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Sergio Leone News / Re: About Time Huh?
« on: November 17, 2006, 07:54:33 AM »
It's too bad he passed away last year.  I love how the GBU was shot in Techniscope. It made the whole film.

2-Perf or Techniscope is a 35 mm motion picture camera film format first introduced by Technicolor Italia in 1963[1]. Techniscope is distinguished by a negative pulldown using just two perforations worth of film per frame instead of the four (as with standard 35 mm film, the 2-perf negative has a natural aspect ratio of 2.33:1, easily cropped to the widescreen/anamorphic ratio of 2.35:1[2] while utilizing half the amount of film and standard spherical lenses.

As the format is half the size of standard 35 mm film, release prints are made by anamorphosizing the frame and blowing up (enlarging) each frame up by a factor of two.

Off-Topic Discussion / Re: THE ROAD WARRIOR
« on: September 20, 2005, 01:53:47 PM »
I heard that Bana was a stand-up comic. I was surprised to hear that after seeing Chopper. He played him so well.  That's so funny that the real Chopper is a stand-up comic with that crooked cop. 

I found Chopper at my local video store here in Canada and ordered a copy for my dad for Christmas. He liked it. My mom saw it and liked it too except for one part. She watched all the violence, even with the ear-chomping and didn't flinch but recoiled in horror at the part in the bar when Chopper whips out his *ahem* ahahah :D

Off-Topic Discussion / Re: THE ROAD WARRIOR
« on: September 17, 2005, 08:35:26 PM »
Did you ever see "Chopper" with Eric Banna? Eric is from Australia and starred in it before hitting the U.S.  It is about Mark Brandon 'Chopper' Read a famous criminal from Aussie-land. Totally awesome movie, really violent.

General Discussion / Re: Wear your gun
« on: August 13, 2005, 10:03:02 AM »
Guns crossed behind my belt at my front, just like Wild Bill Hickock.  It shaved milliseconds off his draw which are all that count.

General Discussion / Re: I hate it when SW's are made "campy"
« on: August 07, 2005, 10:28:24 AM »
After working in the film business for coming up to 10 years, the majority of movies being made are crap. The studios are after the bottom-line and creativity gives way to star power and formula.  I can count on one hand how many films I've crewed on that I have actually liked. This argument can go on forever because everyone has a different view and opinion, so we all might as well agree to disagree. :)

I my humble opinion, I don't think that Tarantino is a good writer at all. From insider information he has a habit of claiming credit for others contributions and being an overall jerk of a person. That is why I find him quite grating. I know there are a lot of "difficult" filmmakers and that doesn't mean they aren't extremely talented, but I just don't think Tarantino has true talent.
And even if some of the old icons are elderly, their influence won't die out.  Film history will prevail and new film fans should check it out and not just except the flavour of the moment.

Look at Robert Rodriguez...he's great. He made El Mariachi in film school. Tarantino collaborated with him in Desperado but I don't think Tarantino added any special touch. Tarantino has a STYLE that people either like or don't. Styles and talent that will survive the ages are two totally different things.

General Discussion / Re: I hate it when SW's are made "campy"
« on: August 06, 2005, 12:23:55 PM »
Without Leone there wouldn't be action, "crime films", and explicitly graphic war movies.  He loved Dime store Western stories and the fabled West. He wanted to live in a world with outlaws and gunfighters when he was a child. He also was an avid historian on the Civil War. He wanted to recreate those worlds on film and he did.

What has Tarantino done? What revolutionary technical advances has he made? Leone's PM shot in Techniscope and those beautiful wide shots, Ennio Morricone scored a musical theme to each character, the costumes, historical reference used, symbols of the Holocaust, and on and on.

Tarantino a great filmmaker? All I ask is HOW???

General Discussion / Re: I hate it when SW's are made "campy"
« on: August 06, 2005, 06:42:08 AM »
Westerns before Leone were A LOT different. No ugly actors, no gritty dirty sets, no blood and ultra violence. Leone loved Ford and was greatly influenced by his movies, as an inspiration. Look at the direction he took them in. As well as Yojimbo. I don't hear the theme to Yojimbo playing throughout FOD he used the storyline. Kubrick and Peckinpaw both loved Leone and were inspired by him but you don't here the theme of GBU twanging through their movies.

