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« on: June 25, 2007, 11:45:37 AM »

"Duck, You Sucker"
"A Fistfull of Dynamite"
"Once Upon a Time...The Revolution"

When you refer to this film. Which one of these titles do you say? It's funny that one movie would have so many titles to it's name. All three titles are cool none the less.

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« Reply #1 on: June 25, 2007, 11:51:21 AM »

Once upon a time... the Revolution signs its place good. But DYS is funnier. Grin
Fistful of Dynamite is terrible. Like a stupid action movie...  Angry

When I speak about it, I use the italian title.

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« Reply #2 on: June 25, 2007, 11:56:09 AM »

When I speak about it in Czech, I use the title it went under in TV, Kapsy plné dynamitu, i.e. loose translation of Fistful of Dynamite. However, in English I definitelly use Duck You Sucker, because I love how that saying keeps coming in the film...

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« Reply #3 on: June 25, 2007, 11:58:43 AM »

Once upon a time... the Revolution signs its place good. But DYS is funnier. Grin
Fistful of Dynamite is terrible. Like a stupid action movie...  Angry

When I speak about it, I use the italian title.

You make some valid, good points Jill. The title "Duck, You Sucker" is one of the most thrilling, creative movie titles ever in my opinion. When you hear this title, how can you not want to see it just for the title alone?!

Fistfull of Dynamite I'm not to crazy about because it sounds to much like it's part of the Dollar Saga. I don't hate it as much as you Jill, but I see what you're saying. It defintely gives you that feeling it's just an action movie when there's so much more to it.

Once Upon a Time...The Revolution would be the proper title for this picture in my opinion. It defintely would be between "Duck, You Sucker" and this. However, I have not decided which I like better as of yet. OUATTR gives it that EPIC feeling in my opinion.

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« Reply #4 on: June 25, 2007, 12:01:32 PM »

But how came the FOD title? Leone wanted DYS, not?

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« Reply #5 on: June 25, 2007, 12:02:30 PM »

But how came the FOD title? Leone wanted DYS, not?

I'm not exactly sure what Leone's final decision was for the title. I would have to look this up to find out. Maybe somebody here would know?

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« Reply #6 on: June 25, 2007, 12:08:55 PM »

I like Fistful of Dynamite the best. I don't care if it makes some people think it's an action movie. If you've seen it, you'd know better. Duck, You Sucker I never really cared for. A bit too silly, though I did like the line when used in the movie thanks to Coburn's delivery. Once Upon a Time the Revolution I didn't like so much just because I never cared for "Once Upon a Time..." anything.

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« Reply #7 on: June 25, 2007, 12:10:53 PM »

Giu la testa Wink

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« Reply #8 on: June 25, 2007, 12:26:37 PM »

I like Fistful of Dynamite the best. I don't care if it makes some people think it's an action movie. If you've seen it, you'd know better. Duck, You Sucker I never really cared for. A bit too silly, though I did like the line when used in the movie thanks to Coburn's delivery. Once Upon a Time the Revolution I didn't like so much just because I never cared for "Once Upon a Time..." anything.

See I love the sound of "Once Upon a Time" because it gives you the sound of escapism, a fairy tale kind of story you want to get wrapped up in for 2 plus hours. It just sounds magical in my opinion.

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« Reply #9 on: June 25, 2007, 12:56:28 PM »

See I love the sound of "Once Upon a Time" because it gives you the sound of escapism, a fairy tale kind of story you want to get wrapped up in for 2 plus hours. It just sounds magical in my opinion.

Sure. The problem I have with this in connection with this film is the fact, that this film... well... it isn't a fairy tale. OUATITW has a bit of such feeling. This doesn't for me. More of a very sad and severe saga, maybe... well, then just have this title if you like it...

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« Reply #10 on: June 25, 2007, 01:26:59 PM »

I'm not exactly sure what Leone's final decision was for the title. I would have to look this up to find out. Maybe somebody here would know?

I think Frayling said something about Leone believing that this was a popular(!)
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« Reply #11 on: June 25, 2007, 02:41:39 PM »

When speaking about it I refer to it as "Giu la Testa".
However if I have to use english I only refer to it as "Duck You Sucker".

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« Reply #12 on: June 25, 2007, 03:51:14 PM »

I too vote for Giu la testa. But if you want to refer to it in English, I suggest Giu la testa.  Evil

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« Reply #13 on: June 25, 2007, 07:54:00 PM »

Weeks before DYS came to town, previews of it would show at the theater before features began.  The deep voiced announcer guy would say real dramatically, "James Coburn and Rod Steiger will blow you apart in DUCK YOU SUCKER".  Intermixed would be dynamite explosions, machine guns, dying soldiers, exploding trains, a weird looking stage coach, and Coburn whipping his coat open to reveal his arsenal.  It was awesome to see.  After all that, I made sure I didn't miss it when it came out.
Thats the title I was exposed to, and it wasn't until years later that I saw that it could go by other names.  I didn't like that it had other possible names, but DYS was a little odd sounding at the time to say in front of people.  I think that if I wanted a name change it would be to A Fistful of Dynamite.  I know that some feel that that makes it sound like an action movie, but that is what it was presented as.  We know. after viewing it, that the film is much more than that, its on another level.  You couldn't show that on the previews though.
Once Upon a Time in the Revolution sounds good, but in the 60s, and early 70s all sorts of movies had the word Revolution somewhere in the title or as a comedic tag line.  It might have been thought of as a comedy.   So after saying all that, I guess I'll stick with DYS but be conciliatory if you want A Fistful of Dynamite.

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« Reply #14 on: June 25, 2007, 08:39:41 PM »

Weeks before DYS came to town, previews of it would show at the theater before features began.  The deep voiced announcer guy would say real dramatically, "James Coburn and Rod Steiger will blow you apart in DUCK YOU SUCKER".  Intermixed would be dynamite explosions, machine guns, dying soldiers, exploding trains, a weird looking stage coach, and Coburn whipping his coat open to reveal his arsenal.  It was awesome to see.  After all that, I made sure I didn't miss it when it came out.
Thats the title I was exposed to, and it wasn't until years later that I saw that it could go by other names.  I didn't like that it had other possible names, but DYS was a little odd sounding at the time to say in front of people.  I think that if I wanted a name change it would be to A Fistful of Dynamite.  I know that some feel that that makes it sound like an action movie, but that is what it was presented as.  We know. after viewing it, that the film is much more than that, its on another level.  You couldn't show that on the previews though.
Once Upon a Time in the Revolution sounds good, but in the 60s, and early 70s all sorts of movies had the word Revolution somewhere in the title or as a comedic tag line.  It might have been thought of as a comedy.   So after saying all that, I guess I'll stick with DYS but be conciliatory if you want A Fistful of Dynamite.

Yeah, I think I'll go with "DUCK, YOU SUCKER". That title is to cool for words. I wish I had a T-shirt with the words, "Duck, You Sucker" on it.

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