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The Good, The Bad and The Ugly / Re: Blondie hanging scene
« on: February 24, 2019, 10:41:36 AM »
If memory serves correctly Tuco gets Blondie to put the rope around his own neck, but he never actually ties Blondie's hands behind his back.

The whole scene Tuco is sitting on that table or ledge and then steps forward to point his gun and BOOM!

The US version is now definitive! Great picture, correct sound mix, no cuts!!!!!!
The only way this could be improved is if the Angel Eyes/Fort scene could be inserted (esp. since it is on the soundtrack album!)

The International cut has wisely deleted the Grotto scene. The original mono mix is available. This is how this version should be viewed.
Unfortunately, the oversaturated color scheme :-[ is intact. Estupidos! >:(.
Turning down the color level on your set will improve things a bit.

The Tim Lucas commentary is a major disappointment. I hate to dis him because I was a big fan of his fanzine, but he is not an interesting commentator. He relies on what I call "biography as commentary" That is, we get a complete filmography of every actor and technician connected to the film. It is like listening to someone read IMDB. He also makes mistakes about the music (he should have consulted my GBU piece beforehand, as Sir Christopher did  ;) )

There is a deleted scene included that I have never scene which is very cool!

I am looking forward to watching this in Italian, something I have never done before!
Bruce Marshall

What is the deleted scene that you have never seen before?

The Good, The Bad and The Ugly / Re: "The Story Of A Soldier"
« on: March 29, 2018, 01:35:50 PM »
actually, the correct title is "Ballad of A Soldier"
as with other tracks, the Italian translation on the soundtrack was literal
not idiomatic.*
In America, a song with a story is called a "ballad"
IN Europe a ballad (or ballade) is an instrumental piece.

I was pleased that in his dvd commentary, Frayling used the correct term "Ballad"
- [he must have read my album review 8)}

bruce marshall

Like the track 'The Strong'. This is a mistaken translation of il Fort, which should have meant fortress or castle - the place where all of the injured Confederate soldiers are dying

*worst example of this in with DYS - "Mesa verde" is literally translated as "Green Table"!!! :o

I had copies of all of those books when I was a kid and I read them all.
I probably got more enjoyment out of the books that were not novelizations of the 3 Leone films - Bloody for a Dirty Dollar, A Coffin full of Dollars etc, because I wasn't constantly thinking of the films themselves.
Having said that I did find some of the "fleshing out" of certain scenes from the GBU quite interesting. For example it described Sentenza waiting for Blondie (or rather, Whitey) and Tuco to turn up at the cemetery. You don't always think of things like that with the films themselves

Wow, sounds amazing!
Enjoy the show drinkanddestroy. I saw them a long time ago in '96 at The Monsters of Rock  O0

For a Few Dollars More / Re: Cars
« on: January 18, 2017, 01:55:06 PM »
If you follow this link, you can see the woman carrying a young / baby at 6mins 54secs.
Right after the close up with the bright sun behind him where Mortimer says "It's all for you, I think you deserve it", the camera goes back to Manco and she is some distance behind him, walking towards him. You see her between the blue of his collar (on his right side) and the large cactus.

Thanks for posting this - I've never noticed it.
Probably because the most I ever watched this film was back in the old days on vhs when it was probably not visible!  :D ;D

For a Few Dollars More / Re: 50th anniversary
« on: December 15, 2016, 02:08:33 PM »
In the US cut does Indio empty 4 bullets into the warden after shooting him thru the peephole?
I have the old MGM laser disc but my machine crapped out so I can not check.

Yes, that line is particularly cocky and seems to anger the hunchback "10 minutes? You'll be smoking in hell!"

I believe the boing sound is a Jew's Harp, which is used on the main title.

I love that whole scene but something that I always used to notice is how the hat that is supposed to be Manco's, being shot up in the air, is totally different!

I love the way that Le Bon can tell that the photo above the books is from the final shot of butch cassidy and the sundance kid - what an observation.

I have to say though, out of all the inhabitants of the mantelpiece - that mug is sheer tat!  :D

Amazing. It's amazing what just a few newly discovered frames can do to a man.....!!!!!!!
Why the hell are we all so obsessed with this film?
Don't even try to answer that one!

Thanks for the cut.

What is this "Stanton cut"?

You mean Clint on horseback?
Nice still. But you will find dozens of stills you've never seen before. In those years they
took between 5000 & 20.000 stills for a film! I have about 250 photos
of the film and maybe 30-50 of those are in the book, all the others in the book I never saw before :).

Yes, that is the photo that I mean and it was used on The Devil's Dollar Sign. I used to have all of those books.



Sorry for the minor point on such a big and impressive project but I notice a still of Clint (on the amazon listing, taken from the book) taken during the scene when he shoots Tuco down at the end of the film. The still is not featured in the film but a drawing of the still was used on the front of one of Joe Millard's books. Interesting cause I feel that I have never actually seen the photograph before but it must've been circulated in order for the artist to have painted it.

Am I talking bollox?


better question -- how could Angel Eyes sneak up on Blondie & Tuco in a huge open field where there are nothing but graves as far as the eye can see?

you can't take this stuff too realistically. It's a fairy tale for grownups  ;)

Interestingly, and I know the book was written after the film was made, but when I read the Joe Millard GBU book as a kid he described how Sentenza actually arrived at Sad Hill before the other two and had to wait for them.

The Good, The Bad and The Ugly / Re: GBU book project -updated website-
« on: January 10, 2016, 07:07:17 AM »
Nice job, Jordan.

It's so great to still be able to see new/unseen material 50 years later.

Strange how a still of the skeleton shot still hasn't surfaced yet we know that footage exists.

I don't follow?

The Good, The Bad and The Ugly / Re: Where to buy a copy....
« on: January 07, 2016, 02:08:59 PM »
Ok, so I have now have this version in front of me and it's like going back to the pan and scan days of old?

Sorry to be a pain in the ass but can somebody else confirm that their copy is the same?

Edit; I see that the extra scenes are in proper letterbox format

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