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« Reply #15 on: May 18, 2004, 06:33:43 AM »

All part of Leone's genius.

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« Reply #16 on: May 18, 2004, 10:35:39 AM »

wanted posters seem to give away character's persona.

Speaking of which - don't forget the banjo-picking halfwit that Mortimer guns down at the beginning of FFDM.  This is the character who scratched out the $2000 reward and scrawled in $5000 in crayon.

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« Reply #17 on: June 13, 2004, 03:59:58 PM »

You know was thinking the other day while watching "A Man Called Sledge" that at the time these Spaghetti Western movies and SW style movies were made they were labeled extremely violent. By todays standards this "shock factor" is now nonexistant, that leaves us the style and storyline which with for example Leone's films stand the test of timel. Others that only relied on violence will not fare as well.

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« Reply #18 on: June 21, 2004, 06:05:31 AM »

Another very common one -

12. The anti-hero hangs their clothes over something to make it look like themselves as a decoy. Happens in:

FFDM
Sabata (I think)
Django il bastardo
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« Reply #19 on: August 26, 2004, 05:10:04 PM »

Another one, I've just noticed espcially after just watching "A Minute to Pray, A Second to Die" , "The Big Gundown", and "The Great Silence" recently is that all the lawmen wear these unusually large star badges.

They look just a tad too big, for the real thing, its almost as if they where props from an opera or stage company where the larger size would be more appropriate for a stage production, where patrons in the back of the theater could see them better.

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« Reply #20 on: August 26, 2004, 05:17:21 PM »

And they all walk.....with great background music!

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« Reply #21 on: February 13, 2005, 07:08:48 AM »

Was watching a part of a 1945 Tyrone Power western "San Antonio" this morning mostly a dialoge driven story, but a Cavaly Officer says the above line about having to go put down a Native American revolt.

That is a good example of the only thing that most of the SW's lack and that is the western slang dialogue prevalent in the old Hollywood westerns. lol.

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« Reply #22 on: February 15, 2005, 09:47:55 AM »

The Hills Run Red has some mildly amusing creaky ones "Stay as still as a Cactus"  Shocked makes yer stop and do a rewind on it. "Lookee Yonder" etc

But nothing that advance.  Grin

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« Reply #23 on: May 15, 2007, 07:31:56 AM »

Having watched about 15 spagehtti westerns including all of Leone's I have seen several common scenes which appear in many of the movies.  I will list them here and if you know of more you can add to the list:

1.  Hero/Protagonist walks into hotel to get a room.  All rooms are full or best room is booked.  Hero takes room anyway and kicks occupant out.  This scene is in FFDM (I think)  and Campaneros.

4.  Hero gets gun hand injured, burned or mangled.  FFD, The Great Silence.

5.  Extreme and inventive torture scenes.   Buried up to neck with eye lids pinned open (Mannaja - A Man Called Blade), Buried up to neck and trampeled by horses (Campaneros),  a  hungry rat or other vermin trapped in an overturned basket that is attached to persons stomach (Campaneros).

You can add Django as an example fo all of these points.  But when the hotel is full, Django doesn't beat the occupant, he just pays them their money back (Franco Nero beating a woman probably wouldn't go over well.)

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