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« Reply #60 on: July 25, 2005, 06:28:23 PM »

That's one scene in the movie that seems to be very different than the rest of the movie.

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« Reply #61 on: July 25, 2005, 07:22:45 PM »

I guess it is. Possibaly because Leone is brilliant at montage, he'll gladly use 10 set ups where another director will only 3 or 4. In this case though, much of the action is covered in one continuous, though fluid, set up, with just a short series of mid shots and one close up following it.

I've always been interested in Mo's relationship with the Latino guy who he hastily gives money to, too get rid of him. It's as though we are seeing the new gang on the block, who have come along and taken over from the old Jewish mob, just as they took over from Bugsy's (Irish?) gang. Noodles even notices a group of them gambling in the street in an earlier scene.

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« Reply #62 on: July 26, 2005, 07:51:04 AM »

I guess it is. Possibaly because Leone is brilliant at montage, he'll gladly use 10 set ups where another director will only 3 or 4. In this case though, much of the action is covered in one continuous, though fluid, set up, with just a short series of mid shots and one close up following it.

I've always been interested in Mo's relationship with the Latino guy who he hastily gives money to, too get rid of him. It's as though we are seeing the new gang on the block, who have come along and taken over from the old Jewish mob, just as they took over from Bugsy's (Irish?) gang. Noodles even notices a group of them gambling in the street in an earlier scene.

I never understood why Moe threw out the 4 (3?) guys but  let the Latino guy in. He even re-filled his glass. Then when Noodles phoned he also threw him out.

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« Reply #63 on: August 22, 2005, 06:42:27 AM »

Another bit I liked was right before the gang executes Joe and his thugs at the dockyard. . . James Hayden's only real big scene in the movie.  He walks over to Joe's car with a goofy grin on his face, looking like he's chewing on a wad of gum, looking for all the world like an innocent teenager/young man, and then - BLAM!  He whips out his gun and blows Joe's eye out.  Wow.  But I agree with the other person on this thread who said it, this scene is the most definitely Leone one, with no music, natural sounds (the seagulls), lots of suspenseful build-up, and only a few brief lines of dialogue before an explosive climax.

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« Reply #64 on: August 22, 2005, 10:00:14 AM »

Another bit I liked was right before the gang executes Joe and his thugs at the dockyard. . . James Hayden's only real big scene in the movie.† He walks over to Joe's car with a goofy grin on his face, looking like he's chewing on a wad of gum, looking for all the world like an innocent teenager/young man, and then - BLAM!† He whips out his gun and blows Joe's eye out.† Wow.† But I agree with the other person on this thread who said it, this scene is the most definitely Leone one, with no music, natural sounds (the seagulls), lots of suspenseful build-up, and only a few brief lines of dialogue before an explosive climax.

Agreed. I'd also say "Nah... Kids' stuff" is one of the coolest - and best delivered - lines in the whole film.

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« Reply #65 on: August 27, 2005, 08:40:10 AM »

For me, if only for Carlo Simi's set design it's the scene/s in the opium den

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« Reply #66 on: August 27, 2005, 07:57:44 PM »

That's one scene in the movie that seems to be very different than the rest of the movie.
Thinking about it since Delli Colli's death, there is an almost identical sequence in ONCE UPON A TIME IN THE WEST when Jill arrives at the station.

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« Reply #67 on: September 02, 2005, 04:21:25 PM »

Since no one said it yet (surprised?), I will add another one: the "Song of Songs" scene between young Noodles and Deborah.  Seriously, that has got to be some of the best child acting I've ever seen.  JC and Scott Tiler kicked ass in this movie, and that part in particular.

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« Reply #68 on: September 02, 2005, 06:10:28 PM »

Thinking about it since Delli Colli's death, there is an almost identical sequence in ONCE UPON A TIME IN THE WEST when Jill arrives at the station.

I think there is another bit in OUATITW repeated in OUATIA, when the asian woman walks past the camera to start the scene in the tavern in OUATITW, I think it's identical and the same woman to start the scene in the opium den in OUATIA. Sorry if that doesn't make sense.

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« Reply #69 on: September 21, 2005, 08:16:21 PM »

THE MOST MEMORABLE SEEN IN THIS BEAUTIFUL MOVIE

IS WHEN YESTERDAY IS PLAYING ON A PIANO IN THE BACKGROUND JUST COMING OUT OF NOODLES FLASHBACK OF EARLIER HAPPIER DAYS WITH HIS BEST FRIEND MAX WHO HE STANDS BEFORE AGAIN BUT DOES NOT EXCEPT IT.

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« Reply #70 on: November 07, 2005, 11:52:01 AM »

I rewatched the movie lately and I found an amazing scene of cinema. A good scene in a cinematic sense is a scene where only images make understand things without the use of words: the images, the editing as a langage on its own is the cinema.
 And the scene after Dominic slept is amazing in this sense. Noodles kills the man and the policemen. Then we see him in a police cab, wich goes right through a jail entrance, with his friends who are watching him powerless. A great and simple composition in the shots.
 This scene is maybe the most beautifull, WITHOUT A WORD we see the wheel of destiny, the causes and effects, we understand that he will spend  dozen of years in jail, we really feel the wasting of the youth, that nothing will ever be the same. And it also works thanks to the beautifull Morricone score and this particular white light.

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« Reply #71 on: November 17, 2005, 06:04:38 AM »

I'm watching this again on Saturday but for me at this moment in time, its the moment just before the Intermission when Noodles sees Deborah leave. An amazingly emotional scene backed by excellent direction, cinematography and music.

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« Reply #72 on: November 20, 2005, 06:59:54 AM »

After rewatching the movie again, I'd agree with the Speakeasy scene - one hell of a way to (re)introduce all of the main characters as adults.

Also, the beautiful shot of Deborah (right before the "Song of Songs" scene) walking through the street, into the huge crowd, as Noodles watches, with "Deborah's Theme" playing on the soundtrack.  Breathtaking.  Wink

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« Reply #73 on: November 27, 2005, 04:46:06 AM »

The scene when Dominic gets killed. It's so powerful and I cried lika a little baby. Cry

Noodles smile inte the last scene. Grin

When Noodles is watching Deb dance. Smiley

The rape scene at the bank. Shocked

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« Reply #74 on: June 28, 2006, 10:38:54 AM »

All of the above!!!
A scene I have always loved is when Noodles visits the tomb of his friends. It really makes me feel sad. But can anybody here tell me what is going on with Noodles and Ennio Morricone`s music in there? On two occasions he looks up to the ceiling whilst the music is playing. He looks slightly annoyed closes the door and the music stops. Itís almost as if he can here the music. Somebody please try and explain this. It has always intrigued me?

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