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1  Films of Sergio Leone / For a Few Dollars More / Re: MISSING SEX SCENE IN FAFDM on: October 05, 2005, 07:03:24 PM
But then so am I, and no-one wants to see me in movies.
2  Films of Sergio Leone / The Good, The Bad and The Ugly / Re: How far do they walk on: October 05, 2005, 06:56:47 PM
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This is how I've always understood it. Tuco does NOT go back the way he came, the guy with the shop is in another direction. After all, why would Tuco try to go back to a place where (even in the very unlikely event he could make the 70 miles without water) they're just going to try to hang him again?


Yea he would stand out like a sore thumb, especially if he went back. Its got to be a different town. Tuco would know the Territory like the back of his hand, he's is not as dumb as he looks,  Grin

Not content with having the highest number of posts, you've also got some damn fancy lookin' quote boxes there, guv.  Wink
3  Films of Sergio Leone / Once Upon A Time In America / Re: Mario Brega? on: October 05, 2005, 06:52:43 PM
He is the one who looks a bit like Mario Brega.
4  Films of Sergio Leone / Duck, You Sucker / Re: Tuco or Juan on: October 05, 2005, 06:46:14 PM
Ah but did he manage to create a ruthless bandit out of a sympathetic character? Now that only a genius could have done.
5  Films of Sergio Leone / Other Films / Re: Mannaja aka A Man Called Blade (1977) on: October 05, 2005, 06:40:40 PM
This here was your fathers land.... etc

What a rocking goood tune.
6  Other/Miscellaneous / Off-Topic Discussion / Re: Overrated Directors - Past & Present on: September 21, 2005, 02:27:38 PM
Robert Rodriguez...
7  General Information / Trivia Games / Re: Create Your Own Spaghetti Western on: September 10, 2005, 03:10:24 PM
Seven hours for One Silver Dollar, Luigi Bazzoni, 1970. Starring Dan van Husen, Elsa Martinelli and Walter Rilla. No comment.
8  Films of Sergio Leone / Once Upon A Time In America / Re:Noodles never knew on: September 09, 2005, 03:13:56 PM
Yeah, I'd especially love to hear Scott describe the process of communicating on the set, since Sergio didn't speak English.

Apparently he had actually picked up a fair bit by the time of OUTA, enough to get by anyway.

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I'd also like to know if the "Noodles the Shiv" concept from the source novel (in THE HOODS, Noodles becomes a superb knife-fighter, feared for his legendary skill) was ever touched on in any deleted sequences or early drafts of the script.

Would have been cool, but the movie would have been in danger of getting to close to the heroic action style Leone was deliberately trying to avoid with his later films. I think it's pretty wise the knife-fighting was dropped to be honest.
9  General Information / Trivia Games / Re: Create Your Own Spaghetti Western on: September 09, 2005, 03:05:00 PM
A Man Kills Softly - Alberto Cardone, 1970. Soundtrack by the Fugees.
10  Other/Miscellaneous / Off-Topic Discussion / Re: F.W. Murnau! on: August 28, 2005, 04:05:56 PM
Faust is in some ways like a 1920s Matrix - showcasing all the special effects of the age. Although it's also a lot more intelligent than that - some brilliant use of lighting, lots of the startling imagery you'd associate with the German Expressionist period.

There's about a fifteen minute comic relief section about 2/3rds through, which is very at odds with the rest of the film. You will probably either love or hate that.

As to comparisons to Nosferatu... well it's a lot more abstract, with a lot more symbolism. It's entirely constructed sets whereas Nosf. was mostly location. Bloody impressive sets though I have to say. And like I said it is more or less one long special effect, most of which looks very dated of course, but some is still impressive today. The acting is better than Nosf. - all three lead players are superb.

Oh and it's also somewhat a romantic tragedy... might put you off I don't know.

In other news, this is my 500th post - I've joined the elite!  Grin
11  Films of Sergio Leone / Duck, You Sucker / Re: One thing that came to my mind while looking at the Mexican General. on: August 24, 2005, 03:36:55 PM
It's always best to pick the coolest looking weapon.
12  Films of Sergio Leone / A Fistful of Dollars / Re: the baxter mansion on: August 24, 2005, 03:30:49 PM
The Baxter mansion sure was one wacky fun house. If only it had also been an inflatable bouncy-mansion.
13  Films of Sergio Leone / The Good, The Bad and The Ugly / Re: Blondie's Parents on: August 24, 2005, 09:47:24 AM
clint cut a lot out of the script in FOD. when he saw jesus, joe answers marisol when she asks joe, why ? because someone else was in trouble once and there was noone there to help.

joe becomes a bounty killer as parents wiped out by banditos when an infant. learns later, when growing into boy what happened to parents. never knows his real name. like bronson in OUATITW kills bandito (s).

Thinking about that, Joe's motives for rescuing the family one thing in Fo$ that isn't taken from Yojimbo, but there is something very similar in Kurosawa's Seven Samurai. When Kikuchiyo rescues the baby from the burning mill he says "This baby is me, this is what happened to me..." - maybe that's where Leone got that idea from.
14  Films of Sergio Leone / Once Upon A Time In America / Re: Most memorable scene in this film? on: August 22, 2005, 10:00:14 AM
Another bit I liked was right before the gang executes Joe and his thugs at the dockyard. . . James Hayden's only real big scene in the movie.  He walks over to Joe's car with a goofy grin on his face, looking like he's chewing on a wad of gum, looking for all the world like an innocent teenager/young man, and then - BLAM!  He whips out his gun and blows Joe's eye out.  Wow.  But I agree with the other person on this thread who said it, this scene is the most definitely Leone one, with no music, natural sounds (the seagulls), lots of suspenseful build-up, and only a few brief lines of dialogue before an explosive climax.

Agreed. I'd also say "Nah... Kids' stuff" is one of the coolest - and best delivered - lines in the whole film.
15  Other/Miscellaneous / Off-Topic Discussion / Re: The Leopard aka Il gattopardo (1963) on: August 22, 2005, 09:56:01 AM
After reading about how the interior of Morton's train, the interior of the wagon on the beginning of DYS and Max's office at the end of OUAIIA all look like they could be inspired by The Leopard, I started thinking - The Leopard is about an aristocrat falling from power, and Morton, the rich aristocrats on the beginning of DYS and Max eventually fall from their power and authority in the movies.

Yeah I think Leone and Visconti both have a similar image of the decadence of the wealthy.
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