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« on: December 05, 2002, 02:48:31 PM »

first and formost... this sight is exceptional and it looks great! thank you!

my question is this: as the man with no name rides into town, a man with sombrero rides a ass out of town. as the man with no name looks back at him, he sees a note tagged onto his back which says something to the effect, "adios..."

everytime i watch this, i try to figure out what's going on. is the guy blind, deaf, mute and that is how he has to communicate? has be been run out of town (doesn't seem the rojos style, they would have shot him)? or is it just some weird leone thing, something from his childhood he just wanted to put in there?

i would love to know if anyone knows or has their theories. either way i would be greatful!

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« Reply #1 on: December 08, 2002, 10:37:11 AM »

This is Leone's version of the dog who trots by with the hand in his mouth in YOJIMBO and I've assumed that here it's intended as an inadverdent warning that the Man is entering a town loaded with danger. I also assume the guy is dead and whoever killed him (probably the Baxter men) stuck that sign on his back as a joke. The "adios amigo" is really for the dead man, although, as I said,  it serves as a warning for the Man also.

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« Reply #2 on: December 10, 2002, 02:04:13 PM »

Yes, it's important to note that the man atop the donkey was dead.

And, lordy lordy, what a great title this topic has!!

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« Reply #3 on: December 10, 2002, 07:20:05 PM »

TEXT I guess the guy was stiff. I mean really stiff! Talk about good posture.

Well, I haven't heard a better explination. I'm going to chalk this one up to blind faith in ya'll.

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« Reply #4 on: December 28, 2002, 04:22:01 AM »

maybe leone pushed the parralell with YOJIMBO a bit too far here with this one.  There is no other explanation.  Every time i watch it i seem to think that someone will shoot the old man when he gets to the end of the path.  But he never seems to look dead.  I will take another look.

ps and yes this is a great title for a topic,  no pun meant i hope

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« Reply #5 on: January 02, 2003, 12:42:10 PM »

caius:

i'm glad someone doesn't think that dude is dead or at least things there may be some other explination. i think i need to get by butt in gear and watch YOJIMBO because several of you more versed filmgoes reference it constantly.

i too rewatched this scene just two days ago and honestly, i don't see how that guy could be dead. anyway, thanks for helping me not to feel so crazy...

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« Reply #6 on: January 03, 2003, 06:12:37 AM »

its alright, but i'm starting to get worried about your sexual connotation here mate, first the dodgy topic name then your post about chatting up a women on the internet who you thought was a gay guy, please re assure me that this is not the case.  

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« Reply #7 on: January 03, 2003, 09:11:51 PM »

The guy on the mule is dead, and if you look carefully you can see he is held up by a stick.  The book by Frank Chandler also has the guy dead, although the note on his back reads "it is not safe to venture outside your own area", rather than "adios amigo".  We recently had a discussion about this on the Clint Eastwood web board here.  It took me a while to get that he was dead.

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« Reply #8 on: January 04, 2003, 10:46:54 AM »

Correct me if I'm wrong, I haven't seen Yohimbo in a while, but the parallel scene was the dog carring the severed hand, right?

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« Reply #9 on: January 05, 2003, 03:48:40 AM »

yes

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« Reply #10 on: March 29, 2003, 05:27:24 AM »

Yes, it's important to note that the man atop the donkey was dead.

And, lordy lordy, what a great title this topic has!!

LOL, Shorty!

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« Reply #11 on: March 29, 2003, 08:19:55 PM »

Ahhh... You can see the stick or branch, or whatever holding him up as Eastwood turns around to tip his hat to him...

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« Reply #12 on: April 01, 2003, 05:46:26 PM »

I guess I'm going to have to watch it tonight...
I have never see the stick and I've watched in slow mo...

By the way Caius, I'm 150% Hetero thank you very much... I apologize if I made you nervous.

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« Reply #13 on: May 24, 2007, 05:21:36 AM »

Ahhh... You can see the stick or branch, or whatever holding him up as Eastwood turns around to tip his hat to him...
  I think he is dead, there's the stick. Couldn't make out if his hands were tied .

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