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Movie Scene : The Good, the Bad and the Ugly – The End

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The search for the “cash box” ends here.  Our three main characters are gathered at a military cemetery.  The name on the grave which the cash is buried in is on the bottom of a flat rock.  The boys quickly figure out the game.  A three way showdown with the last man standing collecting the pay day.  Pretty simple.

You might as well call this a music video for Ennio Morricone.   Sergio Leone’s direction, fantastic cinematography, great characters, casting and Ennio’s music make this a great piece of film.  CB was totally swept up in this one.  He’d been along for the long ride of this film and it ends up here.  It is a very good ending to a very good film.   Have close ups ever looked better? Maybe but do they ever work here. An early film experience that left it’s mark on CB.  Turn the camera on and shoot this moment.  Magic!

 

25 comments on “Movie Scene : The Good, the Bad and the Ugly – The End

  1. Jim S.
    February 25, 2018

    CB’s eventually gonna run out of Westerns. You know how in the song the male chorus chants something? I’ve always enjoyed hearing it as “Rump!” “Bagel!”

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    • cincinnatibabyhead
      February 25, 2018

      It’s not going to happen. I’ll never get to those “Romantic Comedies” you love so much. I’ll have to go listen for the “Rump/Bagel” thing. I do dig Morricone’s music.

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      • Jim S.
        February 25, 2018

        What no “Sleepless in Seattle?,” no “boy meets girl?” Nothing with Hugh Grant stuttering? Funny but some of the best romcoms are from the era we both love so much. All those Cary Grant, Spencer Tracy, Katherine Hepurn flicks. Speaking of Tracy, have you ever done a piece on “Bad Day at Black Rock?” A Western but a (then) modern one. Love that flick.

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      • cincinnatibabyhead
        February 25, 2018

        Only if I lost a bet or was in the dog house with the gal would I do the “romantic” thing. Yes I’ve done a couple takes on ‘Black Rock’. Both scene and full movie. An alltime CB fave. I think it’s Tracy’s best. Robert Ryan, Borgnine, Marvin, come on man, a no brainer.

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      • Jim S.
        February 25, 2018

        CB could be one of those manly men. Or perhaps when gal is abed, he watches “On Golden Pond.” And when Kate Hepburn says to Henry Fonda, “You’re my night in shining armor,” he gets a little sniffle. And if the gal catches him he says, “It’s nothing. Just a cold. Go back to bed.” 🙂

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      • cincinnatibabyhead
        February 25, 2018

        I’ll stick with Clint, Lee and Eli.

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      • Jim S.
        February 25, 2018

        Funnily enough, I’ve never even seen that movie. I just sort of know it as part of the culture.

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  2. Tony
    February 25, 2018

    I could watch this movie once a week and still stay in love with it

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  3. greenpete58
    February 26, 2018

    This is my choice for Best Picture this year, CB. Maybe my all-time favorite flick.

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    • cincinnatibabyhead
      February 26, 2018

      That’s a good one Pete. I bet we could run a good campaign for that choice. Yeah it’s one of my all times too.

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  4. 1537
    February 26, 2018

    These guys had good problem solving skills.

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    • cincinnatibabyhead
      February 26, 2018

      That’s hilarious. I never thought of it like that. Right after this Eastwood throws a rope around Eli’s neck for more “problem solving”

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      • 1537
        February 26, 2018

        They should use it for management training seminars.

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      • cincinnatibabyhead
        February 26, 2018

        You are absolutely onto something. This film has so many ways to resolve problems. CB never gets into the hidden messages in films (He’s just not that deep) but this film is full of “problem solving”

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  5. J.
    February 28, 2018

    This is as good as it gets, eh? The music in that scene is probably my favourite piece of Morricone. Outstanding. I don’t think the scene would be anywhere near as great without it.

    As for the movie? Easily my favourite ever. I saw it at the right time for it to make an impression and it really stick with me… and the soundtrack is my favourite soundtrack ever (naturally).

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    • cincinnatibabyhead
      February 28, 2018

      Yup, good as it gets. The senses come alive with this one.
      As for the movie it certainly made an impression (and still does) on a young CB. Ennio’s music enhanced the experience. Have you ever heard John Zorn’s ‘Big Gundown’? It’s his take of Morricone’s work. Real good stuff.

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      • J.
        February 28, 2018

        I haven’t. Can’t even say I’ve heard the name John Zorn. I guess I should go check this out!

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      • cincinnatibabyhead
        February 28, 2018

        I’ll be featuring it when I get there which will be in about …300 albums from now. Knowing that you like big swings in your tastes, I would guess you’d dig it big time.

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  6. dcw0731
    March 3, 2018

    I watch this classic or at least part of it every time it’s on TV. You should have also attached Metallica’s version of “Ecstasy of Gold” just for the hell of it.

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    • cincinnatibabyhead
      March 3, 2018

      I never heard it before. Just listened to it. Yeah, I like it. Thanks. Very cool!

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      • dcw0731
        March 3, 2018

        They used to play the original before they came out for a show. Don’t know if they still do though. On one of my playlists there is three songs from the movie. Ennio Morricone’s should have gotten some awards for this film if he didn’t it’s a shame. I never track those award shows shit so I have no idea.

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      • cincinnatibabyhead
        March 3, 2018

        Didn’t know that about Metallica. Hey, Ennio gets our award. I don’t think those award are geared to guys like CB.

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  7. mmleonard
    March 4, 2018

    Such a classic scene

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