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General Discussion / Box Office Receipts?
« on: October 04, 2006, 01:10:38 AM »
This may have been discussed at some time in the past, on this board. But are there any records as to what the box office draws were, when FFD, FDM, and GBU were originally released back in the late 1960's?

It would also be interesting to know what sort of revenues were accumulated during the re-releases as well, of these films, in the early 1970's, after Clint Eastwood had really made it big in Hollywood.

(Does anyone in my age bracket - I'm now in my mid 50's 8)), remember attending triple features of all three movies? I certainly did, in Hollywood, with my college buddies).

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The Good, The Bad and The Ugly / Poor Table Etiquette -
« on: August 27, 2006, 05:47:14 PM »
Well, now, lets talk about eating habits next!

Ever notice that Leone (and apprentice directors in other films), direct character actors, to consume their meals with some of the most questionable table manners, that not even our mothers would tolerate?

Cases in point:

1. Esteban Rojo eating with both hands and throwing his meat at his compadres (FOD).
2. Stevens and Sentenza / Angel Eyes slurping their respective plates of veggies in silence, at the beginning of GBU (always made me hungry, actually, to watch them).
3. Tuco wildly gobbling his vittles and washing them down with Angel Eye's whiskey, direct from the bottle, using sleeve and shirt as a napkin, in GBU.
4. The priest  talking about 'the revolution', with his mouth open (in close-up), with what looks to be maggots inside, in the stagecoach scene, in DYS.
5. And who can forget the digusting chicken-eating salesman, in The Great Silence (never quite had the same liking for roast chicken since seeing that scene).

There must be other memorable scenes such as these, in other movies, too. Not quite in the same league as John Belushi in the cafeteria scene in 'Animal House'. But memorable, nevertheless.

So, how about another clip-and-paste page of such images? Would make for a great sreen saver for our computers, if done properly. And follow up commentary, too?

Just another way the master uses people and their looks and habits, to express the humanity of his characters, in his films.

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The Good, The Bad and The Ugly / Really bad teeth....
« on: August 21, 2006, 09:12:39 PM »
Well, since my 'Half Soldier' post garnered a little attention, perhaps this question will result in a bit more interest.

Ever notice how Leone seems to use characters in his films, who have extremely bad teeth?

Examples:

1. Tuco (silver capped bicuspid).
2. Guy Calloway (in FAFDM), the head shot victim. Absolutely ghastly teeth.
3. The 'tour guide / cook' (the soldier who Angel Eyes talks to at the Confederate hospital), in the restored version of GBU. Never saw a guy more in need of braces!
4. Piripero in FOD, Prophet in GBU, Station Master in OUATIW (all the same actor, I think), who seems to have no teeth at all?
5. And Al Muloch, in GBU ('western teeth' and heavy chewing tobacco use, or something). Gross!

Perhaps others can think of more examples.

It would be interesting for one of the more photographically creative list members, to post a rogue's gallery lineup of images of such characters strutting their stuff. It would be hilarious.

And further illustrate Leone's colorful use of special facial characteristics in the people he chose to play roles in his movies.

Anyone game?

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The Good, The Bad and The Ugly / Who is 'Half Soldier'?
« on: August 18, 2006, 12:50:02 AM »
Maybe this question has been asked in a previous post. I always wondered who the actor was, who played this pathetic personality. And if he really was legless in real life.

If not, how in the Sam Hill did a special effects dept make him our to appear to be be legless. Anything ever been written about this guy?




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Once Upon A Time In The West / 'Mr. Morton' ....
« on: April 24, 2006, 01:25:18 AM »
Perhaps this question has been posted before.

During Cheyenne's dealth scene, when Harmonica asks his 'who' (shot him) question, Robard's line of dialogue says 'Mr. Choo-Choo'.

However, if you watch his lips carefully, as the dialogue is spoken, his lips do not move to match those words. I could swear Robards actually mouthed 'Mr. Morton', after Harmonica asks the question.

Was the dialogue / words, in that instance, dubbed differently, after the scene was shot? This possibly would be perhaps to eliminate any confusion on the part of the audience, who may not have remembered who 'Mr. Morton' was.

Has anyone else noticed this? It seems obvious to me (watched the movie again this afternoon, and I still think I see this).

Thanks for any feedback -


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Once Upon A Time In The West / Same gun?
« on: April 06, 2006, 01:28:42 AM »
Jeffrey Lewis carried a sawed-off Winchester in 'My Name is Nobody', at the very end of the movie.  This was 1973, I believe.

Woody Strode appeared to carry the same variety of firearm at the Cattle Corner scene in OUTIW (1968).

Could the same gun have been used in both films, even though the movies were made five years apart?

Did Sergio have a habit of using the same props (except for the classic use of Clint's poncho, of course), in any of his other movies (even though 'Nobody' was not officially directed by him, but by his protege, Tonino Valerii).

Just noticed that ....

Comments?

Spaghetti Bob

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