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(Onion AV Club)   So you think you know who wrote the Treasure Of The Sierra Madre? Well, think again, and get ready for a deep dive down the rabbit hole   (aux.avclub.com) divider line
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2020-10-25 8:54:53 AM  
Who cares?  It's an awful movie with one cool line.
 
2020-10-25 9:20:35 AM  
FTA: "The Gulf War was the first of two wars waged by an American president named George Bush against Iraq."


Apparently this article was written by a moron.
 
2020-10-25 9:40:40 AM  
The whole thing was borrowed from elsewhere in any case.
 
2020-10-25 10:54:50 AM  
Wow...we got some cranky pants posting.

The Treasure of the Sierra Madre is a great film.   The two Iraq wars were indeed started by a man named George Bush.  Did "Traven" steal the works?   Maybe,

All that aside, I had no idea about the mysterious B. Traven.   That's an interesting rabbithole to go down with my morning coffee.

There is a good article on wikipedia about it (yes, really)....

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/B._Trav​e​n#The_mystery_of_B._Traven's_biography​
 
2020-10-25 11:02:02 AM  
i don't have to show you any stinkin authors
 
2020-10-25 11:36:15 AM  
"the creative person should have no other biography than his works."

This is why there's no information in my Fark profile.

Seriously though, they should have known it was Hal Croves, since that's an anagram for Veal Sorch

/I think it's still a very good movie
 
2020-10-25 1:57:03 PM  

Naido: Seriously though, they should have known it was Hal Croves, since that's an anagram for Veal Sorch


It's not widely known that it was actually adapted from an early Chuck Tingle effort.  Substantial changes had to be made to the original story of course...
 
2020-10-25 2:36:19 PM  
We Don't Need No Stinking Badgers!
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2020-10-25 3:46:24 PM  

EvilEgg: Who cares?  It's an awful movie with one cool line.


We can disagree on that, what is certain is that all B. Traven's books are excellent.
 
2020-10-25 5:14:10 PM  

EvilEgg: Who cares?  It's an awful movie with one cool line.


Besides the self-evident fact that 'The Treasure of the Sierra Madre' is a terrific movie, it has *at minimum*, TWO iconic lines:

"Badges?  We don't need no stinkin' badges!"

and

"Say, buddy, could ya help out a fellow American who's down on his luck?"
 
2020-10-25 5:15:51 PM  
It was obviously created by Frederick Sinclair.
 
2020-10-25 5:45:30 PM  

drewogatory: EvilEgg: Who cares?  It's an awful movie with one cool line.

We can disagree on that, what is certain is that all B. Traven's books are excellent.


I have read about Traven and Sierra Madre before, but never even considered his books.  May have a look at The Cotton Pickers; even if it's terrible, it's only 200 pages long
 
2020-10-25 6:08:57 PM  
Old and hot: Fred C. Dobbs

New busted-ness: Lou Dobbs
 
2020-10-25 6:27:17 PM  

Nicholas D. Wolfwood: EvilEgg: Who cares?  It's an awful movie with one cool line.

Besides the self-evident fact that 'The Treasure of the Sierra Madre' is a terrific movie, it has *at minimum*, TWO iconic lines:

"Badges?  We don't need no stinkin' badges!"

and

"Say, buddy, could ya help out a fellow American who's down on his luck?"


Not to mention a cameo from John Huston and Robert Blake's uncredited role as the lottery ticket boy
 
2020-10-25 6:48:50 PM  
"While he may have been a brutal dictator, (Saddam) Hussein also had his sensitive side..."

I already knew this from watching South Park.
 
2020-10-25 7:00:17 PM  

WordsnCollision: Old and hot: Fred C. Dobbs

New busted-ness: Lou Dobbs


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2020-10-25 7:08:07 PM  

Naido: WordsnCollision: Old and hot: Fred C. Dobbs

New busted-ness: Lou Dobbs

Counterpoint/

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2020-10-25 9:37:59 PM  
Dead Money was probably the weakest of the New Vegas dlc packs... oh, wrong Sierra Madre. Carry on.
 
2020-10-25 10:29:49 PM  

Nicholas D. Wolfwood: "Say, buddy, could ya help out a fellow American who's down on his luck?"


"Bugs Bunny?! What are you doing here hanging out with THESE wosers?"
 
2020-10-25 11:15:03 PM  
The summer of 1986, when I was in high school, Big Audio Dynamite's "Medicine Show" was very popular on Salt Lake's new wave radio station. It features lots of sampled lines from Good, Bad, & Ugly, as well as a sample of the "stinking badges" line. Rewatching GB&U is fun to spot all the samples used in the song. But a couple samples are from other spaghetti westerns.

When I saw Sierra Madre on tv, and heard the Stinking Badges line, it was a weird "that's from the song!" moment.
 
2020-10-25 11:24:25 PM  

Spice Must Flow: The summer of 1986, when I was in high school, Big Audio Dynamite's "Medicine Show" was very popular on Salt Lake's new wave radio station...


The Sierra Madre sample is at 5:28
Big Audio Dynamite - Medicine Show
Youtube BD2kWCfTcaU

I had forgotten there was a DeLorean in that video. And Johnny Rotten.
 
2020-10-26 12:30:12 AM  

Barricaded Gunman: Nicholas D. Wolfwood: "Say, buddy, could ya help out a fellow American who's down on his luck?"

"Bugs Bunny?! What are you doing here hanging out with THESE wosers?"


"HOBOKEN??!?  OOOOOOH, I'm DYIN' again!!!"
 
2020-10-26 7:25:27 AM  

Nicholas D. Wolfwood: Barricaded Gunman: Nicholas D. Wolfwood: "Say, buddy, could ya help out a fellow American who's down on his luck?"

"Bugs Bunny?! What are you doing here hanging out with THESE wosers?"

"HOBOKEN??!?  OOOOOOH, I'm DYIN' again!!!"


Pen-goo-ins is practically chickens.....
 
2020-10-26 3:22:07 PM  

Nicholas D. Wolfwood: EvilEgg: Who cares?  It's an awful movie with one cool line.

Besides the self-evident fact that 'The Treasure of the Sierra Madre' is a terrific movie, it has *at minimum*, TWO iconic lines:

"Badges?  We don't need no stinkin' badges!"

and

"Say, buddy, could ya help out a fellow American who's down on his luck?"


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2020-10-26 5:16:27 PM  

OtherLittleGuy: Nicholas D. Wolfwood: EvilEgg: Who cares?  It's an awful movie with one cool line.

Besides the self-evident fact that 'The Treasure of the Sierra Madre' is a terrific movie, it has *at minimum*, TWO iconic lines:

"Badges?  We don't need no stinkin' badges!"

and

"Say, buddy, could ya help out a fellow American who's down on his luck?"

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God, I was so young when I first saw that cartoon, I had *no idea* who Humphrey Bogart was.

It was only in 2017 that Jubal and I sat down to watch 'Treasure of the Sierra Madre'.  The first time Bogey pulls the 'Fellow American down on his luck' line, we both stared at each other, each having the same epiphany -

"Oh, so THAT'S where Warner Bros. got that bit for the Bugs Bunny cartoon!"

I pride myself on being a wealth of useless knowledge, but it beggars the imagination that *both* of us old farts could have had the same hole in our pop culture knowledgebases.

/ Jubal had one more epiphany from that film.  Long ago, he had spent a lot of time playing an early PC game, Snake Gulch, with a robot prospector named "Fred C. DOS".  Now, *he* had seen 'Treasure of the Sierra Madre' long, long ago, but he never made the connection.
// "It's a small world, but I'd hate to have to paint it."
 
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