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« Reply #45 on: April 29, 2009, 03:59:03 AM »

I have to disagree with you il brutto.
I always thought the line "How much are you worth now?" means 'how much are you worth now that these 3 have been added to your list'.
I'm sure that they didn't know eachother previously because of the way in which Tuco thanks Blondie. He clearly treats him like a stranger

Yours it's another option, but I wouldn't be so sure Tuco doesn't know Blondie. Tuco to me is wondering if Blondie has the intention to kill him or not, he's scared and I don't have the impression he's treating him like a stranger.
In any case, Blondie's line proves that at least he knows who Tuco is, he knows Tuco is an outlaw with a reward on his head.
I remain with my opinion, Tuco Blondie and Sentenza are professional outlaws who operate in the same area, they do have to know one another, it is part of the tricks of their trade. A prove of this could be the scene when Sentenza is present to one of Tuco's hangings: he talks to a lady and seems to know what it's about to happen: Blondie will shot the rope and save his partner.

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« Reply #46 on: April 29, 2009, 05:52:49 AM »

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In any case, Blondie's line proves that at least he knows who Tuco is, he knows Tuco is an outlaw with a reward on his head.

If that is the jist of your tact yes I agree with that, they all most likely know of one another. Afro

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« Reply #47 on: April 29, 2009, 12:16:01 PM »

But "knowing of" one another is very different from "knowing" one another. They can be familiar with one anothers'  professional reputations without ever having met.

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« Reply #48 on: April 29, 2009, 02:08:18 PM »

For once, at least, I suspect noodles_leone might be right.

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« Reply #49 on: April 30, 2009, 01:45:08 AM »

But "knowing of" one another is very different from "knowing" one another. They can be familiar with one anothers'  professional reputations without ever having met.

That's exactly what I meant,  "OF" remained in my keyboard.
I try to summarize my position:
- The G. the B. and the U. know of one another, this must be part of their professional "know-how" and is proved by Blondie's
   line ''How much are you worth now?'' and the dialogue between AE and the lady during one of Tuco's hangings.
- There is no evidence they also know one another
- Tuco and Blondie didn't work together before the first hanging we see in the movie, at least I don't see any proof of that
 

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« Reply #50 on: April 30, 2009, 02:12:55 PM »

Q.E.D. Afro

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« Reply #51 on: May 01, 2009, 12:30:59 AM »

Some very good points noodles and brutto.
I think you may be correct. How on earth did Leone come up with a situation like that that has got us talking in such depth all these years later!

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« Reply #52 on: September 02, 2009, 06:00:55 PM »

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