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« Reply #15 on: August 18, 2008, 04:26:55 AM »

There are 558 votes on IMDB!
I smell a commie here!

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« Reply #16 on: August 19, 2008, 07:22:24 PM »

No I prefer Leones other films

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« Reply #17 on: August 11, 2010, 06:15:40 AM »

meteorically speaking quite naturally

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« Reply #18 on: September 14, 2010, 01:51:36 PM »

I actually like sword and sandals movies more than westerns (so opposite of Leone himself) but i haven't seen this but i think i would like it more than Duck you Sucker, havent seen America yet either.

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« Reply #19 on: June 09, 2013, 04:37:23 AM »


I don't know if this guy means this seriously (it's written a few months before April Fools Day), but I'll copy it here, for a laugh  Wink

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by drystyx (Fri Nov 30 2012 04:01:23)

There's no doubt that this is Leone's best work, by far.

I've seen some of the reviews on this film, and it's amazing how far of the mark some of them are.

This film was entertaining, fun, full of spectacle, and everything Leone usually isn't.

But what really makes "The Colossus of Rhodes" stand out among his films is the characters. One can see that he excels on his "bookends" with this and "Once Upon a Time In America", with garbage in between.

In those two films, we get actual anti-heroes, instead of the one dimensional caricatures of the spaghetti westerns.

There's no denying that "Colussus" and "America" are the films with his most complex, credible, multidimensional characters. They have faults and values, but most of all, they have motivation. There is zero motivation in the dollar trilogy characters. They just kill every man and woman they see. It's goofy crap for beavis and butthead, the target audience. Here, Rory Calhoun gives us a character who we can like and believe. He is a reluctant hero. He doesn't murder every human he sees. he isn't a psychopath.

In fact, no director has ever tumbled as horribly as Leone, from making an obvious 9/10 film like this, to making 1/10 wastes of celluloid like "A Fistful of Dollars". It defies belief.

It has to do with the era, however. There are still some of the poisoned minds of the late sixties and seventies, who were full of hate, making movies solely for control freaks. In 50 years, they'll be gone, or be babbling invalids no one listens to, and the dollar trilogy will be forgotten, fortunately for Leone, while this will be heralded as his masterpiece.

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« Reply #20 on: June 09, 2013, 05:22:48 AM »

He surely means it. Nice and fresh point of view.

But he shouldn't try to work in the prophesying business in case he is one day looking for a new job.

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« Reply #21 on: June 09, 2013, 06:18:38 AM »

He's a lunatic that I've tumbled with on occasion, I haven't seen any recent posts on IMDb lately though. Wink

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« Reply #22 on: September 01, 2013, 07:29:58 PM »

Drystyx is the one who thinks every movie with a blond hero is Nazi propaganda yes?

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« Reply #23 on: September 10, 2013, 06:01:31 AM »

watching this 2nd time i'm becoming more intertained by it. 7th voyage o]Sinbad,  w/ ray harryhausen's work was not as good as this one in a million
S&S /Sergio leone pre masterpiece, masterpeice. it's useless to go on pretending you shouldn't watch this.
scamned it a few weeks back. also, saw it when it was released



suddenly, i'm glued to it again !  Afro

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« Reply #24 on: September 10, 2013, 02:34:04 PM »

 Afro Afro Afro

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