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1531  Films of Sergio Leone / Once Upon A Time In The West / Re:Arch way on: March 10, 2003, 01:32:39 PM
Mac -where exactly is this archway, I had heard somewhwere in Monument Valley.  I live in Arizona, and would like to see it.  For a few years I toyed with the idea of building a similar one in front of my house (but Bronson said his legs were too tired now).
1532  General Information / General Discussion / Re:Leone influenced your life? on: March 10, 2003, 09:06:31 AM
OK, I concede I'm weird.  I saw GBU at age 14.5 and couldn't wait to shave so I could grow a genuine GBU stubble, even this morning I used a trimmer to shave it down to about 1/16 inch.  Also, I tend to quote quips from the Leone films in everyday life (like playing basketball with my daughter holding the ball and talking - "when ya gotta shoot, shoot, don't talk").  I have Spaghetti posters in my family room, and I just got a 47" widescreen HDTV a few weeks ago, so I'll have to soon initiate my 15 year old and 12 year old into GBU.  I have listened to Spaghetti soundtracks on cassettes in my vehicles since the late 1970s, and got the updated GBU and Once/West CDs last year.  I also live in Arizona and we own two horses.  I was lucky enough to see all these in theaters, including Once/West in 1969 and restored (twice) in 1985 and Once/America in 1985.  I just got a cell phone last month from Alltel and got my free ring tone as GBU.
1533  Films of Sergio Leone / The Good, The Bad and The Ugly / Re:Status of GBU rumor? on: March 07, 2003, 08:00:07 AM
Of the extra GBU scenes I've seen, I would cut out the  "six being the perfect number" dialog after Blondie kills one of angel Eyes' men.  I'd keep in the other scenes for sure, especially the desert scene and the scene leaving Father Ramirez' mission where the road is littered with dead soldiers and Tuco talks about the graveyard being in Texas.  And the Rebel hideout scene also shows wounded and maimed soldiers, bolstering anti-war idea.  Of course, I also would've had the note say "Adios, idiots" rather than "See you soon, idiots". But then again, I'm glad I never saw the trailer until after I'd seen the film in 1968 because too many trailers give away way too much, back then and now.
1534  General Information / General Discussion / Re:Viva Tuco on: February 24, 2003, 12:05:11 PM
Yes, Eli was the lead bandit Caldera (or something similar) in Magnificent Seven, and behaved quite similar to Tuco.  But Leone had said that it was his performance in "How the West was Won" when he pretended to shoot his fingers as guns at George Peppard's kids that made him want Eli as Tuco.  Personally, I think that in today's more international atmosphere that Eli's GBU performance would be Oscar-quality.  
1535  Other/Miscellaneous / Off-Topic Discussion / Re: Director/Composer relatonships on: February 22, 2003, 08:33:29 AM
Obviously, Michael Curiz and Erich Korngold (Adventures of Robin Hood, Captain Blood, Sea Hawk, etc.)  and James Bond films and John Barry.  By the way, these two film "series" have similar comedy "quips" and music use as do the later-appearing Leone films, not a coincidence at all in my mind.
1536  Films of Sergio Leone / For a Few Dollars More / Re:Aquas Calientes (spelt drasitcally wrong) on: February 21, 2003, 12:37:14 PM
I live in Arizona and I've actually been in Agua Caliente.  I've also been in Tucumcari, N.M.  My daughter's softball coach lives on Sweetwater Drive, and Phoenix has an Almeria Drive.
1537  Films of Sergio Leone / The Good, The Bad and The Ugly / Re:The ubiquitous GBU sound... on: February 18, 2003, 12:17:55 PM
U.S. motor oil commercial a few years back used GBU main title, Morricone arrangement; but I can't remember if it was Valvoline or Castrol.  Inspector Gadget used GBU title for showdown on the bridge (was actually a Pittsburgh bridge).
1538  Films of Sergio Leone / Once Upon A Time In The West / Re:DVD on: February 18, 2003, 12:15:03 PM
This weekend, the Arizona Republic newspaper listed 2003 for release of Once/West DVD, along with other classic films such as Adventures of Robin Hood.
1539  Films of Sergio Leone / The Good, The Bad and The Ugly / GBU on TCM Friday evening on: February 06, 2003, 12:48:38 PM
Turner Classic will be showing GBU letterbox, stereo, without commercials Friday evening.  
1540  Films of Sergio Leone / Once Upon A Time In The West / Re:leone breaks a classic western rule... on: January 22, 2003, 11:47:36 AM
A few years ago the Autry Western Museum in L.A. showed Once/West and with Christopher Frayling there giving a talk about it.  Once/West is shown widescreen on TCM without commercials about once a year (last time in November), along with the other Spaghettis.  It is also widescreen on the old Videodisc format, a friend recorded it for me from that.  Luckily, I was able to see all these first run in the real theaters, including Once West original and 1985 restored, and intact Once/America, also 1985.  I have to admit, theater surrounding is still the best.
1541  Films of Sergio Leone / Other Films / Re:Other Favorite Non Spaghetti Westerns on: January 20, 2003, 10:16:15 AM
Yep, I spaced, Sabata is definitely Spaghetti, directed by Gianfranco Parolini (Frank Kramer) same with Adios Sabata (Indio Black).  And sorry about mis-spelling Valance, I spell much better than I type.
1542  Other/Miscellaneous / Web Site Announcements / No more llamas !!! on: January 07, 2003, 12:23:09 PM
Hey guys, please edit your profiles so you're not described as llamas.  On the other hand, if you really are llamas, how do you click the mouse???
1543  Films of Sergio Leone / The Good, The Bad and The Ugly / Re:The trailer to GBU, big big big mistake (if i'm not wrong,) on: January 02, 2003, 11:27:09 AM
Remember, it translates better to the good, the brutal, and the bad
1544  General Information / General Discussion / Re:the message board on: December 27, 2002, 05:23:41 PM
Yeah, Cal, I hope the gang appreciates how you saved the board from the scum that had been posting at the old URL after Mike lost interest.  Not only that, it loads up tons faster (and I've got a 33.6K modem).  Thanks again.
1545  General Information / General Discussion / Re:Native Americans on: December 27, 2002, 05:20:15 PM
When ABC broadcast GBU (first in 1977, shows what staying power it had, to take that long to reach TV), it deleted the scene at the gun shop which had the targets as Indians - which of course would've been a natural in those days.  It's not appropriate to assign standards of today to periods in the past, just move forward.  on the other hand, ABC also made the fake beginning for FOD to try to give a moral justification to "Joe's" actions.
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