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« on: November 23, 2004, 10:31:24 AM »

Not sure if this had been discussed or not - couldn't find it



But, why do all of the posters, covers, etc... show all three of the baddies with coats (dusters), when only two were wearing them in the movie?

I guess they thought it looked more balanced?

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« Reply #1 on: November 25, 2004, 12:16:45 AM »

Hmmmmm.

"Inside the three dusters were three men. Inside the men were three holes."

Even Harmonica got it wrong!

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« Reply #2 on: November 25, 2004, 12:32:02 AM »

Yep, you're right. He's the one without a duster.

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« Reply #3 on: November 25, 2004, 12:48:21 PM »

Dosn't Woody Strode take his off??

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« Reply #4 on: November 25, 2004, 02:46:19 PM »

I'm pretty sure he has it on when we first trail up from his gun to his face.

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« Reply #5 on: November 25, 2004, 04:21:40 PM »

strode definitely has it on when he chases the woman out...he obviously takes it off but we dont see him do it

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« Reply #6 on: November 25, 2004, 07:25:40 PM »

so when harmonica arrives he sees three men.  two in dusters ?

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« Reply #7 on: November 25, 2004, 10:08:26 PM »

well... I believe strode doesn't have it on when the shootout occurs... but it is in the general vicinity and i'm sure upon leaving the station harmonica can put two and two together... there are only 3 men currently at the station... and there are 3 dusters present... so i wouldn't call it a mistake... not in the movie anyway... the posters are obviously because they think it looks better... and i've never really noticed so i guess it worked well enough.

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« Reply #8 on: November 25, 2004, 11:15:07 PM »

But Harmonica says exactly, "In the dusters there were three men. In the men there were three holes."
It isn't literally true (only two of the men with holes in them were in dusters), but maybe we can give Harmonica some poetic license on this.

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« Reply #9 on: November 26, 2004, 02:27:29 AM »

Yep, you're right. He's the one without a duster.


No look, when he finds his place in the shade (see Danny's posted photo)... look whats hanging up behind him.

That shadow looks very dustious in preportions  Grin

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« Reply #10 on: November 26, 2004, 03:35:24 AM »

Woody left his duster  on the saddle of his horse.

So Harmonica probably did see it.

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« Reply #11 on: November 26, 2004, 09:09:35 AM »

Inside the three dusters hang on.. well actually one bloke wasn't wearing his.  Where was i' oh. Inside these men were three bullets. You see its a bit of a long story but.....well i shot all three of em dammit.. ..ya hear.. gimme that colt back!!!

....Don't have the same ring to it really.  Grin

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« Reply #12 on: November 26, 2004, 12:13:19 PM »

 :Dlol

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« Reply #13 on: November 26, 2004, 04:20:52 PM »

It's really too bad, I think, that all three weren't wearing them when they were gunned down.

I noticed it the very first time I saw the movie, and I always thought that Strode looked kind of out of place.

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« Reply #14 on: November 26, 2004, 11:37:00 PM »

ok ok ok... i really don't want to get into the subtleties of the dialogue... but he does say exactly "Inside the dusters, there were three men." and technically there were... granted harmonica never saw all three of them in the dusters... but three men, three dusters... if strode left it on his horse... the horses were not only in plain view... but harmonica needed a horse to get to sweetwater, so he would have taken a look at them... then he says "Inside the men, there were three bullets."... that also is true... none of this technically implies or states that he saw three men wearing three dusters with three bullets in them... he just stated that three men wore three dusters, which they did, which he or anyone could obviously tell... he didn't imply when or that he saw them or that the bullets were ever in the men while wearing dusters...

also... the other two men are most definitly wearing the dusters, in fact they hold em back with one hand and shoot with the other... and strode doesn't look out of place... sure he's a black hired gun and isn't wearing his duster at the time of the showdown... but it still works.

there... if you disagree with any of that let me know... haha

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