"Looks like we're... looks like we're shy one horse."
February 16, 2014 6:19 AM Subscribe
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itself is a classic, and that greatness is evident right off the bat with one of the best opening scenes
in film history.
Clocking in at about fourteen minutes, it certainly is one of the longest (during which, less than 60 words are spoken). It can be roughly divided into two parts: The title sequence
during which the suspense is slowly built up and then, finally, the inevitable showdown
. And then there are the actors involved: One a legendary African American actor
who also happened to play for the NFL and practice the art of SeishinDo Kenpo. One a memorable character actor whose character has a distinct way to deal with houseflies
. One an actor who tragically committed suicide
before filming of the scene was complete. And then there is our hero, who usually lets his gun or harmanica do his talking for him, yet manages to deliver one of the best badass boasts
The Film League offers a deconstruction
of the scene.
And here’s a look at all of the filming locations for the movie then and now
, which starts chronologically with the opening scene.