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Off-Topic Discussion / Re: More John Ford on TCM Tomorrow, the 14th
« on: November 15, 2006, 05:06:24 AM »
Has anybody

lots of stuff to trade here...

Other Films / Re: Zapata Westerns
« on: November 15, 2006, 05:04:24 AM »
Parts of the film are included on the MAJOR DUNDEE DVD (another film about gringos in Mexico).
The main DVD will be out next year. Right now it plays internationally on festivals (Only ATLANTA so far in the US)

Where are you located?

Other Films / Re: Zapata Westerns
« on: November 15, 2006, 04:23:41 AM »
It's even older - 50 years next year.


The website is just unfolding (only one pic in the album) as I see.

Anyway, The idea was and is to live like the guys and dolls did 100+ years ago. The Indians (we don't have any, thanks to god) take it veeery seriousely. I mean you then behave like them - not talking, straight face...
The mountain men are great but I prefer to watch Dan Haggerty (no smells on TV).
Cowboys are great of course (and the least in a historical way, after all, everbody wants to be a cowboy).
We Mexicans of course are a different brand. We try to understand to country and its people and history. Most of us have spent time there. I myself could never pretend to be a Mexican, thanks to the Italian Western (and history of course) I found my place as a halfbreed so to speak. The gringo who became a Mexican. Like if MERCENARIO would have stayed there and adapted over the years. Or, come to think of it, like Sam Peckinpah. Mexico is like Africa. The minute you're there, you either fall in love with it or you cry for your home.
I LOVE it.
That's me in Agua Verde. Actually it's the Hacienda Cienega Del Carmen near Parras. That's between Torreon and Saltillo. I shot a film about Peckinpah there. It was Villas location for some battles and it was Peckinpah's location for the WILD BUNCH. I found a lot of ammo!

Other Films / Re: Zapata Westerns
« on: November 15, 2006, 04:09:39 AM »
I have to make some research :)
Guess our club (Colorado Boys Munich) was founded about 40 years ago. 'Generale Chuchillo Ramon Hernandez' aka as Helmut is one of my best friends and also one of the biggest collectors worldwide of Clint & Italian Westerns.
The gunbelt was a birthday present to me 10 years ago. He handmade it in the 70's with Eastwoods as blueprint.
The pic trail have a forum URL. I'll try it now :)

Other Films / Re: Zapata Westerns
« on: November 15, 2006, 03:25:23 AM »
there's another one of me. greetings to the texans.

Other Films / Re: Zapata Westerns
« on: November 15, 2006, 03:22:25 AM »
Made it Ma! Top of the world!

By now I'm doing that kind of thing only every other two years since I moved away from Munich, where our club is located. We even have a ranch (no horses though).

The costumes me (left) and my generale are wearing are
vintage of course. The weapons too (reworked, so they can't fire live ammo - this is not the US :).
The machine gun is a Russian one from 1913.

Other Films / Re: Zapata Westerns
« on: November 15, 2006, 03:16:36 AM »

next try. the pics ARE on the pic trail website. hope it doesn't say
'removed' again..
Sorry about the mess here, maybe the postings can be deleted..

Other Films / Re: Zapata Westerns
« on: November 15, 2006, 03:13:38 AM »
Thanks Joe!
But.. Oh, well, I'm not the expert #1 when it comes to computer business.
I opened that picture trail thing yesterday, and now they're already deleted?
Is there anotherway of getting URL's ?

The pics show me (right) and members of our old gang.
In Germany we have quite a few club's celebrating and living the spirit of the old west. Once a year there's a big event where all clubs do meet for a weeks. At least 1000-2000 cowboys, indians, civil war soldiers, mountain men... and, veeery few, Mexicans. To be a Mexican is the best job - a lot of siesta, a LOT of fiesta, fighting the apaches here and there, dancing and women.

Help me get this picture working and there's more :)

Other Films / Re: Zapata Westerns
« on: November 15, 2006, 03:07:21 AM »

Other Films / Re: Zapata Westerns
« on: November 15, 2006, 03:04:20 AM »

Duck, You Sucker / Movie Memorabilia (Italy)
« on: November 13, 2006, 03:00:34 PM »
Are there any serious collectors among you companeros? Would be nice to make contacts, for trading etc..

Question: Has anybody the Italian Photobusta set for GIU?
I have 8 'small' ones and one double sized Busta.
Could be a set of 8 plus 1 or a set of 10 + 1.
Would love to know..

Duck, You Sucker / Re: Worst Morricone Soundtrack?
« on: November 13, 2006, 02:58:03 PM »
It's my favorite Morricone recording as well.
THE DEAD SONS I'll have at my funeral.
(or maybe 'Why had he millions and lived for 90 years..?)

GIU LA TESTA is so underrated. It's good it got better over the years. I still think of that Leone Interview from the mid-70's when he said: 'when I discipline my young son for doing something wrong, he runs from me, turms around and yells: ''papa, Giu La Testa stinks!''. I tell you, he knows how to hurt you!'

I love films about the Mex revolution and together with QUIEN SABE? GIU is the best entry. I also love MERCENARIO and CORRI UOMO CORRI. But GIU is a level above. Beautiful paced, great mood, PERFECT soundtrack. More character, character development, emotion and  politics than in the previous films, so it was an important step for Leone I think.
But the whole situation in the early 70's was a bit difficult for Leone, he was used being the champ.
Sorry Serge, nobody stays on top forever (not even Peckinpah :)

General Discussion / Re: once upon a time : sergio leone
« on: November 12, 2006, 10:51:23 AM »
Most of it is in english...:

VIVA LEONE!   (1989, engl)
AM SET VON ONCE UPON A TIME IN THE WEST (1968, engl. 2minutes)
ENNIO MORICONE  (1995, engl/ital  mit dt. VO/Untertitel)
MUSICA PER GLI OCHI (1992, music only)
KONZERT IN MÜNCHEN (2005, music)

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