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on 9/22/12 at 12:35 PM
I have never been a fan of western movies, but this one looks very interesting! It is also considered one of the best of its genre so I gotta watch it sometime! Excellent review!
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on 9/22/12 at 11:55 PM
You definitely should! I've put this one off for the longest time but it is really just so entertaining.
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on 9/24/12 at 01:16 PM
Excellent review but I have to say that out of all of the scores Ennio Morricone's has ever done, his most catchiest musical scores are with Leone and no other director since I read somewhere that Leone builds his movies around Morricone's music, something along the lines as that. Not a single director can ever mimiced his style, not Eastwood, Raimi nor Tarantino.
on 9/24/12 at 09:47 PM
Thanks Dave and completely agreed.
on 9/26/12 at 09:14 AM
At the time of their release, these were indeed laughable Westerns. Hence the degrading term "speghetti", a derisive reference to Italians in general and Leone in particular. Their take on the West was offensive to many, and Leone's extreme close-ups and grunts and such were indeed looney compared to every Western Hollywood made. People are more interested in creative movies today.
on 9/28/12 at 09:57 PM
I'm not very surprised at that reaction to Leone's rather unique approach to westerns but it's good that they're able to be appreciated and loved today. Very insightful comment, Rick. I thank you for that.
on 10/07/12 at 09:03 PM
Made only less than 2 decades after WWII, the Italian Nazi collaboration was not forgotten by people in the day. It expressed itself in the castigating of anything recent Italian. But honestly, Leone's treatment was SO completely whacked out compared to movies let alone TV treatment of Westerns. And at the time, an American Western was by definition American... not Italian. Today that WWII hangup is faded and the artistry of Leone is more appreciated. At least, thats my interpretation of why
on 9/26/12 at 05:28 PM
Yet to see this, Im convinced to see it by this review. Great Review!
Thanks Uttiyo! It's a fantastic movie.
on 9/29/12 at 05:28 AM
This 'trilogy' is no doubt the best set of western films out there, my personal favorite being for a few dollars more, with this film coming a close 2nd. Excellent Review!
on 9/29/12 at 07:09 PM
Thanks man. And yea this trilogy is just a towering cinematic monster lol. I'm also with you on For a Few Dollars More; all things considered and in the long-run, it might just be my favorite of the trilogy as well.
on 10/05/12 at 03:20 AM
I don't like Westerns but this one is the top notch! I watched it a few times, and it was amazing every time! Excellent review, mate! Thumbs up!
on 10/06/12 at 03:26 PM
It's great to see you love this one too :) And thanks Panta!
Donathn Hundley Jr
on 10/08/12 at 02:09 AM
One of the greatest westerns of all time, no doubt about it. Great review my friend.
on 10/10/12 at 05:38 PM
Thanks don :)
on 10/08/12 at 02:00 PM
I have the DVD but I have yet to watch this. I love Once Upon A Time in the West, so maybe I'd give this one a watch.
on 10/10/12 at 05:39 PM
To my knowledge of Leone's westerns they're all the same thing in the best ways possible. I'm sure it'd be worth your time :)
on 10/15/12 at 12:36 PM
Not my favorite Eastwood Western, that would be Unforgiven. This does have a memorable villain and the awesome shootouts like you said. It's still great even decades after its original release.
on 10/15/12 at 10:05 PM
Ahh, I really want to check that out too. Thanks for reading, Alex!
on 10/19/12 at 02:41 AM
A cinematic classic that will be forever encapsulated. Once again, another great review Duds.
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on 10/22/12 at 01:55 PM
Great review, one of the best I've read on the film. I think very highly of this series, in my opinion at least, it's the greatest trilogy ever made. I've yet to see another franchise will be ever to match or surpass the series craftsmanship.
on 11/02/12 at 06:49 PM
Wow, thanks man! That means a lot. I also certainly agree with the superb craftsmanship of this legendary trilogy.
on 9/14/13 at 12:22 AM
Brilliant review of a brilliant film; the relationship between Tuco and "Blondie" is the pinnacle of the film. One of my favorite "Eastwood" films.