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Title: Please clarify the criteria in posting on this ´Other Films´ forum
Post by: emmo26 on September 23, 2013, 04:09:12 AM
I don't think "Discuss all other Leone related films here."  elaborates it enough.


Title: Re: Please clarify the criteria in posting on this ´Other Films´ forum
Post by: cigar joe on September 23, 2013, 06:23:14 AM
Its basically come to mean all other Westerns, since Leone is primarily known for his Westerns all other Westerns are "related" in that sense.


Title: Re: Please clarify the criteria in posting on this ´Other Films´ forum
Post by: dave jenkins on September 23, 2013, 06:41:08 AM
Why not amend the listing to state: "Discuss all other Leone related films here (i.e. Westerns)"? Although why gangster films are excluded remains a mystery . . .


Title: Re: Please clarify the criteria in posting on this ´Other Films´ forum
Post by: cigar joe on September 23, 2013, 08:29:21 AM
Why not amend the listing to state: "Discuss all other Leone related films here (i.e. Westerns)"? Although why gangster films are excluded remains a mystery . . .

true, but its the reality of what it evolved into...


Title: Re: Please clarify the criteria in posting on this ´Other Films´ forum
Post by: chris on October 06, 2013, 03:25:57 AM
It would save confusion, especially for new members of the board, if the title and description were more accurate.

It is a popular section with more than 23,000 posts and is more active than FOD, AFOD, GBU and OUATITW combined.
It ranks second on the board with only the Off-Topic Discussion section having more posts.

It currently reads:

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"If it's not list above..." doesn't sound grammatically correct.

If we still need the "Leone related" bit, "Films" could simply be replaced by "Westerns" e.g.

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Leone is mostly remembered for his Westerns but most board members will know that he made other types of film and his interest in cinema was much broader than that.
Many of the threads in the Other Films section are in no way related to Leone so the related bit could be dropped.

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Or we just go on causing confusion and having this topic brought up from time to time in the future.



Title: Re: Please clarify the criteria in posting on this ´Other Films´ forum
Post by: moviesceleton on October 06, 2013, 05:08:26 AM
Thanks for the reminder, Chris. We're now discussing this with the moderators.


Title: Re: Please clarify the criteria in posting on this ´Other Films´ forum
Post by: drinkanddestroy on October 06, 2013, 08:15:32 AM
Instead of "Other Films," how about just change it to "Other Westerns" and that's it.


I think that initially, that "Other Films" board was meant for films Leone had something to do with besides the 7 he directed that have their own boards. Like My Name is Nobody, Sodom and Gemorrah, Last Days of Pompei, etc. But somehow, it evolved to mean all Westerns. Of course, it's confusing for new members.

So I think it would be simplest if "Other Films" was just changed to "Other Westerns," (and remove any reference to that board having any relation to Leone).

[Alternatively, you could move all those other Westerns to the "Off Topic Discussion" board, and have the "Other Films" board really only include other Leone films. But really, who the hell is gonna spend time discussing Last Days of Pompei? And, do you really wanna spend the time moving every Western to the Off-Topic Discussion board?]

So, just changing "Other Films" to "Other Westerns" solves all the problems easily, IMO. Of course, I don't give a darn either way; no matter what you do, I ain't the one gonna be doing all the work  ;)



Title: Re: Please clarify the criteria in posting on this ´Other Films´ forum
Post by: moviesceleton on October 06, 2013, 08:21:05 AM
Anyway this is something that Cal has to do - the moderators can't modify the board like that. So it's gonna take some time, maybe a week or two.


Title: Re: Please clarify the criteria in posting on this ´Other Films´ forum
Post by: stanton on October 06, 2013, 09:15:41 AM
And My Name Is Nobody should have its own board (is that the right word?), just like the other Leone films. I know not everybody thinks that it is a genuine Leone film, but others do.


Title: Re: Please clarify the criteria in posting on this ´Other Films´ forum
Post by: Dust Devil on October 06, 2013, 10:58:17 AM
And My Name Is Nobody should have its own board (is that the right word?), just like the other Leone films. I know not everybody thinks that it is a genuine Leone film, but others do.

