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General Discussion / Spaghetti western comic book
« on: November 24, 2005, 10:16:15 AM »
At last, the classic comic Jonah Hex have arrived in a collection. I have waited for years....

The comic started late sixities, and the inspiration was clearly Leone. It is dark, grim, gritty, extremely violent - but also exciting and funny. The collection runs the classic stories. Sadly, in black and white. The colors were always moody and cool, and I miss them. On the other hand, black and white makes it pretty inexpensive.

A great read, warmly recommended for spaghetti-fans who can enjoy a good comic.

Or what, HEX?  ;)

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For a Few Dollars More / Indio's smoke
« on: September 26, 2003, 07:42:53 PM »
The manner of smoking is important in this movie. All the three main characters smoke a lot, and in a different way.

But what is actually Indio smoking when he gets these weird lapses, especially after an act of violence?

I have read a long time ago that it is supposed to be a joint, but it doesn't quiet fit - he seems high even before he smokes it.

Has anybody read or heard about what might be in Indio's yellow, suspicious-looking cigarette?


(I quit smoking a week ago, perhaps this is why I think of this. And because I watched the movie again yesterday...)

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A Fistful of Dollars / Another angle
« on: September 24, 2003, 01:26:46 PM »
I'm not getting married to this point of view, and I don't know if it have been ventured before...

But couldn't it be that this whole movie is a huge metaphor for manliness and machismo?

Look at it this way:

Ramon is impotent. To hide this fact, and to gain respect from his men, he steals a woman from a married man. This man is not impotent, and the couple have a son to prove it. Ramon shows no real interest of the girl, most of the time he keeps her locked up under guards. She serves as a symbol, a symbol of Ramon as the stronger man.

When the Eastwood character Joe sets her free, he actually emasculates Ramon publicly. He stands naked and impotent, so to speak. Is this also why Ramon turns his anger to his rivals, the family unit of the Baxters?

In the end, he is left with nothing but the phallic symbol, his Winchester. But also as a symbol this is an impotent one, as Joe is wearing armor.

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Just a fun thought I had watching the film again on dvd this afternoon. Perhaps this is just what prescription cold medication does for you....

 ;)

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