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31  Other/Miscellaneous / Off-Topic Discussion / Re: El Cid (1961) - Now on DVD on: March 02, 2017, 03:05:46 AM
I enjoyed this again, although its faults are easily detectable (poor chemistry between stiff actors and the sometimes so unpredictable plot not set in any direction), they are also easily tolerated by favor of its unique grandiouseness and lavishness. There's not too much big drumming and as it's been said there's too much problems to be solved, hence it will probably never be mentioned in the same context as, say, LoA, but you bet it's also nowhere near as pathetic.

Herbert Lom actually playing Ben Jussuf - didn't recognize him.

32  Films of Sergio Leone / Other Films / Re: 3:10 to Yuma (2007) on: March 02, 2017, 02:48:19 AM
I bet I'd give this a 4/10 now. Anybody wanna bet?
33  Other/Miscellaneous / Off-Topic Discussion / Re: The Third Man (1949) on: March 01, 2017, 01:33:55 AM
To me this movie is like a slightly better version of the excruciating MR. ARKADIN. Just a bunch of endless weird-angle shots of people talking that seem to exist for no purpose other than being weird-angle shots. Yeah, I get it, you can hold the camera  at a weird angle and get an unusual  shot of someone talking. Gets tiresome very quickly.

I do not think these two are in the same sport, or contest. Undecided
34  Other/Miscellaneous / Off-Topic Discussion / Re: The Third Man (1949) on: February 28, 2017, 12:44:53 PM
I never had sympathies for Lime. Not only because of the fact that he's a rascal (from other people's stories) with petty charm and the dealing of the bad medicine to kids, but because of the context of his actions and the psychological profile of the character (as well as everything around him). That together says clearly he on some level must have known it was a very realistic scenario that something could/might/will get wrong, but he did it anyway. Why many can't shake off the feeling of him being good - and thus explore the movie with the adequate lenses - is because we first experience him through the person of his (best) friend. Which is only mildly flavored, cautionally flawed, but not in a obvious, blatant way, thanks mostly to J. Cotten's appearance and acting skills. That's overall a great maneuver, or a psychological trap if you will, because from the entry point his image slowly crumbles and it becomes obvious as the story progresses that he will not be able to survive in such form (or any), and that he will have to either explain his action, reverse them or change in the future - all of which he can not.

It's a great movie because of n other things, but I did not like it the first time I saw it.
35  Other/Miscellaneous / Off-Topic Discussion / Re: Double Indemnity (1944) on: February 27, 2017, 10:07:02 AM
Hmm, I have this somewhere. I might give it a try.
36  Other/Miscellaneous / Off-Topic Discussion / Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw on: February 27, 2017, 10:05:00 AM
Bomber (1982) - 6/10

Hahaha, a blast from the good old times when you could re-hash your own material so blatantly it was cute. Poor man's Lo chiamavano Bulldozer, with the same crew! Cool
37  Films of Sergio Leone / For a Few Dollars More / Re: The horse and the dog on: February 27, 2017, 06:11:16 AM
Der Doppelgänger is singular

Die Doppelgänger is plural

If it is that what you want to know. It's an exception, but not the only one.

No I misread the posts, you're right - sorry mate. Wink
38  Films of Sergio Leone / For a Few Dollars More / Re: The horse and the dog on: February 26, 2017, 11:23:26 AM

It's the same word in singular and in plural

Yes, but one is the same to the other; then it must be plural. Undecided
39  Films of Sergio Leone / Once Upon A Time In The West / Re: Fonda on Fonda on: February 26, 2017, 11:21:43 AM
It would be interssting to know the reaction of his children when they saw the entrance scene.

It might have left some marks...
40  Other/Miscellaneous / Off-Topic Discussion / Re: In Memoriam on: February 26, 2017, 11:18:48 AM
This time for real:
41  Other/Miscellaneous / Off-Topic Discussion / Re: In Memoriam on: February 26, 2017, 11:15:50 AM

I was just writing about him... Really sad news: although I haven't seen anything of his recently, he was one of the faces I always remembered most fondly from my (movie) childhood. Cry

May he rest in peace. Cry
42  Films of Sergio Leone / Once Upon A Time In The West / Re: The best movie ever made... on: February 25, 2017, 01:02:47 PM
But that's, that's . . . man, that's incest! Shocked

43  Other/Miscellaneous / Off-Topic Discussion / Re: Remo Capitani R.I.P. on: February 25, 2017, 12:58:19 PM
Found this today while searching for something else:

Nice tribute! Afro
44  Other/Miscellaneous / Off-Topic Discussion / Re: In Memoriam on: February 21, 2017, 01:48:43 AM
45  Other/Miscellaneous / Off-Topic Discussion / Re: Pasquale Squitieri R.I.P. on: February 21, 2017, 01:46:49 AM
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