Tuesday, August 26, 2014

"I Don't Think it's Nice, You laughing."

Clint Eastwood A Fistful of Dollars randommusings.filminspector.com
"A Fistful of Dollars"

Everybody who remembers this scene likes to quote the "Get three coffins ready" line. However, I am much more partial to the later line, when Clint, obviously insulted again, quite calmly says,
"I don't think it's nice, you laughin'. You see, my mule don't like people laughin'. It's the crazy idea you're laughin' at him."
You do not want Clint's mule thinking you are laughing at it.

The greatest thing about these Spaghetti Westerns is that everybody but Clint sounds like English is their second language, which makes Clint sound even more unique simply for speaking colloquial English. A completely unintentional effect, but one that works brilliantly.

That's the way to handle idiots.

Clint Eastwood 1962 randommusings.filminspector.com
Clint was just like that.


Classic Credits: "Walk on the Wild Side" (1962)

Walk on the Wild Side randommusings.filminspector.com

Saul Bass, who was one of the great creators of classic credits, did this title sequence for "Walk on the Wild Side," an early Jane Fonda/late Barbara Stanwyck film in 1962 that is forgotten today.

It's not a great film - no reason to go hunt it down - what you see here is absolutely the best part of the whole thing.

The song itself is a bit of a classic as well.

I'll post other favorite title sequences here from time to time, it's a whole separate art form from film-making.