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 Posted:   Aug 31, 2014 - 4:13 PM   
 By:   Chickenhearted   (Member)

 
 
 Posted:   Aug 31, 2014 - 4:21 PM   
 By:   CinemaScope   (Member)

Ha, an easy one. A favourite western of the sixties, a great Jarre score (I wonder if they ever found the album tapes?), & a very nice looking Blu-ray.

 
 Posted:   Aug 31, 2014 - 4:23 PM   
 By:   mgh   (Member)

Last lines of the movie: (probably slightly paraphrased)

Grant: You bastard.
Fardan: Yessir. In my case, an accident of birth. But you, Sir, you're a self-made man.

And a great score by Maurice Jarre.

 
 
 Posted:   Aug 31, 2014 - 4:27 PM   
 By:   joan hue   (Member)

It was a very professional movie, and I really liked it.

 
 Posted:   Aug 31, 2014 - 5:35 PM   
 By:   Recordman   (Member)

Definitely not for amateurs.

 
 Posted:   Aug 31, 2014 - 5:59 PM   
 By:   Zambra Alex   (Member)

At least score was not synths alone.

 
 
 Posted:   Aug 31, 2014 - 11:47 PM   
 By:   Bob DiMucci   (Member)

"When You Want Action--This Is the One You Want!"

 
 
 Posted:   Sep 1, 2014 - 12:34 AM   
 By:   BillCarson   (Member)

Great poster from a great film. I used to like the one with the criss-crossed bandoliers of bullets. - i think that was on the LP cover?

Rico: "So what else is on your mind besides hundred-proof women, 'n' ninety-proof whiskey, 'n' fourteen-carat gold?"
Bill Dolworth: "Amigo, you just wrote my epitaph!!"

 
 Posted:   Sep 1, 2014 - 5:25 AM   
 By:   Grecchus   (Member)

Ain't it just dandy when a plan comes together?

 
 Posted:   Sep 3, 2014 - 7:21 AM   
 By:   Ron Pulliam   (Member)

Lancaster and Marvin were prolifically busy in the 60s, weren't they! Ultra-professionals!

 
 
 Posted:   Sep 3, 2014 - 11:56 PM   
 By:   BillCarson   (Member)

This was the one El Bruco descibed as having too much Mexican-flavoured music in the soundtrack!

 
 
 Posted:   Sep 3, 2014 - 11:59 PM   
 By:   BillCarson   (Member)

"..These horse - and five more - come back to us, but where are the men who ride em? It is a sacrilege to die with a lie in your teeth...!"

 
 Posted:   Sep 14, 2014 - 9:00 PM   
 By:   Chickenhearted   (Member)

Ha, an easy one. A favourite western of the sixties, a great Jarre score (I wonder if they ever found the album tapes?), & a very nice looking Blu-ray.

 
 
 Posted:   Sep 14, 2014 - 11:26 PM   
 By:   BillCarson   (Member)

Hey the criss-cross bandoliers!! Yeh!

 
 Posted:   Sep 15, 2014 - 8:15 AM   
 By:   RoryR   (Member)

My parents took me to this when it first came out. I was only seven, but I remember the experience. It remains one of my favorite movies, which looks and sounds superb on Blu-ray. If you don't have it, get it.

 
 
 Posted:   Sep 15, 2014 - 11:06 AM   
 By:   MusicMad   (Member)

My parents took me to this when it first came out. I was only seven, but I remember the experience. It remains one of my favorite movies, which looks and sounds superb on Blu-ray. If you don't have it, get it.

Similarly, when I was 9 or 10 ... but when I saw the film on TV some years later I thought: Was that it? and found it very disappointing. I like most of these stars and maybe one day I should try watching it again (if so: it joins a very long list smile)

Mitch

 
 
 Posted:   Sep 15, 2014 - 11:42 AM   
 By:   BillCarson   (Member)

Should try watching it again? Man i watch it about every 23 days!!

 
 Posted:   Sep 16, 2014 - 8:04 AM   
 By:   RoryR   (Member)

but when I saw the film on TV some years later I thought: Was that it? and found it very disappointing. I like most of these stars and maybe one day I should try watching it again (if so: it joins a very long list smile)

Mitch


I had that same reaction after I hadn't seen the movie for many years during the '70s, then finally caught it again around 1979 on a late night broadcast. It seemed over just as it was starting, but since then, I've bought it on laserdisc (a Pioneer Special Edition, if I recall) and then DVD and then Blu-ray. It's a movie that's not wonderful because of its story, which is thin and unlikely, but rather its attitude and energy, dialogue, and the mood, photography and score (I've had the CD of the original LP for years). Also it's stars, all at their very best, as is its director. I also have an affinity for desert movies and love the American southwest, so this is one of my top five favorite westerns. The more you watch it, the better it gets.

 
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