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Title: What are your favourite leone films in order
Post by: Juan Mallory on January 31, 2006, 06:39:43 AM
mine are....
1 duck you sucker
2 once upon a time in the west
3 once upon a time in america
4 a fistful of dollars
5 for a few dollars more
and last but not least the good the bad and the ugly

p.s what is 'my name is nobody' like?
Title: Re: What are your favourite leone films in order
Post by: cigar joe on January 31, 2006, 04:00:53 PM
Ok

The Good The Bad & The Ugly
For A Few Dollars More
Once Upon A Time In The West
A Fistfull of Dollars
Duck You Sucker
Once Upon A Time I America
Colossus Of Rhodes

Don't think you can put My Name is Nobody on this list.
Title: Re: What are your favourite leone films in order
Post by: Tim on January 31, 2006, 04:12:36 PM
Once Upon a Time in the West
Good, the Bad, and the Ugly
For a Few Dollars More
A Fistful of Dynamite
A Fistful of Dollars
Once Upon a Time in America

  Juan, if you're a fan of Leone, its a pretty safe bet you'll like My Name is Nobody.  We've had some debates over the last couple weeks/months about how much Leone had to do with directing the movie, but its a good one either way.  It's the right mix of humor and action, and Henry Fonda and Terrence Hill give excellent performances.  Oh, and how can I forget Morricone's score, one of his better ones.
Title: Re: What are your favourite leone films in order
Post by: buff64 on February 01, 2006, 01:00:27 AM
 1    once upon a time in the west
 2    once upon a time in america
 3    the good the bad and the ugly
 4    for a few dollars more
 5    fistful of dollars
 6    fistful of dynamite
Title: Re: What are your favourite leone films in order
Post by: Amaze on February 01, 2006, 01:41:55 AM
1. GBU
2. for a few dollars more
3. once upon a time in the west
4. fistful of dynamite
5. fistful of dollars
6. once upon a time in america
Title: Re: What are your favourite leone films in order
Post by: Leone Admirer on February 01, 2006, 05:04:31 AM
1    Once Upon A Time In The West
2    Once Upon A Time In America
3    The Good, The Bad, And The Ugly
4    For A Few Dollars More
5    Fistful Of Dollars
6    A Fistful Of Dynamite
Title: Re: What are your favourite leone films in order
Post by: DeZuniga on February 01, 2006, 02:39:26 PM
1. The Good The Bad & The Ugly
2. Duck You Sucker
3. Once Upon a Time in the West
4. My Name in Nobody ( yeah, yeah, I know, but I *still* consider it a Leone movie)
5. A Fistful of Dollars
6. Once Upon a Time in America
7. For a Few Dollars More (all the classic elements are there but they just seemed to be done better in the other films, ya know?)
Title: Re: What are your favourite leone films in order
Post by: roberti on February 01, 2006, 04:28:22 PM
1   Once Upon A Time In America
2   The Good, The Bad, And The Ugly
3   Once Upon A Time In The West
4    Once Upon A Time the revolution
5    For A Few Dollars More
6    Fistful Of Dollars
 
and as you, I wish I could have seen his last project "Leningrad" with Deniro. The first scene is described by Sergio himself in Conversations avec Sergio Leone (Noel Simsolo):

http://www.fistful-of-leone.com/forums/index.php?topic=2918.msg28071#msg28071
Title: Re: What are your favourite leone films in order
Post by: The Peacemaker on February 02, 2006, 11:23:25 PM
1) Once Upon a Time in the West
2) Once Upon a Time in America
3) Duck You Sucker
4) The Good, The Bad, and the Ugly
5) For a Few Dollars More
6) A Fistful of Dollars

Most viewers like the dollars trilogy more than the once upon a time trilogy. I think the dollars films are very entertaining and extremely beautiful but the once upon a time films were artistic masterpieces.
Title: Re: What are your favourite leone films in order
Post by: titoli on February 02, 2006, 11:35:30 PM
FFDM
GBU
DYS
UOTW
FOD
UOTA
CR
Title: Re: What are your favourite leone films in order
Post by: dave jenkins on February 03, 2006, 12:52:17 AM
I cannot choose among the 4 masterpieces, which I rate more highly than the excellent FAFDM. I consider FOD the least of SL's efforts, excepting CR, which I have not seen (and can't imagine having missed much).
Title: Re: What are your favourite leone films in order
Post by: cigar joe on February 03, 2006, 05:18:38 AM
I haven't seen DYS in such a long time (never on the big screen) and only Pan & Scan with commercials on TV so  my ranking of it is only to include it on the list . As soon as I get a decent DVD that rank will probably change,  8).
Title: Re: What are your favourite leone films in order
Post by: J B on February 04, 2006, 04:18:48 PM
1.  The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly
2.  Once Upon a Time in the West
3.  For a Few Dollars More
4.  Once Upon a Time in America
5.  A Fistful of Dynamite
6.  A Fistful of Dollars

