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1  Films of Sergio Leone / Duck, You Sucker / Re: greatest explosion ever!!!! on: August 29, 2005, 11:19:03 AM
Man, I haven't been here in ages.

Seeing Leon try to take on that theme from FoD inspired me to try myself. I've been using MIDI as a hobby for about ten years now.

Go to  http://www.geocities.com/squaretex.geo/fod.html, and right-click-save-as the link that says "Here ya go". Smiley

I can't promise it'll be in the right key, or if the chords are spot-on, since I haven't seen this movie in a long time. (And if MGM/Sony would get on with it and release the R1 DVD already, I wouldn't have this problem!) But I think it turned out pretty well considering.

And since it's only about 15-20 minutes worth of work (I don't play piano yet, so I have to enter these notes by hand on the "staff paper"), it's more of a teaser than anything.
2  Films of Sergio Leone / Once Upon A Time In The West / Re:U.S. DVD on: November 19, 2003, 03:04:46 PM
Got mine yesterday! Grin

I watched the bonus features last night. However, I have a prior commitment this evening, so it'll be tomorrow before I can enjoy the film.

But at least it's here!
3  Films of Sergio Leone / The Good, The Bad and The Ugly / Re:Suspensions of Disbelief on: October 07, 2003, 01:40:26 PM
With regards to the custom pistol, it wouldn't surprise me if, after escaping, Tuco went and robbed ANOTHER storekeeper...and thus built a brand-new pistol.  Smiley

Of course, it's only a guess...  Grin
4  Films of Sergio Leone / Once Upon A Time In The West / Why not? *votes* on: September 05, 2003, 09:35:14 AM
When I last saw it, OUATITW was in the lead, but barely. There's a four-way battle going on!!! Cheesy
5  General Information / General Discussion / Charles Bronson will indeed be missed... on: September 02, 2003, 10:35:25 AM
There will be a bittersweet moment when "Once Upon a Time in the West" is released on American DVD this November. But let's thank Mr. Bronson for being one of the reasons that movie worked so well.
6  Films of Sergio Leone / The Good, The Bad and The Ugly / Re:Main Music Team on: August 20, 2003, 08:17:33 AM
Thanks for that advice.

But before I check out that "Prague Philharmonic" version...is that "whew good" or "whew bad"?  Wink
7  Films of Sergio Leone / The Good, The Bad and The Ugly / Well...NOW I feel silly... on: August 19, 2003, 01:41:36 PM
I wish I had seen this thread before I posted in the "Main Music Team" one! Cheesy You can find my thoughts there.
8  Films of Sergio Leone / The Good, The Bad and The Ugly / If I may deviate a moment... on: August 19, 2003, 01:37:07 PM
Long before I saw any of Leone's films (I started watching them in college during the mid-90s), my parents found an LP of the music from the first three films. But it wasn't the original music...it was all-new arrangements by Hugo Montenegro.

It was a fun listen, but after seeing the films, I was surprised how much was changed. Hugo's work was more of a "popular music" flavor...in fact, his rendition of "The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly" was released as a single. Now, let me clarify what I mean by "popular music": it was still an orchestra (Mr. Montegro's own, for that matter), but the music was presented as self-contained songs...and often with a great beat. Wink

It's still a great album to listen to for nostalgia's sake, but in the end I prefer Ennio Morricone's originals.
9  Films of Sergio Leone / Once Upon A Time In The West / Re:OUATITW PRE-ORDER on: August 08, 2003, 09:06:14 AM
Thanks for the link!

Needless to say, I've already placed MY preorder... Grin
10  Films of Sergio Leone / The Good, The Bad and The Ugly / Re:cigar in Tucos' mouth on: March 07, 2003, 09:00:16 AM
I was under the impression that Tuco wasn't spitting out the cigar, but making a customary(?) "spit of disgust." Other examples of this include FoD's Silvanito spitting after Joe decides to look for a job with the Rojos...just when he had told him about Ramon's ways. Another, in FaFDM, was Prophet's reaction to trains. Smiley

So IMHO, I think the spitting and cigar are unrelated.
11  Films of Sergio Leone / Once Upon A Time In The West / Re:leone breaks a classic western rule... on: January 21, 2003, 08:38:31 AM
And this is why I'm going crazy over wanting DVD releases of those two movies, "...West" in particular. I've never had the misfortune of seeing the cut version, and since I found the restored pan&scan quite palatable, the letterboxed version would be wonderful!

Paramount, what's keeping you?!?  Cry
12  Films of Sergio Leone / Once Upon A Time In The West / Re:Final Duel Scene on: January 21, 2003, 08:33:26 AM
Doubtful. And since the old board had turned into a mudslinging contest, there wasn't a lot worth looking for, anyway.
13  General Information / General Discussion / Pretty cool! on: January 08, 2003, 10:49:20 AM
I certainly like the Flash layout of it all. Smiley

The only problem I have is that viewing the large images requires a certain obscure plugin, and the site that provided it is kaput. Sad

Anyone else know about this plugin?
14  General Information / General Discussion / Re:Countries of Origin on: January 08, 2003, 10:24:41 AM
I would say that living in Texas for most of my life has made me quite open to his films.

Ranking them, however, is the hard part.

First, I have to exclude Once Upon a Time in America, as I have yet to see it. Sad

But then, I guess it would be like this:

1. Once Upon a Time in the West
2. The Good, The Bad, and the Ugly
3. A Fistful of Dynamite/Duck, you Sucker
4. For a Few Dollars More
5. A Fistful of Dollars

My brother and I watched FaFDM the other night, and we both ended up agreeing that it is better than FoD. Sure, the first has the nostalgia value, but I find FDM to have the better story and presentation. Also, it seems to have an especially eerie quality to it which I find appealing.
15  Films of Sergio Leone / The Good, The Bad and The Ugly / Re:Tuco can't take a joke on: November 26, 2002, 08:23:40 AM
Well, Blondie didn't split the cash that one time. He told Tuco, "I'll keep the money...and you can have the rope." Not necessarily an even trade, if you ask me. Wink
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