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Films of Sergio Leone => Once Upon A Time In America => Topic started by: aaronson on June 22, 2003, 08:07:54 AM



Title: missing scene
Post by: aaronson on June 22, 2003, 08:07:54 AM
I saw a picture from OUATIA where Senator Bailey seems very angry ,shaking one's fist at the teamster syndicate boss (played by Treat Williams) who is very confused.

Is that shoot included in the new DVD ?
has somebody informations about this meeting between James and Treat ?


Title: Re:missing scene
Post by: Jon on June 30, 2003, 06:41:29 AM
The scene you mention is not in the new DVD.As far as I know,Leone's first cut ran to something like 270 mins,he then cut it down to 229 mins.The footage he cut out was supposedly never dubbed.Apparently Leone talked about re-calling the actors to dub the bits that were cut out so he could put them back in the film,but sadly died before he could do it.

Frayling's book on Leone goes into great detail about what the missing scenes are .They include Noodles meeting Louise Fletcher at the cemetary,Noodles meeting Eve for the first time[there is quite a well known still of Noodles and Eve being surprised in bed],and Noodles watching Deborah performing as Cleopatra.The scene you mention apparently came just before Noodles confronts Senator Bailey,and has the Treat Williams character trying to persuade Max to commit suicide,with Max refusing.

I have seen stills of most of these missing scenes,but I have not seen any pictures of the Williams/Woods scene.Can you remember where you saw it?


Title: Re:missing scene
Post by: aaronson on July 01, 2003, 03:30:03 AM





I have seen stills of most of these missing scenes,but I have not seen any pictures of the Williams/Woods scene.Can you remember where you saw it?

Thanks a lot for these informations.
The picture , like few articles about OUATIA and Spaghetti western is from the  french  magazine " Cinematographe" June 1984.
If you are not Australian ,(because stamp price)  I could send you a copy of this picture . Give me your postal adress sending a mail  to francois_leca@fr.ibm.com .
Regards
(if you understand french language I could also send you a copy of others articles.. Please see the quote "News from France " in General Discussion)