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Title: "The Spaghetti West" on IFC this month
Post by: boardwalk_angel on September 10, 2005, 06:55:36 AM
Beginning Sept. 10.........Independent Film Channel will be showing:

"Spaghetti West"........an original documentary featuring interviews with Clint Eastwood, Sergio Sollima, Ennio Morricone, and others.

and.........on successive Saturdays:

GBU...........Sept. 10

For a Few Dollars More"......Sept. 17

and what I think is very compelling & most welcome...on Sept. 24...a double feature of:
The Big Gundown......& The Great Silence

http://www.ifctv.com/ifc/what/0,5266,CAT0-45-CAT1-6606-SHID-18963-AID-13867-TZ-ET-TB-4-CLR-black-BCLR-000000,00.html



Title: Re: "The Spaghetti West" on IFC this month
Post by: Cusser on September 10, 2005, 08:07:41 AM
Boardwalk -you beat me to this.  I just saw it listed in my newspaper, turned on the cable to get description.  I'll be taping it tonight.  I wonder if Big Gundown will be letterboxed on the 24th - I have the other three on DVD. 


Title: Re: "The Spaghetti West" on IFC this month
Post by: UNKNOWN GRAVE on September 10, 2005, 11:50:38 PM
I saw this documentary tonight....

it was very entertaining and informative...

HIGHLY RECOMMENDED


Title: Re: "The Spaghetti West" on IFC this month
Post by: Bill Carson on September 12, 2005, 07:41:50 AM
hola amigos - well, you are a lucky bunch! here in UK we NEVER get this sort of cool programme!  if anyone knows if this or any other similar documentary is shown on Brit TV, keep us posted please!   8)


Title: Re: "The Spaghetti West" on IFC this month
Post by: boardwalk_angel on September 12, 2005, 02:39:41 PM
I'd like to mention...........if you haven't seen "The Great Silence"......you might consider skipping the documentary until you have. A bit too much info there.
 Tape it if you can........if you're not setup for that.......then I don't know what to tell you..as "Silence" is the last film to be shown...but a *SPOILER* warning is definitely called for.


Title: Re: "The Spaghetti West" on IFC this month
Post by: iceman on September 12, 2005, 02:51:50 PM
I'd like to mention...........if you haven't seen "The Great Silence"......you might consider skipping the documentary until you have. A bit too much info there.
 Tape it if you can........if you're not setup for that.......then I don't know what to tell you..as "Silence" is the last film to be shown...but a *SPOILER* warning is definitely called for.

What's a "spoiler"???

ICE


Title: Re: "The Spaghetti West" on IFC this month
Post by: boardwalk_angel on September 12, 2005, 02:56:04 PM
What's a "spoiler"???

ICE

It means that the documentary...in its excerpt on "The Great Silence"........reveals a very important plot point..in this case...far too much about the ending.


Title: Re: "The Spaghetti West" on IFC this month
Post by: iceman on September 13, 2005, 11:07:09 AM
It means that the documentary...in its excerpt on "The Great Silence"........reveals a very important plot point..in this case...far too much about the ending.

Cheers Angel...always wondered

ICE


Title: Re: "The Spaghetti West" on IFC this month
Post by: Christopher on September 14, 2005, 09:31:35 AM
I had thought about tuning in to watch the documentary, but I'm glad I didn't since they give a little too much away of The Great Silence.

I wonder if Big Gundown will be letterboxed on the 24th - I have the other three on DVD.
I would imagine so, IFC usually shows movies in their correct form.


Title: Re: "The Spaghetti West" on IFC this month
Post by: Christopher on September 14, 2005, 01:11:00 PM
I wish they didn't have The Great Silence on so late Sept. 24. I just looked it up. 12:45 a.m eastern time! :o

When I first saw the ad for "The Spaghetti West," I was hoping they'd show more movies than what they are (and at better times of the evening than what they are ;)).


Title: Re: "The Spaghetti West" on IFC this month
Post by: cigar joe on September 14, 2005, 04:14:55 PM
you don't have a VCR or a buddy with one?


Title: Spaghetti West on IFC
Post by: Sanjuro on September 14, 2005, 10:22:12 PM
Did you see the great one hour documentary "Spaghetti West" on IFC? If not, you can still catch on 17th. It contains rare footage of behind the scenes and interviews with Corbucci, Solima, Damiani, Thomas Milian, Sergio Donati, Morricone, Eastwood and more! You'll be sorry if you miss it!! 


Title: Re: "The Spaghetti West" on IFC this month
Post by: Christopher on September 15, 2005, 10:40:58 AM
I merged this topic with the one Sanjuro started. I guess it is a "News" item.

you don't have a VCR or a buddy with one?
For some reason, since switching to sattelite, our VCR's don't work anymore. I don't have a clue why, or if there's anything we can do to get them to work. There's one TV at home with the VCR built into it that works, but it doesn't have a timer.


Title: Re: "The Spaghetti West" on IFC this month
Post by: Jordan Krug on September 21, 2005, 08:19:32 AM
Did anyone tape this documentary? Could I pay you to make a copy and mail it?

Let me know....thanks

Jordan Krug


Title: Re: "The Spaghetti West" on IFC this month
Post by: boardwalk_angel on September 23, 2005, 03:43:21 PM
The IFC showing of The Big Gundown is listed as 1:31............for those in the know...does that sound like the uncut version?

EDIT: Apparently not...that would be the abridged English version...if my research is correct....about 15 minutes are cut from the original.
Now I have to decide whether I want to watch this...or not...or hold out for Franco Cleef's version or whatever.


