The Behind the Scenes Pic of the Day used to believe in many things. Now it only believes in dynamite.
Ahoy, squirts! Quint here with today’s Behind the Scenes Pic!
I’ve only just recently seen Duck, You Sucker (aka A Fistful of Dynamite). I realized I had been putting off watching it for much the same reason I put off watching Kubrick’s Barry Lyndon: I wanted there to still be a vintage Leone Western out there that I hadn’t seen yet. Lyndon was my last Kubrick to watch and I did so with a certain level of sadness knowing there’d never be a new Kubrick experience for me.
So, I gave A Fistful of Dynamite a watch with that in mind and I did feel a little of that same sadness, but that was made up by Leone’s trademark visual brilliance and two truly fantastic leading performances from James Coburn (playing an Irish dude, an IRA explosives expert no less) and the completely unrecognizable Rod Steiger as an unexpected Mexican revolutionary hero.
I didn’t find the movie as brilliant as Once Upon A Time in the West or Leone’s Man With No Name Trilogy, but it’s definitely Leone through and through. So, I was very happy to find this picture pop up in the ol’ inbox. Not only am I happy to feature the film, but it’s a great shot of Leone, who is either a big ham or just a goofy lookin’ dude, fiddling with some dangerous tech as the crew and Coburn look on.
Hope you guys enjoy the pic, another one from reader Pat Barnett! Click to embiggen!
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April 27, 2011, 1:50 a.m. CST
by Retlaw Kciuq
So much to take in that you can watch it from any different perspective that it would be a new experience. That's what's great about Kubrick. Barry Lyndon would be my inspiration if I made it successfully into film and had my way in doing a sincere portrayal of Zorro.
April 27, 2011, 1:52 a.m. CST
April 27, 2011, 1:54 a.m. CST
Great movie.....does not get enough attention. Steiger is well on form.
April 27, 2011, 1:56 a.m. CST
April 27, 2011, 2:15 a.m. CST
Never knew that was Leone.
April 27, 2011, 2:55 a.m. CST
Only Jim Cameron make good Terminator movie.
April 27, 2011, 2:59 a.m. CST
shon shon shon shon
April 27, 2011, 3:09 a.m. CST
More T5 news, guys: http://www.deadline.com/2011/04/arnold-schwarzenegger-is-back-as-terminator-fast-fives-justin-lin-to-direct/
April 27, 2011, 3:13 a.m. CST
after watching Fredric March's performance pawn me. I will now respect them oldies.
April 27, 2011, 3:17 a.m. CST
April 27, 2011, 3:19 a.m. CST
April 27, 2011, 3:32 a.m. CST
by jasper Stillwell
The music is wonderful (that Morricone and Leoen often put such beautiful sounds behind some of the most bleak moments in this film says a lot about the confidence, vision and weight they have as an artist) and the framing is simply stunning throughout. I can even forgive Steiger chewing up every scene he's in, it all kind of works for me, in context. I'm surprised Tarantino hasn't copped off more of it yet.
April 27, 2011, 4:35 a.m. CST
Huge fan of Once upon a time in the West, but didn't like this as much, a few memorable shots but nothing on the other films levels great score again though
April 27, 2011, 6:07 a.m. CST
by Mr Lucas
It's "Sean", cos that's like his name and shit. Those sequences are hilarious though, as is Coburn's accent (see also "The Great Escape" for another example of how to not do an accent). "Short fuse"
April 27, 2011, 7:41 a.m. CST
Given Headgeek's massive moviecrush, I'll be shocked if he doesn't pop in that talkback.
April 27, 2011, 9:21 a.m. CST
I just watched this film for the first time the other day. It's truly amazing and doesn't get the recognition it deserves.
April 27, 2011, 9:22 a.m. CST
now I just see straight ahead."
April 27, 2011, 11 a.m. CST
yeah i was a kid when I saw this so all I ever said was shon shon :-)
April 27, 2011, 11:21 a.m. CST
He is truly awesome. Just had to share that.
April 27, 2011, 11:47 a.m. CST
by Tigger Tales
I do not care for it. I adore Leone's four other Western masterpieces, but this movie didn't hit any sweet spots for me. I think the story was what really had me confused--there was nothing captivating. Best part was the clean cut soldier brushing his teeth.
April 27, 2011, 12:21 p.m. CST
Haha -- obviously all comparisons stop there.
April 27, 2011, 1:35 p.m. CST
This film opens with a quote from Mao Zedong and then cuts to a shot of Rod Steiger pissing on ants.
Also, Morricone's score is particularly Morricone.
April 28, 2011, 4:20 a.m. CST
so no thank you,i will stick to OUATITW where at least the guy who rapes a woman is the villain.
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