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« Reply #15 on: December 08, 2007, 08:25:22 AM »

OK now, only HPD is missing, let's see if we have a winner.

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« Reply #16 on: December 08, 2007, 02:34:59 PM »

I can think of a few...

Chato's Land


I didn't really think the opening was too good, it was just eh.


But I will have to agree that Hang 'em High was a pretty cool opening.

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« Reply #17 on: December 10, 2007, 09:16:31 AM »

I didn't really think the opening was too good, it was just eh.


But I will have to agree that Hang 'em High was a pretty cool opening.

I personally like Chato's Land. Yes, it could have been a bit better, but Bronson was outstanding here.

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« Reply #18 on: July 30, 2008, 01:53:49 AM »

I personally like Chato's Land. Yes, it could have been a bit better, but Bronson was outstanding here.

It's a slight (unofficial) remake of Corbucci's Navajo Joe, which is a much better movie.
Now that I think about it, I would have rather seen Chuck subsituted for Reynolds.

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« Reply #19 on: July 30, 2008, 06:06:39 AM »

I'll also add Pat Garrett and Billy the Kid. The first twenty minutes are brilliant, on a par with Peckinpah's best work, but the rest of the film is extremely uneven.

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« Reply #20 on: July 30, 2008, 11:14:44 AM »

 I don't know how I forgot Rio Lobo.  The opening train robbery sequence is really good, but once the Civil War sequence is over, the movie goes down the crapper real quick. Grin

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« Reply #21 on: July 30, 2008, 11:41:19 AM »

Nobody's the Greatest (AKA A Genius, Two Partners and a Dupe) should be in this category. Apparently, the opening was directed by Leone, but the original film negative was stolen and the version that saw the light was made in a hurry from alternate takes. Chances are that what Leone and Damiani had in mind was much better than the final product.  Sad

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« Reply #22 on: July 31, 2008, 06:06:48 AM »

I don't know how I forgot Rio Lobo.  The opening train robbery sequence is really good, but once the Civil War sequence is over, the movie goes down the crapper real quick. Grin

I thought the ending shootout was the best part, personally.

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« Reply #23 on: July 31, 2008, 12:28:16 PM »

Nobody's the Greatest (AKA A Genius, Two Partners and a Dupe) should be in this category. Apparently, the opening was directed by Leone, but the original film negative was stolen and the version that saw the light was made in a hurry from alternate takes. Chances are that what Leone and Damiani had in mind was much better than the final product.  Sad

I had both the Nobody films in mind. Although others will probably disagree with me on the first one.

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« Reply #24 on: July 31, 2008, 12:34:24 PM »

I had both the Nobody films in mind. Although others will probably disagree with me on the first one.

I'm afraid I am one of them, as  My name is Nobody is one of my favourite SWs.

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« Reply #25 on: July 31, 2008, 01:08:41 PM »

I'm afraid I am one of them, as  My name is Nobody is one of my favourite SWs.
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« Reply #26 on: August 01, 2008, 01:17:27 PM »

I would.  Cheesy

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« Reply #27 on: August 01, 2008, 04:56:44 PM »

You're all right, Bandolero, I don't care WHAT Tuco the Ugly says about you.

Haha, just the kind of lurid jactitation I'd expect from you while I'm away from the board, Dave.

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