Don't start celebrating yet, we're 1:1 so far. :D


Title: Re: Please clarify the criteria in posting on this ´Other Films´ forum
Post by: drinkanddestroy on October 06, 2013, 01:16:29 PM
if you gotta wait for Cal, you may have to wait a lifetime.

is there anyone else here that can do administrative stuff? I mean, what happens if God Forbid cal drops dead tomorrow? The board dies along with him? Forgive me if it ain't my place to say this, but I think every board needs to have at least 2 people with full administrative powers. Even the secret recipe of Coca-Cola is known to two people at the company, who can never travel in the same vehicle....  ;)


Title: Re: Please clarify the criteria in posting on this ´Other Films´ forum
Post by: drinkanddestroy on October 06, 2013, 01:21:33 PM
And My Name Is Nobody should have its own board (is that the right word?), just like the other Leone films. I know not everybody thinks that it is a genuine Leone film, but others do.

once it was decided that only Leone-credit-as-director films have their own boards, that's that; MNIN was not officially directed by Leone. If MNIN gets its own board, why shouldn't A Genius, Two Partners, and A Dupe? That was also produced by Leone, just as MNIN was.
And ccording to Frayling, one of the sword & sandal films that Leone was ass't director on (maybe Last days of Pompei?), Leone actually directed in full, after the director got sick after one day of shooting. So maybe that movie should also have its own board?
(Personally, I think that even The Colossus of Rhodes doesn't need its own board; nobody ever discusses it, it's just a waste of space.) But bottom line it was decided that only Leone-credited-as-director movies should have their own boards, and I don't think that's a bad bright-line rule.

However, I do think that the "Other Films" board should indeed be amended to clearly read "Other Westerns," so that it's not confusing for new members.


Title: Re: Please clarify the criteria in posting on this ´Other Films´ forum
Post by: stanton on October 06, 2013, 01:36:06 PM
A Genius is never considered as a Leone film, it is just one he produced.
But yes, The Last Days of Pompeii should also have its own board. This is definitely a Leone directed film.


Title: Re: Please clarify the criteria in posting on this ´Other Films´ forum
Post by: Dust Devil on October 06, 2013, 02:19:56 PM
if you gotta wait for Cal, you may have to wait a lifetime.

is there anyone else here that can do administrative stuff? I mean, what happens if God Forbid cal drops dead tomorrow? The board dies along with him? Forgive me if it ain't my place to say this, but I think every board needs to have at least 2 people with full administrative powers. Even the secret recipe of Coca-Cola is known to two people at the company, who can never travel in the same vehicle....  ;)

The thing is he's paying the bills for web hosting and so forth.

In which way I don't know, but it's of lesser importance anyway.

In short lines it's his forum. :)


Title: Re: Please clarify the criteria in posting on this ´Other Films´ forum
Post by: Novecento on October 06, 2013, 02:53:43 PM
I think that initially, that "Other Films" board was meant for films Leone had something to do with besides the 7 he directed that have their own boards. Like My Name is Nobody, Sodom and Gemorrah, Last Days of Pompei, etc.

Actually that would be a really great thread. It could include anything from "A Nun's Story" and "Bicycle Thieves" through to "Last Days of Pompeii" and "My Name is Nobody".


Title: Re: Please clarify the criteria in posting on this ´Other Films´ forum
Post by: chris on October 07, 2013, 02:27:49 AM
If the original intention was that the "Other Films" section was meant for films Leone had something to do with besides the ones he directed, that makes sense but I'm not sure that board members have ever used it in this way.  The earliest posts I can find readily are about 2002.

A couple of examples:

Bicycle Thieves is in the Off-Topic Discussion section (thread started Nov 19, 2002)

http://www.fistful-of-leone.com/forums/index.php?topic=41.0 (http://www.fistful-of-leone.com/forums/index.php?topic=41.0)

Clint the Cowboy - A thread about Eastwood Westerns excluding his work with Leone is in Other Films - Leone related (thread started Feb 10, 2003)

http://www.fistful-of-leone.com/forums/index.php?topic=142.0 (http://www.fistful-of-leone.com/forums/index.php?topic=142.0)

It's not desperately urgent but substituting Westerns for Films and dropping Leone related seems a quick and easy fix.

  


Title: Re: Please clarify the criteria in posting on this ´Other Films´ forum
Post by: emmo26 on October 07, 2013, 06:32:41 AM
if you gotta wait for Cal, you may have to wait a lifetime.

is there anyone else here that can do administrative stuff? I mean, what happens if God Forbid cal drops dead tomorrow? The board dies along with him? Forgive me if it ain't my place to say this, but I think every board needs to have at least 2 people with full administrative powers. Even the secret recipe of Coca-Cola is known to two people at the company, who can never travel in the same vehicle....  ;)

Is that the one with cocaine in it  :D