exhibition included Eastwood's outfit (he has the poncho, shirt, boots, rattlesnake revolvers, etc.), Frank's outfit, music from all the films, scripts, artifacts, etc.  That exhibit has since been done in Europe.

The Good, The Bad and The Ugly / Re: The ubiquitous GBU sound...
« on: November 15, 2022, 06:26:54 AM »
The Modelo spot was mentioned here many times.

And I'd bet very few of the viewers of these Modelo commercials realize the track is from a 1966 western made by Italians.....

I saw this video essay on the moral categories of the movie, it's pretty recent, but I think you'll find it has a lot of points in common with your thoughts:

That's a very good video.  I saw GBU as a teenager in the theater upon first release, but took me about 3rd viewing to realize that it was really an anti-war film.

Always been my favorite film, and Wallach and Morricone were absolutely outstanding and Academy Award worthy, and then add Leone, editing, and cinematography.....

Other Films / Re: Django Unchained (2013) - QT's SW
« on: November 11, 2022, 07:15:58 AM »
"More ill-advised are Jonah Hill as a budding Klansman and Tarantino himself, sporting the gnarliest Aussie accent this side of an Outback commercial."

The Jonah Hill scene was way overlong; Tarantiino was being Tarantino.  I recognized Franco Nero, who should have had a larger part.

"I've never seen so many lives wasted so badly"

General Discussion / Re: Lip Readers / Eye Readers
« on: November 04, 2022, 07:20:32 AM »
Sure thing! DYS as a whole is one of the most memorable and poignants films I've ever seen.  On the note of the Firecracker, I've always had the doubt, is his name Sean or John?? It seemed to me that Juan called him "John" but I've heard otherwise.

Sure sounds like "Sean, Sean, Sean" in the soundtrack music.  The track is even titled "Sean Sean". 

I'm actually looking for a version without the vocalizations of "Sean Sean Sean" for my daughter's wedding.

For a Few Dollars More / Re: The Prison Break
« on: October 31, 2022, 05:40:48 AM »
Whatever you do for a living, don't give it up to try your hand at marketing.

I'm an industrial R&D analytical chemist, 4 decades soap & detergent industry, now retired.

For me: marketing is when I need to go to a grocery store....

For a Few Dollars More / Re: Did the Colonel know it was Indio?
« on: October 31, 2022, 05:38:44 AM »
Did the Colonel know it was Indio?

Mortimer knew it immediately when he saw Indio's wanted poster.

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