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1  Films of Sergio Leone / For a Few Dollars More / Re: Why the change? on: March 14, 2012, 10:27:24 AM
I think it was a way of showing that he was a professional in every way and a very different character from Manco despite being in the same profession. He had all the tools of the trade and also knew when to use which tool, and how meticulous he was in the execution of his ar(excuse the pun). Very evident when he attaches the extension butt on his pistol for longer range and also in the way he placed one solitary bullet in a very precise manner right in between his preys eyes.
2  Films of Sergio Leone / For a Few Dollars More / Re: On Blue Ray and Hd-dvd in December on: December 22, 2007, 05:15:58 PM
Where and when can I buy this Hd version?
3  Films of Sergio Leone / A Fistful of Dollars / Ramons shirt, and Knight in armour symbolism. on: October 31, 2007, 08:15:01 PM
Anyone noticed that one of the shirts that Ramon wears is also worn in a subsequent scene in the film. The one I am talking about is like a dark blue sort of colour (puffed up sleeves, maybe pale spots), which he wears while demonstrating his prowess with his beloved Winchester as he comes down the stairs shooting at the poor knight in armour. I am pretty sure that same shirt is also worn either before or that particular scene by one of Ramons henchmen ( I can`t remember who exactly- but he was Mexican.....lol).

Also, shooting at the knight in armour for target practice BEFORE Joe arrives........is that symbolic? As if to say anyone who comes to save this town with the intention of a knight in armour would end up with bullet holes?.....That sort of atitude would fit Ramons persona. Just a thought.
4  Films of Sergio Leone / A Fistful of Dollars / Maybe a silly question......? on: October 31, 2007, 07:08:30 PM
I have always wondered why John Baxters wife slaps the son after the famous exchanging of hostages scene? He just gets off the horse, with Marianne Kochh going in the opposite direction, hugs his mum, and then gets slapped by her.

Does he get slapped by his mom for being stupid enough to get captured by the Rojos?
5  Films of Sergio Leone / A Fistful of Dollars / Re: I think Volonté's Ramon is more sadistic than Volonté's El Indio. on: October 31, 2007, 07:05:39 PM
I personally prefer the death scene in FFOD, in fact i love that whole end scene, from when Ramons whole gang and family square up to Eastwood beside the well. The way he just walks up casually , take position and works the lever of his Winchester with one hand is THE coolest scene I have seen....lol.
6  Films of Sergio Leone / A Fistful of Dollars / Stuntman on: October 27, 2007, 06:31:35 PM
Anyone know who is the guy filling in for Clint as he is riding from the Rojos house to the small house before all the major killing starts? In that whole ridng sequence it is so obvious that Clint isn`t riding.
7  Films of Sergio Leone / A Fistful of Dollars / Re: I think Volonté's Ramon is more sadistic than Volonté's El Indio. on: October 27, 2007, 06:26:56 PM
I would say when it comes to sadism, Ramon and Indio are about the same, with Indio killing the wife and toddler of his enemy without remorse at the beginning of FAFDM, and Ramon mercilessly killing the whole Mexican army regiment in FFOD, as well as the annihilation of the Baxter family (including the lady) in the moonlight by Ramon.

However leaving sadism aside, I reckon Ramon is the far far more charismatic than Indio, not to mention more enterprising. Many times I have seen the film and had the impression that the real star of FFOD is in fact Volonte. A lot of people won`t agree with me, but this is just a personal thought.
8  Films of Sergio Leone / A Fistful of Dollars / Re: Adorf for Volonté on: October 02, 2007, 06:51:46 PM
  That's really cool, faisal!  Did you ever get to meet Coburn?

  Here's one of my favorite Coburn "moments," him on the cover of the Wings album "Band on the Run." 

 


No sorry Ben I never got to meet Mr. Coburn. I think my dad and he knew each other way before I was born....maybe in the mid sixties to late sixties although I am not sure but I will definately ask my dad.
9  Films of Sergio Leone / A Fistful of Dollars / Re: Adorf for Volonté on: September 30, 2007, 04:08:16 PM
Coburn was great. Would have been interesting definately to see the kind of Joe he would have played- but I would still say that in the end Eastwood was awesome. Its a shame Coburn didn`t make that many Westerns....my dad incidently used to know him years ago- they went clubbing together in London- Mr. Coburn is meant to be a cool guy in real life too.
10  Films of Sergio Leone / For a Few Dollars More / Re: On Blue Ray and Hd-dvd in December on: September 12, 2007, 03:40:10 PM
Damn- any ideas on when the HD version would be released in the UK....I been looking all over the net but I can`t find even the slightest hint about when/whether it will be released on HD.

Can anyone shed some light?
11  Films of Sergio Leone / For a Few Dollars More / Re: Volonté steals the show from Clint and Lee on: June 17, 2007, 09:23:10 AM
I would agree that Indio did steal the show from LVC and CL, but I also thought that this was the case with FOD where "everyone talks about Ramon", where I found that GMVs performance an character was way above everyone elses in that film. Just a personal thought.
12  Films of Sergio Leone / For a Few Dollars More / Re: Another Horse on: June 17, 2007, 09:19:41 AM
Fantastic mate, I have always wondered that myself......because the difference in the first dark brown and sorrel horse is so obvious.
13  Films of Sergio Leone / A Fistful of Dollars / Re: The first time you saw this film on: June 17, 2007, 09:12:40 AM
I don`t remember watching the first time I saw this film. This is one of those films that have been on in my house since I was born. Seriously, I reckon I must have been a few months old when the blasting of the opening credits must have touched my ears for the first time, and from then on, this is a film that is watched regularly. I seriously wouldn`t be able to recall how many times I have seen this movie, but I am pretty sure it must be in 4 figures!
14  Films of Sergio Leone / A Fistful of Dollars / Re: Boots on: June 17, 2007, 09:03:56 AM
The whole boots business was extremely cool, and the thought of USA vs Mexico did cross my mind especially when you hear Ramon say "The Americano is dead" and all his "gringo" taunts. However I don`t remember Ramones boots shaking at all, in fact what I remember is the way Ramon just jerks his Winchester with one hand to load up a new bullet with the rest of them taking up positions behind him. In my opinion, I would say that Ramone was over confident rather than scared. All in all Ramone was a very stylish kind of character and the whole scene was amazing.
15  Films of Sergio Leone / For a Few Dollars More / Re: Riding on: March 05, 2007, 06:16:15 PM
Yeah the pre robbery scene where he is riding with all the music in the background is amazing. But then Gian Maria didn`t look too bad either, its just that I guess that Sergio Leone didn`t show much of Indio riding, with the focus being mainly on Eastwood.
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