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« on: November 24, 2002, 08:25:41 PM »

Ok so does anyone know the reason Leone waited so long to make this film? Were talking over 10 years, no?

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« Reply #1 on: December 16, 2002, 09:56:40 PM »

Read the biography of Leone by Freyling - it tells all.

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« Reply #2 on: December 19, 2002, 11:05:37 AM »

He had trouble securing the rights to the Harry Grey novel on which it's based, and then he had still more trouble putting a production deal together.

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« Reply #3 on: December 19, 2002, 12:50:46 PM »

Before the film came out, I thought I heard that he wanted de Niro real bad, so he waited for him, too.

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« Reply #4 on: December 19, 2002, 07:02:38 PM »

Yeah, Leone has a history of that -- conceiving a role for a particular actor and then waiting endlessly for the right time to catch that actor when they're available.

Remember that DUCK YOU SUCKER was originally to have featured Malcolm McDowell and Jason Robards in the roles that went to Coburn and Steiger.

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« Reply #5 on: February 11, 2003, 12:18:13 PM »

Don't forget also that Leone didn't have any money after OUTW and Duck you sucker.

He had to work in tv spots and commercials for years in order to get some money to produce his masterpiece.

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« Reply #6 on: June 11, 2007, 08:00:43 AM »

Don't forget also that Leone didn't have any money after OUTW and Duck you sucker.

He had to work in tv spots and commercials for years in order to get some money to produce his masterpiece.
   Yes, a very sad state of affairs, when an artist has to rely on the availability of filthy lucre.

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« Reply #7 on: June 12, 2007, 11:48:54 PM »

I'm so happy the film was made when it was. If he made it 10 yeas earlier, Robert De Niro would never have starred. Probably the entire cast for that matter. Everything worked out just fine.

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