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« : December 22, 2006, 05:54:37 PM »

Who was the one who decided to have Eastwood wear the poncho in the 3 Leone films? Was it Leones idea or was it Eastwoods idea, I saw website that stated it was Eastwoods idea? Is that true?

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« #1 : December 22, 2006, 09:48:16 PM »

Who was the one who decided to have Eastwood wear the poncho in the 3 Leone films? Was it Leones idea or was it Eastwoods idea, I saw website that stated it was Eastwoods idea? Is that true?

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I heard eastwood say he was at a flea market and Italy, saw the poncho, and just bought it.

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« #2 : December 23, 2006, 01:34:34 AM »

According Leone, it was his idea. In one interview, Leone said, "I thought Clint was too skinny. That's why I wanted to cover his body with the poncho."



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« #3 : December 23, 2006, 05:12:04 AM »

Yea I heard the Leone version too, that he wanted to make him look bulkier, but that doesn't mean that he didn't tell Eastwood to pick one up, so who knows?

Any way if you think about it no American Western hero ever wore a pancho, "pancho wearers" were typecast as Mexicans, no?

So logically I don't see a lightbulb going on in American TV actor Clints head saying "of course a pancho is what I need"

Brando in "The Appaloosa" came out two years later in 1966.


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« #4 : December 25, 2006, 10:59:11 PM »

If you watch the SE GBU, it says that the poncho was Leones idea...end of story. The guy was a visionary, the poncho made those movies! It was like the cape to Superman!

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« #5 : December 28, 2006, 12:16:42 PM »

For sometime Leone and Eastwood claimed credit for it but i think we can safely say it was Leone's idea. There is a Carlo Simi design art for it in Frayling's book ONCE UPON A TIME IN ITALY. Also there is an audio snippet on the website of the guy who sells replica ponchos where Clint says that he bought one in America and took it to Spain but Leone did not like it and gave him the one he had chosen. So we have it in his own words!!

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« #6 : January 03, 2007, 11:58:51 PM »

I am sorry, but is that not the COOLEST PONCHO you ever saw!!!!


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« #7 : January 15, 2007, 09:30:03 PM »

Poncho is green, not red right?

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« #8 : January 15, 2007, 09:35:34 PM »

Poncho is green, not red right?

That is correct.


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« #9 : January 16, 2007, 04:02:03 AM »

I think it fades or sun bleaches with the combination of Almerian dust added into one of the other colors, we did have comparison screen cap images, showing one color on one side and the fliped side the other, if I remember right.

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« #10 : January 16, 2007, 12:14:37 PM »

Yeah, look for the screen captures thread, also shows the sewn-up bullet holes from "Fistful", which were usually turned to the back, but visible in all three films (earlier scene at table in Fistful, filmed out of sequence), there was only ONE poncho.  I saw it in 2005 at the Leone Exhibit in L.A. and it's definite greenish on one side and brownish on the other, likely from fading.  I think in Fistful it was more overall greenish.

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« #11 : January 16, 2007, 02:22:14 PM »

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« #12 : January 16, 2007, 03:32:30 PM »

having fun with fonts I see. :D


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« #13 : January 16, 2007, 04:10:17 PM »

having fun with fonts I see. :D

yeah,a real party :D ;D :D ;D :D ;D :D ;D :D ;D :D ;D :D ;D :D ;D

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« #14 : February 05, 2007, 08:15:56 PM »

I guess I'll join this party!!!  :D :D :D ::) ::) :D :D :D ::) ::) O0

Anyway, I've read it numerous times the poncho was Leone's idea, so I think we're safe to say it's all Leone.




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