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« #15 : February 27, 2006, 08:47:16 PM »

I've always felt that DYS stands alone from the other films.  Even though OUATITW is my favorite, this one is deeper somehow.
There are so many wonderful points that can be made about it. This has been illustrated above.
Simply though, I feel that Coburn was betrayed because of jealousy over the girl.

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« #16 : March 01, 2006, 05:15:22 PM »

There is no jealousy. It is impossible to view the long flashback at the end and think that jealousy is possible in this relationship. Leone present a perfect menage a trois, and it is an image of paradise, a perfect Eden from which Coburn is expelled. The snake is the British military. Coburn's friend betrays the others because he's been tortured. That's why we hear Viegga's speech about torture: get out from under is all the motive anyone ever needs to betray a friend.

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