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Films of Sergio Leone => A Fistful of Dollars => Topic started by: cigar joe on July 23, 2006, 08:36:05 PM

Title: Joe's machete throw
Post by: cigar joe on July 23, 2006, 08:36:05 PM
At 15 feet with a Collins machete and some practice you can stick one pretty good in a rotten stump  ;D
Title: Re: Joe's machete throw
Post by: Tim on July 24, 2006, 10:11:11 AM
  Or a Rojo henchman! :o 
Title: Re: Joe's machete throw
Post by: Sackett on July 24, 2006, 02:35:12 PM
I'm always amazed at how, in TV and cinema, blades seem to easily bypass the ribs in a vertical fashion and penetrate up to the hilt as if no ribcage were there.
In real life it would seem much more practical to stab or throw with the blade in the horizontal position to slip between the ribs.
Guess I just think on the details way too much.
Title: Re: Joe's machete throw
Post by: The Peacemaker on July 24, 2006, 02:36:49 PM
I'm always amazed at how, in TV and cinema, blades seem to easily bypass the ribs in a vertical fashion and penetrate up to the hilt as if no ribcage were there.
In real life it would seem much more practical to stab or throw with the blade in the horizontal position to slip between the ribs.
Guess I just think on the details way too much.

I always wondered how in the movies they sometimes stab a person through the chest even though there's the bone protecting the chest ( forgot it's name ).
Title: Re: Joe's machete throw
Post by: The Firecracker on July 24, 2006, 02:59:42 PM
I always wondered how in the movies they sometimes stab a person through the chest even though there's the bone protecting the chest ( forgot it's name ).
rib cage Peace. Sackett mentioned this already.

would it really be impossible for the blade to slice through the bones? how tough can bones really be?
Title: Re: Joe's machete throw
Post by: The Peacemaker on July 24, 2006, 03:25:14 PM
rib cage Peace. Sackett mentioned this already.

would it really be impossible for the blade to slice through the bones? how tough can bones really be?

Dogs can't chew through 'em.
Title: Re: Joe's machete throw
Post by: The Firecracker on July 24, 2006, 03:29:38 PM
Dogs can't chew through 'em.

yeah but a machete? come on.
Title: Re: Joe's machete throw
Post by: The Peacemaker on July 24, 2006, 03:37:56 PM
yeah but a machete? come on.

True.
Title: Re: Joe's machete throw
Post by: BeauButabi on July 24, 2006, 07:34:26 PM
At least Joe didn't say "Stick around!" after throwing it at the guy. hehe!
Title: Re: Joe's machete throw
Post by: JamesK on July 25, 2006, 07:41:19 AM
I've never really taken time to think about the reality of the machete throw.  I just let up a small (interior) cheer when Joe waxes the bad guys and then move on.  Which is probably best for this sort of movie.  :)
Title: Re: Joe's machete throw
Post by: Beebs on July 26, 2006, 11:58:51 AM
rib cage Peace. Sackett mentioned this already.

would it really be impossible for the blade to slice through the bones? how tough can bones really be?

No no. The Sternum. The bone in the middle of the rib cage. It protects the heart.
Title: Re: Joe's machete throw
Post by: The Peacemaker on July 26, 2006, 02:26:29 PM
No no. The Sternum. The bone in the middle of the rib cage. It protects the heart.

Sternum, sounds familiar.
Title: Re: Joe's machete throw
Post by: Beebs on July 26, 2006, 04:14:28 PM
(http://img318.imageshack.us/img318/6562/sternumlp3.gif) (http://imageshack.us)
Title: Re: Joe's machete throw
Post by: Groggy on July 26, 2006, 04:28:50 PM
yeah but a machete? come on.

Maybe a stabbed machette, but a machette thrown from across the room? 
Title: Re: Joe's machete throw
Post by: The Firecracker on July 26, 2006, 07:35:01 PM
No no. The Sternum. The bone in the middle of the rib cage. It protects the heart.

oh sorry. I didnt know he was talking about a particular bone :-[
Title: Re: Joe's machete throw
Post by: cigar joe on July 26, 2006, 08:37:24 PM
Yea but just under the rib cage looks vulnerable don't it?
Title: Re: Joe's machete throw
Post by: The Firecracker on July 26, 2006, 08:46:47 PM
Yea but just under the rib cage looks vulnerable don't it?
yeah but didnt Clint hit em in the sternum?
Title: Re: Joe's machete throw
Post by: cigar joe on July 26, 2006, 09:07:53 PM
don't remember for sure  ???
Title: Re: Joe's machete throw
Post by: NavyColt on August 05, 2006, 08:59:06 AM
I've been more disturbed about the camera shadow as the stuck henchman turns around. :)
Title: Re: Joe's machete throw
Post by: The Peacemaker on August 05, 2006, 10:24:05 AM
I've been more disturbed about the camera shadow as the stuck henchman turns around. :)

Didn't see that.
Title: Re: Joe's machete throw
Post by: The Firecracker on August 05, 2006, 02:16:54 PM
Damn I saw this last night and I forgot to notice if it was in the stomach or square in the chest.
oh well...
Title: Re: Joe's machete throw
Post by: The Peacemaker on August 05, 2006, 02:34:47 PM
I should watch it again soon. I haven't seen FOD in a few months so watching the whole thing will be refreshing.