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16  Other/Miscellaneous / Off-Topic Discussion / Re: Who is the most good looking of these screen sex symbols? on: June 25, 2007, 08:17:56 PM
I picked Sofia guys, but I think Raquel is a close second.  That was a fantastic video of Claudia and she is truly beautiful.  Did I detect a glimmer of Lucy Lawless in her eyes and smile?
17  Films of Sergio Leone / Duck, You Sucker / Re: So what title best fits this film? on: June 25, 2007, 07:54:00 PM
Weeks before DYS came to town, previews of it would show at the theater before features began.  The deep voiced announcer guy would say real dramatically, "James Coburn and Rod Steiger will blow you apart in DUCK YOU SUCKER".  Intermixed would be dynamite explosions, machine guns, dying soldiers, exploding trains, a weird looking stage coach, and Coburn whipping his coat open to reveal his arsenal.  It was awesome to see.  After all that, I made sure I didn't miss it when it came out.
Thats the title I was exposed to, and it wasn't until years later that I saw that it could go by other names.  I didn't like that it had other possible names, but DYS was a little odd sounding at the time to say in front of people.  I think that if I wanted a name change it would be to A Fistful of Dynamite.  I know that some feel that that makes it sound like an action movie, but that is what it was presented as.  We know. after viewing it, that the film is much more than that, its on another level.  You couldn't show that on the previews though.
Once Upon a Time in the Revolution sounds good, but in the 60s, and early 70s all sorts of movies had the word Revolution somewhere in the title or as a comedic tag line.  It might have been thought of as a comedy.   So after saying all that, I guess I'll stick with DYS but be conciliatory if you want A Fistful of Dynamite.
18  Films of Sergio Leone / Once Upon A Time In The West / Re: Frank and Harmonica's Guns? on: June 25, 2007, 01:19:24 PM
Thanks Marmota.  I had been thinking about the Monument Valley haybarn/saloon scene where Cheyenne takes Harmonica's gun.  If that is the one lying on the board by itself, with redwood grips, then it appears to be a 5.5 inch barrel.  Also, it looks as if Cheyenne gives Fancy Dude his own gun and points Harmonica's at his face.  I'll have watch that scene closer.    If thats the case, Cheyenne's pistol must have had a long barrel too, which I never really thought about. 
Thanks again for taking the time to do that.
19  Films of Sergio Leone / Once Upon A Time In The West / Re: Frank and Harmonica's Guns? on: June 25, 2007, 12:00:22 PM
Well, if one of you techie types can post pics up from various scenes then we might be able to determine it.
As a rule of thumb, if a Colt's barrel is the same as the ejector rod, then its just a little under 5 inches.  If the barrel extends slightly past the ejector rod, its about 5.5.  After that, I think historical models went to 7.5, which is what I believe Frank used, as well as Marshall Matt Dillon.  Some of the firearms experts on this board might could give us better answers, but pics should let us see how far past the ejector housing it extends, if any, for Harmonica.
20  Films of Sergio Leone / Other Films / Re: Great Northfield Minnesota Raid (1972) on: June 24, 2007, 09:13:53 PM
Saw it at the theater while in high school so long ago.  Thought it was dull at the time, but seemed realistic to me then.
21  General Information / General Discussion / Re: Leone and religion on: June 24, 2007, 08:43:21 PM
I've always felt that the scene in DYS, where Sean gives Juan his cross back was very telling.
22  Films of Sergio Leone / Once Upon A Time In The West / Re: Frank and Harmonica's Guns? on: June 23, 2007, 09:23:20 PM
Peacemakers yes.  A 7.5 inch barrel for Harmonica? No
23  Films of Sergio Leone / Duck, You Sucker / Re: Warbeck's shooting on: June 17, 2007, 11:58:24 AM
Sean only judged once, the pub shooting, and he regretted it.   His friend didn't ask for it, he was surprised by it.  It was Sean's retribution for betrayal, and his judgement call that he was sorry for.  He was giving his friend an opportunity to deny his involvement, but he didn't.  Sean could have taken em all out if there were other reasons when they entered the pub.
Some of you artistic types are reading way too much into these films.
24  Other/Miscellaneous / Off-Topic Discussion / Re: which Gilligan's Island gal is the hottest!? on: June 15, 2007, 07:20:24 PM
There are 2 kinds of people in this world my friend, those who love Ginger, and those who love Mary Ann.  You dig?
I dig WELLS.
25  Other/Miscellaneous / Off-Topic Discussion / Re: The Dirty Dozen (1967) on: June 14, 2007, 08:50:12 PM
Just heard back from Clint Walker concerning his death scene.  I'll put his message to me in quotes.

"Howdy, I really don't know why they finished it that way.  I just kind of disappeared, and I don't know if I died or not.  It is just one of those mysteries...........actually it is a hole in the movie.  It is a question that I have been asked many times.  Thanks for your inquiry, sorry I can't be of more help. Best regards, Clint Walker."

I was pleasantly surprised to hear from Mr. Walker and appreciated his response.  He sounds like a real nice fellow.  Thought I'd share it with you guys.
26  Other/Miscellaneous / Off-Topic Discussion / Re: The Dirty Dozen (1967) on: June 03, 2007, 08:31:40 PM
I've just had to assume that he died in the road from the half track coming at them or crashing .  It thats so, it sure doesn't make it clear.  I don't think he was one of the ones shot under the bridge either.  All of em seem to get some kind of exit scene but him.  I wonder if there is a Dirty Dozen forum on the internet somewhere.
27  Other/Miscellaneous / Off-Topic Discussion / The Dirty Dozen (1967) on: June 03, 2007, 07:41:32 PM
Seen this many times.  Cannot remember or figure out how the giant Clint Walker dies.
28  Other/Miscellaneous / Off-Topic Discussion / Re: Pirates of the carribean 3 :at world's end on: May 26, 2007, 09:37:56 PM
I've been dragged to see all of these movies.  I don't understand any of them.  They just seem silly and convoluted.
29  Films of Sergio Leone / For a Few Dollars More / Re: shootin' the hat on: April 01, 2007, 10:25:47 PM
I've always felt that Manco just wanted to drive the Colonel out of town.  He knows what he is, suspects what he is after, and just wants him gone.  If he just kills him, there is no profit in it.  There might even be trouble with the law for killing a famous person.
So, they are just playing boy's games to see who will "cry uncle" first and run away.
30  Other/Miscellaneous / Off-Topic Discussion / Re: Sword of Doom on: March 30, 2007, 04:29:28 PM
Thanks for the info Dave.  There is just something about this movie that is compelling to watch.  I like watching Mifune in all the sword play movies.  He seemed to be one of those guys that if he is in the same scene with you, his charisma steals it. 
The first time I saw Mifune was at the theater in the early 70s watching Red Sun.  I liked him then.  He was the perfect choice for Shogun later on.
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