Category: thoughts

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mcicioni-blog:

One of the tropes of Westerns is you have an experienced gunfighter who meets the young cowpoke who has some mission that he has to accomplish, and it’s the old, experienced gunfighter who teaches him the tricks of the trade [… that’s in] most of Lee Van Cleef’s spaghetti Westerns that aren’t with Sergio Leone – that’s kind of Van Cleef’s role. (Quentin Tarantino, interview, Dec 2012)

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bleak-nomads:

svn-qveen:

quick question but who calls the guy they’re literally trying to catch, a “golden haired angel” like who does that

Someone with a crush?

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ey-blondie:

Angel Eyes and Colonel Mortimer are identical twins and that’s how he’s able to pull rank and enter the Yankee Camp.

He ha idk just a dumb theory

stupidtvquestions: Did they really expect him…

stupidtvquestions:

Did they really expect him to believe that they would let him go, or were they just too pressed for time to come up with a better lie?

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After he saw that aiming for the heart wasn’t stopping him, why didn’t he try aiming for something else instead, like the head?

~ A Fistful of Dollars (Sergio Leone, 1964)

stupidtvquestions: Did they really expect him …

stupidtvquestions:

Did they really expect him to believe that they would let him go, or were they just too pressed for time to come up with a better lie?

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After he saw that aiming for the heart wasn’t stopping him, why didn’t he try aiming for something else instead, like the head?

~ A Fistful of Dollars (Sergio Leone, 1964)

chunchomunos:

chunchomunos:

wow Douglas Mortimer means dark water dead sea

stupidtvquestions: Why does Wikipedia describe…

stupidtvquestions:

Why does Wikipedia describe Joe “Blondie” Manco as a man with a “strong but unorthodox sense of justice“ if he holds no compunctions about threatening an innocent person’s life in order to steal their hotel room?

Was Klaus Kinski making a play on words about how his body would be smoking from Hell’s heat, or did he think that cigarettes are allowed in Hell?

For a Few Dollars More (Sergio Leone, 1965)

mcicioni-blog: blowmyblues: Yul Brynner & …

mcicioni-blog:

blowmyblues:

Yul Brynner & Steve McQueen – The Magnificent Seven – 1960

This is the single scene I love most in all the films I have ever seen in my life. Don Quixote and D’Artagnan side by side on a hearse, both competent at what they do, both self-contained and ironic, both willing to risk their lives in a gratuitous anti-racist deed. Each vaguely intrigued by the other. Each complementing the other.

chunchomunos: BUFFALO SKINNERS IS A GOOD SONG

chunchomunos:

BUFFALO SKINNERS IS A GOOD SONG

Western Wanderer Ship Meme (Ryan/ Bill from De…

mcicioni-blog:

I will SO be late for brunch, but how can I miss a chance to waffle on about my latest passionate obsession????

What do they do for work? In canon, nothing, because they are seeking revenge from the same four people. In my wip, they get jobs with a small stagecoach company in New Mexico.

Who is better at navigating? Ryan, although Bill is not too bad.

Who is better at charming the townspeople? Neither, really. At a pinch, Ryan is marginally less hopeless.

Who gets them run out of town? Both, because they both have a tendency to shoot villains dead.

Who makes coffee? In canon, almost certainly Ryan. In my wip, Bill, because he finds Ryan’s coffee too weak.

Who chops wood? They take turns. Both sort of believe in fairness.

Who is better at cooking? Ryan, both in canon and in my wip.

Do they smoke? Ryan does (a pipe). Bill doesn’t, but doesn’t object to the pipe.

Who is better at taking care of injuries? Ryan (he’s more experienced). Re. Bill, no spoilers for my wip.

How do they deal with being sick? Both are typical Stoic Western Heroes (the “ain’t nothin wrong with me” school)

Who wants to go swimming when they come across a stream? Bill might be tempted, if Ryan manages to get him to admit it. And he would be a strong swimmer.

Who is better with horses? Do the horses have names? Bill is marginally better. His horse probably has a name, but I haven’t thought about it yet.

What changes when they realize they have feelings for each other? In canon, nothing (deep tearful sigh). In my stories, Bill rides back to El Viento. They are Stoic Western Men and therefore say very little, it’s all in the looks and touches.

Are they open about their relationship? Neither says one word about it, but they ride together, take jobs together and live together in a shack with one room and one bed. I believe that each thinks of the other first and foremost as a friend.

Big spoon/ little spoon? Ryan is the big spoon, although he is slightly shorter than Bill.

How do they deal with being apart? Easily, both in canon and in my stories, because each has been a total loner until they met. When apart, they do what they have to do quickly and competently, and think of the other while they are having breaks.

Settling down? In canon, each of them probably wanders alone until the end of his days (deep sigh). In my stories, they do, but they probably would not call it “settling down”. They’d call it something like “gettin an honest job”.

Tagging: nobody, because all the significant people have already been tagged by @bleak-nomads (who has all my gratitude for giving me this chance).