Tarantino was not a film student. He worked in a video store, watched tons of movies MOST people have no idea exist and then balled them all together to make them the "Tarantino style" He didn't take film into a new genre. He didn't revolutionize the industry. He made choppy films that are really only character sketches, with f%$# as the number one word in them. I don't think Tarantino will be studied years to come in film theory as a legend in filmmaking.

General Discussion / Re: I hate it when SW's are made "campy"
« on: August 02, 2005, 06:34:26 AM »
I have to agree with Leone Admirer on that one.  "Killer Instinct" by Jane Hamsher about the making of Natural Born Killers is a great book. It'll prove any arguments on my part that Tarantino is a hack.

General Discussion / Re: You
« on: July 29, 2005, 07:25:50 PM »
 ;D hee hee

General Discussion / I hate it when SW's are made "campy"
« on: July 29, 2005, 06:15:47 PM »
Argh, yet another insult to Spaghetti Western's happened today >:( Because we have a long weekend up here in Canaduh, the police are staked out on the highway and stopping people to check out their cars. They seem to find a lot of people with rusted-floorboards and steering wheels held on with duct-tape. Anyway, on the news they said they are calling the blitz, "The Good, The Bad, and The Rusty"! Grrrr... I don't like it when dumb people imitate a SW but have no idea what a SW is. There is a also commercial for MapleLeaf brand chicken and two guys are in the grocery store, standing in front of the last pack of chicken and  Dollars- film type music palys. And that stoopid Round-up commercial with a line of guys standing against a sunset, shooting weeds with pesticide and SW music plays.

Look at how Leone and SW have influenced Westerns forever. This is proof, but why do dumb people take that influence and talent and turn it into an ad for chicken?

General Discussion / Re: You
« on: July 29, 2005, 05:53:28 PM »
I love this board. How many times have I daydreamed about this.

I'd be in GBU and it would be Clint, Eli, and Lee as their characters, but I would be following looking for the money too. I guess you'd change the title to The Good, The Bad, The Ugly and The Insane. And I would be a trigger happy femme fatal.

And at the end, after Angel Eyes is deceased,  Blondie departs with his share but he doesn't shoot Tuco down. that's when I ride up and say I'll cut him down for half his share. So he does and we end up marrying each other and carry on being outlaws and finding treasure together. 

I know, I know... but I'm a girl what'd ya expect? Every girl's daydream ends up with a happy ending like that.

Off-Topic Discussion / Re: Good WWII books?
« on: July 26, 2005, 11:34:50 AM »
Leon Uris wrote "Mila 18" based on the Warsaw ghetto revolt and his "QBVII" about the Nuremberg trials. Very very good reading. Also a subject I am obsessed with is WWI history. A great book from that era is by Ernst Junger called "Storm of Steel" about his time as an officer in the German trenches. It's like reading a modern novel, great writing style.

Off-Topic Discussion / Re: Vive le Tour
« on: July 24, 2005, 10:01:06 AM »
I heard on the news that he has the heart of a man who is 7 feet 4 inches tall. 30% bigger than average so it pumps a lot more oxygen into his blood. He's unique.

Other Films / Re: Bandidas (2006)
« on: July 23, 2005, 07:04:47 PM »
I think Jeanne Moreau is so sexy, I didn't know she was in a western, who directed it? But one question. Why would Salma and Penelope wear corsets  if they didn't have too? I have a couple and they totally kill.

Sergio Leone News / Re: My first reaction to Leone (and SW)
« on: July 23, 2005, 07:00:20 PM »
My Dad rented GBU for me when I was 10. I loved it and as a dad-daughter bonding thing we watched hundreds of western and war movies. And we read all the same history books and trade them back and forth. I guess that's why I have never gotten along with other girls, even now they think I'm too weird.

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