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« #15 : 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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« #16 : 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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« #17 : 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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« #18 : July 30, 2008, 12:53:49 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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« #19 : July 30, 2008, 05:06:39 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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« #20 : July 30, 2008, 10:14:44 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. ;D



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« #21 : July 30, 2008, 10:41:19 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.  :(

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« #22 : July 31, 2008, 05:06:48 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. ;D

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



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« #23 : July 31, 2008, 11:28:16 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.  :(

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



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« #24 : July 31, 2008, 11:34:24 AM »

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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« #25 : July 31, 2008, 12:08:41 PM »

I'm afraid I am one of them, as  My name is Nobody is one of my favourite SWs.
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« #26 : August 01, 2008, 12:17:27 PM »

I would.  :D


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« #27 : August 01, 2008, 03:56:44 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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