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46  Films of Sergio Leone / The Good, The Bad and The Ugly / Re: The Poncho! Holes and color.... pictures. on: April 24, 2017, 01:00:29 PM
good work, what a shame, i could not see them bullet holes, I thought I got eagle eyes:)

Maybe you have Angel Eyes !!!
47  General Information / Sergio Leone News / Re: Eastwood puts on the original poncho again! on: April 24, 2017, 07:50:41 AM
It is the same poncho in all three movies

There is a thread that shows some stills from For a Few Dollars More and GBU where someone forgot that the sewn-up bullet holes from Fistful were in view; typically, the poncho was rotated for a scene so they wouldn't be visible, but sometimes someone forgot.  Even in Fistful - since shot out of sequence like most films - has a few instances of this.

Look in this photo: sewn up bullet holes are visible.
48  Films of Sergio Leone / Other Films / Re: Stagecoach (1939) on: April 19, 2017, 08:03:45 AM
But in westerns, so far as I can remember, he always shoots at the person and never at the horse.

In The Magnificent Seven, after killing a bandit riding away from long distance, after Horst Bucholz says that was the best shot he'd ever seen, James Coburn says it was the worst shot - that he was actually aiming at the bandit's horse.  So Coburn was smart enough to aim for the horse.
49  Films of Sergio Leone / Other Films / Re: The Beguiled (1971) on: April 18, 2017, 07:35:26 AM
This doesn't make it on the cable networks often. 

But apparently there is a re-make due out soon, with Colin Farrell, Nicole Kidman, Kirsten Dunst, and Elle Fanning.
50  Other/Miscellaneous / Off-Topic Discussion / Re: The Actor/Actress Appreciation Thread on: April 12, 2017, 08:12:16 AM
Theresa Wright
Maureen O'Sullivan
51  Other/Miscellaneous / Off-Topic Discussion / Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw on: April 09, 2017, 09:58:25 AM
Zookeeper's Wife - I enjoyed it.
52  Films of Sergio Leone / Other Films / Re: Blindman (1971) on: March 17, 2017, 09:50:38 AM
Marisa Solinas had a nice extended scene without knickers.
53  Other/Miscellaneous / Off-Topic Discussion / Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw on: March 15, 2017, 08:18:53 AM
I DVR'd "Blindman" last night, now on Encore Western channel, starring Tony Anthony and Ringo Starr.  Have never heard of it.
54  Films of Sergio Leone / Other Films / Re: Fixing the speech in old spaghetti westerns......A question. on: March 14, 2017, 09:08:54 AM
But if you do, make sure we still have access to the originals. I can forgive anything as long as we are left with choices.

Yeah, I want regular French Fries, not the so-called trendy stuff with paprika and spices.  And I want regular iced tea, not my only choice being mango tea or something !!!
55  Films of Sergio Leone / Once Upon A Time In The West / Re: The best movie ever made... on: February 25, 2017, 07:41:49 AM
And Maureen McBain (Simonetta Santaniello) and Timmy McBain (Enzo Santaniello) were real-life sister and brother !!!

And more trivia: Simonetta Santaniello is best known for being Michael's Italian wife in Godfather; she got blown up in the car explosion.
56  Films of Sergio Leone / The Good, The Bad and The Ugly / Re: Original intermission on: February 15, 2017, 07:12:24 AM
I saw all these in theaters as first run, except Once/America later in 1985 as it was put back into the Leone timing.  That was the only one that had intermission as first run.  But I did see GBU years later and there was an intermission just after Tuco cuts the chains and jumps on the train.
57  General Information / General Discussion / Re: Frayling's 'Once Upon a Time in Italy' on: February 05, 2017, 08:49:35 AM
Yesterday, the baby cat jumped up on my mantlepiece and knocked my copy of 'Once Upon a Time in Italy' to the ground; that tore off the covers, made a real mess of it. 

I glued it back the best I could, and contemplated having barbequed cat for dinner....first my GBU mug bit the dust, now this....
58  Films of Sergio Leone / Other Films / Re: High Noon (1952) on: February 02, 2017, 08:12:02 AM
I liked that Van Cleef was first face in the film, that he played a harmonica, and never said a single word.

I feel Cooper was way too old for the part, and too old for Grace Kelly.

I didn't like Katy Jurado.

We were told in film class - might be true - that pre-screenings of this film were a flop; then the clock stuff and the music/lyrics beefed up.  I liked the build up of the music where it ends with the train whistle.

Waiting a while, or a day, for the train was likely commonplace back then.  Nowadays folks get peeved when a flight is 10 minutes late.
59  Films of Sergio Leone / The Good, The Bad and The Ugly / Re: My review of The Good, The Bad and The Ugly... on: January 28, 2017, 07:50:16 AM
I'd say that at least 5 of the additional scenes are worthwhile.  Most notable: the Confederate outpost, Tuco getting information that Mission San Antonio was only a few miles away, and he might be able to get help there, leaving the mission, all the dead bodies on the way, Tuco telling Blondie that they have a long way to go, will need to cross enemy lines several times.
60  Films of Sergio Leone / For a Few Dollars More / Re: Cars on: January 27, 2017, 12:40:35 PM
When Mortimer says "Maybe next time" after Clint says "What about our partnership?"

That was a rhetorical response, like Harmonica's response in Once/West when Jill asks him if he'll be back some day, and Harmonica responds "some day".
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