Title: Re: "The Spaghetti West" on IFC this month
Post by: Beebs on September 25, 2005, 08:46:29 AM
Just saw  The Spaghetti West. I have never seen the other SWs other than the dollars trilogy, Nobody, Death rides a Horse and OUTIW. The others shown on the documentary were very political and gruesome. Nothing like the Leone Movies. The ear eating scene and the digging for golden bullets in the man's chest were rather disgusting. I never knew of these other Spaghettis. I think I'll stick with Fonda, van Cleef and Eastwood movies


Title: Re: "The Spaghetti West" on IFC this month
Post by: skeleton king on September 25, 2005, 09:10:28 AM
it would be great to see it. ;D


Title: Re: "The Spaghetti West" on IFC this month
Post by: Christopher on September 25, 2005, 01:41:22 PM
I managed to tape The Great Silence, so I'll be watching that sometime soon.

The ear eating scene and the digging for golden bullets in the man's chest were rather disgusting. I never knew of these other Spaghettis.
I saw only a few minutes here and there of The Spaghetti West documentary, since I'd heard they told a little too much information about some of the movies, The Great Silence in particular. I saw where they talked about Django Kill (where they dug for golden bullets), and I have to say I really want to see that movie. ;D The ear scene in Django really isn't all that bad. Nasty, yeah, but I like the violent nature of the movie.


Title: Re: "The Spaghetti West" on IFC this month
Post by: Concorde on September 27, 2005, 04:11:47 AM
Does anyone know if they're showing that documentary again at all?

I somehow missed it.   :'(


Title: Re: "The Spaghetti West" on IFC this month
Post by: HEX on September 27, 2005, 10:14:57 AM
if u have a bunch of blue underground and anchor bay dvds of spaghettis u didnt miss much. most of the footage was from the dvds.


Title: Re: "The Spaghetti West" on IFC this month
Post by: Beebs on September 27, 2005, 11:52:57 AM
I managed to tape The Great Silence, so I'll be watching that sometime soon.
I saw only a few minutes here and there of The Spaghetti West documentary, since I'd heard they told a little too much information about some of the movies, The Great Silence in particular. I saw where they talked about Django Kill (where they dug for golden bullets), and I have to say I really want to see that movie. ;D The ear scene in Django really isn't all that bad. Nasty, yeah, but I like the violent nature of the movie.

Im usually pretty tolerable but for some reason that really got to me.


Title: Re: "The Spaghetti West" on IFC this month
Post by: Concorde on October 14, 2005, 09:27:48 PM
...the one bit some viewers singled out as a highlight that's *not* on the BU discs so far as I know is a short piece of home-movie from Day of Anger, with LVC and Gemma goofing off.

 :o Wow!!! Dang, but I'd like to see that!!


Title: Re: "The Spaghetti West" on IFC this month
Post by: The Firecracker on July 23, 2006, 06:58:10 PM
hola amigos - well, you are a lucky bunch! here in UK we NEVER get this sort of cool programme! if anyone knows if this or any other similar documentary is shown on Brit TV, keep us posted please! 8)
you guys got the ITV4 nightly showings of Spaghetti westerns during the winter months. we dont get that over here. We just get a lousy doc.


Title: Re: "The Spaghetti West" on IFC this month
Post by: The Peacemaker on July 23, 2006, 07:41:42 PM
you guys got the ITV4 nightly showings of Spaghetti westerns during the winter months. we dont get that over here. We just get a lousy doc.

I wish I had satellite tv.


Title: Re: "The Spaghetti West" on IFC this month
Post by: cigar joe on July 24, 2006, 05:44:44 AM
me too.


Title: Re: "The Spaghetti West" on IFC this month
Post by: Groggy on October 17, 2013, 08:08:16 PM
Watched this show today. A brief but enjoyable exploration of the genre, interviewing a lot of the genre's movers and shakers (Sergio Sollima, Franco Nero, Tomas Milian, Damiano Damiani) and champions (Frayling, Cox, Hughes). Archive interviews of Clint, Morricone and Sergio Corbucci also cropped up. I most enjoyed the different filmmakers' takes on the phrase "spaghetti western."


Title: Re: "The Spaghetti West" on IFC this month
Post by: titoli on February 27, 2017, 08:03:39 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IrPBB6jAZIU


Title: Re: "The Spaghetti West" on IFC this month
Post by: drinkanddestroy on July 23, 2017, 02:31:43 AM
I just saw this now for the first time.

A few comments: I've only seen about 5 non-Leone spags. But it's good to see that this documentary actually truly focuses on the SW as a whole, not just Leone. And there are archival interviews with just so many major characters in SW history - whether the filmmakers or the actors (one exception: nothing here from Eli Wallach, who acted in a number of SW's besides GBU).

However, there is a major, major flaw in that it hardly mentions a word about GBU. GBU is by far and away the most legendary, most remembered, most admired SW. Personally, as great as GBU is, I like FAFDM even more. But it's indisputable that GBU is the most famous. Many people who aren't even big cineastes, who rarely watch "old" movies, who have never seen another SW or even heard the term, have seen GBU. To have hardly a mention of GBU and FAFDM (and DYS) is unforgivable.

Otherwise, this is a pretty enjoyable watch.

By the way, the interview footage of Eastwood, I assume is on the set of Unforgiven. In it, he repeats the myth that the Hays Code did not allow shooter and victim to be in same frame. As we've established http://www.fistful-of-leone.com/forums/index.php?topic=7532.msg115131#msg115131  that wasn't true if it was, it certainly wasn't a firm rule that was always followed.