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Maggie
Absolutely!
Sun Oct 22, 2017 11:18am

It is my favorite movie and I have watched it over and over again - needless to say I also have got the DVD. I am glad they don't grow ruts though, like LPs did, way back when...

But Cuffs, honestly, who would watch the movie for Law? He is a necessary character in the plot, but I agree about his acting. I do like Luigi Pistilli, though, he has got a great face and he is a brilliant baddie, too!

  • Lee looks goodCuffs, Sun Oct 22 8:16am
    I own this film & think Lee does an excellent job playing the father figure. Law is too stiff; don't like his performance at all. My favorite scene is when Ryan finds Cavanaugh. Lee drinking at the... more
    • Absolutely! — Maggie, Sun Oct 22 11:18am
      • Lugi PistiliBob O, Sun Oct 22 12:14pm
        Luigi was a great Italian stage actor who put his talent to great use in several Italian Westerns. I remember reading about Luigi's suicide in Variety in 1996. His son has killed himself and he was... more
        • Yeah, shame about Luigi Pistili...DCG, Sun Oct 22 1:03pm
          ...always enjoy his performances. There are a handful of Deaths By Misadventure & outright Suicides in Italian Film History, eh? Including Spaghetti Western actors... ("Frank Wolff" -- Walter Frank... more
          • suicides in the acting professionDoc, Mon Oct 23 7:33am
            I often wondered if the numbers were high among professional actors because of an identity crisis. I believe that many in the profession take solace in continually pretending to be somebody else, as... more
            • Agree 100%, Doc...DCG, Mon Oct 23 10:38am
              ...all the evidence I've gathered thus far suggest Lee approached acting as a Job -- altho once he gained some success at it, he made serious efforts to improve himself and learn the craft. That's... more
            • That may well be the case...Maggie, Mon Oct 23 9:41am
              ... plus some adittional insecurity as you never know how long fame lasts and whether you will manage to keep up your lifestyle (or eating and heating, as a matter of fact) for the years to come. And ... more
              • Male equivalent of Director's CouchDCG, Mon Oct 23 9:59pm
                There are many factors that led to LVC's "decline" in "Fame"...too many to detail in this post, alas, Maggs! ;P As for the "Male Equivalent" of the Casting Couch (not limited to Directors: other... more
                • Ah, yes...Maggie, Wed Oct 25 3:56am
                  Well, the remarks about decline in fame were not coined on LVC but meant as a contribution to the discussion of high sucide rates in the business. Hmmm, the casting couch, yes, indeed, that was... more
                  • Beyond the Casting CouchDCG, Wed Oct 25 2:57pm
                    Sorry, Maggs --- I wrote my reply in bits, as I had time or needed a break from work, over several hours...so, by the time I finished the Reply from some short notes I took after reading your post... more
                    • No worries!Maggie, Wed Oct 25 11:41pm
                      You raised interesting points. Yes, LVC had his share of career slumps, and no, they were noch mono-causal, things rarely are. I'm also curious how the Weinstein scandal will influence public opinion ... more
          • Re: Yeah, shame about Luigi Pistili...arch stanton, Mon Oct 23 6:53am
            And the great Al Muloch.
      • Lugi PistiliBob O, Sun Oct 22 12:07pm
        To me the voice actor who dubbed Lugi in Death Rides A Horse also dubbed the sheriff. And one of the characters at the beginning of the film. It was dubbed from what I understand in Rome. The Leone... more
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