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« Reply #45 on: May 04, 2005, 05:43:38 AM »

Ok (wathched it through to the end) Colossus of Rhodes is your average sword and sandal peplum until Leone focuses in on the colossus itself, there you finally get hints of what is to eventually come, the shots of the sword fight on the Colossus's arm with the soldiers climbing out the ear are spectacular, the camera angles and the framing are precursors of shots to come. There is a closeup of one eye of the colossus where two of the baddies are framed in the opening of the pupil. Another over the shoulder shot showing the side of the face (hommage to Saboteur & North by Northwest perhaps). Looks as if Leone replaced the colossus with human faces and iconic western artifacts, guns, spurs, hats, false front western towns making the WEST mythological.

Its worthy of a view.

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« Reply #46 on: April 12, 2006, 03:09:47 AM »

isnt it about time that this place should have a "colosuss of rhodes" section? afterall isnt it a leone film? And is this not the Leone web board? Just my two cents.

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« Reply #47 on: April 12, 2006, 06:06:45 PM »

I agree. It was a good S&S.

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« Reply #48 on: April 12, 2006, 06:08:38 PM »

I haven't seen it yet. Talking of S&S check out the Hercules MST3K episodes. Steve Reeves a Roach exterminator. Genius!

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« Reply #49 on: April 13, 2006, 06:27:43 AM »

I haven't seen it yet.

neither have I. I keep passing by it on the net but have yet to pick it up. the price tag is a little bit of a turn-off. oh well. I am sure I will get it eventually(because I do want to see it).

But it still deserves to be on here. I dont care if it wont make much discussion, it just needs to be here! it is a leone film. this is a leone web board where we discuss ALL his films.

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« Reply #50 on: April 13, 2006, 06:54:14 AM »

I haven't seen it yet. Talking of S&S check out the Hercules MST3K episodes. Steve Reeves a Roach exterminator. Genius!
It was on daytime TV about 3/4 years ago and stupidly i neglected to record it!

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« Reply #51 on: April 13, 2006, 07:07:30 AM »

It was on daytime TV about 3/4 years ago and stupidly i neglected to record it!


that could have saved you the 22 dollars(not sure what that is in pounds or euros) Roll Eyes

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« Reply #52 on: April 13, 2006, 07:35:28 AM »

about 13 (which in the rediculous DVD overpriced market of the highstreet would be quiye cheap)  Roll Eyes

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« Reply #53 on: April 13, 2006, 07:36:23 AM »

about 13

thanks a bunch. Smiley

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« Reply #54 on: April 13, 2006, 07:37:16 AM »

rough estimates, as I buy a lot from the states, tend be divide by 2 and + 1 aka half of 22 = 12 + 1

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« Reply #55 on: April 13, 2006, 07:39:24 AM »

rough estimates, as I buy a lot from the states, tend be divide by 2 and + 1 aka half of 22 = 12 + 1

ah! math!

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« Reply #56 on: April 14, 2006, 07:56:51 AM »

Wright. COLOSSUS OF RHODES and Spartacus are the 2 best peplum cause Sergio and Stanley made them. I haven't seen Colossus of rhodes for a while so I need to watch it again and i will post stuff about it. it is a good idea Firecracker to remind everybody that, despite it is not a western, Colossus of Rhodes is a very good Sergio Lone's movie anyway!

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« Reply #57 on: April 14, 2006, 11:50:19 AM »

it is a good idea Firecracker to remind everybody that, despite it is not a western, Colossus of Rhodes is a very good Sergio Lone's movie anyway!

it is important that this become apart of the sight. I know there is the "other films" section but that is insulting it. It deserves to have its own section here on the board.

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« Reply #58 on: April 14, 2006, 02:13:15 PM »

I agree it should have it's own section as a fullbred leone directed film... but it's not that great a movie... maybe it's because I simply have no taste for a S&S film, I mean it was well made enough and directed but i just didn't like it too much.

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« Reply #59 on: April 14, 2006, 02:30:34 PM »

i agree as well chum.  this film had a mystique no other
sword & sandle film ever had.  thanks to firecraker as well for coming up w/ this splendid idea.  Grin

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