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For a Few Dollars More / Throwing the tin star in the dirt
« on: November 30, 2014, 01:15:41 PM »
A highly controversial action by Gary Cooper at the end of High Noon. Is it referenced by any scene in a Leone film? Well, nearly, but in a reverse scenario. Early in FAFDM, after Clint has wiped out Baby Cavanagh's mob in White Rock, he tells the sheriff that he should be brave, loyal, etc. and takes his badge off him. Outside, he suggests to the townsfolk that they need a new sheriff and throws down the badge.

Cooper threw his badge away because he was disgusted with the people of Hadleyville; Clint threw the White Rock badge away out of disgust with the sheriff.

For a Few Dollars More / Update on gang members
« on: April 30, 2014, 01:10:03 AM »
This has been covered many times but reviewing the membership in the current IMDB cast listing, there are fifteen as follows:

Gian Maria Volonté as El Indio
Aldo Sambrell as Cuchillio
Antonio Molino Rojo as Frisco
Benito Stefanelli as Luke / Huey
Eduardo García as unnamed
Enrique Santiago as Miguel
Frank Braña as Blackie
José Canalejas as Chico
Klaus Kinski as Wild
Luigi Pistilli as Groggy
Luis Rodríguez as Manuel
Mario Brega as Nino
Nazzareno Natale as Paco
Panos Papadopulos as Sancho Perez
Werner Abrolat as Slim

The interesting one is Eduardo García as a man with no name who made only fleeting appearances. Equally, I'm not sure which were Miguel and Manuel. Can anyone elaborate on them?

General Discussion / The Horse Soldiers
« on: January 18, 2014, 02:27:43 PM »
Hey, after all this time, my fiftieth post. Anyway, just watched The Horse Soldiers on British ITV4 tonight. Yeah, you think I'm gonna mention the bridge and how that inspired Sergio in GBU (and nearly brained Clint and Eli). Well, there is that. No. Remember a scene in GBU just after the bridge when Clint cares for a dying boy and gives him his cigar? That came from The Horse Soldiers too, with John Wayne caring for one of his own boys who's just been mortally wounded in the battle at the railway station.

For a Few Dollars More / Right now! Right now!
« on: November 14, 2011, 12:02:12 PM »
Indio's pretended rage when he "learns" that the bounty hunters have escaped ends with these words.

Not long ago I saw an episode of Gunsmoke on TCM which featured perenniel villains Robert J Wilke and Claude Akins playing Comancheros. This gang had captured Chester (Denis Weaver) and a girl played by Barbara Luna. A woman in the gang who was jealous of Luna decided to engineer their escape and, when this was discovered later, Akins raged that he wanted them back (he fancied Luna) and he screams at the gang to get going, etc. "Right now! Right now!"

So that could be another influence which Sergio picked up and incorporated into Indio's character.

Robert Wilke was of course one of the original "three men waiting for a train" with Sheb Woolley and LVC.

The phrase "a star-studded cast" is often overdone and I figure that a measure of star-studdedness could be the number of Oscar winners and nominees included.

Among westerns, does any film beat The Wild Bunch, which had two Best Actors (William Holden and Ernest Borgnine), two Best Supporting Actors (Edmond O'Brien and Ben Johnson) and one nominee (Robert Ryan)?

What a bunch.

Once Upon A Time In The West / The four gunmen with Frank at the arch
« on: December 24, 2008, 01:16:46 AM »
We know that Frank has killed Dave Jenkins, Calder Benson, Jim Cooper and Chuck Youngblood.  How does Harmonica know these names and why are they special to him?  Could they have been the four men who were with Frank at the arch? 

Harmonica must have tracked all five of the men who killed his brother.  Did he find that the other four had all been killed off by Frank.  Knowing their names, he quoted them to Frank, possibly to spook him, as Frank would recall that those four were with him at the hanging.

An' if you give any trouble, he'll hit you.

Not in the mouth!  You're gonna use that to talk.

More politely, how do you change the avatar??  I've pasted in a new jpg and entered the right password but I'm still left with an outsize, er, Huey!


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