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« Reply #15 on: September 10, 2006, 02:29:38 AM »

These are the 5 best, mentioned because they are the best and not because they were missing from other lists.
Not sure who thats comment is aimed at but as regards my present top 5 i have included 3 of what i consider as Corbucci's most original and possibly his best sw's,afterall both Mercenary and Companeros are really both rehashes of Bullet For The General.
And God Said To Cain(very topical at the moment) is definately up there which as Alex Cox says is an "unusually gothic piece,the villains are uncharacteristically rounded,the script intelligent .Conventional exposition is ignored,and the films unities are almost classical"
For Kill & Pray Cox says"morbid,fatalistic precursor of Django Kill:teeming with religious symbols and characters on the verge of madness,Kill & Pray is picaresque,intense and tightly constructed.A comedy of the blackest kind-IF ONE HAD TO CHOOSE ONE FILM TO PROVE THAT THE ITALIAN WESTERN WAS NOT SOLELY LEONES,KILL & PRAY WOULD SERVE VERY WELL." Wink
      In other words far from crap Cool BTW both quotes are taken from Cox's 10,000 Ways To Die,available as a free download-i'm just coming to the end of this book which offers an excellent insight into the whole sw genre  Smiley   

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« Reply #16 on: September 10, 2006, 06:12:51 AM »

available as a free download


where?

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« Reply #17 on: September 10, 2006, 06:19:17 AM »


where?

Right here....enjoy  Smiley---->

http://www.fistful-of-leone.com/forums/index.php?topic=3910.msg44863#msg44863

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« Reply #18 on: September 10, 2006, 06:19:49 AM »


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« Reply #19 on: September 10, 2006, 07:07:53 AM »

thanks!

You're welcome.....grasshopper. Cool

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« Reply #20 on: September 10, 2006, 09:01:44 AM »

Mrs Banjo took the trouble to print out the whole book for me and with the amount of ink it used it must've cost the same as a brand new book-but very worth it Wink

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« Reply #21 on: September 10, 2006, 05:10:30 PM »

Alex Cox  Tongue  Grin

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« Reply #22 on: September 10, 2006, 10:09:25 PM »

Thanks Banjo and Boardwalk_Angel for the info and link of the Alex Cox's manuscript. Mrs. Sanjuro doesn't want to spare the printer ink and paper  Cry. So I have to read the pdf file on the screen. But still it's worth it.

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« Reply #23 on: September 10, 2006, 10:24:10 PM »

Not sure who thats comment is aimed at

Well it wasn't really aimed at anyone specific, mostly to just let people know the films are my top 5 and I'm not just trying to name 5 films still missing from the lists. Grin

Then again 3 of them had already been mentioned, so I'm not actually sure why I said it. I blame Firecracker's post messing with my mind! Wink

Also, I would have added My Name Is Nobody but since Leone was somewhat involved with it I left it out of this "non-leone top 5". Wink

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« Reply #24 on: September 12, 2006, 10:46:41 PM »

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Well, to spaghetti fans Alex Cox will be known for championing deservedly classic (non Leone) SWs to non Europeans to broaden there APPRECIATION for the genre but what will JOE'S BRAND OF CIGARS be remembered for if even at all?

Anyways, I may as well put my (alternating) top 5 best of crap list (the word crap only applies to certain intellectual contributors) this list is based on mostly entertainment value and or innovation-----
THE GREAT SILENCE
DJANGO
BULLET FOR THE GENERAL
NAVAJO JOE
PISTOL FOR RINGO

Now, this next list of SWs is for those seeking a more enlightening, thought provoking experience no crap here!------
MY DINNER WITH ANDRE
THE SOUND OF MUSIC
GONE WITH THE WIND
7 BRIDES FOR 7 BROTHERS
DAS BOOT

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« Reply #25 on: September 13, 2006, 05:45:03 AM »

I think my brands will be remembered fine:  Cool


The Big Gundown
The Mercenary
Companero's
A bullet for the General
Run Man Run.

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« Reply #26 on: September 14, 2006, 02:11:54 PM »

I think my brands will be remembered fine:  Cool


The Big Gundown
The Mercenary
Companero's
A bullet for the General
Run Man Run.
Excellent movies all but where's THE HELLBENDERS stand in your scheme of things? Quite possibly Corbuccis most accomplished work. I'm surprised also that FACE TO FACE is not on your list inarguably Sollimas best of his three westerns even though I enjoy RUN MAN RUN the best, FTF has the total package-story, characterization, score and a thoughtful script.

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« Reply #27 on: September 14, 2006, 05:15:10 PM »

I haven't seen The Hellbenders. An though I like parts of FTF, The Charlie Siringo angle, the "Northfield" botched bank robbery, to name a few, there are a few flaws in my opinion.

First Tomas Milian is miscast as Beauregard Bennett, he looks more Mexicano or Indio here than in all his other roles, I'd believe a Beauregard Rodriguez, or a Manuel Bennett.  Cool

The whole plantation sequence could have been cut out what was the purpose, way too many charaters introduced and it looked a bit out of place in a western.

I think Sollima tried to cram the whole history of the West from the James Gang to the Wild Bunch in one film.

I prefer FTF myself. Grin


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« Reply #28 on: October 29, 2006, 03:54:11 PM »

1. The Great Silence
2. Face to Face
3. The Mercenary
4. The Big Gundown
5. Django


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« Reply #29 on: November 13, 2006, 12:22:22 PM »

Mine would have to be......

1) The Great Silence
2) Django
3) The Hellbenders
4) Face to Face
5) Big Gundown

I must say though, I loved The Specialist the other day, and would also agree with the votes for Cemetery Without Crosses.  Others worthy of a great thumbs up, Companeros, Death Walks in Laredo, Forgotten Pistolero.  Oh the list could go on!

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