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Watch Little Bill's conversation in the jail to the writer. It shows that Bill ran in the same social circles as Bob when he was younger and that there is little real difference between them. He also knows about Munny and his history. The old gun fighters have grown up and are trying to find ways in the world but the world has no real use for them ...


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I have at least a partial answer myself (even though I'd like to hear others): The direct inspiration for the Man with No Name character seems to have been the character of Sanjuro Kuwabatake, in the film Yojimbo: This is a samurai film by Akira Kurosawa, with the character played by Toshiro Mifune. This character, in turn, was supposedly inspired by The ...


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It'd be a waste to ignore Jim Carrey's impersonation talent. It'd be more jarring for the actor to change mid-scene, without provocation or buildup. While the joke remains the same, having the real Clint Eastwood site there for a short is more jarring and is more likely going to take the viewer outside of their suspense of disbelief. Having Jim impersonate ...


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English Bob alludes to the fact that Little Bill was a drunkard and (by implication) an outlaw. They definitely crossed paths before but it is not indicated whether it was adversarial. Little Bill refers to Bob and himself as rare examples of "dangerous men" - men who can remain cool under pressure and kill without hesitation or remorse. These two and ...


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