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« Reply #15 on: May 31, 2009, 07:10:56 PM »

Well I watched the Colossus of Rhodes and I thought it was okay, I liked it but didn't love it.  Great sets and some interesting methods of torture but thats about it.  I wouldn't go so far as saying that its unremarkable but it is certainly the least of Leone's films.  But "no worse than A Fistful of Dollars?"  Surely you're joking.

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« Reply #16 on: June 01, 2009, 02:23:24 AM »

Ha ha, yes FoD was a quantum jump for Leone compared to Rhodos or even worser Pompeji.

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« Reply #17 on: June 01, 2009, 06:25:29 AM »

Why would I joke about something so serious?

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« Reply #18 on: June 02, 2009, 01:04:40 PM »

Why would I joke about something so serious?

Well its just that FoD is such a dramatic improvement over CoR but I gather that you don't feel that way.  Mind you I feel that FoD has some problems of its own.  Only having Eastwood and a bunch of Spanish and Italian actors made me realize how much first Van Cleef and then Wallach adds to Leone's westerns.  The part where Eastwood saves the holy family always rubbed me wrong, too.  It makes sense for a fallen samurai (Yojimbo) and a disillusioned knight (Seventh Seal) to save innocent people but it goes completely against the character of the Man with No Name who is supposed to be an amoral badass.  To me FoD is much better than CoR but Leone still had some work to do.  FAFDM is where Leone's genius would truly reveal itself.

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« Reply #19 on: June 02, 2009, 01:52:10 PM »

I still think FOD is too much of a formative effort. Aside from Clint, the score and a few great individual scenes I find it pretty dull.

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« Reply #20 on: August 11, 2010, 05:51:48 AM »

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« Reply #21 on: December 01, 2016, 07:28:32 AM »

This film will be on Turner Classic within the next few days for those desiring to see it.

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« Reply #22 on: December 01, 2016, 01:00:43 PM »

Actually I think that CoR is Leone's best movie and that he went downhill from there. He should have stayed to the genre Italians are common with, instead of trying an art form like the western, a genre of which Europeans have no clue what it is about.

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« Reply #24 on: December 01, 2016, 11:46:21 PM »

Actually I think that CoR is Leone's best movie and that he went downhill from there. He should have stayed to the genre Italians are common with, instead of trying an art form like the western, a genre of which Europeans have no clue what it is about.

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« Reply #25 on: December 02, 2016, 03:58:56 AM »

Actually I think that CoR is Leone's best movie and that he went downhill from there. He should have stayed to the genre Italians are common with, instead of trying an art form like the western, a genre of which Europeans have no clue what it is about.

yea he should of stuck with sword and sandal flicks  Grin

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