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Movie for a Sunday afternoon: "Once Upon A Time In The West"(1968)
You Tube ^ | 1968 | Sergio Leone

Posted on 07/13/2014 12:39:04 PM PDT by ReformationFan



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Today's feature is "C'era una volta il west", my favorite spaghetti western of all time. Enjoy the film where Henry Fonda plays against type as perhaps the most sinister Western villain of all time while Charles Bronson plays the hero. Unforgettable Ennio Morricone music score. Also, Claudia Cardinale is quite beautiful as the widow.
1 posted on 07/13/2014 12:39:05 PM PDT by ReformationFan
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To: ReformationFan; RansomOttawa; Silentgypsy; 1010RD; Gefn; bajabaja

ping


2 posted on 07/13/2014 12:41:05 PM PDT by ReformationFan
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To: ReformationFan

I love Leone’s westerns.


3 posted on 07/13/2014 12:42:23 PM PDT by Sans-Culotte (Psalm 14:1 ~ The fool says in his heart, “There is no God.”)
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To: ReformationFan

That movie is not on my package but I did notice “The Man who Shot Liberty Valance” and “Bend Of The River” are both on tonight.


4 posted on 07/13/2014 12:47:10 PM PDT by yarddog (Romans 8: verses 38 and 39. "For I am persuaded".)
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To: Sans-Culotte

“I love Leone’s westerns.”

His “ Once Upon a Time In America” just may be the best movie ever made, IMHO.


5 posted on 07/13/2014 12:50:09 PM PDT by Cyman (We have to pass it to see what's in it= definition of stool sample)
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To: ReformationFan

Did you ever notice in all these spaghetti Westerns and those ludicrously made Italian Hercules movies when ever any characters are walking or running there seems to be a very audible scratching and scrapping noise of their feet? Is this some sound effect to suggest movement or something?


6 posted on 07/13/2014 12:52:04 PM PDT by jmacusa
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To: ReformationFan
I was eleven. Saw it at a matinee with pals. I was the youngest in a tight-knit clan of five siblings, all older brothers I worshipped and would die for. The scene of Bronson as a kid ... man, that froze my guts. I agonized for days, grieving for his suffering.

Ah, the power of a good spaghetti Western! {^)

7 posted on 07/13/2014 12:52:23 PM PDT by Finny (Thy word is a lamp unto my feet, and a light unto my path. -- Psalm 119:105)
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To: ReformationFan

For me, Silverado and Warlock.


8 posted on 07/13/2014 1:05:19 PM PDT by ImJustAnotherOkie (zerogottago)
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To: ReformationFan

The bit at the beginning by Jack Elam was outstanding!


9 posted on 07/13/2014 1:08:16 PM PDT by Dalberg-Acton
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To: ReformationFan

One of my all time favorite movies!

Charles Bronson does a great job in that role.....and Claudia Cardinale. Ooh La la!


10 posted on 07/13/2014 1:12:18 PM PDT by Red in Blue PA (When Injustice becomes Law, Resistance Becomes Duty.-Thomas Jefferson)
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To: Dalberg-Acton

Here it is:

http://youtu.be/D_tt83itYA8


11 posted on 07/13/2014 1:12:38 PM PDT by Dalberg-Acton
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To: Dalberg-Acton

Full movie, 480p:

http://youtu.be/d79HQhC_v5E


12 posted on 07/13/2014 1:16:22 PM PDT by Dalberg-Acton
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13 posted on 07/13/2014 1:19:10 PM PDT by Red in Blue PA (When Injustice becomes Law, Resistance Becomes Duty.-Thomas Jefferson)
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To: Red in Blue PA
There are many reasons I love that film. Two of them are instantly apparent.

Her eyes, of course.

14 posted on 07/13/2014 1:26:32 PM PDT by andy58-in-nh (Cogito, ergo armatum sum.)
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To: ReformationFan

That was on Movies tv network last month

http://www.moviestvnetwork.com

http://www.get.tv

I saw Gilda last night


15 posted on 07/13/2014 1:49:41 PM PDT by SevenofNine (We are Freepers, all your media bases belong to us ,resistance is futile)
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To: jmacusa

“Did you ever notice in all these spaghetti Westerns ...”

