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« Reply #180 on: June 02, 2016, 05:42:51 PM »

I think the mistake here is attempting to take a Leone film literally. Once you start doing that, a whole host of questions come up. For Leone, it was about the style in which it was said or done, not in what was actually said or done.

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« Reply #181 on: June 03, 2016, 10:29:24 AM »

I'm sure Tuco and Blondie have been together far more than during the few scenes we witness. They know each other very well at this point. Blondie has probably seen Tuco use his gun a lot, which is the deep meaning of that sentence, whether he's talking about the gun or about the shooter. That being said, he's of course talking about the shooter.

1) Because this explanation works so perfectly both from a logical standpoint and a mythological one that I don't see how anyone would try to look further.
2) Because any other explanation is flawed.
3) Because any other explanation is boring.
4) Novecento is probably right anyway.

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« Reply #182 on: June 03, 2016, 10:35:35 AM »

1) Because this explanation works so perfectly both from a logical standpoint and a mythological one that I don't see how anyone would try to look further.
2) Because any other explanation is flawed.
3) Because any other explanation is boring.
4) Novecento is probably right anyway.
Right but irrelevant. It's like someone insisting that Doyle wrote the Sherlock Holmes stories and not Watson. Dickhead!

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« Reply #183 on: June 03, 2016, 12:44:26 PM »

eh, so there's a point so that's not properly explained. Not the first time there was something in a Leone movie that was not properly brought out.

What about FAFDM - how did Manco and Mortimer both wind up in El Paso? They both figured out that first thing that Indio would do upon being sprung from prison is to rob the biggest bank in the territory? and what exactly were they going to do once the bank robbery happened? In fact, why'd they have to wait for the bank robbery? There was already a huge reward on the gang; they should have nabbed them right away - what the hell need to wait for the bank robbery?


Also in FAFDM, the bit about Manco and his leather gauntlet is not properly brought out, as Frayling points out in the commentary. I think this was in the script but not brought out properly in the movie. Manco is supposed to have this trademark leather gauntlet on his right wrist, and he is supposed to do everything with his left hand, thereby keeping his right hand free at all times in case he has to draw. And he is supposed to be known for the gauntlet - that's why, when Indio catches him stealing the money in Agua Caliente, just before the gang beats him, Indio holds up the gauntlet and says, "Here, put it on," like as if he is saying, "Here - I've caught you, I know who you are." But the movie itself never explains what "Manco" means, this bit about him being called "Manco - One Handed" for using just his left hand, as well as the trademark gauntlet, has been written about, probably by those who've seen the script and know what it's supposed to mean, but there's a little something missing in the movie on that point, it's not explained properly.

So what? FAFDM is still probably my favorite movie of all-time  Smiley Smiley Smiley

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« Reply #184 on: June 03, 2016, 01:24:08 PM »

So what? FAFDM is still probably my favorite movie of all-time  Smiley Smiley Smiley
Probably because it's Leone's answer to Cheech and Chong. I got your number.

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« Reply #185 on: June 03, 2016, 01:47:22 PM »

It's like someone insisting...

... that there is also no point asking why no-one sees people approaching before they appear from the edge of the screen.

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« Reply #186 on: June 04, 2016, 03:28:00 PM »

... that there is also no point asking why no-one sees people approaching before they appear from the edge of the screen.
Well, yeah, there IS that.

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« Reply #187 on: June 05, 2016, 12:43:07 PM »

One more thing they shoulda done differently: When Blondie and Tuco set the dynamite on the bridge, it woulda made more sense if they had gone to the other side of teh bridge, width-wise. Looks like they could have hid better over there. As it is in the movie, they are right in front of everyone, setting dynamite to the bridge in  full view of two armies who both want the bridge intact, and nobody says Boo .... they shoulda just crossed under the width of the bridge to the other side, where it seems they could have hid much better  Wink

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« Reply #188 on: June 05, 2016, 08:00:09 PM »

One more thing they shoulda done differently...

Wait.. what were the other things they shoulda done differently?

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« Reply #189 on: June 05, 2016, 09:51:57 PM »

Wait.. what were the other things they shoulda done differently?
Shown the full-frontal footage of our heroes having a threesome.

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« Reply #190 on: June 06, 2016, 06:31:27 AM »

Wait.. what were the other things they shoulda done differently?

They shouldn't have shown Drink the film.

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« Reply #191 on: May 22, 2017, 09:49:23 AM »

Added entry for the documentary Sad Hill Unearthed. Will update when it's released.

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« Reply #192 on: May 22, 2017, 11:40:13 AM »

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