Death Rides a Horse / Da uomo a uomo (Giulio Petroni, 1967)


(Stanton) #201

What do you mean exactly with the “most quotable”?

You think it has better dialogues or one liners than the Leone and Corbucci films?


(Silence) #202

At least on their level.


(Spaghetti Monkey) #203

Yes, i think there are a lot of good one-liners in DRAH. More than the Leone’s or Corbucci’s, though i’d rather watch them.


(Stanton) #204

Truth is I can’t remember any outstanding dialogue in DRaH. In fact the whole screenplay is nothing special, and for me much weaker than Vincenzoni’s work for the 2 Sergios. (But for those he wasn’t the only cook in the kitchen)

Well …


(John Welles) #205

“Before they kill me, I gotta give them permission and I don’t think I’ll give it to them.”


(I...I...Idiot) #206

“You got a stupid face, but you get it”

“Who are you?”
“Someone who takes his anger out on men”

“My gun!”

“They came in the window. It wasn’t to wish me pleasant dreams”

“Fifteen years, there’s been no new track. Only a spur. Then you come along, and there’s three spurs”

I’d say the dialog is very good & memorable. In fact, along with the score, it’s one of the movies strong points.


(Stanton) #207

The score is good but not half as good as in a Leone.

And these dialogue examples are nothing special imo. Just ok, not more. Again, compared to e.g. GBU, there are worlds between.


(ChristopherGrant) #208

Being a sort of newbie (though I’ve seen a lot in the short time that I’ve been watching) to Spaghettis, the other day was the first time that I saw Death Rides A Horse and have to say that I was pretty impressed with it.

I think this was mostly due to two things.

First, Lee Van Cleef. Yes, there were some real groaners that he was in (some that I’ve seen, some that I’ve heard about) but the man was legend.

And two, the duststorm running gun battle near the end. This was nicely done, doing its job of making me think about what I would do if I were caught up in it.

The tin acting of John Phillip Law kinda works for the character of Bill but makes me wonder what would have happened if Bill had been played by someone with a bit more experience under his belt.

All in all, I like Death Rides A Horse very much.


(John Welles) #209

I have to agree with you, the duststorm scene was well-done. By the way, welcome to the forum Christopher Grant!


(El Topo) #210

Nothing New here

But found the Lyrics of the main soundtrack title from Morricone, and as you must have notice i’m a sucker for lyrics

He’ll be comin’ down the mountains
He’ll be comin’ down the mountains
He’ll be drivin’ all his hatred
He’ll be drivin’ all his hatred
Who’ll be the first to test his gun
Who’ll be the last to see the ground
Who’ll be the first to test his gun
Who’ll be the last to see the ground
Who’ll be the first to test his gun
Who’ll be the last to see the ground

And when appeased will be his hatred
And when complete will be his revenge
Who had put flowers on your grave
There is no way out for you, men
And also for you who always have won comes
The moment of truth comes
The moment of truth comes

Very simple but very effective, wtih a great martial rhythm


(p.pereira) #211

[quote=“El Topo, post:210, topic:172”]Nothing New here

But found the Lyrics of the main soundtrack title from Morricone, and as you must have notice i’m a sucker for lyrics

He’ll be comin’ down the mountains
He’ll be comin’ down the mountains
He’ll be drivin’ all his hatred
He’ll be drivin’ all his hatred
Who’ll be the first to test his gun
Who’ll be the last to see the ground
Who’ll be the first to test his gun
Who’ll be the last to see the ground
Who’ll be the first to test his gun
Who’ll be the last to see the ground

And when appeased will be his hatred
And when complete will be his revenge
Who had put flowers on your grave
There is no way out for you, men
And also for you who always have won comes
The moment of truth comes
The moment of truth comes

Very simple but very effective, wtih a great martial rhythm[/quote]

Tu que és entendido de música, conheces estes tipos:


(El Topo) #212

Não, nunca tinha ouvido falar, mas pelo estilo e spor serem amigos dos Resindence, penso que são uma das muitas bandas com influencias dos Mogwai e you will know us by the trail of the dead, e desse tipo de som


(scherpschutter) #213

I have been looking for a CD of Russian Circles in Brussels, but could find one

I have most of Mogwai; Russian circles sounds a bit like a cross between Mogway and Tool
The Japanese group Mono is very good too


(p.pereira) #214

[quote=“scherpschutter, post:213, topic:172”]I have been looking for a CD of Russian Circles in Brussels, but could find one

I have most of Mogwai; Russian circles sounds a bit like a cross between Mogway and Tool
The Japanese group Mono is very good too

I love that post-rock sound. If you guys like Mogwai, I’d recommend a portuguese band called The allstar project

I took the name of my blog (por um punhado de euros) from one of their songs. It sounds like a post-spaghetti-rock!

Sherps which album are you looking for? I could find it for you here in Portugal.


(Silence) #215

Two threads for this one, and merged they are.


(Ivn1945) #216

Still my favourite non-Leone, even though I’ve only seen this twice.


(John Welles) #217

High praise indeed. What about The Great Silence (my favourite non-Leone)?


(Ivn1945) #218

The Great Silence is definitely top 10 material, but it’s not my favourite Corbucci, I think I prefer Il mercenario and Companeros.


(Silence) #219

John I should send you a couple of copies of some great SWs since you do not seem to have a few yet. Which ones have you seen?


(John Welles) #220

Not too many, I’m afraid.

I’ve only seen the following:

Black Jack
Blindman
Once Upon a Time in the West
Death Rides a Horse
God’s Gun
The Good, the Bad and the Ugly
This Man Can’t Die!
The Great Silence
Challenge of McKenna
El Puro
A Fistful of Dollars
For a Few Dollars More
Sartana in the Valley of Death
Any Gun Can Play