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Sid the Pig
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« : November 05, 2003, 05:07:28 PM »

I noticed a few comparisons when watching the ends of both Fistful of Dollars and a Few Dollars More.
Aside from the obvious one of the final shoot out bring between Eastwood and Gian Maria Volonté, the finale seems to be in an arena.
The circle seems to me to be a Roman influence, and Sergio is as we know a boy from Rome.
I wondered if anyone else has any thoughts on this "gladiatorial" bent in the Dollars movies.
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« #1 : November 06, 2003, 04:48:35 AM »

Thanks Sid and welcome.

The Corrida/Arena definitely has Roman gladatorial overtones and also of the bull ring which is a direct decendent of the Arenas built by the Romans throughout their old empire.

It was a great touch and break from the western cliche' shootout in the street though AFOD was in the street, lol.

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« #2 : November 06, 2003, 10:24:43 AM »

 in fdm the arena is quite smaller than
GB&U's arena. GB&U arena has grown so big in comparison with it's predecessor, fdm, it made me wonder . the distance between these three guys is so far apart and that it accentuates just how good a shot they all are.  arena good subject to jump on. thx, & welcome sid the pig.  ;D

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