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The Good, The Bad and The Ugly / Sergio Mendizabal
« on: January 18, 2021, 08:23:00 AM »
Can the experts finally confirm that Sergio Mendizabal was not the "blonde bounty hunter" but the Confederate recruiter in the Socorro sequence? I believe the photographs in Peter J. Hanley's book confirm this. The "blonde bounty hunter" was Roman Ariznavarreta.

Off-Topic Discussion / The Bridge on the River Kwai
« on: July 21, 2017, 03:46:37 PM »
Does anyone know if the upcoming 4k Blu-ray edition will have the complete original sound which to my knowledge has not been heard/used since the 1985 VHS release by RCA/Columbia Pictures Home Video.

A Fistful of Dollars / Frank Brana?
« on: June 24, 2007, 05:59:51 AM »
In many books and the IMDB lists him as a Baxter gang member.  Anyone know where he is in the film?  Because I can't find him.

General Discussion / A misconception
« on: June 23, 2007, 03:38:30 PM »
Christopher Frayling and Clint Eastwood are mistaken when they say Leone was the first to break the "Hays Office" code in showing the gun shooting the victim in the same shot without a cut.  It had happened many times before: Red River, High Noon, Shane, Gunfight at the OK Corral, Rio Bravo, The Magnificent Seven, and The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance.

General Discussion / Need to know!
« on: May 26, 2006, 10:53:07 PM »
Who dubbed in English the voices of Ramone/Indio/Capt. at bridge/Morton?

Off-Topic Discussion / Marlon Brando (1924-2004)
« on: July 03, 2004, 12:59:52 PM »
Probably the greatest movie actor of all time, his most underrated film everyone should see is Viva Zapata! (1952), his third movie.

Off-Topic Discussion / Kill Bill Vol.2
« on: April 19, 2004, 12:45:42 PM »
Great film! Even better than Vol.1. Wonderful use Morricone's music from Navajo Joe (1966). Daryl Hannah goes down as one of the all-time great movie villains. She deserves an Oscar nomination. Best fight ever between two women. **** out of 4 stars.

Off-Topic Discussion / Kill Bill
« on: October 11, 2003, 05:01:29 AM »
The film is a very good homage to Sergio Leone and Ennio Morricone. It includes a musical segment from "Death Rides a Horse"(1968) a film Morricone scored, a very nice touch. My only complaints were a couple of over the top visuals (slow motion shots of the weapons in flight), and I would have preferred to see the entire film Tarrantino wanted to present-the whole story. Leave it to the distributors to cater to the lowest common denominator, people who can't sit still a theatre for more than two hours. This is the type of film you don't care how long it is, three hours, four hours because you don't want it to end. ***1/2 out of 4 stars.

Once Upon A Time In The West / Awaiting the DVD
« on: October 02, 2003, 02:38:49 PM »
The question is whether or not the DVD will have the opening scene intact. Many shots from that sequence remain missing such as a closeup of Al Mulloch's knuckles cracking, Elam smiling after being startled by the boxcar door suddenly opening. I know this because I have a recording of the film shown by a local tv station in 1986. Also the music during the closing credits was not Cheyenne's banjo but the conclusion of Jill's theme, entitled "finale" on the original motion picture soundtrack.

Off-Topic Discussion / Gregory Peck
« on: June 13, 2003, 07:11:06 PM »
My favorite films of this great legend:

Roman Holiday
The Guns of Navarone
Cape Fear
To Kill a Mockingbird
The Omen
The Boys From Brazil

Off-Topic Discussion / Umberto D (1952)
« on: June 08, 2003, 06:37:03 PM »
A classic by the great Italian director Vittorio De Sica. Not only is it a powerful tear-jerker, but it has the greatest performance ever given by an animal: the title character's dog. Just amazing!

Other Films / Ride the High Country (1962)
« on: May 29, 2003, 05:18:42 PM »
Has there ever been an actor other than Randolph Scott whose best film was his last?  Peckinpah's second film ranks with his best. Beautiful photography (Lucian Ballard) and muscical score (George Bassman) along with a terrific and touching finale.

Trivia Games / Easy question II
« on: May 23, 2003, 02:58:40 PM »
Who was the first American actor to star in a Sergio Leone directed film?

A Fistful of Dollars / Favorite moment
« on: May 22, 2003, 12:36:52 PM »
The zoom in on Ramone's face when he sees Joe's shield.

Other Films / Two Mules for Sister Sara (1970)
« on: May 21, 2003, 11:44:19 AM »
Anyone see this film lately? Great score by Morricone. Clint shows he can do comedy if written properly. Good chemistry between him and Shirley MacLaine. Heck, the great Don Siegel directed it, what more do you need? I love the closing shot. Very funny.

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