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« on: June 12, 2004, 02:32:32 PM »

The famous flash back scene of Harmonica's brother death has left its mark to me for all my life. It was amorced with so much style (especially with the mini flash backs previously in the movie), with so much control of the effects. Whereas nowadays , the movies are very simplistic, they simply tell things without style effects. Every movies are"volatile" compared to OUATITW In all the movies I have seen , no zoom never impressed me as much as the zoom in the eyes of Bronson and Fonda. And I loved the symbol of the apple bitten. So much things impressed in this scene (or even traumatized me), it would be too long to sum them up.
 But one thing above another, I wonder who was the teen hired for this scene, the little Harmonica. If somebody  had some trivia to give me about him or about this scene.

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« Reply #1 on: June 13, 2004, 04:18:56 PM »

teen hired for this scene, the little Harmonica. If somebody  had some trivia to give me about him or about this scene.

According to the IMDb, his name is Dino Mele, but other that, I can't tell you a whole lot about who he was.

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« Reply #2 on: June 13, 2004, 11:02:26 PM »

How was the biting of the apple symbolic?

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« Reply #3 on: June 14, 2004, 12:57:30 AM »

 Don't tell me you didn't understand this enormous thing? You're kidding me.
  The bit of the aplple symbolizes  the brother death of course, it occures just when the boy falls and the brother dies, the rope tying his neck.

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« Reply #4 on: June 14, 2004, 08:29:42 AM »

It's a marvelous scene, one of my favorite of all movies I like.

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« Reply #5 on: June 14, 2004, 08:48:06 AM »

Or was the apple really a tomato ?

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« Reply #6 on: June 16, 2004, 10:30:51 PM »

Don't tell me you didn't understand this enormous thing? You're kidding me.
  The bit of the aplple symbolizes  the brother death of course, it occures just when the boy falls and the brother dies, the rope tying his neck.


Oh ya, I know that they both occur at the same time but by what you said earlier it seemed that the "symbolism" of the apple being bitten had some deep meaning. Maybe like the bitten apple represents the forbidden fruit in the Bible and the loss of innocence, as young Harmonica sees his brother killed before his own eyes and seeks vengeance at that moment. But simply saying that the biting of the apple is symbolic is not enough.

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« Reply #7 on: June 20, 2004, 07:25:29 AM »

 No, no. More simple than that.

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