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Very cool! :)

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Other Films / Re: Pale Rider (1985)
« on: December 25, 2004, 05:18:02 PM »
I like this movie. I'd change only some little things(for instance: I would've liked to see Clint use more western world technique in fighting using a stick. Should've been just, PLUNK!, right against the head of the badguy, without these acrobatics.)

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Other Films / Re: The Magnificent Seven (1960)
« on: December 21, 2004, 03:13:59 PM »
The major flaw in "Magnificent Seven" is Horst Buchholz and that stupid dance of his what he does somewhere in the film. Everything else I can even tolerate, although it has some other flaws too. :P

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General Discussion / Re:You learn something new everyday!
« on: December 16, 2004, 03:16:28 PM »
I've read that before that he commited suicide, but does someone know why? What were the motives?

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For a Few Dollars More / Re:Mortimers sister
« on: December 16, 2004, 01:45:21 PM »
I've thought that her intention was to kill Indio, but it just went wrong, you know.

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For a Few Dollars More / Re:Drug crazed Indio
« on: December 16, 2004, 01:41:50 PM »
He ain't exactly drug crazed IMO, but he smokes ganja. During the flashbacks he's supposed to be smoking ganja, or some similar narcotic stuff.

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For a Few Dollars More / Re:the watch
« on: December 15, 2004, 08:12:22 AM »
But maybe Mortimer's watch was originally meant to be Mortimer's. And the other watch was the husband's, and in the flashback we don't see the husband presenting the watch to the sister, but he's just showing his new watch to his wife. The sister didn't even have a watch.
Just a not so serious thought... :P

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Off-Topic Discussion / Re:Guilty Pleasures
« on: December 09, 2004, 03:43:53 AM »
"The A-Team" TV series. The best TV series probably ever, nothing beats 'em, at least in it's genre. "McGyver" stays looooooong way behind. :P

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Duck, You Sucker / Re:Thoughts on this film
« on: December 05, 2004, 04:15:47 AM »
I've seen this film now twice. First about a week ago, and for the second time yesterday. And I really have now mixed thoughts about this film. It doesn't equal the Dollars films nor OUATITW, in my opinion. Alone the film is good, but I get the impression like it has been made by an observant Leone impersonator, despite the fact, that the story itself is original. It's like the film has been put together from pre-made bricks, already done 'n' seen fragments. The first part of the film reminds a lot of the Trilogy. As I saw Juan, I thought, Tuco! And "Tuco!" popped several times in my head throughout the film. [I didn't know until today, that the role was supposed to go to Wallach! That explains something.] The closeups are already a seen thing, the rape scene is somewhat familiar and etc. All of the film up to Mesa Verde bank doesn't really surprise, though performed effectively. Then there's a change, but only in the plot. The scenes are again familiar. The scene at the bridge is like the scene in Fistful of Dollars, only here it's intensified, and this time the good guys are at the machine guns. And the final battle, after the trains have crashed. Reminds me the battle from GBU, only, again, intensified. Though, meanwhile there's much to think about and all, but it gets a bit lost in all the killings, there seems to be too much meaningless killings! [Never thought that I will say this about a western. ::)] The heartiness gets shadowed by the slaughter and shooting scenes. There's like two too many. :P [In the end, when the bad guy shoots John three times, and Juan returns like three hundred, that's cool tho.] This film brought a thought to my head for a moment, that if Sergio had started making films in the late 70s, then he would've been making whacky porn flicks consisting raping scenes with extreme  close-ups & crane shots, and ending with a mass murder.
Now, don't take my little bitterness too seriously, I think that Fistful of Dynamite is a good movie. Just not as good as the other Leone's, but Sergio Leone is the very best director in the world who has ever lived!
Definitely worth watching, but needs more trained and developed taste. Maybe needs some time to settle also, so I guess I'm going to watch it again in the near future, and see what I'll be thinking then.
Oh, almost forgot, YES, the music is awsome.

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