That's my opinion for now, but it will probobly change after I watch OUATIA and A Fistful of Dynamite again.  I've only seen them once each and the version of A Fistful of Dynamite  that I saw almost doesn't count because it was a VHS in full screen.  OUATIA, while I found it to be the least likeable initially, was also the most thought provoking of his films, and I'm sure I'll like it more the second time.  Fistul of Dollars, I only saw that once to, but I thought it was clearly the weakest of Leone's films in almost every aspect.  Even the music wasn't as good.  My first two choices are pretty solid though.  GBU and OUATITW are two of my favorite movies period.
Title: Re: What are your favourite leone films in order
Post by: Two Kinds of ... on February 09, 2006, 12:41:34 AM
1. (tie) The Good, The Bad and the Ugly, Once Upon a Time in the West, Once Upon a Time in America

2.  For a Few Dollars More

3.  A Fistfull of Dollars

4. Duck You Sucker, which didn't start out as a Sergio Flick and gets docked even more for being a Sabata Western.
Title: Re: What are your favourite leone films in order
Post by: roberti on February 18, 2006, 09:02:42 PM
Just a quick message to refresh this topic with a question: why only 13 of us posted on this one?
Title: Re: What are your favourite leone films in order
Post by: Tim on February 18, 2006, 10:02:06 PM
  I know there's a ton of members who don't post too often, if at all, so that might account for the poor turnout.  Just look at the list of members for the site and a majority have single digit posts.

  Or maybe everyone hasn't seen all of Leone's movies.  I only saw OUAITA for the first time last summer.  That's all I'm coming up with.  Your guess may be as good as mine.
Title: Re: What are your favourite leone films in order
Post by: roberti on February 27, 2006, 09:07:05 AM
Anyway, the winner is The good the bad and the ugly!
http://www.fistful-of-leone.com/forums/index.php?topic=2966.0
Title: Re: What are your favourite leone films in order
Post by: franksgrandson on February 27, 2006, 06:19:31 PM
ONCE UPON A TIME IN THE WEST
THE GOOD THE BAD AND THE UGLY
ONCE UPON A TIME THE REVOLOUTION
FOR A FEW DOLLARS MORE
FISTFUL OF DOLLARS
MY NAME IS NOBODY (I MUST AGREE THIS IS ALL A LEONE FILM BAR NAME)
ONCE UPON A TIME IN AMERICA
Title: Re: What are your favourite leone films in order
Post by: Groggy on February 27, 2006, 08:40:37 PM
I'm having a hard time deciding whether GBU or OUATIA should go above the other.  GBU is a more entertaining film, but OUATIA is "greater".  So, I'll go this way:

1) Once Upon A Time In The West
2) The Good, The Bad And The Ugly
3) Once Upon A Time In America
4) For A Few Dollars More
5) A Fistful of Dynamite
6) A Fistful of Dollars (honestly I don't like this one much at all)
Title: Re: What are your favourite leone films in order
Post by: SixShooter on February 28, 2006, 04:54:33 PM
1) The Good, The Bad, And The Ugly
2) For A Few Dollars More
3) Once Upon A Time In America
4) Once Upon A Time In The West
5) Fistful Of Dollars

It's actually really close. I love them all and each has a special place. I'd definitely place GBU first, always. The rest of the list changes sometimes, but that's how it is. Again, really close though, and I hate these list things, cause they're always changing.
Title: Re: What are your favourite leone films in order
Post by: Banjo on March 01, 2006, 03:14:54 AM
My ever changing order is currently:-
1 GBU
2 FAFDM
3 FOD
4 OUATITW
5 DYS
6 OUATIA
The top 3 never fail to satisfy but the slow pacing of 4,5 or 6(still all great movies) means you have to be in the right mood!
Title: Re: What are your favourite leone films in order
Post by: roberti on March 04, 2006, 12:58:30 PM
So if we consider the data we've got on this website regarding the number of posts and topics, here are the positions:

1  GBU
2  OAUTITW
3  OUATIA
4  FFDM
5  OUATTR
6  FFO

ANY COMMENTS GUYS?
Title: Re: What are your favourite leone films in order
Post by: cigar joe on March 04, 2006, 07:09:46 PM
Well my comment is its hard to compare OUATIA with the Westerns in the list. It should be in its own list with other Gangster films, it seems to me, just as COR should be with Sword & Sandal flics.
Title: Re: What are your favourite leone films in order
Post by: KERMIT on March 04, 2006, 09:04:23 PM
cheyenne always seamed like a well organized gangster.  his gang genuiely cares for him in a sort of mafioso way.