Everything you hear is dubbed in either by the guys putting in the new language sound effects or foley artists who do the same thing with respect to the original sound effects. I have no Idea why they can’t use the original sound effects track in the dubbed version but they don’t seem to. The originals are always a bit more backed off or subtle. I hate the super-hot-too-well-recorded effects that result in the sound you describe. It’s a pet peeve of mine.


16 posted on 07/13/2014 1:50:37 PM PDT by TalBlack (Evil doesn't have a day job.)
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To: ReformationFan

Watched it on Youtube a couple weeks ago. One of my 30 favorite movies.


17 posted on 07/13/2014 2:40:38 PM PDT by UnbelievingScumOnTheOtherSide (HELL, NO! BE UNGOVERNABLE! --- ISLAM DELENDA EST)
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To: Red in Blue PA

Lovely. If you’d like more Claudia, check out last week’s movie for a Sunday Afternoon-

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-chat/3176664/posts

It’s “Circus World” with her, John Wayne and Rita Hayworth.


18 posted on 07/13/2014 3:14:38 PM PDT by ReformationFan
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To: TalBlack

Yeah, the dubbing is bad and the Italian actors seem trying too hard to sound like gruff Americans. It comes off badly. But as I said,it’s that weird noise you hear whenever the actors are walking or running, especially in those old ‘Hercules’’ films. I think it was a series because I remember watching them on Saturday afternoons as a kid around ten or eleven years old(I’m now fifty-eight).


19 posted on 07/13/2014 3:43:08 PM PDT by jmacusa
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To: ReformationFan

Instead of trying to select the best western, including spaghetti western, I would instead select the 10 best westerns. In no order.

1) The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly.
2) Once Upon A Time In The West.
3) Unforgiven (Clint Eastwood version).
4) The Great Silence (aka “the western in the snow”, an extremely harsh movie with alternate endings.)
5) A Fistful Of Dollars. An unauthorized remake of the Akira Kurosawa film Yojimbo (1961).
6) For A Few Dollars More.
7) High Noon.
8) The Searchers.
9) The Magnificent Seven. A remake of Akira Kurosawa’s film Seven Samurai.
10) The Wild Bunch.

Let me add some standouts.

Rancho Notorious (1952) Dir. Fritz Lang, starring Marlene Dietrich.

The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford (2007). Underrated, both the direction and acting are top notch.

Winchester ‘73 (1950).

Tombstone (1993).

The Treasure of the Sierra Madre (1948). Though taking place in the 1920s, and as much film noir as western, it still deserves recognition.


20 posted on 07/13/2014 4:51:59 PM PDT by yefragetuwrabrumuy ("Don't compare me to the almighty, compare me to the alternative." -Obama, 09-24-11)
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To: ReformationFan

I saw this on Netflix about a month back. Henry Fonda plays against type. I believe it is the last of the Spaghetti Westerns, certainly ranks as one of the best.


21 posted on 07/13/2014 7:26:59 PM PDT by Hotlanta Mike (‘You can avoid reality, but you can’t avoid the consequences of avoiding reality.’)
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To: ReformationFan

Thank you!


22 posted on 07/14/2014 2:37:34 PM PDT by Silentgypsy (Mind your atomic bonds.)
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To: ReformationFan

Will we ever get to watch Night Train to Munich?


23 posted on 07/14/2014 3:56:14 PM PDT by 1010RD (First, Do No Harm)
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To: yefragetuwrabrumuy

Unforgiven is not on your list?


24 posted on 08/31/2014 5:51:15 PM PDT by Red in Blue PA (When Injustice becomes Law, Resistance Becomes Duty.-Thomas Jefferson)
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To: Red in Blue PA

The Clint Eastwood version of Unforgiven is there. The 1960 movie was “The Unforgiven”, which I think of as more drama than western.


25 posted on 08/31/2014 6:25:50 PM PDT by yefragetuwrabrumuy ("Don't compare me to the almighty, compare me to the alternative." -Obama, 09-24-11)
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