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The Wild Bunch (1969)
Citizen Kane (1941)
Touch of Evil (1958)
In Cold Blood (1967)
Fail-Safe (1964)
Birdman of Alcatraz (1962)
The Train (1964)
Halloween (1978)
Marathon Man (1976)
Cross of Iron (1977)
Hombre (1966)
The Great Escape (1963)
The Hustler (1961)

Method actor: Brando  
Non-method: Olivier    
Actress: Bette Davis    

I believe Clint succeeded in achieving the "touch" with his "Outlaw Josey Wales" (1976). Why? Because along with the great quiet moments of the film, the colorful characters, the effort to achieve period detail with the costumes and the art direction, he had with him the great Jerry Fielding whose music score of this film along with his scores of "The Wild Bunch"(1969) and"Straw Dogs" (1971) were all nominated for academy awards.  What makes a western as well as any film truly succeed is its atmosphere and Josey Wales certainly has it from start to finish.

It's easy to tell who would've played the specific roles. Eli would've played the Elam character. Van Cleef the Woody Strode role (dressed in black, water dripping on his bald head). Eastwood the Al Muloch's "knuckles", never saying a word. To have had these men in the same scene with Charles Bronson would have been classic.

The Good, The Bad and The Ugly / Dialogue
« on: May 17, 2003, 04:26:24 AM »
Favorite line: "Tsk, tsk. Such ingratitude after all the times I've saved your life."

Best dramatic line: "I've never seen so many men wasted so badly."

Other Films / Re:Hombre (1966)
« on: May 16, 2003, 06:06:29 PM »
Richard Boone starred in Rio Conchos (1964) in which he played a brooding Confederate with Anthony Franciosa, Stuart Whitman, Edmond O'Brien, and Jim Brown-a very solid underrated western. His best film with Wayne was definitely The Shootist (1976).

General Discussion / A question
« on: May 16, 2003, 12:50:27 PM »
It is very easy for us to see the great foreign classics of such directors as Kurosawa, Fellini, Truffaut, and De Sica in their respective languages.  So why aren't we able to have access to Leone's original versions of his films in Italian? Talk about being cheated!

Other Films / Peckinpah
« on: May 16, 2003, 10:52:59 AM »
My favorite non-spaghetti western is The Wild Bunch (1969). Sam Peckinpah along with Leone, Kubrick, and Orson Welles' films require multiiple viewings because of their complexities. People who often dismiss Peckinaph as just a "blood and guts alcoholic  director" do not understand that in his films, the violence is very raw and nothing to laugh at. His stories are always character driven and require alot of thought. And to this day, no one has ever directed and edited action sequences any better. The people who like the modern dumb*** action pictures of today would certainly disagree.

Other Films / Hombre (1966)
« on: May 15, 2003, 05:58:16 PM »
Has Paul Newman ever been cooler when he enlightens David Canary: "Maybe if we all get thirsty we'll go to Delgado's and get some mescal."?

The Good, The Bad and The Ugly / The Commandant
« on: May 15, 2003, 01:23:16 PM »
Does anyone ever notice the "blonde" actor who played "the commandant" of Betterville camp is never listed anywhere? He was also in AFOFD ("You makin' some kind of joke?"), FAFDM (Indio's man dressed in black Manco kills from his spinning chair), OUATITW (Frank's man who bids $500 at the auction). I believe this actor to be Antonio Molino Rojo but I'm not sure.

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