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Once Upon A Time In The West / Re: Joe/Monco/Blondie vs Harmonica
« on: February 05, 2014, 02:57:55 PM »
I gotta go with Harmonica! the man is driven which will make him faster that a man motivates by greed!
only Eastwood in Fistful of Dollars shows some misty driven purpose when he saves Marisol "I knew someone like you once and there was no one there to help?" that's a film all by itself.
I think it would have been awesome to see Clint, Eli and LVC as the three gunmen its a great fantasy but the presence of Jack Elam, Woody Strode really takes some beating! the scene could have only been improved with say someone like Glen Ford as Knuckles but that's a personal opinion and anyway the scene is perfect as it is!

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Once Upon A Time In The West / Re: Best Westeern ever!
« on: February 05, 2014, 02:49:35 PM »
Why do we say this is the best Western ever? more to the point why do many of us say this is the best film ever made without rival? on the face of it yes Leone captured the spirit the myth of the west and not only him as director but the music and the cast, Fonda put his all into this, he had such iconic lines to work with and the same for Bronson this is without doubt Bronson's finest movie no one else could be Harmonica and so it goes for the rest of the cast, I think everyone of note Jack Elm, Woody Strode all of then knew that this was the death of the western as everyone knew it and something magical just clicked.
But then there is the comfortable feeling of a well worn saddle, we all feel this as West name checks all the westerns from the past we love and adore and Leone put it into one movie for us! and lastly there is the personal thing to each of us, I don't know about you lot but so many things in the past? Now and what's to come in my life relate to parts of the movie.
And its this ability so frequent in lyric writers to pen songs that although personal to the writer also touch millions of others that Leone captured as well in the film.

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Off-Topic Discussion / Re: worst director/ film of all time
« on: June 16, 2011, 05:03:35 AM »
After watching millions of movies I have come to the conclusion that
the obscure director Sergio Leone and the drivel called Once Upon A  time in the west.
are the most blatant of Turkeys.



AHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAH!
JUST JOKING

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Off-Topic Discussion / Re: The Rockford Files (1974-1980)
« on: June 15, 2011, 11:09:33 AM »
The Rockford files, now that brings back memories loved it and also that other
gem Cannon.
I read someplace that Rockford was supposed to be based on  retired Dirty Harry?

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Off-Topic Discussion / Re: Martin Rushent Dead at 63
« on: June 15, 2011, 11:05:43 AM »
I will agree with you on that score, Rushent seemed to have a talent in moulding bands on the way up
see his human League work and the Buzzcocks.
I think this man knew his limitations, once bands found their feet in the Studio he quickly moved on
he knew what the bands should sound like and produced that product, when the acts wanted their own control
the collaborations had to end
They do say here and there that Rushent was strangler number five

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Duck, You Sucker / Re: How good is DYS?
« on: June 12, 2011, 04:55:18 PM »
for many years DYS was my least watched Leone
but I visit once in a while and it grows on you
till it becomes almost as good as GBU AND WEST
I always get an overwheming feeling of sorrow with this
film
A whole waste of life seems to permiate through the film
violence stops being fun.
the whole film feels like how you feel after killing someone
and that is the mark of a great director.
Coburn and Steiger were fantastic.
But I always wonder about Wallach as Juan

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Duck, You Sucker / Re: So what title best fits this film?
« on: June 12, 2011, 04:46:35 PM »
Should have been
Once Upon A Time

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for me
Badelt, Zimmer and a off the wall one Portman

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Once Upon A Time In The West / Re: Greatest Western.
« on: June 12, 2011, 04:25:26 PM »
I personally don't give a dam about the split hairs here
ONCE UPON A TIME IN THE WEST
Will be saved for ever

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Once Upon A Time In The West / Re: National Film Registry
« on: June 12, 2011, 04:18:33 PM »
West really is the best
I wonder from the posters here what
other four westerns should be saved for our
future generations.

I have my list whats yours

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Once Upon A Time In The West / Re: "Something to do with death"
« on: June 12, 2011, 04:15:07 PM »
Somthing to do with Death.
we at last get to the meaning of the film
"So your not a business man after all".
the final 20 minutes of the movie are Leone's
masterclass.
not only do we see what Frank and Harmonica are
two sides of the same coin.
but the geartest love scene in cinimatic history
between Jill and Harmonica.
And true to Leone its all done with the eyes and
very little dialogue.

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Once Upon A Time In The West / Re: Clint Eastwood as Frank
« on: June 12, 2011, 04:07:23 PM »
Eastwood as Frank Eh
Yes that would work these days
Eastwood is the only director who could give us
a sequal.
Well thats if he kicks the buget aside and gets a few of the italian
old boys in on the job.
I just would really like one huge mother of a leone tribute western made
lets face it any movie that has a undercurrent of Leone in it always does well
I wonder why?
And for me back then it has to be Wayne he would have made a fine Frank.
Leone/Wayne movie is a fantasy of mine, only Leone could have totally
dragged Waynes image through hell and make him cooler than iconic

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Once Upon A Time In The West / Re: Fonda on Frank
« on: June 12, 2011, 03:50:36 PM »
It is a pity that Fonda never saw how west became the number one western
or maybe he he knew at the time
Everthing Fonda did in this movie was perfect.
The scene with Harmonica whilst whittling on a piece of wood is cinimatic perfection

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No Tanentino for any fantasy sequal
but if Morricone passed on the music
then I would like Badelt on the score
I wonder at times if we are ever going to get
another spag.
I still think GBU would be the best remake
I do not want west touched

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Once Upon A Time In The West / Re: Beds Are Burning by Midnight Oil
« on: June 12, 2011, 03:41:52 PM »
One of the great tracks of the eighties
whenever our man's influence is felt great work is produced

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