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« #15 : October 16, 2007, 11:30:31 AM »

Are we sure we all aren't just being snobbish here? >:D

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« #16 : October 16, 2007, 11:55:01 AM »

Are we sure we all aren't just being snobbish here? >:D

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« #17 : October 16, 2007, 11:56:14 AM »

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« #18 : October 16, 2007, 03:03:49 PM »

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« #19 : November 26, 2007, 01:04:19 AM »

hi,
in my humble little opinion:
accident or no, the main players, in front of, and behind the camera, in these SL SW's share a unique simbiotic relationship.
this only happens when chance is a player.
it was with these SW's.
the world is better for it.
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« #21 : January 25, 2008, 02:35:54 AM »

Well, Leone was a genius. And part of his genius was to know how to choose good collaborators, and how to obtain something great from each one.

Claudia Cardinale has never impressed me exept in OUATITW
CHarles Bronson can also be one of the worst actors ever, he is outstanding in OUATITW.
Clint Eastwood was never as well used than in Leone films.
Ennio Morricone made some terrible music sometimes (A Gringo Like Me, The Professional...) but he was always at the top with Leone (not only with Leone).
Mario Brega was not even an actor.
Vincenzoni HATES what he wrote for Leone (listen to him in the intervew on the MNIN dvd). Still, Leone got him to do that.

This is why i think Leone would have found another guy who could do a great job. DOn't forget that Eastwood and Van Cleef are not his first choices...
Of course, all of us know that the alliance Morricone/Leone is THE perfect team. So GBU wouldn't be as good as it is, but i'm sure it would still be a masterpiece.

Nicely stated. I fully agree, but I would accentuate Morricone's essential contribution even more. I don't think GBU would have been a masterpiece without Morricone. On the side, during the tributary film for Morricone at the Oscars 2007, I noticed the particularly strong audience reaction when the theme of the GBU was played.

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« #22 : February 13, 2008, 08:50:30 PM »

I think we need to look at AFOD, a highly underrated soundtrack that wasn't properly implemented into the film as seemlessly as the later five collaborations. To use a worn out cliche, it takes two to tango. The images propel the music and vice versa. While the film and its music are brilliant in their own right, it isn't fair to compare a piece of music (or soundtrack) to a film stripped of said music. The music will always win, because of what it is, music.

Noodles said it best (to paraphrase) with the "Leone gets the best out of his crew" comment. Sergio certainly would have demanded a lot from his hypothetical composer and if he wasn't satisfied he surely would have gone the Kubrick route and found music that complemented his film.



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« #23 : February 14, 2008, 02:43:15 AM »

On the side, during the tributary film for Morricone at the Oscars 2007, I noticed the particularly strong audience reaction when the theme of the GBU was played.

No wonder. I've always loved it most, too.
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« #24 : February 14, 2008, 11:57:47 AM »


Noodles said it best (to paraphrase) with the "Leone gets the best out of his crew" comment.

Agree.  Look at Lee Van Cleef's acting performances, he was great in FDM and GBU, but substantially more wooden in his other roles.  Don't get me wrong - I thought Van Cleef was a great one - but Leone pulled out his best.  Maybe it was because Leone acted out the scenes for him, better than verbal direction???

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« #25 : February 14, 2008, 11:47:00 PM »

I watched Kansas City Confidential the other day and was slightly disappointed with LVC's performance. With Bronson, it's even worse. "This is the same man who played Harmonica?"



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« #26 : March 15, 2008, 02:35:42 PM »

The question of the thread is a simple one, when talking about the United States.

Clint is the only reason this is such a huge hit here. When the movie aires monthly on AMC, or elsewhere, it is advertised as an Eastwood film. When they  play it back to back the affair is referred to as "Eastwood Night".
Many people do know about Leone being the master behind this excellent movie but these folks are in the minority...

at least in the states.




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« #27 : March 16, 2008, 05:17:11 AM »

The question of the thread is a simple one, when talking about the United States.

Clint is the only reason this is such a huge hit here. When the movie aires monthly on AMC, or elsewhere, it is advertised as an Eastwood film. When they  play it back to back the affair is referred to as "Eastwood Night".
Many people do know about Leone being the master behind this excellent movie but these folks are in the minority...

at least in the states.
Basically, it's the same here. And I'd guess everywhere except maybe in Italy.


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« #28 : March 17, 2008, 06:53:42 AM »

I don't think so... I mean, not everywhere: not in France, for instance, where Leone is a well kown director. May be not among my generation, but still.


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« #29 : March 17, 2008, 07:53:47 AM »

I don't think so... I mean, not everywhere: not in France, for instance, where Leone is a well kown director. May be not among my generation, but still.
You're proving the point here. Not among our generation nor among most people because most people don't know any directors, except maybe Spielberg and Hitchcock and even those only by name. Leone is also very recognized director here, among...shall we say the "middle class movie buffs", those who can say that movies are their hobby but they don't have academical approach to it (they don't have to like an 8-hour Bulgarian silent movie just because it's a "classic"). You see the difference? ;)


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