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Fri Jul 13, 2018 3:52pm

You are so right about athe role of Tuco being the most creative role. And Eli Wallach just seemed to know exadtly what to do with it. And oh, Douglas Mortimer! The Colonel had such an air of authority that scarcely anyone would argue with him. He certainly wasn't a bounty hunter (or bounty killer as they said in the movie) type. Klaus Kinski was so good at being awful and ugly - the twitches as he decided what to do with Col. Mortimer after he lit his match on Kinski's back hump! So hard to believe he fathered Nastasia! Another actor who did an excellent job was Gian Maria Volonte - Indio himself. What a degenerate! Indio had absolutely no morals, no humanity. I could have sworn he was smoking marijuana in the scene in the old church. When he squashed the bug on the wooden table, I almost lost my lunch.

The other thing that attracted me to Spaghettti Westerns was the grit and dirt. The old West was not a clean and prissy place, and the Italians had it down exactly right.

Do you still live in Europe? I'm in Western Pennsylvania - born here and I love it. I lived for 20 years in the San Francisco Bay Area, but this is home.

Note to DCG: I'm trying like all get-out to find that photo of the woman with the LVC tattoo on her back, but I'm not having much luck. that's the thing I hate about Facebook - here today, gone tomorrow. Her name was Susan Wallace and I've found her page, but no photo. I'll keep looking.

  • Tuco...Maggie, Fri Jul 13 2:43pm
    was the one with the most creative role and license. He really must have had fun shooting the movie. And without him, the movie certainly would have lacked colour. I think my romance started at about ... more
    • FFDM — LEEFAN, Fri Jul 13 3:52pm
      • Grit and dirt...Maggie, Fri Jul 13 4:31pm
        ... and desolation rather than heroes in the Civil War - at least in GBU. And you also get the diversity you probably had in the West, remember the Czech guy in Beyond the Law? I think I never saw... more
        • The wonderLVCFAN, Sat Jul 14 12:34pm
          of Italian movies! Americans aren't very sophisticated and often, foreign films aren't understood. Other than the Italian Westerns, I'm not a foreign film fan particularly. There seems to be so much... more
          • Walk of FameMaggie, Sat Jul 14 3:01pm
            There have been discussions going on about the Walk of fame, you might be able to find them in the archives of the board. I dimly remember that there was a consensus that dishing out $40.000 is a bit ... more
            • ffdmLEEFAN, Sat Jul 14 5:40pm
              does indeed have some of the best supporting actors. The hotel "couple" are, I believe, brother and sister, because she's madly flirting when he says "You're just dirty", but somehow I got the... more
              • Did you buy the watch?Maggie, Sun Jul 15 12:58am
                Aaron has got one, it can be seen on some of his pictures taken in Spain. You are right, it is amazing that people still sell (and buy) all these mementos years after the move was made. Oh yes, Mr.... more
                • FFDM, etc.LVCFAN, Mon Jul 16 5:05am
                  I haven't bought the watch - I was thinking of asking my stepson for it for Christmas. My husband died in 1996, he had three grown sons living in England - they were born and raised there. The... more
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