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Once upon a time in the west -music & film

edited 11 June 2019 at 12:23PM in Discussion Time
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edited 11 June 2019 at 12:23PM in Discussion Time
Hi all,

I really don't think this is the right place in the forum to put this post but I'm hoping someone can answer my burning question.

I've been listening to the theme music from the above film - an excellent film.

I saw the film years ago and I wonder if anyone can explain to me why the Character that Charles Bronson played didn't stay with Claudia Cardinale - who clearly loved him, and he loved her? It's been bugging me for ages.

The music and film clip on You tube of the film's finale is so moving, brings me to tears very time. Ennio Morricone and Sergio Leone are absolute MASTERS OF THEIRS CRAFT.
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  • Manxman_in_exileManxman_in_exile Forumite
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    I'd try to get a mod to move this to the Discussion time board under Money Saver Arms (at the foot of the forum).


    I think you report your own thread and ask them to move it(?).
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    I watched that film recently about 6 months ago never seen it before. I also saw Once upon time in America too the long version with deleted bits. I was moved by the acting and the sheer genius of the director and the music in both films, plus I loved the three westerns he did with Clint
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    dazza-mac wrote: »
    I wonder if anyone can explain to me why the Character that Charles Bronson played didn't stay with Claudia Cardinale - who clearly loved him, and he loved her? It's been bugging me for ages.
    Probably because it wasn't in the script :D
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    dazza-mac wrote: »
    I saw the film years ago and I wonder if anyone can explain to me why the Character that Charles Bronson played didn't stay with Claudia Cardinale - who clearly loved him, and he loved her? It's been bugging me for ages.

    I haven't seen the film, but things like that sometimes happen in life, not every story that might or should have done ends with unconditional happy ever after.
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    edited 14 June 2019 at 2:31PM
    This is the scene

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fHRP6gadDQ4


    Sergio Leone the director was famous for his close up of faces, he was a genius, he never recovered from the butchering of his film Once upon time in America. I recommend people watch both films
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    edited 14 June 2019 at 3:43PM
    Probably because it wasn't in the script :D


    But it's sometimes interesting to know why something isn't in the script.


    But there isn't always a significant reason for what's in films. Was it David Lean who, when asked the significance of the film "If" changing from colour to black and white, simply said they'd run out of colour stock? (Must be apocryphal, but funny).


    EDIT: Lindsay Anderson, not David Lean!!!
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    I love all the films so far mentioned, and I would add Duck, you Sucker. I have to say that Sergio Leone directing and Ennio Morricone writing the musical score is an utterly brilliant combination. :cool:
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    dazza-macdazza-mac Forumite
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    edited 14 June 2019 at 5:07PM
    Arrgh, it's driving me mad - I want them to live happy ever after!

    I couldn't remember if there was a reason or if it just ended that way. I was hoping someone would be able to say there was a specific reason.

    I absolutely love Charles Bronson. I love faces with character like he had. It was genius casting as well to have Henry Fonda - who played the part brilliantly. I loved him in '12 angry men'
  • savemoneysavemoney Forumite
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    I seem to recall Sergio was a big fan of Henry Fonda and wanted him in the film. There was a documentary about the filming I watched it think it was on youtube




    dazza-mac wrote: »
    Arrgh, it's driving me mad - I want them to live happy ever after!

    I couldn't remember if there was a reason or if it just ended that way. I was hoping someone would be able to say there was a specific reason.

    I absolutely love Charles Bronson. I love faces with character like he had. It was genius casting as well to have Henry Fonda - who played the part brilliantly. I loved him in '12 angry men'
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