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« on: July 29, 2009, 01:07:07 PM »


http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0076417/


Terence Hill's first American movie. He's the first star here, no Bud Spencer to watch his back. Surprisingly, his English isn't that bad, well, or at least that's what I thought. A bunch of known faces in supporting roles: Dick Miller, Slim Pickens, R. G. Armstrong, Valerie Perrine... Liked it very much when I was a kid, can't fight the feelings.

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« Reply #1 on: July 29, 2009, 01:48:24 PM »

Hill's English is excellent, as is evident in the interview he did for the German My Name is Nobody DVD. Well, it should be, he married his English-language coach back in the 60s.

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« Reply #2 on: July 29, 2009, 02:19:34 PM »

Hill's English is excellent, as is evident in the interview he did for the German My Name is Nobody DVD. Well, it should be, he married his English-language coach back in the 60s.

I know I've seen him somewhere (movie or interview) and had the feeling he was struggling a bit. Can't remember exactly where, so it could be I'm wrong. But anyway, there were no demanding lines in this movie, so it might not be the best example.

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« Reply #3 on: July 29, 2009, 03:04:25 PM »

I forgot to mention: there's a little scene with Guido Falcone (Terence Hill) sitting alone (with a few kids actually) in a empty theater watching the ending of John Ford's My Darling Clementine, and crying.

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« Reply #4 on: July 30, 2009, 02:26:23 PM »

You can watch it on Hulu: http://www.hulu.com/watch/64696/mr-billion

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« Reply #5 on: July 31, 2009, 02:07:02 AM »

Well, he should speak the language. After all he's a rancher in the US for 20 years now...

The best part is the opening. He's a great admirer of US westerns and his hommages are
quite nice. (note the Italian WILD BUNCH poster in his bedroom)

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« Reply #6 on: July 31, 2009, 03:33:25 AM »


Mike, you're right, I forgot about those posters! Afro







The first one with Gary Cooper and Burt Lancaster is obviously Robert Aldrich's Vera Cruz, don't know about the other two... One must be the Italian poster for the The Wild Bunch, right?

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« Reply #7 on: July 31, 2009, 08:33:51 AM »

And the great cars in the opening scene. I die for these vehicles Smiley

The left one is RED RIVER I'd say, on the right is BULLITT.
There's VERA CRUZ and BUTCH CASSIDY someplace (my memory could fool me
on that one.)
WILD BUNCH you didn't show us Smiley

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for it for 20 years I guess:


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« Reply #8 on: July 31, 2009, 08:56:45 AM »


You're right again, here it is (in the upper left corner):




Il mucchio selvaggio, I missed it the first time, it is not fully shown, only for a glimpse.


You sure know your stuff, that other one really is Red River (one variant of the Spanish version, apparently):
http://www.moviegoods.com/movie_poster/red_river_1948.htm

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« Reply #9 on: July 31, 2009, 09:02:23 AM »

I love Howard Hawks Smiley

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