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Films of Sergio Leone => Once Upon A Time In America => Topic started by: Cusser on March 18, 2011, 08:54:02 PM



Title: Pictures of Jennifer Connelly (credited as Margherita Pace, body double)
Post by: Cusser on March 18, 2011, 08:54:02 PM
Jennifer Connelly (but screen credit as body double Margherita Pace to meet underage nudity restrictions), shown from behind as she undresses in a store room, showing her bare butt as she bends over while sliding down her dress.
http://www.celebritymoviearchive.com/tour/movie.php/30890

Other actresses from the film:
http://www.celebritymoviearchive.com/tour/movie.php/30891

http://www.celebritymoviearchive.com/tour/movie.php/30892

http://www.celebritymoviearchive.com/tour/movie.php/30893


Title: Re: Pictures of Margherita Pace, body double for Jennifer Connelly
Post by: The Firecracker on March 20, 2011, 11:29:35 PM
For some reason this made me laugh.
I guess I figured that I was going to see a legitimate picture of the double (you know, like a behind the scenes sort of thing) but instead it's just screenshots of her nude-back turned performance we've seen a million times!

And then things got even funnier when Cusser proceeded to showcase clips of all the nudes from the entire movie. ;D


Title: Re: Pictures of Margherita Pace, body double for Jennifer Connelly
Post by: drinkanddestroy on March 21, 2011, 12:11:07 PM
haha good shit, Cusser! And after the restored version is released, you have to add the scenes of Eve's falsies  ;)


Btw, I have read that they actually showed Connelly, and they just made up the part about using the body double. I can't recall where I read it, but I have definitely read it in more than one place.


Title: Re: Pictures of Margherita Pace, body double for Jennifer Connelly
Post by: cigar joe on March 21, 2011, 03:23:50 PM
haha good shit, Cusser! And after the restored version is released, you have to add the scenes of Eve's falsies  ;)


Btw, I have read that they actually showed Connelly, and they just made up the part about using the body double. I can't recall where I read it, but I have definitely read it in more than one place.

That would be an interesting tidbit of info.


Title: Re: Pictures of Margherita Pace, body double for Jennifer Connelly
Post by: drinkanddestroy on March 21, 2011, 08:43:08 PM
That would be an interesting tidbit of info.

I just did a brief Google search and came up with this http://webcache.googleusercontent.com/search?q=cache:otmzaDiaTBQJ:gangster-movies.com/gangster-movies/once-upon-a-time-in-america+jennifer+connelly+body+double+margherita+pace&cd=10&hl=en&ct=clnk&gl=us&client=firefox-a&source=www.google.com (it's in the paragraph with highlighted words in middle of the page).

I have no idea (nor do I care) if it's true or not, but I distinctly remember having read it in multiple places


Title: Re: Pictures of Margherita Pace, body double for Jennifer Connelly
Post by: LITTLE BIG MAN on March 22, 2011, 05:31:51 PM
In the photo of Max & Noodles in the Hearse - look at the main front windscreen of the Hearse - very 1980's street light - below the light cropped top of a production vehicle (van/truck) also part of Queensboro Bridge in background;)


Title: Re: Pictures of Margherita Pace, body double for Jennifer Connelly
Post by: cigar joe on March 22, 2011, 06:42:17 PM
In the photo of Max & Noodles in the Hearse - look at the main front windscreen of the Hearse - very 1980's street light - below the light cropped top of a production vehicle (van/truck) also part of Queensboro Bridge in background;)

Good spot (Queensboro Bridge) O0


Title: Re: Pictures of Margherita Pace, body double for Jennifer Connelly
Post by: drinkanddestroy on March 22, 2011, 07:30:29 PM
Good spot (Queensboro Bridge) O0

At 1:15 in this clip http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RFLua0roJnI&feature=related James Woods says that the scene where he picks up De Niro from prison was filmed in Williamsburg, which would mean that the bridge there could not be the Queensboro Bridge. However, according to this site http://msb247.awardspace.com/trip/12.htm the scene was actually filmed outside the Long Island City Court Building in Queens.

When you look closely at the map (it's embedded on that site, and here is a very messy link from Google Maps http://maps.google.com/maps?f=q&source=s_q&hl=en&geocode=&q=25-10+court+square+long+island+city,+ny&aq=&sll=37.0625,-95.677068&sspn=29.219963,66.09375&ie=UTF8&hq=&hnear=25-10+Court+Square,+Queens,+New+York+11101&ll=40.749858,-73.93919&spn=0.027244,0.064545&t=h&z=14 ) you will notice that the Queensboro Bridge is actually not that close to the courthouse; the interior of the hearse therefore must have actually been shot in a different location, right near the bridge, and not in the same location where Maxie meets Noodles when he is released. (Alternatively, perhaps the scenes were indeed shot in the same location, but Leone decided to paste in a shot of the bridge?...)


Title: Re: Pictures of Margherita Pace, body double for Jennifer Connelly
Post by: Cusser on March 23, 2011, 10:24:34 AM
I've modified the original post to:

Jennifer Connelly (but screen credit as body double Margherita Pace to meet underage nudity restrictions), shown from behind as she undresses in a store room, showing her bare butt as she bends over while sliding down her dress.
http://www.celebritymoviearchive.com/tour/movie.php/30890

I fully believe that Leone would've shot that scene with Connelly, then credit one of the crew (Margherita Pace) as the body double to eliminate questions about underage nudity.  But didn't Pretty Baby in 1978 have that?


Title: Re: Pictures of Margherita Pace, body double for Jennifer Connelly
Post by: drinkanddestroy on March 23, 2011, 02:54:57 PM
Do you know that the Queensboro Bridge would have definitely have been visible through the hearse's front windshield at the time the movie was filmed?


Title: Re: Pictures of Margherita Pace, body double for Jennifer Connelly
Post by: cigar joe on March 23, 2011, 03:30:31 PM
I've modified the original post to:

Jennifer Connelly (but screen credit as body double Margherita Pace to meet underage nudity restrictions), shown from behind as she undresses in a store room, showing her bare butt as she bends over while sliding down her dress.
http://www.celebritymoviearchive.com/tour/movie.php/30890

I fully believe that Leone would've shot that scene with Connelly, then credit one of the crew (Margherita Pace) as the body double to eliminate questions about underage nudity.  But didn't Pretty Baby in 1978 have that?

Yes Pretty Baby did indeed.


Title: Re: Pictures of Margherita Pace, body double for Jennifer Connelly
Post by: cigar joe on March 23, 2011, 03:34:49 PM
Do you know that the Queensboro Bridge would have definitely have been visible through the hearse's front windshield at the time the movie was filmed?

That would be pretty hard to verify I think, you would have had to have been there.


Title: Re: Pictures of Jennifer Connelly (credited as Margherita Pace, body double)
Post by: drinkanddestroy on March 25, 2011, 12:33:29 PM
It's not definitive proof, but if you go to the other side of the skyscraper in Google street view at the junction of 21st Street and 44th Road:

(http://i1200.photobucket.com/albums/bb338/once2/queens/q4.jpg)


is this shot taken in front of that Court building where Max picked up Noodles?


Title: Re: Pictures of Jennifer Connelly (credited as Margherita Pace, body double)
Post by: drinkanddestroy on March 28, 2011, 02:47:07 AM
Taken from the junction of 21st Street and 44th Road.  About 400 yards north west of the original filming location.



do you know whether the bridge would have been visible in 1982 from the spot where Max picks up Noodles? I am trying to figure out whether the interior of the hearse, with the bridge visible through the windshield, was actually filmed in that spot, or if it was filmed in a different location.