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31  Other/Miscellaneous / Off-Topic Discussion / Re: If you were to resurrect one person from the dead, who would it be? on: July 17, 2007, 11:07:45 PM
Curley!  Nyuk-Nyuk!
32  Films of Sergio Leone / Duck, You Sucker / Re: IRA or IRB historical mismatch on: July 17, 2007, 11:04:44 PM
Quite true--it  would have been the IRB, and the Sinn Fein after that, until 1919.  But, who in 1971 heard of the IRB when the IRA was in all the papers?  He had to be able to identify with the majority of the  audience at the risk of a small historical error.
33  Films of Sergio Leone / Duck, You Sucker / Re: wasted dynamite... on: July 17, 2007, 11:00:57 PM
What else do you say about anachronisms and such?-- "It's in the script".
34  Films of Sergio Leone / Duck, You Sucker / Re: Sean's motorcycle on: July 17, 2007, 10:56:35 PM
No, it is a 1928 Harley Davidson. You can tell by the tanks, fenders,  and springer suspension (Indian used leaf-springs until 1930). Also, 1915 Indians (Harleys, too) would have had  perfectly round cylinder (s), of an intake-over-exhaust configuration--"F-head" in the US, "I-O-E" in Europe.  The bike in the picture has a "flathead", or "L-Head".  Most  bikes of 1913-1915   had bicycle pedals to help them get going, and leather belts.
35  Films of Sergio Leone / Duck, You Sucker / Re: The motorcycle thief on: July 17, 2007, 10:49:43 PM
In the book, John steals a "black metal machine, a very new and  German -made motorcycle",  as well as dynamite from the tax assesor's office. But the bike he rescues Juan on is exactly like the olive '28 Harley (name badge painted over).  The bike is another anachronism of the movie, but may have been all Leone could find.  Besides, a 1913 Harley would have one cylinder, and bicycle pedals, equivalent in performance to a modern moped, with a total-loss oil system, worthless in Mexico where gas stations would have been very far apart.
36  Films of Sergio Leone / Duck, You Sucker / Re: So what title best fits this film? on: July 13, 2007, 11:37:46 PM
"Duck, You Sucker" is the first and only (american) title for this film.  Even though it may sound a bit strange, and possibly dirty, at first, it fits the dialog, and doesn't sound like a fourth Eastwood flick.  The title interested me enough at 15 to see it, and I got my 75 cents worth of great landsvcapes, hero-types (cool and hot-tempered), and fun.  A great Sundays's Leone film fest!
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