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Title: SERGIO LEONE: THE MARK OF THE LION (New 52min Documentary)
Post by: noodles_leone on April 05, 2018, 07:41:48 AM
Trailer: https://vimeo.com/189304247

They're looking for money to finish postproduction:
https://www.kisskissbankbank.com/sergio-leone-l-empreinte-d-un-lion-documentaire?ref=category
Title: Re: SERGIO LEONE: THE MARK OF THE LION (New 52min Documentary)
Post by: dave jenkins on April 05, 2018, 09:20:48 AM
52 minutes? I am underwhelmed.
Title: Re: SERGIO LEONE: THE MARK OF THE LION (New 52min Documentary)
Post by: noodles_leone on April 05, 2018, 10:05:00 AM
Yeah. Also, the exact topic of the documentary isn't clear. Is it about Sergio's history, style, thematics, personality? Or is it about the filmmaker's passion? May be a bit of all that?

What I really want is a documentary that is an in-depth analysis of Leone's style and technics. The rest is already pretty well covered.
Title: Re: SERGIO LEONE: THE MARK OF THE LION (New 52min Documentary)
Post by: dave jenkins on April 05, 2018, 12:04:42 PM
What I really want is a documentary that is an in-depth analysis of Leone's style and technics.
Amen to that, brother. And I want plenty of examples and a runtime that breaks 2 hours.
Title: Re: SERGIO LEONE: THE MARK OF THE LION (New 52min Documentary)
Post by: Novecento on April 05, 2018, 07:01:06 PM
Someone needs to tell the dude doing the voice-over that the two "ci" parts in "Cinecittà" should be pronounced the same (hence the spelling)

Or is it about the filmmaker's passion?

I was thinking it all seemed very French in spite of the voice-over, and then saw the filmmaker's name. He's the author of this book and often writes / comments on the Leone and the SW genre:
 
https://www.amazon.fr/%C3%A9tait-une-fois-western-europ%C3%A9en/dp/2917339268

What I really want is a documentary that is an in-depth analysis of Leone's style and technics.

Unlikely. Documentaries aside, I'm still waiting to find a "professional" film reviewer who properly covers such aspects rather than mostly talking about the story, the acting and the set-design. For some reason, they often seem to think that is ok to review cinema like a stage-play :(
Title: Re: SERGIO LEONE: THE MARK OF THE LION (New 52min Documentary)
Post by: noodles_leone on April 06, 2018, 11:32:47 AM
Unlikely. Documentaries aside, I'm still waiting to find a "professional" film reviewer who properly covers such aspects rather than mostly talking about the story, the acting and the set-design. For some reason, they often seem to think that is ok to review cinema like a stage-play :(


To my knowledge, the best we have now about ANY filmmaker is still the famous Hitchcock/Truffaut. Unsurprisingly, it happened when a filmmaker, and not just a critic, interviewed a fellow filmmaker.
Title: Re: SERGIO LEONE: THE MARK OF THE LION (New 52min Documentary)
Post by: drinkanddestroy on August 15, 2019, 07:19:03 AM
To my knowledge, the best we have now about ANY filmmaker is still the famous Hitchcock/Truffaut. Unsurprisingly, it happened when a filmmaker, and not just a critic, interviewed a fellow filmmaker.

So n_l, get to work interviewing filmmakers  :)
Title: Re: SERGIO LEONE: THE MARK OF THE LION (New 52min Documentary)
Post by: noodles_leone on August 15, 2019, 11:06:11 AM
I may at some point :)

Another idea would be to listen to the A24 podcast: they sometimes put 2 filmmakers in a room, plug a microphone and let them talk together. No host, no nothing. The Aster/Eggers episode is very nice.