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General Discussion / Re:Help with a quotation!?
« on: October 06, 2003, 08:12:21 AM »
if you havent already, check out "Something to do with Death" by Christopher Frayling, that should answer a lot of questions.
Welcome Amigo

This has probeley been posted before but does the british DVD have the 14 minutes in the film or as an extra and is it in English.

Welcome amigo,
the UK DVD has the extra scenes as extras, I dont think the new version is available yet.

A Fistful of Dollars / Re:Another angle
« on: October 05, 2003, 08:45:12 AM »
becareful with this one Walter, he likes breaking his toes on grand pianos just so he can get the medication

Once Upon A Time In America / Re:How could it possibly be a dream?
« on: October 03, 2003, 10:35:22 AM »
so there's Noodles and the opium, the potsmoking GMV in FFDM, in both cases Leone doesnt seem to be too concerned with the narcotic effects of each drug, just that they're both a form of escapism

General Discussion / Re:Spaghetti Western POLL
« on: October 03, 2003, 10:15:29 AM »

went to see it last night, and like Desperado , the start was superb but I soon got that sinking feeling that this was as good as it got and it was. If it was on tele I'd of turned over, oh dear!

A swallow doesnt make a summer.

I'm going to see it Thursday, but "shot on video", Garry you've just put me off.

Bon appetite.

I'd have to agree Wolverinepete, I can watch that scene over and over.

"trouble is, when I'm paid to do a job....."

Once Upon A Time In The West / Re:The best movie ever made...
« on: September 28, 2003, 09:27:11 PM »
By the above criteria, ATTACK OF THE CLONES would rate as the greatest film ever made.

IMO, ONCE/WEST is not a western, but a critique of the western genre.

It is a movie ABOUT movies, not about gunfighters, or widows, or businessman. The characters are superfluous to what Leone was doing.

It plays so well because it is obviously Sergio's most personal film. He is not detached from his subject matter, but fully immersed in it. That's because the subject of the film is the directing ability and style of Sergio Leone.

This is how I would have shot the opening of HIGH NOON

This is how I would have shot the ranch scenes in THE SEARCHERS

This is how I would have handled "star cameos" like in HOW THE WEST WAS WON

etc etc etcetc..........

SL spends three hours critiquing the cliches of the American westerns, a genre he obviously held dear to his heart.

Firstly, I dont recall seeing any sets on Attack of the Clones, or seeing any great cinematography or hearing any great dialogue etc.etc, the same goes for T2 and Lord of the Rings and all the other modern films that equate to watching nothing more than a video game created on sound stages the size of a keyboard and mouse.

I thought ONCE/WEST was a film about the birth of a town and the characters within that subject matter.
The film IS full of western cliches, most of them created by SL himself in his earlier films, with a few nods and winks to his favourite films and directors.
I think there is more to it than mere self indulgence and showing off.

You have raised some very interesting talking points Visitor.
Respect due.

Once Upon A Time In The West / Re:The best movie ever made...
« on: September 27, 2003, 05:02:04 PM »
Thanks for the save, Angel Eyes. ;D Very good points.

Dont mention it, amigo.

The Good, The Bad and The Ugly / Re:Restored Version at the Music Box...
« on: September 27, 2003, 04:56:48 PM »
greetings to you strangers.  8) I am Bill Carson and I came across this website about an hour ago and wow! this is where I belong! I'm in London, England, it's about 23:30, Saturday night and the greatest film ever made; The Good, The Bad & The Ugly is playing on Channel 4. It must be a sign of some sort. Leone was,is and always will be the Master. Now, this 'restored version' you speak of? Tell the new boy more my friends!

Welcome Bill, I just watched the Channel 4 screening too, hoping by chance it would be the knew restored version (Clint and Eli have recently voiced some "missing" scenes) that the whole world has seen apart from us. I too live in London and hope is fading that it will be screened in theatres here!

Once Upon A Time In The West / Re:The best movie ever made...
« on: September 27, 2003, 04:23:45 PM »
I thought the things that make a movie really great is the attention to detail, the lighting, editing, props, sets, costumes, dialogue...

Not only does ONCE/WEST "arouse some desires and look great visually" it has all the above and more.

Dont forget this is a story within a genre, we didnt really want Citizen Kane meets the Indians, did we?

Now there's an idea, spaghetti noir.

For a Few Dollars More / Re:Aquas Calientes (spelt drasitcally wrong)
« on: September 27, 2003, 03:51:54 PM »
In Columbia there is rather a potent brew called Aguacaliente, the label has a bandito on horseback brandishing firearms.

I have actually got a bottle in my cupboard but havent had the guts to open it yet!

OK CJ just seen you're thread on Open Range, dont think it's reached these shores yet, but my eyes are peeled.

which one is Open Range CJ, is that the one with Michael Marsden??

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