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« on: January 25, 2006, 03:34:36 AM »

can someone explain to me when sergio directs his films,he will always zoom in with close camera shots of people eating food.i notice this in most of his films more so in f.o.dynamite.
is this one of leones trademarks when directing Huh?

more so why,i think it is easier to sound dub or lip sync.

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« Reply #1 on: January 25, 2006, 02:42:27 PM »

It's not one of his trademarks. Leone was well known for his love of food. You can tell how much he loved food by the huge stomach he had by the time he was directing his last three films.

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« Reply #2 on: January 25, 2006, 07:47:11 PM »

hi everyone been away for awhile just tryin 2 get back in the habit of posting again.

anyway, corbucci seems to have even more of an obsession with eating, as seen by Charlie, one of Loco's henchmen, in The Great Silence.

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« Reply #3 on: January 25, 2006, 10:41:45 PM »

True, SL loved his food, but he didn't celebrate food in his films. It often had very negative associations in fact. GBU, for example: Angel Eyes shows up for lunch at the farmhouse, helps himself to a bowl of whatever, and then blows half the family away. Later, Angel Eyes offers Tuco a meal as a prelude to having Wallace beat the pooh out of him.

Which just goes to show that a filmmaker can take anything to serve his purpose, even to the point of inverting its real-life associations.

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