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General Discussion / Re:A question
« on: May 24, 2003, 08:42:30 AM »
It is also a travesty that the late Sam Peckinpah, whom Leone had great respect for, and vice-versa, had many of his works of art damaged by the studio heads. Major Dundee (1964) was irreparably cut by 40 minutes which contained the heart of the story and the charcater developments. The Wild Bunch (1969) was cut by 10 minutes after it's premiere (now restored). Straw Dogs (1971) was shortened 5 minutes for American release (now restored). And worst of all Pat Garret and Billy the Kid (1973) was decimated by MGM.

Trivia Games / Re:Easy question II
« on: May 24, 2003, 05:57:22 AM »
You are correct sir!

Trivia Games / Easy question II
« on: May 23, 2003, 02:58:40 PM »
Who was the first American actor to star in a Sergio Leone directed film?

General Discussion / Re:A question
« on: May 22, 2003, 02:03:07 PM »
The point is that we the fans never saw the original cuts of his films because the lousy American distributors shortened them for this reason or for that thinking they could make "a few dollars more!" I mean look at Duck, You Sucker! (1971) probably Leone's most underrated film. It took 30 years for us to see it at the reasonable length of 2:33 and even that is not complete. For now, the only way to see this great director's complete unaltered works of art is to fly to Italy and purchase them there.

A Fistful of Dollars / Favorite moment
« on: May 22, 2003, 12:36:52 PM »
The zoom in on Ramone's face when he sees Joe's shield.

Trivia Games / Re:TRIVIA Question (for experts)
« on: May 22, 2003, 12:25:16 PM »
Red Sun (1971) with Bronson
The Leopard (1963) with Claudia Cardinale

Other Films / Two Mules for Sister Sara (1970)
« on: May 21, 2003, 11:44:19 AM »
Anyone see this film lately? Great score by Morricone. Clint shows he can do comedy if written properly. Good chemistry between him and Shirley MacLaine. Heck, the great Don Siegel directed it, what more do you need? I love the closing shot. Very funny.

Trivia Games / Re:TRIVIA Question (for experts)
« on: May 21, 2003, 11:33:39 AM »
Alain Delon

Other Films / Re: The Quick and the Dead (1995)
« on: May 21, 2003, 11:28:56 AM »
I hate to be a spoiler, but The Quick and the Dead along with Young Guns (1988) and Posse (1993) im my opinion are the worst westerns ever made. Any time when there is a point of view shot of the camera following the path of a projectile whether it be a bullet, arrow, missle, or a bomb, the director is begging the viewer to forget his terrible plot and be in total "awe" of his special effects.

Trivia Games / Re:A trivia question
« on: May 20, 2003, 11:28:26 AM »
Aaronson got the first three right, you Kermit got the fourth with Elam. My Name is Nobody(1973) was directed by Tonino Valerii.

The Good, The Bad and The Ugly / Re:Dialogue
« on: May 19, 2003, 12:35:03 PM »
"We cut down my percentage, uh.........cigar?  Liable to interfere with my aim."

"God's not on our side cause he hates idiots also."

"Carson, Carson, yeah, yeah, glad to meet you Carson I'm Lincoln's grandfather."

"Down with General Grant! Hurrah for General...........what the name?"

Other Films / Re:Peckinpah
« on: May 18, 2003, 07:06:14 PM »
Peckinpah's other well made films:

Ride the High Country (1962)
Ballad of Cable Hogue (1970)
The Getaway (1972)
Junior Bonner (1972)
Pat Garret and Billy the Kid (1973) the 121 minute version
Bring Me the Head of Alfredo Garcia (1974)
Cross of Iron (1977) one of the greatest war films

Trivia Games / A trivia question
« on: May 18, 2003, 06:09:42 PM »
Who are the four actors that have been in a Sergio Leone and Sam Peckinpah directed film?

Other Films / Navajo Joe (1966)
« on: May 18, 2003, 05:10:58 PM »
Burt Reynolds fourth film is an obvious Leone clone with Aldo Sambrelli as the heavy and Fernando Rey as a padre. But it is worth checking out for its very cool showdown and musical score by none other than Ennio Morricone.

Off-Topic Discussion / Re:Favourite villain
« on: May 18, 2003, 10:52:44 AM »
Richard Widmark as Tommy Udo in "Kiss of Death" (1947) defined the "psychopathic  killer" for all time. His first and greatest film performance. He's more terrifying when he is calm than when he is giggling and/or killing.

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