Skip to comments.Charles Bronson in Once Upon a Time in the West - the "You Brought Two horses too many" clip
Posted on 06/28/2014 8:23:43 PM PDT by DemforBush
Opening scene and gunfight from the Leone classic Once Upon a Time in the West.
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Plus, the clip has Jack Elam in it. Which is always awesome. :-)
One of the best if not the best spaghetti westerns! There was a lot of groundbreaking in it. IIRC the ending credits were the first to use that...ummm...flying, rotating script. Not sure but there was something about it that was a first.
Elam had quite a range from comedy to drama.
Unforgiven Shootout: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0B5lFuTUhso
Why would I not look at Henry Fonda the same way again? I always *knew* that, at heart, he was a two-faced SOB, which the movie role captured perfectly...
That’s a great movie — it would have been better with a little less Claudia Cardinale
Best spaghetti western.
Great Dire Straits song of the same name.
I love it! I’ve got the DVD of it. It’s a movie of few words, but the music is very interesting. The beginning segment of the movie (I believe the first ten minutes or so) is made without any “formal music” playing either in the background or foreground - and instead - uses “natural sounds” as a sort of music for that beginning segment. It’s quite interesting.
“you brought two too many,” epitome of bad a$$...
I always found the movie hard to follow.
My dearly departed explained it to me many times...but sadly I was always going “Huh”?
Great movie, but the soundtrack alone makes me love it!
Didn’t the beginning have a close up of a fly crawling around on Elam’s nose?
Yep ... and the “natural music” was that squeaky windmill and its musical rhythm.
I haven’t seen that movie in years but that’s one scene I’ll never forget. They sure made the actors look dirty and mean.
My favorite movie of all time. The music is fantastic.
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Elam was great in Support Your Local Sheriff with James Garner and Bronson was great in Chato’s Land. I think, his best western ever.
Probably not as well known as the Eastwood-Leone films (Good, Bad, and The Ugly), but really an outstanding “spaghetti western” in its own right.
I just read that Bronson was the original choice for the Eastwood roles.
Plus Woody Strode.
I stand corrected —
I have seen every great western ever made a couple of times and this is one of them.
You are sick.
Yes, and she was all for real. A woman from back before the days of subcutaneous falsies.
Them’s fightin words — let me get my harmonica and I’ll meet you behind the general store.
Henry Fonda and Terence Hill did a good move together. “My name is Nobody”. I liked all the Hill/Spencer westerns and even some of their others.
See post 18 and restate your position. No need to grovel.
Who’s grovelling??? It’s a western —
Yeah I've seen that one as well. Fonda's character of "Jack Beaureguard" in that one was a bit more likeable than "Frank" in "Once Upon a Time in the West", but that's still not saying a whole lot, and as for Henry Fonda the man, well, I've already given my two cents on that particular subject...
Fonda wanted to have dark contact lenses, but Leone wouldn’t let him, thinking it was refreshing for a villain to have those crystal blue eyes. It really works, in my opinion.
I think Robards makes the movie. The one thing about this spaghetti Western that differed from the classic three from Leone is that there was so much of the female lead, the other three had so little love aspects it was very different from most Westerns.
I watched the entire movie last night on youtube after seeing the link. I had never seen it. That Claudia is not only a knockout, but a really good actress in my opinion - just her facial expressions said a lot.
I did fast forward through many of the “walking scenes”. (Loooonnnnnnggggg dramatic walk across the street, etc.)
Yeah, the female lead was more than decent, it could have been a lot worse. She did a good job with all those long stylistic silent shots Leone loved to use.
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