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ATL Kathy
Barquero
Tue Jun 26, 2018 9:00pm

Just watched Barquero for the millionth time, and still don't get the opening credits. Why is there a filter, a piece of gauze, or something, that alters the appearance of the film, during the beginning of the movie? In some ways, it looks like it might be a painting, but maybe not. Maybe I'm missing the whole concept. Anybody have any ideas? DCG, BOB O, Aaron......your thoughts? And yes, LVC looks great in this movie!

    • BarqueroATL Kathy, Thu Jun 28 7:39am
      Thanks guys, lots of interesting info. I've never paid that much attention to the opening credits, but now, with all that insight, I certainly will. Hope you are all well, stay cool, it's HOT out... more
    • Barquero opening titlesBob 0, Wed Jun 27 6:34pm
      Years ago Warren Oates talked some about Barquero and indicated Gordon Douglas, who was a well known director who had recently directed Frank Sinatra is his Tony Rome films, was hired to replace the... more
      • Sorry, bobO...DCG, Wed Jun 27 8:58pm
        ...I actually started writing my reply (time-stamped 8.49pm) before you posted yours -- which is why I don't reference it and comment upon it in that entry, below. ;P Yes, Gordon Douglas was known as ... more
        • Hi DCGBob 0, Thu Jun 28 6:54am
          On For A Few Dollars More I eventually noticed smoke blown in view of the camera after Sergio lit the smoke (cigar/pipe/cigarette??) but this was after Alberto Grimaldi's name was added to the... more
          • Well, even tho it may be...DCG, Thu Jun 28 9:25am
            ...Leone doing the physical smoking, humming, etc (you sure that's not Clint humming...? Sounds like his voice, to me) on the FF$M titles, I'm confident it was CIGAR smoke we see onscreen: that's... more
            • I have consistently read it is LeoneBob 0, Thu Jun 28 12:31pm
              Plus the scene is a set up for a generic bounty hunter. You could be right but the way the poor man is shot a such a distance, an assassination if you will, doesn't fit the way Clint's character... more
              • Well, bobO, as is so often the case...DCG, Thu Jun 28 5:49pm
                ...when I rely upon my memory instead of double-checking a scene before openin' my big mouth, here's the deal: My "memory" (which is in quotes because it was *clearly* Fallible in this case at hand)... more
                • Smoke humming whistling etcBob O, Fri Jun 29 9:38am
                  Hi DCG. I just watched your link to refresh my memory. Yes he whistles then just before he lights his cigar, he hums. And to the right you see smoke. Then when he fires the rifle more smoke. That... more
          • FAFDM drive inBob 0, Thu Jun 28 7:01am
            Later when it played at the drive inn, presto Alberto Grimaldi's name as producer was suddenly inserted at the beginning of the film and how it was done actually interrupts the flow of the smoke... more
            • Gralmaldi/LeoneBob 0, Thu Jun 28 7:08am
              He also mentioned one or two things the should interest you ( to borrow a GB&U line) and that was leaving Grimaldi's name as producer off the credits. Was it an honest mistake as Sergio claimed?... more
              • Yep, there are TONS of stories...DCG, Thu Jun 28 9:38am
                ...of infighting and competition during Spaghetti Western filmmaking -- Leone, in particular, stirred the pot constantly. And while it's pretty well documented that Sergio Leone "bent" the Truth on a ... more
                • Lee meeting LeoneBob 0, Thu Jun 28 12:39pm
                  I'm rather certain Leone was about out of time after being turned down by Henry Fonda ( Clint confirmed Sergio wanted Fonda in Lee's part) and Charles Bronson and I've read about others offered the... more
                  • Well, between...DCG, Thu Jun 28 6:12pm
                    ...my time constraints and not having my notes in front of me, I'm not gonna go too deep into this, but: I seem to recall that LVC made reference to some details of meeting Leone, there's Sergio's... more
      • Barquero opening titlesATL Kathy, Wed Jun 27 7:23pm
        Thanks Bob O for that info. I knew that one of our savvy men would know the answer! I guess the material over the lense conveyed the message we eventually arrived at, but the first 100 times I saw... more
        • Bit late w/my Reply, Kathy, oops...DCG, Wed Jun 27 9:09pm
          ...bobO beat me to it! ;) As he so often does... But I hope I expanded on a few points of interest, in my li'l contribution, below (time-stamped 8.49pm). Spotting the "TV production" feel to BARQUERO ... more
    • I have the same questionIoana, Wed Jun 27 5:32am
      Hello and glad to see you here again, ATL Kathy!❤️ Barquero is a great movie, and of course our LVC is gorgeous there. You know what? I thought there is a painting too! And then the... more
      • BarqueroATL Kathy, Wed Jun 27 12:42pm
        Yes, Ioana…..you and I agree. The opening scenes with the credits, does look like a painting to me too. Don't know the producer/directors intent. Maybe one of our bad men can answer the question. And ... more
        • BARQUERO's title sequence (a suggestion)DCG, Wed Jun 27 8:49pm
          Hey, (ATL) Kathy & Ioana, an' all -------------------------- Having studied Spaghetti Westerns (not just LVC's role within the genre) for over 2 decades, and viewed at least 300 of the 6-700 made... more
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