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The Good, The Bad and The Ugly / Leeds International Film Festival showing
« on: November 11, 2008, 04:26:36 AM »
Scoured the message board, can't see any reference to this.

Went to go and see an extended version of GBU at Leeds Town Hall last Friday. Only bits I hadn't seen were where Tuco has the chicken (?) and meets his bandoleros in the cave.

Anyone else see it, thought it was a pretty good print and enjoyable as always. Three-hour version I believe...

Hi all, does anyone know the name of the actor who plays the Union Commandant in Betterville Camp, the one to whom Angel-Eyes says "Just as long as you're the commandant..."

Btw, we all know the Union Captain at the bridge is Aldo Giuffre, i dont mean him.

The Good, The Bad and The Ugly / Ecstasy of Gold remix
« on: May 22, 2006, 05:02:01 AM »

Just wondered if anyone knew who was behind the Ecstasy of Gold remix. Its played widely on adverts and other "scenes of suspension" on British TV, as you'd expect from a Morricone-Leone score.

General Discussion / Morricone vs Morrissey
« on: April 20, 2006, 06:16:10 PM »
Has anyone heard Ennio's contribution to Morrissey's new album, Ringleader of the Tormentors?

Morricone provides orchestration on 'Dear God Please Help Me', but i havent heard it in full ye, despite being a Smiths fan.

The Good, The Bad and The Ugly / Why "Blondie" in GBU?
« on: October 06, 2005, 04:30:39 PM »
hi again guys, just read on wikipedia that the reason why Tuco calls Clint 'Blondie' in GBU is because it is a Mexican nickname for a White American, something that i dont even think Frayling picks up on. This would serve to answer my long-held confusion regarding this, and also Angel-Eyes' order to his minions: "I want that blonde alive", he was couching it in those terms.

Off-Topic Discussion / Springsteen
« on: April 25, 2005, 09:11:58 AM »
Dunno if anyones a Boss fan, but his new album Devils and Dust is out today, got a kinda western feel to it, like Nebraska and The Ghost of Tom Joad, my particular favourite Springsteen style - moody, acoustic and tales of migrant workers in the american west.

I know he splits opinion but i think hes brilliant.

Other Films / Un dollaro tra i denti aka A Stranger in Town (1966)
« on: April 15, 2005, 06:01:41 PM »
has anyone seen this film, apparently a pastiche of Fistful of Dollars and Django starring Tony Anthony (yes that is his real name believe it or not) as the nameless stranger, and Frank Wolff as a baddie!! (is that possible!!!). Saw review on Shobary's website hes quite complimaentary then again he likes Django. Id like a second opinion if poss.

Off-Topic Discussion / Hard Target
« on: March 19, 2005, 03:52:07 AM »
anyone who thinks john woo doesnt rip off leone and corbucci should see his first hollywood film Hard Target which was on BBC1 last night.

i think Woo has seen Django a few times because the first confrontation between Van Damme (who isnt as dire as id been led to believe) and a bunch of rapists is take straight from that, as is the premise, with the wealthy baddies hunting homeless people and giving them a 30 second headstart, just as Major Jackson does in Django when he shoots the mexicans. oh and theres an ear-cutting scene as well.

ive always thought Djangos a pretty poor film by itself but its obviously hugely influential.

Sergio Leone News / Dollars Trilogy season beginning
« on: December 12, 2004, 05:22:07 AM »
Just for any fellow Brits out there and anyone who can pick up the usually terrible ITV1 channel, theyve bought the rights to the Dollars Trilogy and are showing them:

Fistful of Dollars 14/12 11.00
For a Few Dollars More 28/12 11.15
The Good, the Bad and the Ugly 29/12 11.00

that does of course mean unfortunately that we'll have to put up with adverts during the film - something we never have to put up with if its on BBC.  :-\

General Discussion / Leone: populist or art-house?
« on: December 06, 2004, 06:11:39 PM »
Sergio Leone, is, generally, not regarded as one of the great directors, eg. Fellini, Welles, Kurosawa, Visconti, Spielberg, Ford etc.

This is because IMO he is not quite art-house (eg. Fellini), though contains artistic flourishes akin to these directors.

And also because he is populist, though not to the extent of Spielberg or Ford who broke box-office records etc.

Ive always thought he's in the same vein, though better than Coppola, Scorsese etc, a little bit of art and populism. Kurosawa, with Seven Samurai, is the perfect example of a hybrid like Leone.

What do you guys think? Just in case there was any doubt...i think he is one of THE great directors.  ;)

Hi guys, anyone seen this film, is it any good ive heard conflicting opinions of it. Is it worth acquiring on DVD?

Web Site Announcements / I'm a llama!
« on: August 17, 2004, 12:13:39 PM »
I feel so stupid asking this, but why do so many people have the prefix: "I'm a llama!" under their screenname?

WHAT DOES IT ALL MEAN??? ??? ??? ???

I feel so excluded :'(

Sergio Leone News / Christopher Frayling interview
« on: May 24, 2004, 02:39:42 AM »
There's an inteview with Christopher Frayling (who wrote Sergio Leone: Something to do with Death and Spaghetti Westerns) in today's Independent newspaper (im talkin to those in the UK here, but i guess its online @ ).

No mention of his Spaghetti and Leone works apart from in a caption box. I think he's talking about Art foundation. I thought his comments on OUATITW DVD were brilliant.

General Discussion / Who is the old man?
« on: May 24, 2004, 02:36:37 AM »
I am continually puzzled by the identity of the actor who plays the old man:

1) the old confederate in a deleted scene of GBU

2) the ticket agent at the start of once upon a time in the west

3) the old man who owns the pool table in My Name is nobody

im not sure if he's italian or american and im pretty sure its not josef egger (who plays piripero in Fistful and the old prophet in FAFDM)

Can someone enlighten me?

Other Films / The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance (1962)
« on: May 08, 2004, 12:00:16 PM »
saw this film on channel 5 (uk) today and im very impressed. i thought id seen it b4 but i hadnt.

Great forerunner of leone - the end of the old West (from OUATITW) and Ford actually questions the myth of the Western hero that he helped create. Theres only two Ford films that i like - this and the Searchers - theyre a bit more gritty and less sentimental. i think leone realised that and built on ford's final films - which are, it must be said, much better than his earlier ones like My Darling Clementine (which is just nauseating).

Also interesting 2 see Lee van Cleef as Liberty Valance's henchman Reese and Woody Strode as Doniphon's sidekick Pompey.

"When the legend becomes fact, print the legend."

What a great maxim

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