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I think I would be more accurate to say that AE is a hired gun.

I have to agree with CJ.  AE is a hired gun who is paid to find someone.   Remember the line when he goes to see Stevens:  "I would have found him by now.  That's why they pay me".   He's paid to hunt down people of interest, whether it be for revenge or for information - he's a hired gun.

Very good choices, CJ!  Those are excellent quotes - I love 'em too - lol.   I also like the line "You know what you are?  You're a son of a thousand fathers; all b**rds just like you". 

I was just curious as to what everyone thinks is the best line or most creative quote from the movie.    I know there are alot of choices, considering the length of the movie.   I like Blondie's line, "If you cut down on my percentage, it may interfere with my aim".   I also like the drunk Captain's line "Both sides reek with alcohol" (I think that's the exact wording - not sure - feel free to clarify this if you like).  Thanks in advance.

I agree with everyone - great points made, everyone.   I just found it quite ironic that Blondie cons the sheriffs out of the reward money, but yet, he's called the 'good' in the movie.  A con artist isn't 'good', considering he's doing wrong, but in this movie, my best assumption is that, out of the three, he's the 'least of the three evils' - lol.    Blondie is compassionate to a point, considering he had many chances to kill Tuco, but he didn't.  He had Tuco at his mercy, especially at the end when Tuco has the noose around his neck.  Blondie could have easily knocked that grave marker/cross out from under Tuco, but he didn't.  Shooting him down seemed to be like a challenge to Blondie, considering the distance he shot Tuco down from.  Nonetheless, it was just a thought that came to mind and wanted to get some opinions about this little trivial thing - lol.  Thanks a bunch for all your input!    ;) O0

I know well that Blondie is the 'good' in the movie, but isn't what he did with Tuco, collecting the reward money, then shooting him down,  considered stealing?   He turned Tuco in for the reward money, then shot him down and took him to another town for more reward money ($3,000).   Isn't rather ironic that he's called the 'good' in the movie, but dishonestly collects the reward money?   Your thoughts?

The Good, The Bad and The Ugly / Re: Ecstacy of Gold in Nike commerical
« on: October 14, 2008, 10:19:15 PM »
Funny this is mentioned.  I was on Yahoo Answers! the other day and someone asked a question about the actual song - not who did the remix.  Of course, I was the first (and only one, so far as I know as of right now) to tell them 'Ecstacy of Gold'.  I couldn't believe, though, that the person didn't know it, considering.....

The Good, The Bad and The Ugly / Re: GBU book update . . .
« on: October 14, 2008, 10:17:15 PM »
I have a few suggestions (if you haven't already tried to follow up on these ideas already).  Have you ever attempted to interview Clint or Eli about their 'adventures' on the set of the movie and what not??    If not, perhaps you can contacting their agents and see if something can be arranged.  I know this sounds pretty far-fetched, but no harm in trying, right?  How about Aldo Giuffre (the drunk captain)?  Perhaps an interview with him and even some of the members of the band at the prison camp can be arranged?  Just a few wild suggestions that popped into my head here - LOL.   

I wish I could have gone to that SL exhibition - geeez - sounds to me like it would have been a great trip and an interesting event to go to!

dear calamity, get on to a dutch website called cinecityplanet, they stock the european cd for about 15 euros, i assume you are in the states so you would have to work out the price in  dollari. if you get no joy there e mail me your address and i will burn you off a copy. do not under any circumstances get the english/usa version because il triello does not have the movie version tagged on to the end and doesn't have the better version of story of a soldier on either, good luck

Thanks, SS.  I appreciate your offer!  I think you can send me a private message through this board if you click on my avatar and/or name - and vice versa.  I will send you a PM with my email address - thank you very much again!   One question:  is the one you've offered to burn on CD in English or Italian?  I don't understand a word of Italian and also, Clint and Eli's voices will be different (voiced over in Italian - I think anyway).  I'm just used to hearing Clint and Eli's own voice - not someone else's dubbed in over theirs - lol.  Thanks again for the offer!  I'll PM you (hope it works - lol).    Thanks also for the info on the dutch website - I'll be sure to check it out!   O0

One interesting thing I found on the record itself is, on both sides (below 'The Good, the Bad & the Ugly'), it has II Buono, II Brutto, II Cattivo.   I guess that's standard, but not sure.  Just a side note I thought I'd post.  I found it interesting that it has both the English AND Italian titles together (the English above the Italian title).   :D

Wow - interesting!  I would never have known that there was a European CD out with the same soundtrack.  I guess it's not available for purchase here in the states, eh?   If not, looks like I won't be getting that in this lifetime - :(

Moviesceleton - a great bargain indeed - :D  I doubt it's a reprint - looks too old and '60s-ish' to be a recent reprint.

