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« Reply #45 on: July 28, 2003, 05:25:30 AM »

This topic is like Dracula you can not keep it in the coffin!

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« Reply #46 on: July 28, 2003, 07:23:00 AM »

This topic is like Dracula you can not keep it in the coffin!
...which is quite incredible...
1) the only thing they have in common is the beard.
2) Sergio could hardly speak 3 words in a row in English,  whereas the actor playing the ticket-seller clearly speaks his own language with his own voice.
3) when the film was shot Sergio was weighing twice as much,
4) ticket-seller's lips are thin, Sergio's are rather fleshy
5) not to mention their eyes of two completely different colors

and now someone will open a topic saying the ticket-seller was Sergio's brother...




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« Reply #47 on: July 28, 2003, 08:20:49 AM »

and now someone will open a topic saying the ticket-seller was Sergio's brother...

LOL!  Undecided I'm sure someone would be stupid enough to think that.

This is IMO like the conspiracy theories on the JFK Assassination (here's another can of worms): outwardly, it seems credible, but if you have the brains to look deeper, than it falls apart.  I'm sure few agree with me on that topic, if I was to say Oswald acted alone.  Off-topic I know, I was just making an analogy.

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« Reply #48 on: July 28, 2003, 08:21:42 AM »

It's pretty obvious it isn't sergio, the basic thing is, it looks nothing like him.

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« Reply #49 on: July 13, 2005, 05:25:52 PM »

It's not Sergio.

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« Reply #50 on: July 13, 2005, 07:20:00 PM »

At the risk of stirring this can of worms up...

I know that Leone does not play the ticket seller, but I think he does look a tiny bit like him, in the same way that Stieger looks a tiny bit like him in GIU LA TESTA. Indeed Steiger even copied some of Leone's mannerism's into his performance.

Which leads me to my point. In the end credits is a character called "Adorable Old Man", played by Joey Faye. Now I have searched my memory of this film, which I've seen over and over again, and can't think who the hell this could be.

He may have been in a deleted scene, but who is the "Adorable" one?

Could it be the screen credit for the ticket seller? Could it be a bit of joke that he is "adorable" and looks a bit like Leone too? I find it very odd that the news stand man is credited, when all he does is scream in a long shot, where as the ticket seller gets close ups and dialogue and seemingly has no credit.

The main thing wrong with theory is that Joey Faye would have been in his early seventies during production, but some folks look good for their age. Leone was in his early 50's and looks much older.

By the way, the guy playing the character in the "modern" location in the same place was a terrible actor in comparason, I thought, the way he quizzically stares at Noodles with his head cocked to one side as De Nero fills a form out is very annoying.

This may have been brought up before, and if so I'm sorry. Haven't had time yet to get through the vast amount of info on the board.

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« Reply #51 on: July 15, 2005, 12:34:56 PM »

lmao at this topic

haha no its not sergio, sergio is like twice that guy, i remember the ticket seller being rather skinny, they got the same glasses though i think, and white beard

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« Reply #52 on: July 15, 2005, 06:41:58 PM »

Yeah, but who is the "Adorable Old Man"? Huh

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« Reply #53 on: February 10, 2006, 06:28:13 PM »

there is no point starting this kind of topic if you are not physionomist.The ticket man is not Leone. But as any other director, Leone liked playing with the audience, creating that kind of funny illusion. it is exactly the same with the sound in the train station when Noodles found the empty suitcase. The very first train whistle is the first note of the OUATIA soundtrack theme. Cinema is illusion.
However the taxi driver ( rape scene) is definitaly the guy who financed the movie!

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« Reply #54 on: February 11, 2006, 02:18:30 PM »

Anyone know where Mario Brega is in this movie? He's listed under the credits as Mandy but I don't remember any character in this movie called Mandy.

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« Reply #55 on: February 11, 2006, 06:12:54 PM »

The big heavy set gangster at the beginning searching for Noodles,  if you ever saw The Great Silence you'll see him without the beard, then you'll recognise him.

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« Reply #56 on: February 12, 2006, 08:53:24 AM »

Yeah, but who is the "Adorable Old Man"? (the record's stuck... stuck... stuck...)

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« Reply #57 on: February 12, 2006, 09:01:44 PM »

I'm not sure but in my opinion he could be two people:

a) The drunken old man Noodles and Max try to swindle near the beginning of the film.

b) The man who looks quite shocked when the herse is shaking wildly and Max says " Turning over in thier grave. Happens all the time. "

P.S. - I saw Brega in TGS, Cigar Joe but I don't think the guy in the beginning is him. He doesn't look too much like him but I haven't seen the movie in a while.

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« Reply #58 on: February 15, 2006, 05:44:39 AM »

Here's a image of Brega, now picture him with gray hair, a gray coat, and a gray fedora.


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« Reply #59 on: February 16, 2006, 12:15:42 AM »

He certainly looks like the heavy-set guy looking for Noodles at the beginning of the film. I see over on another thread that Grandpa Chum is saying that that gangster is NOT Brega. As much as I hate to disagree with the venerable Gramps (because on statements of cinematic fact he's usually right), I think in this case he is certainly wrong. The guy at the beginning of OUATIA who is looking for Noodles is Brega.

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