Duck you sucker! Two scenes from the film were shot in Toners pub on Baggot street. Both scenes covered the same event in the film, but show different angles on it.
Sergio Leone again blew minds with his take on the Mexican Revolution. The trilogy was created to show three main historical times in history, this one with the Mexican Revolution. The soundtrack to this composed by Ennio Morricone is a lot more like Once Upon A time In America, and generally has a different feel to it, but still keeps true to Leone's western style.
The Wild Bunch famously opened with a montage intercutting the eponymous, doomed bandits arriving in town with images of children dumping a scorpion into the midst of a hill of fire ants, poking at the desperate scorpion as it was slowly consumed. Director Sam Peckinpah was spelling out his themes quickly, establishing at once that while this film would take a decidedly distinct track in how it approached the Western myth, it was no less mythic for that. Leone had rendered the West truly mythic with his Dollars trilogy, only to shred that work with Once Upon a Time in the West.
According to the preeminent Leone expert Sir Christopher Frayling, in an informative audio commentary included in a new Blu-ray edition of the film from Kino Lorber Studio Classics under its second U. When the picture reached the U. Leone thought it was a common colloquialism in America.
Duck, You Sucker! After they accidentally meet under less-than-friendly circumstances, Juan and John involuntarily become heroes of the Revolution despite being forced to make heavy sacrifices. In Revolution -torn Mexico, Juan Miranda, a Mexican outlaw leading a bandit family, robs a coach of wealthy men and rapes a female passenger who insulted him.
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Juan Miranda Steiger is a cigar-chomping, salt-of-the-earth peasant with a Robin Hood heart. John Mallory Coburn is a dynamite-tossing Irish revolutionary who has fled to Mexico to practice his skills. Together, they're a devilishly volatile mix of anti-establishment philosophies and violent tendencies as they attempt to liberate political prisoners, defend their compatriots against a well-equipped militia, and risk their lives on a train filled with explosives.
From Sergio Leone, the acclaimed director of A Fistful of Dollars, For a Few Dollars More, The Good, the Bad and the Ugly and Once Upon a Time in the West comes his final western--a relentlessly entertaining film that teams an Irish explosives specialist with a Mexican peasant-turned-revolutionary leader with thunderously explosive results. Together, they're a devilishly volatile mix of anti-establishment philosophies and violent tendencies as they attempt to liberate political prisoners, defend their compatriots against a well-equipped militia, and risk their lives on a train filled with explosives. For publicity assistance and press inquiries please contact us by emailing dninh kinolorber.
Mallory also happens to be a demolitions expert with enough explosives to level a mountain. Despite a rather heated, if ultimately non-fatal, first meeting, Miranda seemingly enlists the Irishman's talents in order to fulfill his life's ambition: robbing the Mesa Verde national bank. Unfortunately for Juan, the entire heist is an elaborate ruse and John is simply using him to further the revolution's aims.