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« Reply #30 on: October 06, 2006, 01:31:56 AM »

Yes, there are so many to choose from.

Perhaps my favorite is the scene where, after the final shooting of Frank,  Harmonica places the instrument in Frank's mouth, just before he expires. The look of final realization as to who Harmonica is, in Frank's eyes, is one of the scenes that gave me goosebumps.

Also, collectively, the beautiful, long camera pans, at the facial expressions of Jill (the mirror reflection scene at the McBain ranch, and the eye-to-eye exchanges between Jill and Harmonica, during the 'farewell' sequence), are works of cinematic art, to me. 

Enough to make any full-blooded male sprout wood, over the fantasy of an encounter with this silver screen beauty. Wink

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« Reply #31 on: July 07, 2007, 03:34:04 PM »

These are all great scenes you have all mentioned.

And I am proud to be the first to mention this scene.

As much I loved the movie, this scene really stuck with me. It's the scene on the train where Frank finally meets Harmonica for the first time (or so Frank believed)

Right up to that scene you see Frank as a evil man who shows no remorse killing an entire family, including a kid. But this scene shows that Frank is for the first time...scared.

Harmonica reveals that he killed five of Frank's men, proving to be a match for Frank, and you can see the look of Fear on his face

"So you're the one who makes appointments?"
"And you're the one who doesn't keepn them" and he mentions the names of men Frank has killed and taunted him, and Frank loses his temper and slaps Harmonica. It's a very powerful scene that shows that Frank is vunerable.

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« Reply #32 on: July 08, 2007, 02:54:41 AM »

That is a powerful scene! Especially I like that Frank is scared. Other things I like are the closeups of Frank and Harmonica when Harmonica comes down from the roof of the train. "End of the line" - "Yeah."  That is the best yeah ever.

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« Reply #33 on: July 08, 2007, 05:45:37 AM »

Frank's face when he gets the bullet... very good.

But the whole film is a favourite moment  Grin

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« Reply #34 on: July 08, 2007, 09:35:14 AM »

Wow, your definition of a moment is a lot longer than mine. Grin

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« Reply #35 on: July 14, 2007, 09:46:19 AM »

Frank's face when he gets the bullet... very good.

But the whole film is a favourite moment  Grin

Good point Jill! The whole film is a Favorite moment. haha so many memorable scenes.

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« Reply #36 on: July 14, 2007, 12:02:53 PM »

I loved Harmonica's flashback on why he wants to kill Frank. It was a well done scene, and I am amazed how they made Henry Fonda look 20 years younger. And the music played too, and the use of the camera, made it a very powerful scene.

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« Reply #37 on: July 14, 2007, 05:50:37 PM »

I am amazed how they made Henry Fonda look 20 years younger
A little trick that Hollywood has used for many years involves tightening  the loose facial skin
with nearly invisible tape. Think of it as a temporary face lift, but instead of sutures they
use tape.

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« Reply #38 on: July 14, 2007, 09:53:06 PM »

I have to agree with Jill, the whole film is a favourite moment, hard to choose one great one, at least for me..

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« Reply #39 on: July 16, 2007, 11:52:41 AM »

Favorite scene:

Jill getting off the train, wandering around, accompanied by the musical score.

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« Reply #40 on: July 16, 2007, 05:00:38 PM »

My favorite scene would have to be when Frank finally confronts Harmonica. The dialogue in the scene really seals the deal for me:

Frank: Morton once told me I could never be like him. Now I understand why. Wouldn't have bothered him, knowing you were around somewhere alive.
Harmonica: So, you found out you're not a businessman after all.
Frank: Just a man.
Harmonica: An ancient race. Other Mortons will be along, and they'll kill it off.
Frank: The future don't matter to us. Nothing matters now - not the land, not the money, not the woman. I came here to see you. 'Cause I know that now, you'll tell me what you're after.
Harmonica: ...Only at the point of dyin'.

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« Reply #41 on: July 16, 2007, 05:22:00 PM »

Yes, Whalestoe, terrific moment. And welcome also!

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« Reply #42 on: July 16, 2007, 05:24:04 PM »

Thank you! Smiley

I've been lurking around the boards for about a week or so now, contemplating whether or not to join. As you can tell, I came to my senses.

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« Reply #43 on: July 16, 2007, 09:40:08 PM »

My favorite scene would have to be when Frank finally confronts Harmonica. The dialogue in the scene really seals the deal for me:

Frank: Morton once told me I could never be like him. Now I understand why. Wouldn't have bothered him, knowing you were around somewhere alive.
Harmonica: So, you found out you're not a businessman after all.
Frank: Just a man.
Harmonica: An ancient race. Other Mortons will be along, and they'll kill it off.
Frank: The future don't matter to us. Nothing matters now - not the land, not the money, not the woman. I came here to see you. 'Cause I know that now, you'll tell me what you're after.
Harmonica: ...Only at the point of dyin'.
For a movie that has less than 20 pages of dialogue, this is definitely the best half page.

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« Reply #44 on: July 18, 2007, 02:51:41 PM »

That is a great scene Whalestoe!

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