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  • Eli Wallach RIP

    "When you have to shoot, shoot. Don't talk."


    Eli Wallach dead at age 98. He's in two of the scenes I consider among the best ever filmed...both back-to back in The Good, The Bad and The Ugly...the spinning camera in the graveyard followed by the three way shootout scene.

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    Links to two great Eli Wallach scenes:

    The Graveyard with Ennio Morricone tune "Ectasy of Gold"
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_ZHEu7HusG4


    Three way shoot-out...with Ennio Morricone tune Good, Bad Ugly theme...not much dialogue here either:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gwdypLFy8Pk



    and a little bonus Good Bad Ugly tribute from the Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U0uu6...eature=related

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      Fantastic! Especially the ukeleles.

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        Re: Eli Wallach RIP

        Originally posted by RogerOThornhill View Post
        "When you have to shoot, shoot. Don't talk."


        Eli Wallach dead at age 98. He's in two of the scenes I consider among the best ever filmed...both back-to back in The Good, The Bad and The Ugly...the spinning camera in the graveyard followed by the three way shootout scene.

        One of the great lines (and movie in jokes) in flick history. Ironically, the villains since TGB&U have seldom heeded Wallach's advice.
        "There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside you."
        -Maya Angelou

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          Check him out as one part of a hitman duo, recovering smuggled heroin on the streets of San Francisco, in the Don Siegel film "The Lineup", which is based on a rare CBS TV series that aired in the 1950s. Martin Scorcese's a fan of the film.

          http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0051866/?ref_=nv_sr_3
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            I was attending a special event in Beverly Hills a few years ago and Mr. Wallach was in attendance. Clint Eastwood, too. When Mr. Wallach arrived, and he faced a hoard of photogs, he puffed himself up like a tough guy and mugged for all the cameras. Quite a character. Quite an actor.
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            • #7
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              Wallach played an old nearsighted bad guy very nicely in an enjoyable movie called "Tough Guys" along with Burt Lancaster and Kirk Douglas. They really were three tough guys in real life who did a lot of their own stunts and could kick the butts of actors half their age.

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              • #8
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                Loved him in The Associate with Whoopi Goldberg and Bebe Neuwirth -- he was great as the investor Donald Fallon. Can't believe he was 80 then! (1996) and went on to many more roles.

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