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I'm afraid there is no "single original language". Actors performed using each one their own original language and then the movie was dubbed in the countries as necessary: in Italy, the English and Spanish actors, in the U.S. the Spanish actors and so on. Not even in the Italian version the lips are always synced so it's the same situation for everyone. You ...


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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's a nice scene just when the song Ecstasy of Gold starts. Actually the dog was not part of the original script. It was Leone's dog and it ran and escaped when the scene was shot. Elli's reaction is a natural instinct on being startled. Leone (perfectionist as he may be) liked the result so much that he decided to keep it


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Every Italian movie in those years was dubbed: it was difficult to catch up the sounds and the voices with contemporary tecniques and directors cared more about the movies itself than the actors' voices. Each actor performed using his own voice and language and the movies were then dubbed (and not always synced). As far as it is known no language is ...


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