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Once Upon A Time In The West / Re: Harmonica's life
« on: February 09, 2005, 09:22:37 AM »
  That is some good points, Joe. I thought about the "rising from the dead" and the end of the gunslinging west. But, I didn't take into it the other things you bring up, namely taking Cheyenne at the end. Ya know, I wouldn't be surprised though this really was Leone was going for. His gift of double meanings, symbolism,  opera, et al. all fits in place with that.

As for Harmonica's brother, I always thought he was saying.. "you... you son of a bitch!" to Frank. At least, that is what it looks like to me.

Looks like I have to watch the movie..... again!  ;)(#18 now or something. )

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Sergio Leone News / small insights on Leone anyone?
« on: December 29, 2004, 07:03:39 AM »
Folks -
  I have had privilege to meet Bronson a few years ago at the Cauliflower Alley Club meeting in Vegas in 2001. C.A.C. is where retired wrestlers,  boxers and stuntmen  go to shoot the breeze and have fun seeing each other. My dad is a ex-pro (now "famous" trainer) so I went along.
   Also, my aunt is good friends with James Woods, so I got a chance to meet him for drinks and talk.
   Of course I asked about Leone! Their replies were rather brief (esp. Bronson''''s) but I did write in my journal. Would people be into hearing quote from them here? It''''s nothing much, really, but let it me know and I will dig them up.

   My aunt is also very good friends of DeNiro, but I have yet to see him outside her wedding (he was there about 30 minutes, enough to shake hands with people, tell a few jokes, and split)  I will surely post them too when our paths cross again if wanted.

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General Discussion / Re: once upon a time : sergio leone
« on: December 29, 2004, 06:48:55 AM »
  Excellent show folks. Don''t delay in getting this!
  Great interviews with Woods, Coburn, Cardinale, Leone''s wife and son,  etc. Even a great joy of a small bit with Robards! Glad they got all of them to say something, as most of them are gone now  :''(

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General Discussion / Re: once upon a time : sergio leone
« on: December 28, 2004, 09:11:11 AM »
  Just firgued out how to play it in "Windows Media Player".. in case you had the same trouble of audio, but no video.. the key is downloading Divx.
  Can''t wait to watch! Thanks 1000x over, Amaze! It''s just about what I wanted to see...... as long as Harmonica wanted Frank... or for a decade or so.  ;D CHEERS!

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Other Films / Re: Il mio nome รจ Nessuno aka My Name Is Nobody (1973)
« on: December 27, 2004, 07:50:18 AM »
  Well, looks like next time I have the $ to buy an import DVD, I am going for this one. Thanks for all your imput guys! Having Henry sold me out  :)

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Other Films / Re:THE GREATEST WESTERN?
« on: December 27, 2004, 07:47:25 AM »
 "Tombstone" is quite good indeed. The visuals, writing and buildup make it easily better western than of the Hollywood norm.
  Val K. does an amazing Doc! Sam E. is quite decent as well. Kirk R., somehow, didn''''t quite make me think he was Wyatt quite as I wanted him to be. However, I do know he tried well.
   I recently moved to AZ. about 9 months ago, and have yet to visit the real Tombstone, but I surely find the time soon.
   But, yep, good one there, Picabo.

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Hi folks,
  Sorry if this was bought up before, but I bought "GBU" in the Special 2 DVD collectors set (US version) last night.  ;D So, I am sitting here enjoying CD 2. I am in the deleted scenes and just watched "Extended Tuco Tortune Scene" and there is a bit more dialog. Can anyone help me with what people are saying? Sadly, the Italian I know is limited to about 60 words.

Thanks! Grazie!
-Tom

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Off-Topic Discussion / Re:Films that make you cry?
« on: December 26, 2004, 01:36:22 PM »
  Funny that you bring that up, I find it the title spin kinda odd myself, esp. after such perfect film.
  Maybe it's trying to be the pumps of a train?
  Who knows?
  But, yes, it's still dang odd.

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Off-Topic Discussion / Re:Guilty Pleasures
« on: December 26, 2004, 12:34:10 PM »

  The films of John Carpenter!!  ;D ;D
  The films of The Cohn Brothers  ;D
  Miami Vice (or anything by M. Mann!)  ;D

  Dawn of the Dead (the 70's one)
  Killer Klowns From Outer Space (hey, it's Vernon!)
  Evil Dead I & II
  It's A Wonderful Life
  The Honeymooners
  Strange Brew
etc..etc..  :P
 

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Other Films / Re:THE GREATEST WESTERN?
« on: December 26, 2004, 12:26:29 PM »
  Outside Leone here, I can say "Josie Wales" I like quite a bit!  ;D The B&W "Gunfight at the OK Corral" is pretty good too,

  Oh, ..how about "Silverado"?  ::)

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Off-Topic Discussion / Re:Films that make you cry?
« on: December 26, 2004, 12:19:25 PM »
  I didn't cry, but I surely felt my eyes quite waterly at the very end of OUATITW at least twice now. You just saw that Jill is the only "survivor" of in this epic opera you just spent an afternoon to. She's out giving water to the men, the camera pans up to see the train. the rest of the workers, the station. This would be a good scene in any Western movie ending, but then the 'treat' of the the most beautiful lush Morricone song (IMO) hits you with a great force. WOW! Enter watery eyes.

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Other Films / Re: Pale Rider (1985)
« on: December 26, 2004, 12:04:30 PM »
 I mean no ill to Clint, as of course of I am a great fan, ;D but "Pale Rider" was dull to me when I saw it when it first came out... A pretty dull script, and  semi off paced feel.  
   However, I only watch westerns if I have people I like or of course that lovely side genre of the S.W.! :D  (IE: I don't like Wayne much at all beyond a few movies, but love my Fonda) so I have seen it two more times in the years, and it has "gotten better", but it still isn't as great as other westerns Eastwood did post-Leone.
   Don't rip me too hard.  :P ;)
 -Tom

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Off-Topic Discussion / Re:HAPPY XMAS................
« on: December 26, 2004, 09:10:12 AM »
   Yes, yes indeed, Merry Xmas to all! (or whatever holiday!)
   My sweet aunt Susie, who works in films (Godfather III, Goodfellas, et al) decided to mail me a DVD for Xmas. She knows I like 'good' movies, but hasn't the idea on what are my favorates are. Well, much to my surprise and pleasure, she mailed to the Collectors Version of "OUATITW"!! How did she know??!? Veeeeery lucky I guess and veeeery cool! Woohoo, going to slide it in later today.. Hooray for extras!  ;D
  Best,
-Tom

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Off-Topic Discussion / Re:Aguirre: Zorn des Gottes (Wrath of God)
« on: December 23, 2004, 12:53:07 PM »
 Both  Aruirre and Fitzcarraldo are unbelievely great movies. Lord, I thank every day I found this site! There isn't many out in my own little "real life" world! (minus the ones I FORCED to watch OUATITW  ;)
  The opening is yes indeed, quite dizzy, but by the same token, most breathtaking and excellent.
  Oh dang, there is my office phone, more to say later!
  Thanks all for existing out there, and may you have a good holiday season in case I don't make it back by then!
-Tom

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General Discussion / Re: once upon a time : sergio leone
« on: December 23, 2004, 12:46:58 PM »
 Wow, I got to firgue out how to get this to work. AMAZING! Thanks so much, Amaze! I couldn't think of a better gift in the Holiday! ( maybe even better than the dull gray robe I got from my sis ;) )

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