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« on: October 22, 2004, 12:33:39 AM »

Ciao to all! For a Few Dollars More is my favorite of the three.  I got to see in on the big screen at the Film Fourm in NYC during a retrospect and it was amazing!  My question is what's with the glove that Monco is wearing throughout the film?  Anyone know what it is or it's purpose?  Is it a gunfighters thing?

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« Reply #1 on: October 22, 2004, 12:40:17 AM »

Well, I'm not sure. Maybe it's usefull for riding on horses.

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« Reply #2 on: October 22, 2004, 05:04:24 AM »

Its an arm brace I think, depending on how hot the load (how many grains of powder in the cartridge) the gun tends to buck up in your hand putting a strain on your wrist, so a person that uses his revolver a lot may want to brace his arm & wrist.  

You can buy cartridges with different loads for the same caliber bullets.

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« Reply #3 on: October 22, 2004, 09:00:59 AM »

Sergio Corbucci used a reference to this in The Great Silence, where Silence has a glove like this. Bit of a bizarre reference really.

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« Reply #4 on: October 24, 2004, 06:46:31 AM »

I always thought it was meant to be something to do with the damage done to his hand in FoD.

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« Reply #5 on: October 24, 2004, 09:11:48 AM »

But in one of my favorite scenes, Indio makes Monco put it on, as if it means something. Like if he would have been wearing it, it would have given his idenity away as a Bounty Hunter.

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« Reply #6 on: October 24, 2004, 11:49:23 AM »

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But in one of my favorite scenes, Indio makes Monco put it on, as if it means something. Like if he would have been wearing it, it would have given his idenity away as a Bounty Hunter.


Exactly a bounty killer who uses his gun a lot.

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« Reply #7 on: October 25, 2004, 09:37:29 PM »

I think you nailed it Joe.  Thanks for clearing that one up.

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« Reply #8 on: October 28, 2004, 05:56:02 AM »

The protective right hand glove is also the visible evidence of his being 'manco', one-handed. He carefully protects his right hand when dealing with Cavanagh in White Rocks.

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« Reply #9 on: November 19, 2004, 06:00:36 AM »

I think you nailed it Joe.  Thanks for clearing that one up.

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If Manco/Monco means one handed...how come he pastes Cavanagh with only his left hand. Also in FOD his damaged hand is his left one isn't it? When does he damage his Right Hand?

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« Reply #10 on: November 19, 2004, 07:42:00 PM »

Not sure, but I think it's Monco and it means "monk," in FOFDM.    Manco is the character who lost an arm in GBU.  

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« Reply #11 on: November 20, 2004, 08:16:41 AM »

monco means one handed. No doubt about it. In french, the clint's character is even called "le manchot", which is the exact french translation for "the one handed".

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« Reply #12 on: November 20, 2004, 08:17:11 AM »

i mean clint's character, not the clint's character.

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« Reply #13 on: November 20, 2004, 10:48:09 AM »

glad you cleared that up  Undecided

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« Reply #14 on: November 20, 2004, 12:41:39 PM »

monco means one handed. No doubt about it. In french, the clint's character is even called "le manchot", which is the exact french translation for "the one handed".
Frayling says the character is called "monk."  Why do you think the French would get it right?Smiley

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