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Off-Topic Discussion / Re:Top 10 Westerns of All Time
« on: September 12, 2004, 08:38:37 AM »
9. A Fistful of Dollars - The beginning of Sergio and Clint's Dollars series, this is the best of the bunch.

at number nine, with GBU at no.1 , makes this guy a hypocrite.

Once Upon A Time In The West is the best imo.

And Lee Van Cleef is NOT one of the greatest movie villians of all time. Good but not Great.

Clint Eastwood Westerns / Re:Modern Westerns Just don't cut it
« on: September 11, 2004, 11:46:11 AM »
any story could be adapted to be a Western.

Since what makes a Western a Western is the time and place it is set.

Hi Guys:

         i was watching Once Upon a Time the other night and I have seen the movie many times and like it alot, but as Much as I see why Leone wanted Eastwood for the Bronson part, I personally could not see Clint blowing the harmonica in various parts of that movie, in fact I find some of that really annoying. I think If Clint would have done that movie i think he would have done it differently. I just could never see Clint sitting in the bar with a harmonica in his mouth when Jason Robards walks in the bar.

I reckon he could've. He was wanted to play one of the three gunmen at beginning, as was Lee Van Cleef and Eli Wallach. Leone wanted to show have them killed to show that the Dollars Trilogy was over or something along those lines. All agreed except Eastwood.

Yeah GBU is used alot more, every commerical I watch now it seems like its the theme or at least something very close to it.  Talk about overused.  

It's one of those pieces of music that everyone would associate with the Western.
Ask them to whistle a theme tune from a Western, and more then likely it'll be GBU.

Clint Eastwood Westerns / Re:Pale Rider
« on: July 15, 2004, 12:26:46 PM »
ScreamingEagle, Blondie2488 and vik, Chessie started this topic to discuss this issue with regard to Pale Rider, and this is certainly the place for that, but if you want to discuss religious references in films in general, please start a separate thread in the Off Topic forum.

Chessie, what about the scene where Megan is reading from the Book of Revelation while Sarah Wheeler works in their kitchen, and suddenly the Preacher appears framed in their window, like a vision from the text she's been reading?

I'm always getting oppressed by the system   :P ;)

Clint Eastwood Westerns / Re:Pale Rider
« on: July 15, 2004, 02:30:31 AM »
God in Movies?
I know I might get shouted at KC for this, but......... Life of Brian?

"He is the Messiah!"

Clint Eastwood Westerns / Re:Which Cowboy Would Win?
« on: July 01, 2004, 03:55:10 AM »
I'm sorry but The Duke's politics and gut would slow him down.

"Those God damn commies! They really make me see red!!!!"

Clint Eastwood Westerns / Re:Box Ed. of the GBU's picture
« on: June 19, 2004, 10:52:08 AM »
Here in Holland we have a cardboard sleeve over the keepcase illustrated above. Looks a lot better in my opinion.

that looks much better. And it's rated only 12!

Clint Eastwood Westerns / Re:Box Ed. of the GBU's picture
« on: June 19, 2004, 12:11:05 AM »
A set of mini posters
8 page booklet
and the 2 disk set

well ours didn't include a set of mini posters. :(

Clint Eastwood Westerns / Re:Box Ed. of the GBU's picture
« on: June 18, 2004, 01:20:53 PM »
I don't know. what does the North American version include?

Clint Eastwood Westerns / Re:Gun Belt...
« on: June 18, 2004, 03:18:05 AM »
Looks like Clint's gun belt, but the holsters are different.

Clint Eastwood Westerns / Re:Serape Mystery
« on: June 05, 2004, 05:01:08 AM »

ok. The first two dollars films are set in the 1870s (certainly after 1873). GBU was set in 1862. So GBU is a prequal.

Regarding where the Man with No Name was the same as the one in the first two, that's up to you. It explains where he got the poncho from.

Clint Eastwood Westerns / Re:The Good, the Bad and the Ugly Quotes
« on: June 05, 2004, 01:42:37 AM »
"All right ... all right ... but apart from better sanitation and medicine and education and irrigation and public health and roads and a freshwater system and baths and public order ... what HAVE the Romans done for US?"


Clint Eastwood Westerns / Re:Who's the Bad and who's the Ugly?
« on: June 01, 2004, 01:25:23 AM »
Well I suppose that there can be some confusion between who's the Bad or the Ugly.

Ugly could mean either, like it was in the film, some ugly bandit who couldn't go a scene without some humour, or that ugly is an extreme of the bad.

"They have Gold not paper Dollars"

Clint Eastwood Westerns / Re:What was wrong with Indio in FAFDM?
« on: May 31, 2004, 01:46:14 AM »
If I remember correctly, when reading 'Spaghetti Westerns'. Frayling says that Fistful of Dollars was based on Yojimbo, a japanese samurai film of the same director who did Seven Samurai, which was based on a story originating from america.

Clint Eastwood Westerns / Re:GBU body count
« on: May 30, 2004, 08:20:46 AM »
Of the three main characters in GBU, Blondie seems to the more regular guy, while Angel Eyes is the greatest villain. Tuco may be classified somewhere in between.

I believe that Tuco was more of a villian that any other character but he did it in a more humorous way.

Angel Eyes and Blondie are in the same sort of business. Bounty Hunter(Con Man) and Assassin, being paid to kill somebody.

Clint Eastwood Westerns / Re:FOD debate
« on: May 25, 2004, 01:54:24 AM »
If he did go on and on about his mother, the Rojos would had got to him where he was still talking to the family, and that's the end of Joe.

Clint Eastwood Westerns / Re: Joe, Manco and Blondy
« on: May 24, 2004, 12:42:13 PM »
I was always sure Joe, Manco and Blondie were one and the same character. I don't think Joe is his first name or his real name though. It's just an average name he assumed like "John Smith". Blondie is just a nickname given to him by Tuco. Tuco is the only one calling him that and that's because he doesn't know his real name. And then there's Manco. Manco ist italian and means "to lack"! To lack what? Probably to lack a name. So he really has no name in any of the three movies (or at least we never get to know it).

And though it's never officially admitted to be a trilogy there is some continuity: In GBU he gets his poncho and hat which he wears throughout the rest of the "trilogy". In FAFOD his hand gets hurt and because of that he wears that leather-thing (don't know how it's called) on his hand in FOFDM.

I think the reason why the three movies were never officially admitted to be a trilogy is to strenghten the myth around the man with no name.

The Manco or Monco, means in Spanish a disability in an arm or something along those lines. And maybe the Italian meaning to Manco might be a sense of irony of something he doesn't lack. Or could be ambiguos that the Spanish means disability in the arm and the Italian for lacking the ability with his left arm. something along those lines maybe.

And interesting observation about how FOD and FAFDM might not be connected. People thought that Manco wears the leather brace on his right hand because he had his hand busted in FOD by Mario Brega, and the brace is to steady his aim. However 'Joe's left hand was busted not his right.

Clint Eastwood Westerns / Re:FOD debate
« on: May 24, 2004, 12:33:08 PM »
In "A Fistfull of Dollars", Joe says to the family that he saved them because "I new a girl like you once, and there was no one around to help her." Who is that girl?

He never says girl he says 'someone', so that could be either Joe himself or, like he said, some he knew.

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