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 Post subject: Re: The Big Country
PostPosted: Thu Dec 12, 2013 2:22 pm 
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Did Peck really have broader shoulders than Chuck? Must be pretty broad, then! It's hard to tell. Both were big guys. I know Chuck worked out and liked to keep in shape. I am not familiar with Gregory Peck and his training routines, if he had any. I'm sure Chuck had more physical roles in his career compared to Peck.

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 Post subject: Re: The Big Country
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There was a debate going on with the same question in a site somewhere on the internet, I don't remember now which one--
The question was who would have won between the two if they really fought. The majority of participants gave their vote to Heston.

Mr George, you are very fond of fighting, I see... the kind of comments you are putting all around are just like casting blows! There's a thread about fight-scenes in the 'General Discussion', I wish you visit that.

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 Post subject: Re: The Big Country
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tizzyd wrote:
There was a debate going on with the same question in a site somewhere on the internet, I don't remember now which one--
The question was who would have won between the two if they really fought. The majority of participants gave their vote to Heston.

If you ever remember which one, let us know. Would be interesting to read :)

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 Post subject: Re: The Big Country
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Here's a stupid question for everyone - we all know the film is all about how violence is never the answer, which McKay keeps trying to explain throughout the film to other people, but would he have actually been justified in fighting back when the Hannassey boys were getting rough with him early in the film?


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 Post subject: Re: The Big Country
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I think he made the right choice not fighting back, but would understand if he wanted to punch them in the face. McKay knew better and didn't want to stoop to their level. They were cowards and would most likely fight him all at the same time.

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 Post subject: Re: The Big Country
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great movie. Peck have the principal role but Heston also when dont speaks is charismatic. An interesting moment is near to the end of the movie, Heston seems dominated by his master but surprise refuses to follow him, here the great moment, after a bit he follow the master, because he is a man of honor like the other protagonist, Gregory Peck, this fact comes out only at the end


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 Post subject: Re: The Big Country
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great movie. Peck have the principal role but Heston also when dont speaks is charismatic. An interesting moment is near to the end of the movie, Heston seems dominated by his master but surprise refuses to follow him, here the great moment, after a bit he follow the master, because he is a man of honor like the other protagonist, Gregory Peck, this fact comes out only at the end

I love that scene. A great moment is watching the look of the Major as he realises Leech has decided to follow him.

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Another moment is yet more significant, when the massacre is over, and Leech and Mckay staring face to face. Mckay looks at the scene with a composed sadness and also a sincere appreciation of Leech's position as it turns out at the end, and ZLeech expressing a look of loss and despair, which shows that the otherwise rough and uncouth man is capable of true inner feelings as well.

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 Post subject: Re: The Big Country
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As Peck and Simmons ride off into the sunset – we are sure that Heston and Carroll Baker will complete their own circle (though we don’t get to see it).


The person who wrote this, is too optimistic about the relation between Miss Terril and Steeve Leech. The point is, how can they ever come together? There was no true love or even a mutual companionship, on the part of Leech it was mere infatuation and jealous desire, and for the proud, pampered girl... is she capable of any such feeling at all? And we know that by the end Leech grows into a nobler kind of maturity to see into life and its experiences, it is hard to believe that he can still hang after that girl any more.

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