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Which Of The Three Leone Films Is Your Favorite & Why?

Fistful Of Dollars
3 (13.6%)
For A Few Dollars More
6 (27.3%)
The Good, The Bad And The Ugly
13 (59.1%)

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« Reply #20 on: July 23, 2014, 06:46:45 AM »

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« Reply #21 on: July 23, 2014, 07:32:38 AM »

Please indulge me.

Who is Jan Michael Vincent?

Here you go, from Wikipedia:

Jan- Michael Vincent

Other than the tv show Airwolf, his most notable appearance on film is probably The Mechanic, with Charles Bronson.







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« Reply #22 on: July 23, 2014, 11:08:03 PM »

We have a winner!

The winner of the "Please Indulge Me, Who Is Jan Michael Vincent? Contest" is................

JED COOPER!

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For all the other participants....Thanx! Gorsh, I didn't know you could look up thangs on the INTERNET. From now on, when I am having a conversation with a friend, instead of using their question as an entree to my friendly comment in response, I can tell my friend..."Look it up!". This is a great relief to me, taking a lot of stress off my shoulders about my inadequacy to interact in human social relationships.

Now I gotta somehow find my GBU DVD and indulge myself in watching this interesting bit of information. You never know when the smallest bit of information can be vitally important.   


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« Reply #23 on: July 24, 2014, 06:31:05 AM »

We have a winner!

The winner of the "Please Indulge Me, Who Is Jan Michael Vincent? Contest" is................

JED COOPER!

My personal check for $1 million US tax paid will be in the mail as soon as I can write it without violating the bad-check-law and can squeeze it into my budget. I advise that you do not count on it being within an early or critical time frame.

For all the other participants....Thanx! Gorsh, I didn't know you could look up thangs on the INTERNET. From now on, when I am having a conversation with a friend, instead of using their question as an entree to my friendly comment in response, I can tell my friend..."Look it up!". This is a great relief to me, taking a lot of stress off my shoulders about my inadequacy to interact in human social relationships.

Now I gotta somehow find my GBU DVD and indulge myself in watching this interesting bit of information. You never know when the smallest bit of information can be vitally important.

Ok, I'll hold off on booking that vacation trip to Hawaii.   8) 

Remember, Perry said that the guy in GBU is a 'dead ringer' for Jan-Michael Vincent, so it isn't actually him.  I agree, though, they do look very much alike. 

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« Reply #24 on: July 24, 2014, 01:52:07 PM »

Remember, Perry said that the guy in GBU is a 'dead ringer' for Jan-Michael Vincent, so it isn't actually him.  I agree, though, they do look very much alike.

Wow, did THIS take a long time to find!  Here's the soldier Blondie gives his cigar to near the end of the film.  Best I could find.



A couple more...



Here's the source:

Chud.com/Moments That Matter: The Good, The Bad, and the Ugly


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« Reply #25 on: August 21, 2014, 03:35:06 PM »

.......Actually, Jan-Michael Vincent did some very good work in the 70's. He did a TV Movie in 1970 called Tribes with Darrin McGavin which he got kudos for.
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« Reply #26 on: March 20, 2016, 09:18:45 AM »


I'm a bit surprised with the results of the poll though! There's only seven votes, but still... none for For a Few Dollars More? I prefer that one to A Fistful of Dollars. And really, I like Fistful a lot too. I remember at one point Matt used to say he liked For a Few Dollars More the best.

I started to type pretty much that exact sentence before I finished reading your post!

 :)  Gone, but not forgotten! It warms the heart.

And sadly, I voted in the poll before even reading the responses, and even I didn't vote for For a Few Dollars More. For a while there, it was my favorite, but after a few more viewings of The Good, The Bad and The Ugly, it blew it away. I'm more of a GBU fan now.
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« Reply #27 on: March 29, 2016, 08:53:57 AM »

Who is Jan Michael Vincent?? WHO IS JAN MICHAEL VINCENT!!!!!!

My GOD!!!!!

Hes...
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yeah who is Jan Michael Vincent?
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« Reply #28 on: March 29, 2016, 09:26:04 AM »

Whoever he is, I can assure you he'd be happy to know SOMEONE is talking about him.
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« Reply #29 on: August 01, 2016, 02:45:00 AM »

can anyone confirm if the actor actually was Jan Michael Vincent?
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« Reply #30 on: August 01, 2016, 03:18:11 AM »

can anyone confirm if the actor actually was Jan Michael Vincent?

