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« on: March 16, 2005, 04:16:47 PM »

I was watching the extended version today and a few things stuck out to me that I hadn't caught before.

For one, I always noticed the dog on the beginning and at the end(In the graveyard) but during the scene where Angel Eyes is at the confederate hospital/camp I noticed the black dog again. Does that dog pop up in any other scenes? It's really not a big deal, but I think it's interesting how that black dog has appeared three times. Though they say that the one on the beginning is a coyote, but it's too far away to tell, really.

If I'm correct, Leone was Catholic, right? I've noticed some very direct Biblical references in his movies, and when Tuco said "Even when Judas hung himself there was a storm..." and when he said that I remembered Cheyenne's quote in OUATITW "Judas was content for 4970 dollars less." and of course the Jesus and Marisol reference in FOD is obvious.

Leone is the master of subtlety! I think it's amazing how he's able to put little things irrelevant ot the plot in his movies yet they make the movies even more better because they're there, kind of like the way he always has stuff going on outside of windows that have nothing to do with what's going on in the room the camera is in, like the scenes at the Union camp.

Has anyone else here ever noticed things that run through a movie or trilogy(Or all six movies) that just very subtle but are fun to find?

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« Reply #1 on: March 16, 2005, 04:43:00 PM »

Yes, he loaded them up with incredible amounts of great detail, like the obvious Mathew Brady reference, the trator lashed to the steam locomotive, the breathing/panting of the steam engine in OUATITW, just loaded it it on.

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« Reply #2 on: March 17, 2005, 03:43:35 PM »

 Cool hola Poggle. watching GBU right now - a small but fun detail which has probably been mentioned before is how the DOLLARS films protagonists wear / carry their pistols; Joe/Manco/Blondie obviously has his concealed for the most part beneath the poncho, Colonel Mortimer / Angel-Eyes has his across his stomach (as 'Prophet' informs Manco) and of course my main man Tuco - his pistol hangs by a rope as does he several times in the movie.

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« Reply #3 on: March 17, 2005, 04:54:17 PM »

Yeah, I think it's cool how everyone has their own ways with their gun.

I was watching FOD today and for the first time I noticed something kind of funny. When the Confederate soldiers are riding into town you could see baby Jesus and his father running down the street on the left side of the screen. Hmm, running to the Baxters maybe?

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« Reply #4 on: March 18, 2005, 04:14:28 AM »

Angel-Eyes has his across his stomach (as 'Prophet' informs Manco)

The LVC trademark. I don't think I've seen a SW starring van Cleef where he doesn't carry it that way.

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« Reply #5 on: March 18, 2005, 04:45:02 AM »

Those were Mexican soldiers "Federales" Poggle

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« Reply #6 on: March 18, 2005, 01:25:52 PM »

another reference is the cross that tuco stands on

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« Reply #7 on: March 27, 2005, 04:42:46 PM »

For one, I always noticed the dog on the beginning

Isn't that a Cayote?

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