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« #30 : November 28, 2006, 09:40:15 PM »

"Mary Poppins" will be safe for Silenzio.


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« #31 : November 28, 2006, 09:42:42 PM »

"Mary Poppins" will be safe for Silenzio.

Oh boy! sounds great!

Then there's the "Full House" marathon on Nick at Nite tomorrow! Can this week be any better? I SUBMIT THAT IT CAN NOT!

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« #32 : November 28, 2006, 09:50:50 PM »

Silenzio Great News!!!!!


I'm sending you "Bed knobs and Broomsticks" and the UNCUT version of "The sound of music" (featuring EXTRA SONGS!!!!).

Good thing Sanjuro brought your age to my attention. I was gonna send you hard core sex, nudity and violence.

Phew...thanks Sanjuro.




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« #33 : November 28, 2006, 09:54:02 PM »

(featuring EXTRA SONGS!!!!).


Whoa boy! Looks like I'll have more to memorize!

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« #34 : November 28, 2006, 09:54:12 PM »

Seems like I've just saved a minor from sex offence.


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« #35 : November 28, 2006, 09:55:19 PM »

Seems like I've just saved a minor from sex offence.

and you saved me a lawsuit.




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« #36 : November 28, 2006, 09:56:28 PM »

And you saved my virgin eyes from being permanently scarred!

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« #37 : November 28, 2006, 09:58:49 PM »

speaking of which...should you be wacthing "Giu La Testa"?


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« #38 : November 29, 2006, 09:08:30 PM »

it is a dream. Its just the way its edited does it make it look like its not. Everything after the Opium Den is a dream. The hard part for the viewer is to figure whats part of the dream and whats real.

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« #39 : November 29, 2006, 11:11:06 PM »

it is a dream.



Burden of proof.




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« #40 : November 30, 2006, 02:36:19 AM »

or burden of dreams ;D.


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« #41 : November 30, 2006, 02:54:36 PM »

No. No no no no no no.

No. There endeth my argument.


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« #42 : December 16, 2006, 05:44:32 AM »

Hi, Im new in this forum and i got on question i want to have an answer on. Lets say its a dream and he smiles because now deborah can love him now, but did he get killed when he was smiling or did he escape the gangsters in the end, the book says that he escapes but is it so ?

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« #43 : October 18, 2009, 06:11:49 AM »

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for me, the most beautiful issue of the dream theory is the psychologic aspect of it.

Noodles feels pretty much guilt for what happened to Max (i.e. he got killed). So he creates in his mind a future where Max turned things upside down and took his revenge upon him. Furthermore, he also regrets hardly having raped deborah, and turns out, she became what she wanted to become, even though that was unlikely to happen.

To top it off, She got togheter with Max. Noodles got the greatest possible punishment for his faults to the ones he loved the most. He felt he deserved it. But in his fantasy, their love would still remain intact: Max would want his son to be called David and Deborah would still want him to be well and safe.

Max wouldn't have stayed with that blond woman (forgot her name), Noodles hated her, and didn't like the fact that Max was with her. Apparently, she ended up alone.



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« #44 : October 19, 2009, 06:54:02 AM »

One aspect which is not often discussed is what prompted Leone to structure the film in the way he did.  What prompted him to come up with the is it a dream? is it reality? idea. 
He didn't. The idea came afterwards, and when it was suggested to him he did not deny it. He may have just been in Showman Mode at that point, however, happy to accept anything that would allow for the broadest possible acceptance/audience. But there is no proof that SL actually went into the project with the dream/reality concept in mind.



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