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« on: May 02, 2008, 06:54:39 PM »

Tuco almost didn't make it to the shootout.  He was almost dropped by a flying shovel.
Blondie gave a square shovel to Tuco for digging while Angel Eyes gave a spade (Devil reference?). When Blondie threw his it missed Tuco by a foot and a half, on the other hand When Angel Eyes threw his shovel it missed Tuco's head by... I'm guessing 1 5/8"...I think it caught Tuco off guard because he was leaning into the thrown shovel....OK at the most 1 3/4". Huh

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« Reply #1 on: May 02, 2008, 08:26:20 PM »

From what I've heard, LVC threw the shovel a bit too close when he should have tossed it farther away from EW.   He wasn't supposed to throw it that close.   That's from what I gather  - heard it from somewhere, but forget where - probably this forum when I was on it a couple of years ago.   Anyway, that wasn't supposed to happen that way - LVC tossing the shovel that close to EW.

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« Reply #2 on: May 02, 2008, 09:33:29 PM »

I think Wallach mentions that in the DVD extras.  Yes, Van Cleef's throw is very close to hitting Wallach.

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« Reply #3 on: May 02, 2008, 10:02:06 PM »

Well, I'm going to see about getting that DVD Special Edition 'cause I'd like to hear all about that scene, the shovel coming quite close to EW.   I wish I could remember where I heard that, but I do remember hearing about it nonetheless.

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« Reply #4 on: May 03, 2008, 12:38:01 AM »

I think Wallach mentions that in the DVD extras. 

I don't seem to recall that.

The only anecdotes he gives (about almost being severly injured) is the poisen drink, the horse incident and the "would be" decapitation.

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« Reply #5 on: May 03, 2008, 07:35:01 AM »

The shovel passes dangerously close to poor Wallach's head. I bet LVC heard it good later, when the filming of the scene was over.

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« Reply #6 on: May 03, 2008, 07:36:06 AM »

The only anecdotes he gives (about almost being severly injured) is the poisen drink, the horse incident and the "would be" decapitation.

Not enough for you, eh?

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« Reply #7 on: May 05, 2008, 06:43:01 PM »

I wonder id LVC threw ths shovel with the hand that was missing part of a finger...it could have altered his aim... or maybe his aim was true and like a good MLB pitcher he was just throwing a brush-back...hmmm. Wink

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« Reply #8 on: May 05, 2008, 07:37:14 PM »

The shovel passes dangerously close to poor Wallach's head. I bet LVC heard it good later, when the filming of the scene was over.

Well, I don't think LVC got hollered or screamed at, but I'm sure EW said something to him, though not in a rude or ignorant manner - probably just confronted him about it in a nice way, asking him why he threw it so close to him or what caused him to do it.   It very well may be a mystery in this movie that may never be solved, but just left for fans to ponder the reason(s) why.

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« Reply #9 on: May 07, 2008, 09:57:38 AM »

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« Reply #10 on: May 07, 2008, 04:51:59 PM »

Heads up!




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