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« on: November 05, 2004, 05:13:22 PM »

In a movie that contains so many classic scenes.....which scene do you think is the best in this wonderful movie?

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« Reply #1 on: November 06, 2004, 02:19:55 AM »

almost every scene is perfect in this movie... but i prefer (so do lots of people i think) the final duel, of course...
Are also for me part of the best sequences ever:
the first scene
Jill at the station
Jill, harmonica and cheyenne in the relay
the death of morton
the killing
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« Reply #2 on: November 06, 2004, 04:36:23 AM »

the mcbain massacre, wonderfully paced, choreographed, "jesus christ its henry fonda!", and the music...well need i say more  Grin

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« Reply #3 on: November 06, 2004, 05:02:04 AM »

frank & harmonica toe to toe. that long shot of frank staring down harmonica. harmonica's flashback.
the the cut back to the lightning draw of harmonica.

also that 3-4 second shot of the broken down corrida cj spotted a while back blew me away.

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« Reply #4 on: November 06, 2004, 11:13:35 AM »

lead up to final showdown... fonda pacing... bronson's head spinning... drums rolling... the drop of the jacket... the zoom in to the flashback

the flashback itself... "keep your loving brother happy"

Bronson saying "someday" as he walks out the door.

Mcbain masacre

and my favorite... fondas return to the death ridden mortons railroad... and mortons death.

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« Reply #5 on: November 06, 2004, 01:35:23 PM »

The opening...

The McBain Massacre

The Flashback

Cheyenne rescues Harmonica from Morton's train

Harmonica fixes Jill's dress.

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« Reply #6 on: November 07, 2004, 08:26:20 AM »

-The opening sequence...My god... Cry
-Jill's scene in the sation, with the music, the camera shot...
-The flash back
-The final gunfight between Franck and Harmonica!!!

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« Reply #7 on: November 07, 2004, 01:03:39 PM »

basically we cant decide which is the best, lol  Grin

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« Reply #8 on: November 09, 2004, 03:20:45 PM »

After the final dual and the McBain massacre, my next favourite scene is probably the trading post scene where Cheyenne and Harmonica meet for the first time. Maybe a controversial choice, plus wasn't this one of the deleted scenes in the US theatrical release? It has some of the best lines in the film ("inside the men there were 3 bullets"; "do you know how to shoot, or just how to play?"; "used it all together or one at a time?"), and its also the first proper introduction we get to the characters of Jill, Cheyenne and Harmonica. One particular bit I like in it is when Cheyenne swings the lantern over to reveal Harmonica lurking in the shadows.

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« Reply #9 on: November 10, 2004, 02:10:55 PM »

The Showdown/Flashback between Frank and Harmonica!!!!

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« Reply #10 on: November 12, 2004, 07:40:07 AM »

I think an overlooked scene is Jill's arrival at the McBain Ranch, with the whole Farkel family laid out on the tables, through their burials.  Almost no dialog, done mostly with images and music.

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« Reply #11 on: November 14, 2004, 05:43:18 AM »

Jill at the station is one that has really grown on me in the last few years.  When I first saw it I thought it was slow and the music made it sound like the words 'The End' were going to be coming up any second.  It's actually a very busy piece of work which throws up something new with every viewing.

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« Reply #12 on: November 14, 2004, 09:04:22 AM »

to conclude, every scene in ouatitw is perfect  Wink

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« Reply #13 on: November 20, 2004, 02:28:34 PM »

Definitely the final flash back scene of Harmonica.

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« Reply #14 on: November 23, 2004, 12:47:46 PM »

"-You brought two too many."

Classic.

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