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« Reply #15 on: October 13, 2011, 10:45:53 AM »

Interestingly, in his memoirs (which I'm now reading), Mickey Knox makes the point that every film projected in Italy (at least in his day) got an intermission, whether it needed one or not, so the vendors could sell more snacks. (I've experienced this in other countries). The house would just bring up the lights at a mid-way reel break and resume, after a few minutes, with the next reel. That would mean there were intermissions for AFOD, FAFDM, GBU, West, DYS, as well as for America. Now, Leone wouldn't have necessarily planned for any of those intermissions, and we sort of assume that because of length he would have planned one for America, but maybe that's not the case. Is there any hard evidence anywhere that speaks to this issue?

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« Reply #16 on: October 13, 2011, 01:12:41 PM »

The admission in the cinema and on the 2 parted VHS was in Germany  always in the car scene. But on the 2 parted DVD it was somewhere else where it didn't made much sense, why people were complainimng about it.

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« Reply #17 on: October 15, 2011, 06:41:54 AM »

Showtime's OUATIA intermission:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6nEStwxns9I

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« Reply #18 on: October 15, 2011, 07:42:56 AM »

Thanks, Novecento. Wow, that's really early. I guess that might be a good place to break if you wanted to have 2 intermissions (with the second coming after Deborah leaves), but it seems weird to have a relatively short part 1 and then have a part 2 that goes on and on.

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