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16  Other/Miscellaneous / Off-Topic Discussion / Re: Praying Mantis Eats Hummingbird! on: August 22, 2005, 09:54:08 AM
We have yet to do a movie in which a giant insect is giant and lives peacefully side by side with humans. Sure, there might be some friction over a gardening implement borrowed and not returned but they work it out. Or at least a giant anything who just minds his own business and doesn't get in anyone's way.

What about Clifford the big red dog?

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0398872/

17  Other/Miscellaneous / Off-Topic Discussion / Re: Praying Mantis Eats Hummingbird! on: August 20, 2005, 03:40:37 PM
That hummingbird had it coming.
18  Other/Miscellaneous / Off-Topic Discussion / Re: New Chat Room on: August 20, 2005, 03:37:48 PM
And hey, it's not every day you get to chat to the anti-christ.
19  Films of Sergio Leone / The Good, The Bad and The Ugly / Re: What is on that plate on: August 20, 2005, 06:17:50 AM
He drinks from the well in the opening scene of Fo$. I think he is later shown drinking at the Rojo's party, saying something like "You heard Ramon, let's all have a good time!"

I'm pretty sure he drinks whiskey with Mortimer when they decide to team up after the hat-shooting scene.

I can't think of a single scene where he eats though...
20  Films of Sergio Leone / A Fistful of Dollars / Re: Where did Aldo Sambrell go? on: August 18, 2005, 05:02:13 PM
Maybe that alligator at the back of chez Baxter got him...
21  Other/Miscellaneous / Off-Topic Discussion / Happy Birthday Leone Admirer! on: August 17, 2005, 03:55:35 PM
Hope you had a good 'un matey  Wink
22  Films of Sergio Leone / The Good, The Bad and The Ugly / Re: Tuco's wanted poster? on: August 14, 2005, 03:34:51 PM
I suppose you guys haven't heard about the Southern European paper shortage of the mid-to-late 60s? It was because of the damn hippies. As a result, Cinecitta only had 3 wanted posters to go round.
23  General Information / Sergio Leone News / Re: My first reaction to Leone (and SW) on: August 14, 2005, 03:21:16 PM
I must have been 10, 12 I don't remember which. It was Christmas Eve, and Back to the Future III was on, and that has a little clip of Fo$ in it.

I think I was must have been all of 21 by the time I actually saw the whole film (Fo$, not BttF3). Took me a few viewings to really get into them though. There was no leaping-out-of-the-seat-wow-this-is-amazing moment for me I'm afraid.
24  General Information / General Discussion / Re: You on: August 14, 2005, 03:13:49 PM
Or feel sorry for the old man in FFDM with the opposable chin.

Hahaha! Brilliant description. I bet he can open beercans with his face.
25  General Information / Trivia Games / Re: Kid Brother on: August 14, 2005, 03:07:05 PM
They should've got him to play the young Indio in the FFDM flashbacks...
26  Films of Sergio Leone / Other Films / Re: Reviews on: August 14, 2005, 03:04:33 PM
Oh, I know I should have something better to do, but the work on my site keeps me away from those other jobs (decorating etc) hehe.


I'd love to vote in those polls, but I really can't bear the thought of you having to live in an undecorated house.
27  Films of Sergio Leone / Once Upon A Time In America / Re: Haven't seen it yet on: August 10, 2005, 01:19:46 PM
- OUTA is a gangster film, set in New York during the 20s, 30s and the 60s. The plot is incredibly complex and multi-layered, but essentially it revolves around a Jewish gangster's guilt over having got his closest friends killed during a bank raid.

- It is the end product of the experimentation with flashbacks that Leone was developing in his earlier films, being more or less entirely flashback or flash-forward - it is set partly during the main character's childhood, partly in his adulthood and partly in his old age.

- It is generally considered Leone's most complex, intelligent and painstakingly thought out film. It is also incredibly long - getting on for four hours. Like his earlier films it's still very watchable and well-paced though.

- It is a lot less stylised than earlier Leone films - no tense duels or snappy montages. It is also in many ways a lot more mature than his earlier films - no over-the-top heroism, and it deals very frankly and confidently with sex. As it is set in cities obviously there are none of the sweeping landscapes, although there are still some beautiful cityscape shots.

- There's still a lot in common with the Leone westerns - a kind of surrelistic dreamy atmosphere; hard-hitting violence; a slow, deliberate pace. The Leone obsessions with time and male friendships are more apparent than ever.

One thing that everything seems to find is OUTA grows on you. Most people don't like it on first viewing, but eventually love it the 4th or 5th time round. It's well worth the effort if you ask me.
28  Other/Miscellaneous / Off-Topic Discussion / Re: Create Your Own Magnificent Seven! on: August 09, 2005, 04:39:08 PM
I just realised Groggy's original post specified they were supposed to be from Westerns. I was wondering why my list had a significantly higher awesomeness quota than everyone elses.... I'll have to do a rethink.
29  Films of Sergio Leone / Other Films / Re: Dodge City (1939) on: August 09, 2005, 06:03:10 AM
Sounds good Belkin... I've only seen him in Adventures of Robin Hood, but I like him a lot, and want to see more of his films. He also has to have one of the most bizarre life stories in all of cinema. According to the IMDb mini-bio:

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In his late teens he set out to find gold, but instead found a series of short lived odd jobs. Information is sketchy, but the positions of police constable, sanitation engineer, treasure hunter, sheep castrator, shipmaster for hire, fisherman, and soldier seem to be among his more reputable career choices.

And that's before he became an actor!
30  Films of Sergio Leone / Once Upon A Time In America / Re: Why do we love OUATIA so much? on: August 08, 2005, 04:17:41 PM
I heard one of the cut scenes features Deborah revealing she is pregnant, and in the background you can hear "There may be trouble ahead".
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