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The Good, The Bad and The Ugly / Re: Things that bother me
« on: February 22, 2014, 06:47:22 PM »
I checked it out.  Seems to be some sort of consensus of a pattern of shots if I understand the gist of it. 

The Good, The Bad and The Ugly / Re: Things that bother me
« on: February 22, 2014, 11:34:02 AM »
"Every gun makes it own tune"?  Really? After Tuco busted his when he jumped off the train with Wallace?

Other Films / Re: Unforgiven (1992)
« on: February 21, 2014, 07:56:41 PM »
Over the years I thought about some of the different levels of evil portrayed in the movie.  The cowboy's cutting of the whore.  The partiality of Little Bill toward the ranchers.  Killing for money .  English Bob's overt racism.  Little Bill's beating of English Bob.  The torture of Ned.  The dime store writer's glorification of shootouts.  Then of course, at the end, we see pure evil come out of hell in the personification of William Muny.  Maybe its not the best western, and maybe it was slow moving, but it packed it all in by showing the sobering effect killing can have and not just blood spurting spinning bodies with no consequences.  Then again, thats just me.

Once Upon A Time In The West / Re: Best Westeern ever!
« on: February 17, 2014, 06:04:33 PM »
 As a child, I saw Firecreek on TV  before I saw OUATITW at the theater.  There is a world of difference in Fonda's characterizations.  In Firecreek he is not nearly as frightening as he is when playing Frank.  In Firecreek he is just a bad guy, in OUATITW, he is purely evil and one of the scariest characters I have ever seen.

A Fistful of Dollars / Re: The first time you saw this film
« on: February 16, 2014, 07:13:12 AM »
If you mean OUATITW, from what I remember at the theater in 69, it was the same as the TV version that played for years.  When it came out on video, I was one of the first to buy it.  Since it was so long it had to come in a 2 pack set and it was the same then.  Being a fanatic about this movie, I hoped it would contain what I felt were missing pieces, such as Harmonica's scar when he visits Wobbles.  It seemed about the same to me even though I know memories can change from my teenage years to my late 50s now.

I got to see it in Natchez, MS when it was called DYS and not the newer title of a Fistful of Dynamite. 

A Fistful of Dollars / Re: The first time you saw this film
« on: February 15, 2014, 04:20:51 PM »
About 1972 or 73 in DeRidder, LA.  I was in high school at the time.  I actually saw OUATITW  first when it was released to theaters in 1969.  If I remember correctly, I saw DYS in the theater before FOD and FAFDM as well.  Just a mistake of nature I guess.

When I saw it in the theater in the early 70s, the final flashback was not as long.  I just always assumed that Mallory killed him because he was betraying him after the torture.  Mallory tells Villega that he only judged someone once.  He had to be referring to that instance and in his way feels guilty about it and seems to be forgiving, or at least understanding Villega's motives and doesn't want to judge him for it too. 

Once Upon A Time In The West / Re: Best Westeern ever!
« on: February 15, 2014, 03:53:17 PM »
While watching Person of Interest, Reese and Fitch came out of a theater from seeing Rashomon.  Reese commented to Fitch that he would have preferred to see OUATITW because it had fewer subtitles.

Off-Topic Discussion / Bluebeard
« on: July 09, 2007, 06:43:08 PM »
Has anyone seen this movie?  I mean the one with Richard Burton and the Morricone music.  Is there a CD with the theme music on it?  I don't know what other title it might be except Bluebeard's Theme perhaps.

Duck, You Sucker / Re: Sean's Nobility or Judgement?
« on: July 08, 2007, 07:42:25 PM »
Well Noodles, after that, all I can say is that I feel like throwing "The Patriotism" in the mud right about now. 

Duck, You Sucker / Re: Sean's Nobility or Judgement?
« on: July 07, 2007, 08:40:21 AM »
I guess I would have to go along with it being a noble act or a kindness for a friend.

Duck, You Sucker / Sean's Nobility or Judgement?
« on: July 05, 2007, 01:38:14 PM »
Consider how Sean judged his traitorous friend in the pub, and how he opted not to judge Villega on the train.
When Sean and Juan were escaping the city on the train, and apprehended El Presidente, Sean could have shot him out of hand.  Instead, he tosses his pistol to Juan, thus offering the chance for Juan to right some wrongs.  Do you feel Sean was just being "noble"  in this gesture, or do you feel that he did not want to "judge" people anymore as he did his Irish friend?
And yes, he could certainly judge quite a few uniforms along the way.

Couldn't agree more.  When the cicadas/locusts stop chirping around my farm, you better believe I'm paying attention too, because I always think of that opening scene.

That is fantastic.  I couldn't help but laugh at how accurate they got the details and nuances down.  Great job.

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