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The Good, The Bad and The Ugly / Re: Blondie's Backstory
« on: April 22, 2007, 04:38:02 PM »
Thank you for the link. So this clarifies that the machine gus used in Django and FOD are fakes.  8)

My mistake regarding the machine guns used by Franco Nero in CompaƱeros. I just had a look again and it actually resembles the water-cooled Maxim used by Juan Miranda in DYS. :-[

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The Good, The Bad and The Ugly / Re: Blondie's Backstory
« on: April 22, 2007, 02:24:05 PM »
Its much much later than that, 1890's at the earliest, The machine gun that Ramon is using is a fully automatic machine gun not a gattling gun (he's not cranking it) they weren't available until the 1890's, and the Mexican soldiers are in kahki uniforms which they didn't change to from the blue ones they used before until near the turn of the century.

Now that you mention the fully automatic machine gun utilized by Ramon, I have been unable to identify that model and I wonder if it even ever existed. The only multi-barrel machine guns I am aware of that existed in the 19th Century were the Gatling guns and Gardner guns, which were manually cranked. The other machine gun available at that time was the Maxim gun, and that was invented in the mid 1880s; however, it was a single barrel machine gun.

The multiple-barrel  machine gun carried by Ramon seems to be the same type as the one carried by Franco Nero in CompaƱeros and Django/Django strikes again. However, I am not sure those type of machine guns with so many barrels ever existed; it seem to me they could be just machine gun-like gadgets made specifically for those movies.

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A Fistful of Dollars / Re: Starting credits music.
« on: April 21, 2007, 11:37:53 PM »
Does anyone know the words which are being said in the music score at the beginning of this film?

Sounds vaguely like someone is saying, "We can win"......not sure if I am right.

There seems to be more than one version around. In the opening credits in the MGM DVD, the words sound like "we can fight", but I believe that in the version I saw many years ago (early 70s) in Spain the words sounded like "we can win", same as it now does in the rest of the movie. I remember this because at that time I had purchased the original movie soundtrack in 33-1/3RPM record, and in the record the words sound like "we can fight", which I noticed were different from the ones I heard in the movie opening title.

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The Good, The Bad and The Ugly / Re: Blondie's Backstory
« on: April 21, 2007, 08:51:45 PM »
And if he is indeed the same character who appears in A Fistful of Dollars, perhaps his entering the Mexican war was connected with the mysterious someone he was unable to help.

It seems to me that AFOD takes place at least in 1875, that is, at least 10 years after the American Civil War was over. If you pay attention to the scene in the cemetery, the two dead Mexican Army officers are by a tombstone where it is written: "Esteban Garcia, 1875".

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