Cj, Mine too, is also the same on the front - red border with the orange background.  At the bottom, there is a rectangular painting of a battle/war scene and above that is the orange background with Blondie, AE and Tuco.  Blondie is standing to the left of a cannon.  As for the newspaper ad on the back, mine has the same thing.  To the right, there's the list of songs on the record.  On the back at the top left, it has the old 'United Artists' logo and lettering.   The year on the one I bought is also 1967, but doesn't have the month, though I don't think that's a big deal.  :(    Thanks to both of you for your reply.  I just wanted to see who else had this and was wondering if I found something really good (whether it's worth alot or not, it's a great little piece of found movie 'treasure' -  I saw it sitting there, sticking out like a sore thumb, so I HAD to grab it!  - O0 ;)

The Good, The Bad and The Ugly / GBU soundtrack on vinyl - anyone else...
« on: October 11, 2008, 06:56:49 PM »
have this?   I went to a flea market today and saw it in the front of a pile of other vinyl record albums.  I walked up to it and grabbed it, of course.  The plastic is still covering the sleeve and the record itself is in excellent condition!  Even the original price tag is still on it - from a store called 'Korvettes', if anyone remembers that store (I've heard of it, but never been in one or seen one).   I couldnt' believe the price - only $2.00!   I was wondering if anyone else has this??  BTW, it IS Ennio Morricone's music - NOT a 'tribute' or 'remake' album.   The list of music on it, beside the main title song is: The Sundown, The Strong, The Desert, The Carriage of the Spirits, Marcia, The Story of a Soldier, Marcia Without Hope, The Death of a Soldier, The Ecstasy of Gold, and The Trio.   The music company is United Artists.  Does anyone else have this and/or know how much it may be worth?   Just curious 'cause, being a GBU fan, I CERTAINLY was NOT going to let this bargain slip by me - lol.   Btw, the artwork on the front of the sleeve is excellent.  I'm not sure of the artist, but it's fantastic!  If you know anything regarding who the artist of the cover is, feel free to jump in and add your two sense - lol - thanks! ;)

The Good, The Bad and The Ugly / Re: A question about Maria
« on: September 23, 2008, 11:28:49 AM »
It seems to me that back in those newly emerging frontier towns, in the new territories (he actually says territory, not town)
people probably would know other people's business. In particular a whore would be known.
Either way it really wouldn't take Half Soldier a lot to find out who Maria was and what her chosen profession / line of work was.
Regarding your other point, I would hardly say that she riding with the bunch of drunks (actually Confederate soldiers). I would say that she was picked up and possibly raped by all of them and then chucked out of the wagon when they were done with her.
That's why I always thought that she said "you filthy rats"
Just because she is a prostitute it doesn't mean that she would enjoy a situation like that......

Finally I second Moviesceleton's point regarding her relationship with Jackson

Yes, I agree. I was thinking the same thing; that she was raped by all of them and then she was tossed out when they were through with her.  I had believed they were drunks because they were quite loud and sounded incompetent - that was just my observation and conclusion there - lol. 

Thanks for correcting me on HS's line - he did say 'territory' - not town.   O0

The Good, The Bad and The Ugly / Re: A question about Maria
« on: September 23, 2008, 12:12:32 AM »
Well, considering the horrific treatment she gets from AE, I take it that's why he slaps her around: because of what HS said to him about her, that she's a 'whore'.   Otherwise, I don't think AE would have slapped her around like that.   To me, it shows AE's ruthlessness - even against women, when he slaps Maria to force her to talk about Carson.

The Good, The Bad and The Ugly / A question about Maria
« on: September 22, 2008, 08:34:19 PM »
This has baffled me a bit, as many times as I've seen the movie.   When 'Half Soldier' tells AE about Maria, referring to her as "a fresh new whore in town", why does he call her that if she's 'new' to the town?   He doesn't even know her personally, so how would he know unless he's just going by what someone else told him or what he's heard from the grapevine in town?  She's riding with a bunch of drunks in the wagon and, as they drop her off at her place, she looks at them with sheer anger on her face and says, "You filthy rats!"  If she was a 'whore', why did she despise being with those men?  Wouldn't she enjoy the company of those men rather than showing contempt toward them?  Also, she was obviously involved with Jackson/Carson because she called out his name as she was walking to her room when AE spoke her name.   If she didn't want to get involved with one man (as even women today that are prostitutes don't stick with one man), then why did she get involved with Jackson/Carson?  Wouldn't she just go from guy to guy, as 'whores' usually do?   That's a bit puzzling to me, though I know it's not a very significant part of the movie, considering AE just goes to her for information about Jackson/Carson.

What are your thoughts on this?   

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