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Once Upon A Time In The West / Re:2 dusters, not 3....
« on: November 26, 2004, 04:20:52 PM »
It's really too bad, I think, that all three weren't wearing them when they were gunned down.

I noticed it the very first time I saw the movie, and I always thought that Strode looked kind of out of place.

Once Upon A Time In The West / Re:DVD Wooden Box Set w/ Harmonica
« on: November 23, 2004, 02:19:31 PM »
I wonder if the included harmonica sounds similar to the movie harmonica....

Once Upon A Time In The West / Re:missing on soundtrack?
« on: November 23, 2004, 12:53:13 PM »
I got my CD a while back - AWESOME!

Once Upon A Time In The West / Re:BEST SCENE?
« on: November 23, 2004, 12:47:46 PM »
"-You brought two too many."


Once Upon A Time In The West / Re:DVD Wooden Box Set w/ Harmonica
« on: November 23, 2004, 12:43:39 PM »
...Remind you of "Play Misty for Me"?


Hadn't thought of Play Misty For Me in a few years - that woman freaks me out every time I see it.

Once Upon A Time In The West / 2 dusters, not 3....
« on: November 23, 2004, 10:31:24 AM »
Not sure if this had been discussed or not - couldn't find it

But, why do all of the posters, covers, etc... show all three of the baddies with coats (dusters), when only two were wearing them in the movie?

I guess they thought it looked more balanced?

Once Upon A Time In The West / OUaTitW on Sunday Night Football
« on: November 22, 2004, 12:29:29 PM »
Did anyone else see the Sunday Night Football last night with the OUaTitW theme?  It was pretty sweet, with Harmonica's theme playing quite often throughout the game.

Once Upon A Time In The West / Re:Pure Beauty************
« on: October 27, 2004, 03:41:35 PM »
I thought she was quite cute in the Pink Panther...

Once Upon A Time In The West / Re:Flagstone
« on: October 22, 2004, 11:18:18 AM »
edit - well, I guess I could have read your entire post!

lol - I don't remember that bldg...

(first post:

Check this out:

I don't see that particular building.)

Once Upon A Time In The West / DVD Wooden Box Set w/ Harmonica
« on: October 20, 2004, 09:45:37 AM »

There's a really nice release of Sergio Leone's ONCE UPON A TIME IN THE WEST over in Austria (R2). The (wood box) set contains the DVD, a CD (OST) and a harmonica.

The set wass limited to 20,000 pcs. and sold out. (release date was last year).

Question: Is there going to be a region 1 release of this box set as well?

Once Upon A Time In The West / Re:missing on soundtrack?
« on: October 19, 2004, 02:19:41 PM »
I just bought this from - can't wait!

Once Upon a Time in the West [IMPORT]
# Audio CD (April 19, 2004)
# Label: Bmg/Rca
 1 Once Upon A Time In The West
2 As A Judgement
3 Cheyenne *
4 The Transgression
5 Harmonica *
6 The First Tavern
7 The Second Tavern
8 The Third Tavern *
9 Jill *
10 Man With A Harmonica
11 A Dimly Lit Room
12 Frank *
13 Bad Orchestra
14 Morton *
15 Jill's America
16 The Man
17 Epilogue *
18 Death Rattle
19 Farewell To Cheyenne
20 Finale

----------------------------- Review:

For Sergio Leone's "Once Upon a Time in the West", Ennio Morricone wrote what is, arguably, his best film score. It's virtually a tone poem written for voice, harmonica, guitar, brass, percussion and orchestra. Once you've heard this score, it sticks with you. Hauntingly beautiful, at times abstract and sometimes jarring, always memorable. The music readily evokes the moods and feelings underlying the film's story, characters and drama. Dellorso's voice is simply beautiful. And that harmonica! There's nothing written for harmonica that remotely resembles its use here. This is a marvelous, marvelous, brilliant score! And though the term is often overused, this is, quite simply, a classic.

There are several releases of this score available on CD. I own three. The standard US release with the terrible graphic that evokes the film not at all and sounds a bit harsh (BMG/RCA 4736-2-R; 13 tracks, previous 12). The BMG International release with the great cover based on the film poster and to my ears, better sonics (BMG International; 13 tracks). And this English release with excellent toned down graphics and superior sound (RCA/BMG 828765899826; 20 tracks).

This must be the 24-bit remaster that was used as part of the German deluxe DVD-CD-Harmonica wood box set -- why that set wasn't released in the US remains a mystery.

Amazon lists this CD as a French release. I ordered it through an Amazon affiliate and received an English CD. It's a single fold digipak with the best graphic design of the lot. No booklet or liner notes. However, the primary thing is the sound and it is terrific. This disc has seven tracks (*) previously unreleased. The package is copyright 2004.

If you want the extra tracks and/or superior sound, this is the disc to buy. For Morricone fans, film score afficianados or anyone who appreciates good music -- this is an absolute must!

But why only one hole?

When she's laying on the bed with her arms spread (the shot through the bed's lace canopy), you can see that her left arm doesn't have a hole...

Once Upon A Time In The West / Re:analysis on jill
« on: October 19, 2004, 10:42:12 AM »
...and if frank had killed harmonica he would have taken over the station and wed jill... forcifly or not... i think jill would have welcomed frank... i don't see jill as a well-doer... she is a "whore with a heart FOR gold"... not OF gold... i think it goes along with the whole theme of the movie... Only in america could mcbain go after his dream like that... and only in america could men like morton and frank succeed in ripping him off in cut-throat business... it's the duality of the american dream that leone was illustrating in both OUATITwest and OUATIamerica... only in america could a whore become a rich housewife... and only in america could a woman whore herself out to rich men only to benefit herself.

I agree with you up to the point where Harmonica walks into the house at the end.  I watched it again yesterday, and she was a changed woman when he entered, after the conversation with Cheyene.   Her face lit up when she saw it was Harmonica.

Granted, if it was Frank, she would have married him and let him take the town, as I don't think she would have had a choice in the matter anyway.

Once Upon A Time In The West / Re:analysis on jill
« on: October 15, 2004, 12:35:26 PM »

Once Upon A Time In The West / Re:Pure Beauty************
« on: October 15, 2004, 12:31:33 PM »
I thought that she was the sexiest was with her hair up with that funky hat at the beginning.


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