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« #30 : September 01, 2005, 10:12:43 AM »

I Agree that explosion was great, but the music for it was even better, especially when they went back to the caves.


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« #31 : April 15, 2006, 09:40:37 PM »

And what do you think of blowing up the bridge in the Good, Bad and Ugly?  8)


Not as impressive.




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« #32 : June 19, 2006, 04:24:01 PM »

How about "Bridge on the River Kwai" and "Guns of Navarone"?  Those are two pretty impressive explosions as well.



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« #33 : June 19, 2006, 06:41:52 PM »

How about "Bridge on the River Kwai" and "Guns of Navarone"?  Those are two pretty impressive explosions as well.

"Kwai's" is good but it doesnt even touch DYS's explosion(I think).
Have not seen "Navarone".




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« #34 : June 20, 2006, 08:10:52 AM »

This sequence was included in full on the origional British release prints, so for me to see the film now, without this psychedelic destruction, always felt odd. Coppola would rather we see it without, I always want to see it intact.

It was one of the few movies I ever saw at the cinema where most of the audience would sit and watch the explosive credits*, with its Greatful Dead percussion section music. Great stuff.
When I saw this film on its first American run in 1979 there were no titles on the print itself (everyone got a paper programme with credits), so there was no explosion sequence at the end to run titles over. Coppola was never sure whether he wanted the destruction of the compound shown or not (even though he filmed it), and using it as background for the end titles (on subsequent release) was something of a compromise. I like the option of watching either the quiet ending or the loud, and would prefer DVD editions that offer both.



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« #35 : June 22, 2006, 01:35:08 PM »

The music in that scene is great, but look again your dvd and continue hearing the melody 3 or 4 more minutes, when Sean and Juan arrive at the caves and Juan finds all his sons dead.... That Morricone track is called "Dead sons". I have now more than 150 Morricone cds, and from all those cds "Dead Sons" is my favourite Morricone track.
  I totally agree. It is a very moving composition.

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« #36 : June 23, 2006, 04:42:02 PM »

  One of my favorite explosions was from John Wayne's The Alamo.  In the final assault, Wayne's Crockett, mortally wounded, throws a torch into a room full of ammunition, sending much of the mission sky high.

  Seeing the Alamo Village in person is one thing I'm glad I was able to do.  Really helps you put into perspective how big those battle scenes are in the Waynamo.

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« #37 : June 25, 2006, 03:15:51 PM »

All are great in their own right. However, the explosion and music combo in GLT impressed me the most.

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« #38 : June 24, 2007, 10:35:45 PM »

This is arguably the greatest bridge explosion ever, I agree!




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« #39 : June 25, 2007, 11:05:58 AM »

DYS bridge and train explosions are absolutely perfect. And,  :'(, the final explosion too. Perhaps he did it with the "holy water", not? Very big boom.


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« #40 : June 25, 2007, 07:37:49 PM »

DYS bridge and train explosions are absolutely perfect. And,  :'(, the final explosion too. Perhaps he did it with the "holy water", not? Very big boom.

The ending is sad, but quite beautiful at the same time. I'm still thinking about this film a day after I watched it. I think I'm going to watch it again tonight!




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« #41 : June 26, 2007, 01:54:49 AM »

Watchin' again is a good thing! ;)


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« #42 : June 26, 2007, 05:25:36 AM »

DYS bridge and train explosions are absolutely perfect. And,  :'(, the final explosion too. Perhaps he did it with the "holy water", not? Very big boom.
Yes the bridge scene is majestic compounded with the music...surreal.

But the train crash is less so. I hate to criticize the master director, but I remember when I firts saw it on screen way back in '71, thinking of the «Thunderbirds» the puppet and miniature show. Popular at the time. I still feel that way over 35 years of seeing this scene.


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« #43 : June 26, 2007, 05:29:21 AM »

I think Léon loved DYS.  ;D


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« #44 : June 26, 2007, 08:08:57 AM »

Speaking of the Train Explosion at the end. Did anybody else notice this. When the two trains collide, they explode! Then, they cut back and forth and show us different angles of the explosion as they happen. Did anybody notice that the screen stretches out in certain scenes? I dunno why this is so.




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