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« Reply #15 on: December 11, 2003, 06:19:36 AM »

Admittedly, Boone is solid - but could he have convincingly portrayed a half-breed Portugese whaler out in El Paso?  

"Terror in a Texas Town" LMFAO.  God forgive me if I ever find myself watching that movie, I'm sure the Western Channel will show it.

Did Sterling Hayden have a straight face in the harpoon shootout scene?  "Mandrake, do you know what the Commies are doing to our water?"   Interesting character from what I've heard, loved to party - bought himself a bigass 60' sailing yacht and just cruised the tropical seas with some wenches for a couple years.
not a muscle moved. sterling's face granite as he impaled
pathetic badguy whose girfriend kept warning him about "pushing" sterling's character too far.

no precious bodily fluids mixed here.  LOL  
BTW, sabastian cabot totaly out of character as bad guy's fat guy employer. you just felt terrible for the bad guy as he was bound for impaling in the middle of the street in front of god  & everybody by sterling's long swift harpoon.  Roll Eyes
needless to say, hayden denied his essence.  Grin

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« Reply #16 on: December 12, 2003, 05:02:37 AM »

denied his essence...., lol.

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« Reply #17 on: December 13, 2003, 07:26:13 AM »

Sebastian Cabot in the Morton role?  This keeps getting better.  Did he have "GOOD" and "EVIL" tattooed on his knuckles?

Who played the love interest, Shelly Winters?

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« Reply #18 on: January 04, 2006, 08:34:43 PM »

I've watched this movie for the first time this week end, but in French, and I wanted to know if the sing is in English in the American version?
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Van Cleef is... YOUNG!

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« Reply #19 on: January 05, 2006, 02:21:09 AM »

yes it is... that is odd that they would change the language of the song for a different version.

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« Reply #20 on: January 05, 2006, 05:32:18 PM »

"High Noon": good movie but not as great as it's cracked up to me.  The best part is Gary Cooper, who is just great, but otherwise it's overrated.  I preferred "3:10 To Yuma" myself, though I'd still recommend it to anyone who hasn't yet seen it (come on, it's a classic - let the people decide for themselves).

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« Reply #21 on: January 06, 2006, 05:48:07 AM »

I really love High Noon, I think it is a great film. Those who like the structure of this film but who wanted to see it transposed to Noir should check out Robert Wise's The Set Up with Robert Ryan.

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« Reply #22 on: January 06, 2006, 11:33:10 PM »

  I've never been able to  completely embrace High Noon.  Its a good movie, a classic in most rights, but something just doesn't click when I watch it.  Gary Cooper is very good and I'll watch it when its on tv, but I've never been able to consider it up there with other western classics.

  Like Groggy said though, I'd still recommend it to someone who hasn't seen it before.

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« Reply #23 on: January 07, 2006, 11:00:15 AM »

I'm not sure I'm as weary of it as some other posters, I love it any which way... but I will admit that it might be the essential one-timer film... I mean the first time I saw it and you don't know exactly the way things are gonna go down it's as good as the best of them, but others are somewhat right, after that it's still great but I can't bring myself to watch it all the way through very often... but that first time, wow!... I will never forget the first time I saw high noon(which i can't say for very many films).

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« Reply #24 on: May 30, 2007, 09:58:06 AM »

Well, it's good,  but a little overrated. I think, when Kane had not survived, it has been more shocking and much better. He could have killed the bad guys, right, but he should die too.

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« Reply #25 on: May 30, 2007, 10:52:13 AM »

I always loved the opening to High Noon with Lee Van Cleef. Awesome!

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« Reply #26 on: May 30, 2007, 05:10:43 PM »

Well, it's good,  but a little overrated. I think, when Kane had not survived, it has been more shocking and much better. He could have killed the bad guys, right, but he should die too.

(I hope it's clear. I have problems with the past form of the conditional mood.)  Embarrassed
Hey, they should have used you as a script doctor! I like your ending better than the one used. Let me tweak it a bit further: Kane gets all the baddies, but his wife, in attempting to save him, ends up shooting her husband by mistake. Heavy irony, eh? She violates her pacifist principles, and pays the price. Oh, the humanity!

[No biggie, Jill, but this is probably the way you wanted to formulate your thought: "Had Kane not survived, it would have been more shocking and much better."]

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« Reply #27 on: July 06, 2007, 03:41:02 PM »

The only things I didn't like about High Noon was Katy Jurado as a successful Mexican woman (haha) and the climatic gunfight dragged on too long. Clint would have wasted those guys in seconds.


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« Reply #28 on: September 22, 2007, 10:25:46 AM »

It's funny. I just watched High Noon again, and it makes the "3:10 to Yuma" remake criticism here even more laughable. The criticism of the remake is that it defies logic.  Roll Eyes Ok, then what do you call the end of HIGH NOON? You have Frank Miller and his gang, four all together against one, the Marshal Will Kane. On more than one occasion, Marshal Will is out in the open, and Frank Miller and his Gang fire countless times at close range and miss.

Now, I'm not knocking the end of HIGH NOON. It's masterful filmmaking, and it's the MAGIC of movie making to bend logic a bit and dispen disbelief. When I watch a film, I love to leave reality and escape into another world. High Noon is a perfect example of that! The western genre as a whole is built on myth and is often over the top. That's what makes the genre the best in my humble opinion.

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« Reply #29 on: September 22, 2007, 11:18:33 AM »

TAKE THAT YOU 3:10 HATING BASTARDS!

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