jason robards, had just finished up roger corman's "st. valentine's day massacre", the year before, in the role of al capone.  i think possibly robards was still in that  capone mindset while playing the role of cheyanne.

genre crunching ? gangster to outlaw ? i'll start a list  ;D
Title: Re: What are your favourite leone films in order
Post by: Groggy on March 05, 2006, 07:31:15 AM
Yeah, Robards as Capone was a rather odd bit of casting.  I thought that movie was watchable but nothing special. 
Title: Re: What are your favourite leone films in order
Post by: KERMIT on March 05, 2006, 10:06:50 AM
SVDM had a made for t.v. look to it, w/ the exception of the exterior shots.  when robards/capone, scince he's italian, makes a visit to patsy lolordo, the head sicilian family member, to get permission to whack Dion O'bannion.  when his entourage pulls up and his gang gets out of their 2 cars, then capone himself steps out of his limo, the wind increases and street trash is blowing like a cyclone. i think of leone when i see that shot. i can see how it may not be up to standards grog. never the less you get yer jack nicholson as special sicilian hit man. "why do we put garlic on our bullets ? so if the bullets don't kill them the garlic will "  ;D


http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0062301/

Title: Re: What are your favourite leone films in order
Post by: The Firecracker on March 08, 2006, 03:40:41 PM
1. Duck you sucker
2. Once upon a time in the west
3.The good the bad and the ugly
4. For a few dollars more
5. Once upon a time in america
6. A fistful of doallrs

havent seen "Colosuss of Rhodes"
Title: Re: What are your favourite leone films in order
Post by: Sucker on August 02, 2006, 09:01:39 AM
Just a quick message to refresh this topic with a question: why only 13 of us posted on this one?

I suppose I'd have to admit that, over all the years, I have changed my mind a few times but, now, after due deliberation, I think this would be my final decision.  I worked it out on the basis of which ones I couldn't live without if I was forced to - in that order:

1. DYS
2. OUTIW
3. GBU
4. FAFDM
5. AFOD
6. OUTIA
7. COR
Title: Re: What are your favourite leone films in order
Post by: Sanjuro on August 02, 2006, 11:02:02 AM
When I met Sir Frayling at Gene Autry museum last year, I was asked which Leone film is my favorite (those who were there must have been asked the same question). For a moment, I couldn't pick one because I love all of Leone films. But I picked OUTIW. So, my favorite list goes like this:

1. Once Upon A Time In The West
2. Dollar Trilogy (each is better than the other ones ;D)
3. Duck You Sucker, Once Upon A Time In America (choosing one between these two is as painful as Sophie's Choice)
4. Colossus of Rhodes

Title: Re: What are your favourite leone films in order
Post by: stanton on May 30, 2011, 11:04:54 AM
OuTW
GBU

My Name Is Nobody
FoD
FaFDM
OuTA

DYS

CoR
LDoP
Title: Re: What are your favourite leone films in order
Post by: JohnReid on September 14, 2011, 08:54:56 AM
Once Upon A Time In The West 1,2,&3 O0
Title: Re: What are your favourite leone films in order
Post by: Richard--W on October 03, 2011, 05:34:03 PM
1. Once Upon A Time In the West.

There's no doubt of it. A searing beauty of a film. After that ... I can't decide. It depends on which one I'm watching.

I'm beginning to rediscover the nuances of Duck, You Sucker! I've seen it perhaps two dozen times over the years, but I'm beginning to catch up with it now, now that it's restored on DVD. First time was at the Smithtown Indoor / Outdoor Drive-In on Long Island NY in late 1972 or early 1973. That might be number two on my list providing that I haven't watched Once Upon a Time In America too recently.


Richard
Title: Re: What are your favourite leone films in order
Post by: UNKNOWN Next to Arch Stanton on February 18, 2012, 12:03:00 AM
GBU
FAFDM
FOD
OUATITW
Title: Re: What are your favourite leone films in order
Post by: Sensitive Mule on April 21, 2012, 10:00:03 PM
I think all six films are masterpieces. DYS feels a bit weaker overall, with some parts feeling a bit underdeveloped. OUATITW never fully connected with me, though I understand it and love absolutely everything about it. OUATIA is the film Godfather II never was.
But it all boils down to those Dollars films. They are gloriously vibrant, sweaty, colorful and direct.
I love FAFDM and GBU to such a degree that I can't really choose one.
1.FAFDM/GBU tie.
2.AFOD
3.DYS
4.OUATITW
5.OUATIA