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« on: November 15, 2008, 08:59:10 PM »

"way back to town is 70 miles"

Did they really cover all that ground in one day?
It's clear it was only a few hours (maybe even less) after they skipped town.
Tuco's hands are still tied and he still has that noose around his neck.
They didn't stop to even water the horse.

It took John Wayne and Jorge Rivero a full two days to ride that many miles in Rio Lobo.

 Is covering 70 miles in a few hours possible on horseback?

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« Reply #1 on: November 15, 2008, 09:24:50 PM »

"way back to town is 70 miles"

Did they really cover all that ground in one day?
It's clear it was only a few hours (maybe even less) after they skipped town.
Tuco's hands are still tied and he still has that noose around his neck.
They didn't stop to even water the horse.

It took John Wayne and Jorge Rivero a full two days to ride that many miles in Rio Lobo.

 Is covering 70 miles in a few hours possible on horseback?

I think you just presented the irrefutable proof that nothing was impossible in Leone's West.   Grin

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« Reply #2 on: November 15, 2008, 09:56:42 PM »

I don't think he meant the town that they just left, wouldn't make much sense to go right back to that town now would it?

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« Reply #3 on: November 15, 2008, 11:23:31 PM »

Well,he could have just been telling Tuco that to mess with him.Even if it's a continuity error,I just roll with it.I've seen worst.

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« Reply #4 on: November 16, 2008, 12:12:52 AM »

well, tuco was made of tougher stuff then those hijo de putas   Cheesy

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« Reply #5 on: November 16, 2008, 02:14:07 AM »

Is covering 70 miles in a few hours possible on horseback?

Inconsistancy or not, the above question still requires an answer.

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« Reply #6 on: November 16, 2008, 02:49:22 AM »

Is it impossible that he was on the way for two days?

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« Reply #7 on: November 16, 2008, 02:58:08 AM »

apparently the rule of thumb is:

3 hours without shelter, 3 days without water, 3 weeks without food

this of course doesn't take into account the kind of person or the area.

given that tuco was in the dessert it is questionable if he could make it a day with that heat bearing down on him.

this is a tricky one

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« Reply #8 on: November 16, 2008, 04:47:05 AM »

Well I know of a documented real West instance where the distance traveled was 170 miles in just over 3 days without the loss of a single horse. So that's about 56 miles per day.

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« Reply #9 on: November 16, 2008, 08:57:53 AM »

Just in case these other questions come into play:
http://www.fistful-of-leone.com/forums/index.php?topic=137.0
http://www.fistful-of-leone.com/forums/index.php?topic=2297.0

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« Reply #10 on: November 16, 2008, 03:46:16 PM »

Is it impossible that he was on the way for two days?

If that were the case why would Tuco allow himself to be tied up for two days straight?
Much less have that noose around his neck.

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« Reply #11 on: November 16, 2008, 03:48:49 PM »


The very fact that threads with different questions about the same scene keep popping up proves how flawed this spot in the movie is.
It's a brilliant scene but the numbers don't add up.

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« Reply #12 on: November 16, 2008, 03:52:00 PM »

I wonder what the actual script says,  Wink

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« Reply #13 on: November 17, 2008, 02:01:30 AM »

I guess Blondie is not referring to the town they just left, he knows Tuco is not so stupid to go back to the town where he would be surely hang (and without his help this time).
In fact,  after Blondie leaves him in the desert , Tuco arrives to a town that is not the same they left.
In conclusion, I think they covered less than 70 miles.

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« Reply #14 on: November 17, 2008, 05:32:56 AM »

If that were the case why would Tuco allow himself to be tied up for two days straight?
Much less have that noose around his neck.
Isn't he free of the ropes by the time he arrives at the town? I can't remember.

But yeah, probably we just have to accept that not everything is perfectly logical in Sergio's movie.

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