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« : July 24, 2005, 07:13:10 PM »

What is that thing Tuco throws into the sand in the desert which eventually hit Blondie?
Looks like drift wood.


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« #1 : July 24, 2005, 09:37:52 PM »

It's the bottle (in a cover) that Tuco had been drinking from.  It's more visible in the "restored" desert scene.  What's amazing is that the toss is so accurate - Tuco really plays the "break" in the sand dune.  Wonder if that was a "first take" or if they had to smooth out the sand each time....

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« #2 : July 25, 2005, 06:58:15 AM »

I always thought the same. But the bottle, as we now know it, looks so different in my version. like wood.

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« #3 : July 25, 2005, 11:40:45 AM »

It's the bottle (in a cover) that Tuco had been drinking from.  It's more visible in the "restored" desert scene.  What's amazing is that the toss is so accurate - Tuco really plays the "break" in the sand dune.  Wonder if that was a "first take" or if they had to smooth out the sand each time....

I think it was sheer luck, and to celebrate they shot an extra few seconds by holding the camera above Clint while someone rolled it into his head.  Good stuff.


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« #4 : July 25, 2005, 05:43:11 PM »

Didn't it take four days to shoot Woody Strode's scenes under the water tower?

If that's the case than that Tuco scene must've taken forever, unless Eli is just a good shot. :o

The preciseness in Leone's films always amaze me, especially when I think how long it would take if I was the director responsible to get the scenes to work out that way. What also impresses me is the throw of the water cask toward Blondie and the quick cut to Eli running. The editing in Leone's movies is always perfect with the rhtyhm of the performers, and I think he was at his editing and coordination best in OUATITW. The music, the performances, the camera moves and the editing in that film are in perfect harmony, though I think in GBU Leone was actually a just a little bit sloppier than usual, but his sloppiest is way better than most other directors' best.

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