No, it's not him. And I don't think there's any resemblance either, except in the most superficial way.
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« Reply #31 on: August 08, 2016, 06:22:42 PM »


Of course there is a resemblance though I am better looking.
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« Reply #32 on: January 24, 2017, 05:18:16 AM »

I've been watching the trilogy again lately and my opinion has changed a little with For A Few Dollars More.  I still love it but it seems like the soundtrack is overwhelming at times.  Otherwise, the teaming of Lee Van Cleef and Eastwood was perfect.  I do love the music to this trilogy and it would be nice to see a special edition make it's way to market.  I came across an extended soundtrack of A Fistful Of Dollars on Spotify recently, a pleasant surprise.  The Good, The Bad And The Ugly remains my favorite, but only the original version. 
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« Reply #33 on: April 21, 2017, 05:28:17 PM »

For a Few Dollars More is my favorite.  I thought it moved quicker  then the other two which were a bit slow for me. I am not a huge fan of the Trilogy but I do like them.
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« Reply #34 on: April 27, 2017, 03:24:11 AM »

For a Few Dollars More for me. It's almost a tie with GBU but still.. FAFDM was my first touch to Eastwood's work and it has remained one of my all-time favorites. I agree with Richard Earl on the opinion that in FAFDM the story runs faster, and I like the story better somehow.

And a girl will always remember her first time, right?  ;D
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« Reply #35 on: April 29, 2017, 12:45:51 PM »

You are too much Satu! :)
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« Reply #36 on: April 20, 2018, 05:27:13 PM »

For a Few Dollars More.  Mortimer and Indio take this one to another level.   I've stated on the Sergio Leone Board that i feel its better than The Good, The Bad and the Ugly.  Tighter and a better script...
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« Reply #37 on: April 21, 2018, 10:21:45 AM »

The three Man With No Name films are all so perfect that I'd rate each of them a 10/10. For Clint to travel halfway across the world to make a severely low budget western in Italy, and transition from the Rowdy Yates character (a wide-eyed naive cowplunk sidekick on a TV western), to perhaps the most iconic figure ever created on film, is remarkable. Where'd that come from? Leone didn't envision Manco that way -- we know this since Clint took the script and removed most of his dialogue, and put together the iconic wardrobe himself. A Fistful of Dollars is lean, making every moment count. The score -- woah. It was magic.  Eastwood, Leone and Morricone would come from virtual obscurity to be among the world's greatest actors, directors, and composers by creating this monumental film that's as significant as A Trip to the Moon, and the first talkies.

Then, they take the magic to the next level....  For a Few Dollars More.  They add in another second complex anti-hero in Mortimer.  It's another epic film, just slightly more epic than the last.  The hat scene not only provides some comic relief, but it builds the mythology between these two characters, and their scenes would inspire films for the next 60+ years. But it's not enough to have two iconic characters in one film, they needed a villain.  So they bring in Indio... how can they make evil look so cool?  How are they able to create a shred of sympathy over a rapist murderer?  Had Westerns ever provided so much character development prior to this film?

But... when we get to the third film ... there's no other explanation.  In God-time, 1966 was the 8th day, and He brought us The Good, The Bad and The Ugly.  God saw the script, and wanting to add a little dash of His humor (He had just had a bit of fun creating Giraffes and Squid and was still in a humorous state of mind), He added this:

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TUCO: God is with us because he hates the Yanks too! Hurrah!

BLONDIE: God is not on our side 'cause he hates idiots also.


And then He saw it was good, and Earth was complete.  If you mute GBU anywhere along the course of the film, and you strain hard enough, you can hear a heavenly choir singing Hallelujah. God is Great.

So I have to go with God on this one... the best Leone film is obviously The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly8)
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« Reply #38 on: April 21, 2018, 06:21:25 PM »

Thanks, Matt! (But Clint's character is only called Manco in For a Few Dollars More.)

But other than that tiny quibble, I think I agree with you almost word for word. :)
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« Reply #39 on: April 22, 2018, 12:27:01 AM »

(But Clint's character is only called Manco in For a Few Dollars More.)


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