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Once Upon A Time In The West / Re: Clint Eastwood as Frank
« on: July 13, 2009, 04:28:06 PM »
Morgan Freeman?

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Wasn't ALL sounds added in post-production? Whoever added the clicking may not even have been morse-code-proficient.
Agreed. It just seemed interesting that we might find a message that had been undiscovered for 40 years.

I understand completely. I wasn't trying to invalidate the quest for an answer. Assuming that it is a genuine message, can we even guess at what language it is supposed to be in? Perhaps the sound studio had a Polish guest worker who just happened to be the only one around proficient in morse code.

However, as it was added in post-production, the message could well be in Italian, rather than English. Has anyone contacted an Italian telegrapher?

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Wasn't ALL sounds added in post-production? Whoever added the clicking may not even have been morse-code-proficient.

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Once Upon A Time In The West / Re: "Something to do with death"
« on: May 11, 2008, 09:39:34 AM »
Ok did a quick run through myself today

Bullet hole upper left chest area at Cattle Corner Station Shootout, He puts his left arm in coat button sling.
Bullet hole at Lionel Stander' Desert Oasis Cheyenne examines it.
At Wobbles beating no bullet hole & full use of his left arm.
At McBains Ranch no bullet hole, and when he roughly manhandels Jill again full use of his left side.
And at well confrontation he removes his coat and we see a hole in his red shirt but it is a clean hole, no encrusted blood.
At the station and in every scene thereafter no bullet hole.

Ergo are we to believe that Carlo Simi, Leone, and Crew completely blew it or are we to conclude that Harmonica really has "something to do with DEATH"?


From your list, it looks like it is Harmonica's clothes that have "something to do with death", not Harmonica himself  ;-)

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Once Upon A Time In The West / Re: "Something to do with death"
« on: May 11, 2008, 09:38:22 AM »
another discovery that we made not long ago was the fact that Harmonica asks Frank something like "so you found out that you are not a business man after all" refering to Frank's conversation with Morton, when he was never present for that conversation,  I believe it happens before Harmonica was on top of the private train car.

The fact that Frank shows up for the duel is evidence enough for Harmonica to draw the conclusion that there's enough gunman/killer in Frank for him to want to risk (or dump) his business dreams for a duel.

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Once Upon A Time In The West / Re: Jill's theme... with lyrics!
« on: May 06, 2007, 02:48:55 PM »
No, you're right. It sounds a bit jarring, but it isn't disrecpectfully done in any way. It's not like they changed the original soundtrack for the Cherry Porter version on the DVD releases of the movie. Although, who knows what they might think of in the future.

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Once Upon A Time In The West / Jill's theme... with lyrics!
« on: May 03, 2007, 10:42:00 AM »
Jill's Theme from a live concert with Cheryl Porter & the Policemen's Orchestra:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4nPrkOrH8kE

With lyrics!!!

It's actually not that bad, if you can ignore the horrible make-up.

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General Discussion / Re: morricone's oscar........
« on: March 17, 2007, 05:22:09 AM »
As a Morricone fan, I was tickled pink he received the honarary Oscar.  However, I thought the tribute to him was a total lack of respect of his work as one of the greatest film composers ever.  Not only was the actual music from the films not played, but his best film work was not played at all except a for a few bars of GBU.  I don't think there are very many fans who would say his nominated scores for Days of Heaven, The Mission, The Untouchables, Bugsy, or Malena were better than his the ones he did for Battle of Algiers, Once Upon a Time in the West, Duck You Sucker, Once Upon a time in America, or Cinema Paradiso, just to name a few.  This man became a legend for his work on foreign films, not American ones.

You should ask yourself what who holds royalty rights for various soundtracks, and then see if there's a correlation between what's played on Oscars. I suspect there's a lot of marketing, PR, and industry-smoozing going on in stuff like that.

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A Fistful of Dollars / Re: A fistful of...
« on: March 16, 2007, 04:22:10 AM »
The clever part is that when he's saying "Three coffees", you actually think he's saying "Three coffins"... just like in the original. It sets up the joke really well.

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jfm

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A Fistful of Dollars / A fistful of...
« on: March 14, 2007, 10:14:38 AM »

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Off-Topic Discussion / Re: Best Opening Sequence ever?
« on: March 07, 2007, 04:14:29 PM »
Has anyone mentioned "The Conversation" (1974) yet?

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jfm

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Once Upon A Time In America / Re: Letterman on OUATIA
« on: March 06, 2007, 05:51:36 PM »
Moderator(s),

I tried to delete the above post, as I posted it on the wrong forum, but the server just gives me an error message.

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jfm

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Once Upon A Time In The West / Letterman on OUATIW
« on: March 06, 2007, 02:09:11 PM »
(Sorry if this has been posted here already.)

Letterman's favourite movie is, or was at one time, Once Upon a Time in the West:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BRrR-do9Jx4

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jfm

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Once Upon A Time In America / Letterman on OUATIA
« on: March 06, 2007, 02:06:25 PM »
[ EDIT: I meant to delet this post, as I posted it on the wrong forum, but the serevr wouldn't accept to remove it ]

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Once Upon A Time In The West / Jason Robards -- any interviews?
« on: January 04, 2007, 03:14:53 PM »
I've tried to find interviews with Jason Robards re his involvement in OUATITW. So far I have found none. Do any of you guys know of any such interviews? Preferably online, but library references are OK, too.

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