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1  Films of Sergio Leone / Once Upon A Time In America / Re: Arnon Milchan: Super Hollywood Producer on: February 15, 2018, 09:01:41 AM
It was interesting that Di Caprio & Inarrito praised Milchan for championing & sticking by The Revenant - by all accounts  a tricky and troubled production and a project that seemingly had been around Hollywood for years

Wasn't this film essentially a re-make of "Man in the Wilderness" ?
2  Other/Miscellaneous / Ennio Morricone / Danish National Symphony on: February 13, 2018, 06:44:49 PM
Danish National Symphony
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4niv522mbtM

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KkM71JPHfjk


other
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FUoDWR7u4Ac
3  Other/Miscellaneous / Off-Topic Discussion / Re: THE OLYMPICS THREAD! on: February 11, 2018, 08:08:20 AM
I was in training for the Olympics decades ago as a teenager; then I found out that the breast stroke was a swimming event !!!
4  Other/Miscellaneous / Off-Topic Discussion / Re: The Alfred Hitchcock Discussion Thread on: February 09, 2018, 09:26:57 AM
Last night, with Mrs. Cusser out at a horse event, I watched again "Saboteur", hadn't seen it in at least two decades, and that was at the theater.  Since this was released in 1942, and I know tons more WW2 history, wanted to see how the war was addressed.  I enjoyed this a lot, a common storyline (like "All Through the Night") where an innocent guy really has to find the perpetrator to clear himself.  The Statue of Liberty scene is a classic, as is the bickering Cummings and Lane commented on by observers as "they must be so much in love" (similar to scene in "39 Steps).

The Nazi sympathizers were called "The Firm" and had no accents, unlike the commonly used sinister-appearing Conrad Veidt.
5  Other/Miscellaneous / Off-Topic Discussion / Re: Natalie Wood death investigation re-opened on: February 08, 2018, 07:57:02 AM
If Wagner really murdered her, how on earth would they be able to prove it?

No way to prove in this instance without an actual eyewitness.  If she fell off and Wagner didn't try to save her, that's not prosecutable according to a news report I saw.  No, I do NOT believe she would've climbed alone into the dinghy by herself, especially at night and in choppy sea and in PJs - and she didn't know how to start the dinghy engine either according to the boat captain.


I have no theories...

I think O.J. did it.

But most likely from the accounts is that she fell/was pushed overboard during a drunken fight with Wagner, who then untied the dinghy, maybe thinking she could grab onto that, or to support a flimsy "alibi".  On the other hand, Wagner is now 87, what more to gain from prosecuting???

"On February 1, 2018, Wagner was named a "person of interest" in the death of Natalie Wood by the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department."   The term "suspect" is not really used these days, the new term is "person of interest", as in this instance.
6  Films of Sergio Leone / Other Films / Re: I quattro dell'Ave Maria aka Ace High (1968) on: January 16, 2018, 07:01:35 PM
I just viewed Ace High for the first time, from Starz/Encore westerns. I've seen worse.

And did I see Simonetta Stefanelli (Maureen McBain) and her little brother (Timmy McBain) in cameos in Ace High, still with red hair???  Ace High was released in 1969 so right about the time of Once Upon a Time in the West.
7  Films of Sergio Leone / For a Few Dollars More / Re: Volonte's voice & Voice Actor for the Captain in GBU on: January 12, 2018, 06:20:26 AM
Concerning Volonte's English voice:

I went to that 2009 thread and checked the source for this on page 3 (http://www.absoluteastronomy.com/topics/Paul_Frees) and that no longer lists Frees for the spaghetti westerns, so likely was updated.  So I can believe that Bernard Grant was the voiceover actor for English.
8  Films of Sergio Leone / Other Films / Re: Faccia a faccia aka Face to Face (1967) on: January 11, 2018, 04:56:37 PM
No that was a mistake, its Bernard Grant, its in the Sergio Leone encyclopedia here: http://www.fistful-of-leone.com/forums/index.php?topic=5890.msg82135#msg82135

I went to that 2009 thread and checked the source for this on page 3 (http://www.absoluteastronomy.com/topics/Paul_Frees) and that no longer lists Frees for the spaghetti westerns, so likely was updated.  So I can believe the Bernard Grant.
9  Films of Sergio Leone / Other Films / Re: Faccia a faccia aka Face to Face (1967) on: January 10, 2018, 06:04:48 PM
Have you seen A Bullet For A General?

Didn't we figure out a while ago that American voice actor Paul Frees did the English voice for Volente, the Captain in GBU, Morton in Once/West, Boris Badenov, etc. Huh  http://www.fistful-of-leone.com/forums/index.php?topic=5871.15
10  Films of Sergio Leone / Other Films / Re: Godless (TV show) on: December 30, 2017, 07:54:02 AM
We just finished watching this on NetFlix, 7-part mini-series.  I enjoyed this.

Would I have edited some parts out?  Yes.

Did so many with gunshot wounds really survive?  I don't think so.
11  Films of Sergio Leone / Other Films / Re: Death Rides a Horse aka Da uomo a uomo (1967) on: December 29, 2017, 06:43:20 AM
also the sequence where Mortimer strikes the match on Wild's Hump, then later when they re-meet, is another.


"I generally smoke just after I eat - why don't you come back in about 10 minutes"
- I find that wildly funny !!!  Ans so cool of Mortimer !
12  Films of Sergio Leone / Other Films / Re: La resa dei conti aka The Big Gundown (1966) on: December 28, 2017, 07:49:55 AM
In the original cut when Van Cleef confronts the outlaws he goes into a more elaborate set up for the final shootout with them. He removes three bullets from his revolver, and places them on a log, the angle is such that each bullet covers one outlaw, this is done to a music score. So he only has three bullets, one for each rather than six, then he tells them to draw and we then go back to the English language cut.

I watched that scene yesterday on YouTube; in Italian.   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fmu-cdNr7l8

13  Films of Sergio Leone / Other Films / Re: La resa dei conti aka The Big Gundown (1966) on: December 27, 2017, 07:55:08 PM
Why don't you just buy the German BD?

So the German BluRay DVD is the Franco Cleef version ?  Can that play on North American BluRay players ?
14  Films of Sergio Leone / Other Films / Re: La resa dei conti aka The Big Gundown (1966) on: December 27, 2017, 05:53:16 PM
I'm assuming that the Franco Cleef version in English is unobtainable, correct?  Can anyone make a copy or a VHS copy from his?
15  Films of Sergio Leone / Once Upon A Time In America / Re: NEW DIRECTORS CUT on: December 27, 2017, 01:05:10 PM
The extended cut 251 minutes is poor image quality. The theatrical cut 229 minutes is good image quality.

My BluRay arrived yesterday.  251 minute version on Disc 1.  229 minute version on disc 2.  About $6.50 shipped price from Bestbuy.com
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