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« on: July 12, 2008, 07:42:57 PM »

I mean, of course I'm going to watch it no matter what.

I'm just wondering what to expect (without giving too much away of course).

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« Reply #1 on: July 12, 2008, 09:49:18 PM »

The first time I watched it I thought it was pretty entertaining and just a fun movie to watch, the second time I saw it I thought it was even more fun than the first time and also realised how brilliant it all was. Left me pretty blown away.

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« Reply #2 on: July 13, 2008, 06:01:15 AM »

It starts off fun like GBU and then gets more serious. Its a more mature film than the "dollars" trilogy.

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« Reply #3 on: July 13, 2008, 08:04:53 AM »

I mean, of course I'm going to watch it no matter what.

I'm just wondering what to expect (without giving too much away of course).

Depends. I assume you're watching the 155-minute version?

The general assessment already given is pretty good. But do not watch any of the shorter versions. They are horrendous compared to the director's cut.

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« Reply #4 on: July 13, 2008, 08:07:42 AM »

I wasn't blown away by it, I think it's a bit inconsistent. But that's just my opinion, and after one viewing. There are members here who think it's Leone's best. Watch it ASAP!

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« Reply #5 on: July 13, 2008, 08:51:32 AM »

I wasn't blown away by it, I think it's a bit inconsistent. But that's just my opinion, and after one viewing. There are members here who think it's Leone's best. Watch it ASAP!

I'd never make that argument, it has a lot of flaws, but it's still a great movie when you consider the whole.

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« Reply #6 on: July 14, 2008, 01:02:32 AM »

 It's the type of movie that grows on you with repeated viewings.  First time I saw it I thought it was a good movie, maybe chuckled at the music.  Second time around, everything starts to click and from there on you're cruising.  So I agree with BeauButabi. Afro

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« Reply #7 on: July 14, 2008, 01:50:27 PM »

It's the type of movie that grows on you with repeated viewings.  First time I saw it I thought it was a good movie, maybe chuckled at the music.  Second time around, everything starts to click and from there on you're cruising.  So I agree with BeauButabi. Afro
As with all great films, you don't really know it until you've practically memorized the score, something, obviously, you can't do with a single viewing.

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« Reply #8 on: July 14, 2008, 02:25:43 PM »

I actually rewatched this again last night,  and figured out that the explosion at the end was just the dynamite that Mallory had in his duster and not the nitro.

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« Reply #9 on: July 15, 2008, 04:50:41 PM »

This is one of my sons favorites.  I always tell myself, "ahh,... you've seen it already, so no big deal"  problem is... I get hooked ever time it comes on.  I Like the intense in it! Wink

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« Reply #10 on: July 16, 2008, 01:12:04 AM »

It's absolutely perfect. One of the greatest films ever made. The whole movie is beautiful - the scenery and cinematography, the characters and their interactions , Morricone's musical score. Absolutely flawless. Incredible. Mind-blowingly good.

Combine the action and overall entertainment of GBU with the heart of Once Upon a Time in the West and you get "DUCK YOU SUCKER".

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« Reply #11 on: July 18, 2008, 06:16:20 PM »

DYS is not on West, America and GBU's level. It's Leone not quite fully realized, which is in a way refreshing and gives the film a different feel and atmosphere. The flashbacks are probably the best that DYS has to offer, and it has many great moments, but don't expect to see some of the finer scenes in cinema history, nothing really transcendent or earth-shattering. DYS is merely great, which for Leone's standards is mildly disappointing. With all that said, it's a wonderful movie and among the best I've ever seen. Don't expect West or America and enjoy the movie for what it is.

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« Reply #12 on: July 25, 2008, 01:21:03 PM »

Flawed Masterpiece but my favorite of Leone's.


Starts off as a fun comedy but turns into something more meaningful.
The switch can be hard on the attention span upon first viewing but give it more than one shot and I'm certain you will enjoy it.

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« Reply #13 on: July 28, 2008, 08:52:03 PM »

It has been over three months since I saw it last time. Time to watch it again.  Grin

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« Reply #14 on: August 01, 2008, 04:33:54 PM »

It's absolutely perfect. One of the greatest films ever made. The whole movie is beautiful - the scenery and cinematography, the characters and their interactions , Morricone's musical score. Absolutely flawless. Incredible. Mind-blowingly good.

Combine the action and overall entertainment of GBU with the heart of Once Upon a Time in the West and you get "DUCK YOU SUCKER".
Kudos RR.  I couldn't have said it any better.

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