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13606  Films of Sergio Leone / Once Upon A Time In The West / Re: 30 Westerns in Once on: April 07, 2005, 05:31:05 PM
Frayling said that Cheyenne's line about patting Jill's backside was from that.  I haven't personally seen "Jubal", which is why I can't confirm it.  If you have, you probably have more authority to comment than I do.
I have seen Jubal, just once. There is a bit about Borgnine slapping his wife's backside as a mark of affection, but Ford puts him straight about his wife not liking it. I don't recall Ernie making any remark about the practice, he does it more or less unthinkingly. The fanny slapping is supposed to be an indicator of how boorish Ernie is. Needless to say, this is exactly the opposite of the way the activity is presented in OUATITW.

Perhaps Leone was not quoting from Jubal as such, but was responding to Glenn Ford's representation of gentlemanly virtues with a male Italian's take on the subject.
13607  Films of Sergio Leone / Once Upon A Time In The West / Re: 30 Westerns in Once on: April 06, 2005, 10:06:28 PM
Warlock suposedly referenced by Cheyenne's search for his mother.

The big problem here is that Frayling never bothers to sell us on the idea of Cheyenne's search for his mother. A couple of references to her constitutes a "search"? Not in my book. Needless to say, without such a fanciful reading, there is nothing to connect OUATITW with Warlock (except maybe for the presence of Fonda in both films).
13608  General Information / General Discussion / Re: The Ultimate Leone Poll on: April 06, 2005, 09:55:30 PM
This is one of those impossible choices like "Elvis or The Beatles" or "The Illiad or The Odyssey." People *do* have their preferences, but such preferences don't reveal much about the putative topic under discussion. Instead, they reveal more about the person expressing the preference.

I prefer GBU to OUATITW, just as I favor The Odyssey over The Illiad, because I like stories that are full of episodes and have characters who cover a lot of geography. But GBU doesn't have the formal rigor of OUATITW, so I can see why many people like OUATITW better. It's apples and oranges, really, and although most days I'd rather eat an orange, the day always comes when nothing satisfies quite like a crisp Pink Lady.
13609  Films of Sergio Leone / Once Upon A Time In The West / Re: 30 Westerns in Once on: April 06, 2005, 05:02:57 PM
Groggy, well done. My hat, if I had one, would be off to you.

The interesting thing about _Pursued_ is that although it doesn't seem to be quoted in OUATITW, it most definitely is referenced in Death Rides a Horse.

We have a whole lot of classic westerns arriving on DVD soon, so we'll all get a chance to turn up other references, I'm sure. I'm particularly looking forward to seeing _Jubal_ in anamorphic widescreen............
13610  Films of Sergio Leone / Other Films / Re: Major Dundee (1965) on: March 24, 2005, 12:09:25 AM
I take it, then, that we only get the new score, the old one isn't offered as an option. This is too bad. Peckinpah may not have liked that score, but it is still part of the history of the film and important to our understanding of the way the film was originally experienced.
13611  Films of Sergio Leone / Duck, You Sucker / Re: Special Edition DVD on: March 23, 2005, 11:59:10 PM
According to the press release, this should include the final flashback: http://www.dvdtimes.co.uk/content.php?contentid=56290
Ah, but WHICH final flashback?
13612  Films of Sergio Leone / Other Films / Re: Help Me With Post-Modernist Western! on: March 22, 2005, 07:25:06 PM
Oh, yeah, I forgot about that. TWB does have a great opening, worthy of consideration for your project.
13613  Other/Miscellaneous / Off-Topic Discussion / Re: Sword of Doom on: March 22, 2005, 07:08:01 PM
You guys are all right! I'm a big fan of BOTH Sword of Doom and Big Trouble in Little China. And both are well represented on DVD. Is this a great time to have eyes, or what?
13614  Films of Sergio Leone / Other Films / Re: Help Me With Post-Modernist Western! on: March 22, 2005, 07:04:40 PM
I don't know if this will help, but I always liked the fact that when the James-Younger gang came to Northfield, Minn. to rob the bank, the townspeople didn't run away and hide, they didn't rely on their lawmen to save them, they took matters into their own hands and kicked some outlaw ass. Well recounted in the movie version, what was the title? The Great Northfield Minnesota Bank Robbery? Something like that...............
13615  Films of Sergio Leone / Duck, You Sucker / Re: Special Edition DVD on: March 18, 2005, 10:02:51 PM
That's not necessarily so, but going by the running time (I saw it posted somewhere else, I can't remember where), we won't be getting the longer flashback. I have seen the 150-minute version, and that contains the shorter final flashback.
13616  Films of Sergio Leone / Other Films / Re: La resa dei conti aka The Big Gundown (1966) on: March 18, 2005, 05:15:49 PM
Now we need to know subtitling details: do all the movies have English subs, and what about the extras?
13617  Films of Sergio Leone / Other Films / Re: Death Rides a Horse aka Da uomo a uomo (1967) on: March 15, 2005, 03:25:06 PM
John Philip Law's character struck me as being meant to be kind of stuck in childhood thanks to the Big Childhood Trauma.  He needs a chance to exorcise his demons, and some mentoring, before he can grow up.  Like Mortimer, and unlike Harmonica, you get the impression that after getting his revenge he'll be able to lead a relatively fulfilling (if not necessarily normal) life.
Well, there is that Assistant Sheriff's job he's been offered, and of course everybody knows about him and Betsy.........
13618  Films of Sergio Leone / Other Films / Re: A Man Called Sledge (1970) on: March 13, 2005, 10:51:43 PM
I saw this recently also, and was disappointed. The main plot wasn't bad, but I hate it when smart characters do stupid things. Why did Sledge want to take everyone's gold in the card game? So that they would have a reason to pursue him to get it back? Helps the plot along, granted, but it isn't the kind of thing a Maverick or a Rockford would have done (either of those two worthies would have conned the men into believing that losing the gold was a *good* thing).
13619  Other/Miscellaneous / Off-Topic Discussion / Re: TWO LANE BLACKTOP on: March 13, 2005, 03:39:34 PM
One of the greatest movies ever made. Easy Rider isn't worthy to change its oil pan.
13620  Films of Sergio Leone / Other Films / Re: La resa dei conti aka The Big Gundown (1966) on: March 10, 2005, 08:16:30 PM
The big question is, has Faccia a Faccia been given an anamorphic transfer? The SPO version is letterboxed only....
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