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There is no doubt that Bronson was aware of the men on the hill and wanted to make Jill appear to be settled and staying, rather than overdressed and leaving.  For me, the crucial action by Bronson is to stop Jill getting his water from inside the house.  He makes her go out to the well - I like my water fresh - and this causes the two men to take their chance.

Now we start. 

Harmonica wins for three reasons. 

1 - He is Death and so cannot be killed (per an earlier post).

2 - Leone settled the issue himself.  He originally intended to have Clint, LVC and Eli waiting for the train: whereupon all three would be shot dead by Charlie.  Clint was unavailable and the idea was shelved.  But if it could have happened it would have been a symbolic end for the Dollars.

3 - Leone originally wanted Bronson to be the MWNN but could not sign Charlie until OUAT.  Leone's preference makes clear whom he thought was the ultimate killer.  And Leone himself must be the judge of this issue.

The chimes have stopped.

Once Upon A Time In The West / Re: 30 Westerns in Once
« on: December 14, 2007, 04:23:56 PM »
The Gunfighter, starring Gregory Peck, was cited in an article I once read.  This claimed that the scene in which Frank left the saloon, with a gunfight inevitable, was reminiscent of Jimmy Ringo leaving his saloon.

Trivia Games / Re: WHICH ONE WOULD YOU....?
« on: June 04, 2005, 09:21:49 AM »
I'd ditch America, which is boring.  I'd also ditch FOD (poor movie but, as he said himself, he got better at it) and the Rod Steiger one with several titles.

Leone made three classics: Few, GBU and West.  I'd want those with me on a desert island and then I'd start looking up other directors like Ford, Stevens and Peckinpah.

Trivia Games / Re: JOHN WAYNE.....
« on: June 04, 2005, 09:13:28 AM »
From "The Life and Times of the Western Movie" Jay Hyams (1983 W.H. Smith)

It was in an interview in Playboy (May, 1971) he said High Noon was "the most un-American thing I've ever seen in my whole life.... I'll never regret having helped run Foreman out of the country". Nice guy huh?

Any way Howard Hawks agreed with Wayne, both thought the premis of High Noon was ridiculous. They believed that no marshall would expect towns people to help fight outlaws and no citizens of the old West, tough conquerors of the frontier, would have refused to if asked. They also dislikede 3:10 to Yuma. They didn't like its treatment of heroism, and they thought the outlaws taunting of his farmer-captor could have been esily hanndeled.

So they made Rio Bravo

Which was not as good as either of the other two.

I suppose Wayne thought Soldier Blue was also "un-American"?

Trivia Games / Re: GBU - last words
« on: June 04, 2005, 09:09:50 AM »
Definitely SOB.

I have a question (said Paul Newman in Hombre):

When Tuco goes "Unk! Unk! Unk!" is he trying to read or is he drinking something?


Trivia Games / Re: Bandit Spotting 'Help Monco with his adding'
« on: June 04, 2005, 09:06:17 AM »
There are three unknown bandits, including nos 1 & 8 in this scene.  These three were paired with Sancho, myself and Frisco when they were shot by the bounty hunters.

« on: June 04, 2005, 09:00:45 AM »
Most complex character just has to be my old boss:

El Indio

Once Upon A Time In The West / Re: 30 Westerns in Once
« on: June 04, 2005, 08:53:37 AM »
I once read that the scene where Frank is left sitting alone in the saloon before getting up to go outside, with a gunfight inevitable, is a take on the finale to The Gunfighter, an excellent but perhaps under-rated film starring Gregory Peck.

Once Upon A Time In The West / Re: Morton and the water picture
« on: June 04, 2005, 08:34:41 AM »
When Cheyenne said that "it's something to with death", a lot of people took him at his word and decided the film is all about revenge (i.e., the usual theme of a Bronson movie).

But it ain't about death.  The water motif shines all the way through it and that's what it's about.

For a Few Dollars More / Re: Indio's heroes
« on: June 04, 2005, 08:03:21 AM »
Because you kind of subconsciously imagine people to look like their avatars in real life, I imagine Huey to have a gigantic head on a tiny little body.

No, old man, just having a little trouble with my avatar....

For a Few Dollars More / Re: Indio's plan
« on: June 04, 2005, 08:01:01 AM »
Yeah, he thought they had tried to steal the money but failed to break open the box without his key, which he still had round his neck.

For a Few Dollars More / Re: Manco Enters Indio's Den
« on: June 04, 2005, 07:57:23 AM »
Thank you amigos for the clear explanations. Regarding dismissal of the band...we see everyone being killed right from Sleem ... Cuchilio... and ending by Indio and Groggy.

What happened to Sancho?

First three to go were Blackie, Chico and Paco killed by Manco en route to Santa Cruz.

Twelve carried out the El Paso raid and you can count all twelve when they shoot open the drinks cabinet.

Next to go is Wild (Kinski) shot by Mortimer's derringer.

Then we have the internecine sequence with Nino stabbing Slim and Indio shooting Cuchillo before Groggy rumbles the plan and kills Nino.  And then there were eight!

Now it gets a little confusing.  Two including Sancho are shot jointly by Mortimer and Manco in the street.  I don't know which other was shot in this sequence, but Sancho was definitely one.

Then Mortimer turns the tables on yours truly  :-[ and another unknown bandit by shooting through the wagon's anchor rope.

Frisco and the third unknown bandit are then killed by Manco from the swivel chair.

Finally the showdown which disposes of Indio and then the aftermath in which Groggy is finished off.

The problem is these three unknown bandits who were killed with Sancho, Huey and Frisco.


An' if you give any trouble, he'll hit you.

Not in the mouth!  You're gonna use that to talk.

More politely, how do you change the avatar??  I've pasted in a new jpg and entered the right password but I'm still left with an outsize, er, Huey!


The film looks atrocious.  Spoof westerns never work.

That is definitely Simi's arch recreated though and one of the supporting characters looks very like Paco from FAFDM.

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