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12781  General Information / General Discussion / The Books on: January 31, 2003, 03:04:39 PM
I remember reading a book by, I think it was Joe Miland?, I think there were more than one, anyway they were extentions of the "Man With No Name" stories. The one I read had Tuco and Blondie on another adventure that I think was in Mexico, it was not bad and it was entertaining. Does anyone know if I remebered the author's name right and how many of these were written and their titles?
12782  Other/Miscellaneous / Off-Topic Discussion / Re:Gangs of New York on: January 29, 2003, 04:37:46 PM
I'd like to read the whole interview to get a feel for the context in which it was said.
12783  General Information / General Discussion / Re:HELP ME on: January 29, 2003, 01:50:44 AM
Don't know of any on the net but some of the DVD's have special features that have the trailers to some of the Leone films.
12784  Films of Sergio Leone / A Fistful of Dollars / Re:Fistfull on: January 28, 2003, 05:14:22 AM
Hi Caius,
In small towns in Montana there is a relatively big turn out for films, take Libby in Montana (pop about 4000), its the county seat of a basically three town county that is roughly 100 miles by 80 miles, each town does have a small theater Libby's can seat maybe 100, Troy's (pop about 1000) can seat 60, and I never been to Eureak's theater, the towns population is maybe 2000. There are other hamlets strung out along the back country roads, Rexford, Sylvanite, Yaak, Happy's Inn, Pipe Creek, Upper Ford, Bull Lake, etc, that are clustered around either a saloon/bar/gas staion, a general store or a combination of all.
The new movie is the social event of the week especially for the kids and teenagers, adults can go to the bars to get entertained by the local characters.  Wink
 
12785  Other/Miscellaneous / Off-Topic Discussion / Re:Gangs of New York on: January 28, 2003, 04:52:19 AM
Don't forget the chinatown sequences a la OUTIA,  Wink
12786  Films of Sergio Leone / The Good, The Bad and The Ugly / Re:Blondie and his gun on: January 27, 2003, 04:56:13 PM
Hi Caius,

Most of the info on cartridges I found just searching the net, I'm not any expert.

I actually got interested in the guns from Leone's films, I grew up in New York City and did not really have much access to firearms at all, however a high school friend of mine parents owned an army surplus store and they happened to be civil war memorabilia collectors and they had a collection of various US and Confederate rifles, most is mint condition. Their crown jewel piece was a 1867 gatling gun, it was neat cranking the handel, it had a cartridge magazine that top loaded rather than the usually seen belt feed.

In college in the Adirondacks I bought a Remington New Model Army cap and ball (like Angel Eyes's). When I moved out west to Montana 1970's, guns were part of the everyday culture almost like toys. Think about it, you are 50 to 60 miles from the nearest neighbors or town. For recreation you don't have a television or a cinema or a few friends that you can get together with to play football or roundball, so you learn how to shoot varmints from long distances, you save your brass and learn how to custom re-load on a loading bench (it is very very inexpensive, you buy gunpowder by the pound, the bullets by the box and the primers by the can, you can easily load a hundred rounds in a day), You hunt deer, antelope, and elk for food, etc., etc. its a part of life still. We used to target practice just for fun and entertainment with revolvers shooting cans and bottles. By the way a good fast way to learn how to shoot and aim from the hip and actally hit somethingis to tape a lazer pointer to the barrel of the pistol, after a while it becomes instinctive.  Wink

I have a good buddy who grew up on a cattle ranch and this is pretty much his life, though now they have dish tv, and herd cattle with 4 wheelers, lol. But shooting sports are still a big thing out there. A lot of this culture rubs off on you when you are immersed in it.
12787  Films of Sergio Leone / The Good, The Bad and The Ugly / Re:Blondie and his gun on: January 23, 2003, 09:31:25 PM
Just caught "the Outlaw Josey Wales" the other vday on TV, after his farm gets torched he starts to practice his marksmanship with a cartridge converted Colt. It gives a good close up of it.
12788  Films of Sergio Leone / Other Films / Re:Other Favorite Non Spaghetti Westerns on: January 20, 2003, 05:17:54 AM
Any of you rent and watch Hombre yet?  Wink
12789  Films of Sergio Leone / Once Upon A Time In The West / Re:The best movie ever made... on: January 20, 2003, 05:14:51 AM
Yes that is the scene, it bogs down there for me somewhat.  Smiley
12790  Films of Sergio Leone / The Good, The Bad and The Ugly / Re:This has always confused me... on: January 20, 2003, 05:08:01 AM
Chasman, you're right, I forgot about that line of Tuco's, I was just going from memory.
12791  Films of Sergio Leone / The Good, The Bad and The Ugly / Re:This has always confused me... on: January 19, 2003, 12:41:31 PM
Oh yea, Blondie is taking advantage of Tuco no doubt, but at that point he doesn't know that Angel Eyes knows Tuco and also knows about the cash box.
12792  Films of Sergio Leone / The Good, The Bad and The Ugly / Re:This has always confused me... on: January 16, 2003, 03:42:45 PM
Carson's name is on the list because Maria told Angel Eyes that that was the name the man with the stolen cash box was going under.

Wallace is calling out the name because of the snuff box found on Tuco from the search of the prisoners.

Blondie tells Tuco to say he's Bill Carson because he has some idea that Angel Eyes is after him.
12793  Films of Sergio Leone / A Fistful of Dollars / Re:Fistfull on: January 16, 2003, 03:35:58 PM
Where in Alberta? We used to Live in Libby Montana and I fished the Elk River  in BC near Fernie and Crow's Nest Pass a lot, and my wife is from Wolf Point Montana, not to far south of the line, lol.
12794  General Information / General Discussion / Re:Countries of Origin on: January 14, 2003, 04:38:49 AM
My main point is related to more how you first saw the films and in what form, since I think this may have a bearing on how they are preceived  and rated, in the US FOD, FADM, GBU, were released as Leone conceived them, OUTITW, and OUTIA, were cut down butchered versions that made no sence. DUS I've never seen in a theater or very recently at all.
12795  Other/Miscellaneous / Off-Topic Discussion / Re: City of God aka Cidade de Deus (2002) on: January 14, 2003, 04:24:21 AM
Cauis, it's just starting here saw the add in the NY Times paper this past Sunday, limited engagement  starting this comming Friday in one of a few theaters in NYC.
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