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Off-Topic Discussion / Re: My B-Day!
« on: November 01, 2006, 02:22:10 PM »
HAPPY BIRTHDAY El Groggy-o!!!!!!


« on: October 31, 2006, 02:03:59 PM »
Any opinions or thoughts would be much appreciated.

A MAN CALLED KING-Richard Harrison(unfortunately, awesome soundtrack though

Yes..nice soundtrack by Bacalov....not a very good movie ..but I really enjoyed watching isn't one of those "so bad, it's good" deals.  It's just such a great example of the kind of movies that were pouring out of Almeria.. to try to cash in on the SW craze.

Get a so so "star", in this case, Harrison; Kinski, for marquee power...& to guarantee that the Germans will flock to it..& put it on video,.. to sleepwalk through a few scenes & stand around a lot; throw in some Mexican banditos...the US Cavalry, a rough & tumble bounty hunter, a corrupt sheriff, a couple of rapes, a script right out of the Miles Deem school of filmmaking: a lot..a LOT of scenes of guys riding..& riding..& riding...& riding..and........still riding..w/ some whistling in the background; the SW cave (you know the one I mean); a machine gun; and a climactic 'corrida' type showdown with the music swelling...extreme closeups...extended Leone-like, & throw it up against the wall & see what sticks. And more cliches abound..too many to mention.
Bad movie..but very,very interesting.

Will Penny predates Peckinpahs Wild Bunch but was made after Major Dundee(which i can't remember all that well) so i'm not sure how he comes into the equation here.

Yes...not a strong link..but an echo of "Ride the High Country"; as I referred to in my review-->
...there's an echo of the theme of the passing of the old west...& the Quint family recalls the Hammond Brothers..somewhat.

Off-Topic Discussion / Re: Best character name
« on: October 30, 2006, 06:47:56 AM »
Bob Newhart as Major Major Major Major in "Catch 22". ;D

You might consider dropping Will Penny from the list altogether...if anything --> more (somewhat) Peckinpah influenced than anything else; & adding The Proposition (the opening scene, for example, recalls Spaghetti Westerns immediately for even casual fans of the genre) to the "Good" category.
Make your own call, of course..after viewing them.

Other Films / Re: Your not fooling anybody Mr. Weisser!
« on: October 28, 2006, 04:26:28 AM »
Do you want my resignation now? :'(

That won't be necessary....of may be downgraded to "Used to be Member Extraordinaire...but ain't anymore...bucko!!"..but it's all dependent on the commitee's investigation...& the appointment of an independent arbitrator.

Other Films / Re: Your not fooling anybody Mr. Weisser!
« on: October 27, 2006, 05:57:38 PM »
Does this mean there has to be a new "Your not fooling anyone Mr Banjo" thread? :-[

Actually, a committee has been formed to go back & check all of your posts for accuracy  ::)
nya..a ah!!!!!!!!

Web Site Announcements / Re: errors...
« on: October 27, 2006, 05:53:01 PM »
#1. Never noticed

#2. Has been reported...but no joy as yet.

Off-Topic Discussion / Re: Unforgettable Duel Scene
« on: October 26, 2006, 06:27:37 PM »
Theres an unforgetable duel in Train For Durango(sort of a spoof sw) where the tension builds up with all the facial close ups etc of Anthony Steffen against Mark Damon and at the point of drawing they both in tandom pull the pistols out of their holsters and hurl them onto the ground ;D
Didn't expect that!

That's the best part of the movie...a shootout w/ both shooters out of bullets & both bluffing...well done.

Other Films / Re: Your not fooling anybody Mr. Weisser!
« on: October 26, 2006, 06:22:16 PM »

In Train For Durango Weisser claims Anthony Steffen sports an eyepatch which of course he doesn't.

Actually, Steffen does wear an eyepatch..for a short time...when he & Salerno are in Lobo's camp.

Off-Topic Discussion / Re: Best character name
« on: October 23, 2006, 08:32:33 PM »
Nello Pazzafini's small, but best SW role... as Cobra Ramirez in "They Call Him Cemetery ".

Once Upon A Time In The West / Re: did she do her own voice?
« on: October 23, 2006, 08:25:18 PM »
I liked the scene where she went topless for Lancaster, I wish the shadow wasn't there.

Richard Brooks, the director, wanted her to..but she wouldn't go for it..hence the resulting shot.
Marie Gomez (Chiquita), though admittedly uncomfortable, did do a topless scene.

Off-Topic Discussion / Re: The Upsetters' "Django" cover
« on: October 22, 2006, 11:45:01 PM »
If you're familiar with the film "The Harder They Come" w/ Jimmy Cliff, there's a great scene with "Django" playing on a theater the machine gun scene  is going on.
A bunch of Reggae titles referring to SW started showing up.
The Upsetters were big on that stuff.
The Upsetters also cut a tune called "Dollar In The Teeth", for example, but I like "Return Of Django" better.
Their music is kind of a combination of early "Ska" & what was then the more contemporary "Rock Steady" style.
Needless to say, I guess, is...I love this stuff.
I've uploaded "Return Of Django"--------->  HERE  <---------

Other Films / Re: Sartana kills them all (Un par de asesinos)(1971)
« on: October 21, 2006, 06:10:02 AM »
I found it enjoyable also....a pretty light tone throughout with some nastiness sprinkled in (hello..Frank Wolff).

As far as the "Sartana" is...the Italian poster..& the  German DVD cover. You can see that it's supposed to be "Santana"...& apparently whoever came up with the English title changed it..obviously to try to cash in on the Sartana films.

Other Films / Re: The Ballad of Cable Hogue (1970)
« on: October 14, 2006, 09:02:38 PM »
WTF with the general public at the time? Was it not promoted correctly?

I think that after the success of "The Wild Bunch" well as critics, expecting another "Bloody Sam" movie were caught off guard.
In fact.."Cable Hogue" explores one of Peckinpah's favorite recurring themes, that of the end of the Old West..& the advancing "modern" era...just as deeply & thoughtfully..just differently.
It's said to have been his personal favorite of all his films.

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