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« on: January 27, 2005, 12:16:15 PM »

I saw one other topic about this but it only had one opinion on it. What do you all think about it? I thought it was one of the better ones.
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« Reply #1 on: January 27, 2005, 01:05:23 PM »

there all better dark  ;)

yeh i liked it - but always found it a quite cynical movie

but i think shirley mcclaine was the right choice above liz taylor

its the next dvd to rewatch on my list so i will watch it this weekend and give you an update
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« Reply #2 on: January 27, 2005, 07:28:52 PM »

Sounds good. But your right, their all better.  O0
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« Reply #3 on: January 27, 2005, 08:16:17 PM »

Love the beginning
Love the hat
Love the dynamite
Love that Clint did his own stunts (Some great ones too)
Love the last line...
Sara: "Aren't you even going to take your hat off???"
Hogan: "Haven't got anytime for all that..."
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« Reply #4 on: January 28, 2005, 12:16:40 PM »

The stunts are good. My favorite part is when he has the arrow in his shoulder so he gets drunk. Classic.
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« Reply #5 on: January 28, 2005, 11:12:53 PM »

yea gotta love the tough side of Clint  8)
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« Reply #6 on: January 29, 2005, 09:32:54 AM »

Two Mules for Sister Sara is one of two Eastwood westerns I don't own yet. The other one being Joe Kidd. I'm not sure why that is though, because I enjoy Two Mules more than Hang'em High and probably Pale Rider as well.

I like the battle scene at the end, that was put together very well. The other scenes mentioned in this thread are good too. Plus, any movie Don Siegel has directed is going to be fun to watch. One of the best of his generation.
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« Reply #7 on: January 29, 2005, 09:34:51 AM »

I agree, the final battle is well put together.
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« Reply #8 on: January 31, 2005, 01:18:20 PM »

Personally I really like Two Mules.  I got my whole group of friends hooked on it too, aren't I nice?   ::)

I like how it's Clint being a tough guy but looking like he's having a lot of fun doing it.   I like the humor it's kind of dark in it's own way and isn't always laugh out loud funny either. 

It's one of my favorites. 
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« Reply #9 on: January 31, 2005, 02:19:16 PM »

Well, one of the few Eastwood's I've never seen ... yet  ;)

Reading your comments made me wanna see it  :) ... next one on my buying list  O0

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« Reply #10 on: February 01, 2005, 05:27:56 AM »

I'm sure you will enjoy Two Mules for Sister Sarah However if you get the DVD don't read the back I think it kind of spoils the story and gives away too much of the plot in a short paragraph.   :(
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« Reply #11 on: February 01, 2005, 01:22:42 PM »

However if you get the DVD don't read the back I think it kind of spoils the story and gives away too much of the plot in a short paragraph. :(
Thanks for the tip Lin  O0
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« Reply #12 on: February 26, 2005, 05:09:53 PM »

Sarah is a good " fun " western . Clint is on top form and Shirley Maclean makes a very " interesting " nun .
It's got another fine score by good old Lalo and a couple of good ( surprisingly bloody ) battle scenes  .
It's not one of Clints best but it is damned good entertainment .
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« Reply #13 on: February 26, 2005, 07:50:51 PM »

Morricone. 
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« Reply #14 on: February 26, 2005, 09:18:04 PM »

I think Two Mules is fabulous.  It's a great contrast from the darkness of a movie like High Plains Drifter.  Both movies I love, but for entirely different reasons.

The interplay between Eastwood and McLain throughout the first half of the film is just a great dialogue.  And, you don't get a lot of dialogue in Eastwood westerns.  In fact, I'll get torched for this, but Unforgiven is NOT one of my favorites because of the dialogue - contrived in places.  But I digress.

Two Mules is playful and quirky in places (Sister Sara's tummy growling - when has THAT even happened in film).  The scene at the train trestle is priceless (ummmm. . .  can YOU shoot?).  Sister Sara's ending transformation from a nun to a raspy prostitute is a great treat.  ("I wanna be pretty for ya")   

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« Reply #15 on: March 01, 2005, 03:06:42 AM »

I am in the process of watching two mules. I think it is a great movie. It's got it all:

great action
humour
romance
Morricone's music

Love the scene with the rattler!!!

In this movie Hogan dreams of exploiting a gambling hall in San Francisco. In Unforgiven Munny ends up in a more respectable occupation. Synchronicity with Clint's movie-career?

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« Reply #16 on: March 01, 2005, 04:53:56 AM »

Finished watching Two Mules

Last time was long ago, I almost forgot how good it is.

Most of the time it is a funny western. The performance and dialogue between Clint and Shirley see to that.
I agree, the casting of Shirley Maclaine was a good choice.

The dramatic moments provide the necessary contrast to the comedy: 

-The nearly rape of Sarah
-The execution of the Juarist
-Hogan shot
-The (bloody and merciless) killing in the final battle

The music-score of Morricone is brilliant!!!!! O0

Does anybody know where the Two mules in the title refer to?
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« Reply #17 on: March 01, 2005, 07:22:04 AM »

I think Sara has one, and Hogan is supposed to be the other.   
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« Reply #18 on: March 01, 2005, 09:24:54 AM »

Good movie. As stated by others, Clint and Shirley worked well together.  But to me the two top feautures of this film are: 1. Ennio Morricone's great, underrated score. It's just as exciting as the music in most of his westerns, but uses much more acoustic instruments, and has a somewhat "Mexican folk" sound throught. And this is the only western that Morricone scored for an American director, plus his last with Eastwood. 2. Don Siegel didn't use the American west to film in. Instead "Two Mules" was filmed in the beautiful deserts of Mexico. Siegel was smart enough to pick up and employ Morricone's music with the scenery, action and characters, as Leone did earlier. Just listen to the opening title theme, which imitates Sister's Sara's braying mule, and how it fits with the gorgeous natural scenery in the opening credits, and you'll see what I mean. A very memorable film. 
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« Reply #19 on: March 01, 2005, 11:11:46 AM »

Morricone. 

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