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31  Films of Sergio Leone / The Good, The Bad and The Ugly / Re: The Good, The Bad, and the Ugly: 50 Years Later on: August 28, 2017, 07:42:40 AM
In the USA version, Eli Wallach's name is near the end of the titles, stated something like "in the role of Tuco", guessing some sort of agreement with Wallach.

Is Eli Wallach listed second or third in the Italian, German titles, etc.?

Also, saw this, cute  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Uf0_H2ZXGNc
32  Films of Sergio Leone / The Good, The Bad and The Ugly / Re: Kino Lorber 2 - Disc 4K Blu-ray 2017 on: August 25, 2017, 11:49:13 AM
Did the original 1967 theatrical cut have the three characters intertitles (Good, Bad Ugly) that come up on their intro and exit scenes, in English?
When I first saw the film which was on UK TV in 1976, they were in Italian.

In USA, yes when I saw it in 1968.

However, I have seen a version that had the "intertitles" in Italian even though it was an English-language version; can't remember if that was at a midnight showing in 1979 or on TV.  When I saw the restored version in the theater for UA's 90th anniversary festival in the 2000s, the intertitles were in English.

"From silent era gems (D.W. Griffith’s Broken Blossoms, Buster Keaton’s The General) to westerns (John Ford’s Stagecoach, Sergio Leone’s The Good, The Bad and the Ugly) to 1970s classics (Woody Allen’s Annie Hall, Hal Ashby’s Coming Home), United Artists has been a major player through Hollywood’s diverse eras. Many believe the studio truly hit its stride in 1951, when lawyers Arthur Krim and Robert Benjamin took over the studio for a 27-year run, producing both venerable franchises (James Bond, The Pink Panther) and beloved classics from Hollywood’s greatest moviemakers, including Billy Wilder (Some Like It Hot, The Apartment), John Huston (The Misfits) and John Frankenheimer (The Manchurian Candidate).

The famed New York Film Forum will host an extensive five-week retrospective this spring in celebration of the studio’s 90th anniversary, offering movie fans the chance to revisit an eclectic selection of classics from United Artists’ deep canon. The 54-film festival will kick off with a New York-themed double bill: Martin Scorsese’s Raging Bull (1980), in a new 35-mm print, followed by Woody Allen’s Manhattan (1979). The retrospective programming encompasses a vast variety: West Side Story, Midnight Cowboy, Last Tango in Paris and Sweet Smell of Success are just a few of the films on the docket. 007 fans should take special note of the festival’s Bond-themed evening, which will not only include a new 35 mm print of Goldfinger but a sing-along with the classic theme song. The retrospective concludes May 1st with a Charlie Chaplin double bill of his classics City Lights and Modern Times."


https://www.moviemaker.com/articles-moviemaking/united-artists-90th-anniversary-with-film-forum-retrospective-20080318/


33  General Information / General Discussion / Re: To the moderator: how about a "Television Westerns" FORUM? on: August 25, 2017, 08:53:14 AM
Lucas actually kills quite a few people in the Rifleman series. 

Google tells me that in 4.5 years of the Rifleman series that Lucas McCain killed 115 to 120 men, with 246 total killings on the show.  No wonder Mark turned out so weird, his dad was a killing machine !  There are even sites where the number of killings in each episode is detailed.
34  Films of Sergio Leone / The Good, The Bad and The Ugly / Re: Lost scene - script and pictures on: August 23, 2017, 11:21:32 AM
I think Leone knew enough that such scene was not needed, audience was smart enough to get it.

Like how Leone focused on Al Mulloch's face at the beginning, so two hours later he didn't have to add to the bathtub scene "Remember when we surprised you while you were stuffing your face, and you killed my 2 partners and shot me, then escaped by jumping through the window pane?"   Etc.

As to the grotto scene: don't we all know from watching old films and TV that crooks can readily round up other crooks?
35  General Information / Film Locations / Re: The arch in monument valley is falling further apart on: August 14, 2017, 09:25:16 AM
You were SO close.  You could have walked to it from the 163, less than 1.5 miles.
36  Other/Miscellaneous / Off-Topic Discussion / Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw on: August 12, 2017, 07:36:22 AM
Dunkirk
This needed more background information, showing the 800 boats that participated rather than maybe 20, explanations why the Germans (the "enemy") stalled trying to use the Wehrmacht and wanted to use the Luftwaffe, and using real Churchill's voice for the address to the people (recordings of those do exist, I even have a copy).

Walking with the Enemy
Independent film about Hungarians in 1944 surviving, also based on true story, liked it.

The Glass Castle
Mrs. Cusser wanted to see it, about people succeeding despite a very dysfunctional family, also based on true story.  Woody Harrelson may get an Oscar nomination, deserving.
37  Films of Sergio Leone / The Good, The Bad and The Ugly / Re: Sad Hill Unearthed - The Documentary on: August 11, 2017, 08:45:52 AM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BrEQPe7l6zU

Wow !

Next reconstruction should be the arch from Once Upon a Time in the West.
38  Other/Miscellaneous / Off-Topic Discussion / Re: Dunkirk (2017) - Christopher Nolan on: August 01, 2017, 04:44:01 PM
I am seeing the movie on Thursday evening, with Miss Hong Kong, who still hardly speaks any English [and still never heard of World War II]. I figure that a movie with lots of action and little dialogue is best.

Well, even for those who DO speak English and are aware of WW2, I think Nolan did a terrible job on some aspects.  He should've at least had a slide/text at the beginning to explain how the British and French armies came to be encircled with the sea to their backs.  And calling the Germans "the enemy", and no one calling them the krauts, the huns, etc., is very unrealistic.  And there were over 800 boats that came to the rescue, the film doesn't show even 1/10 of that.

On the other hand, Nolan showcases individual heroism of some British citizens who risked their lives in their small boats that could approach in the shallow waters, and that the British felt they could not risk full-blown navy or air force bombardment as that could go bad and leave Britain open for an invasion.  Ans shows how desperate some were to try to get back to Britain at any cost.
39  Films of Sergio Leone / Once Upon A Time In The West / Re: The success of OUTW on: July 30, 2017, 07:24:30 AM
This is amazing. I guess we know where the really big Western fans are.

My brother was in Germany in 1973; he said Once Upon a Time (Spiel Mir das Lied vom Tot, Play Me the Song of Death) was still playing, every night, in the city where he was.


Timmy looks scared here, and looks like a midget.
40  General Information / Film Locations / Re: The arch in monument valley is falling further apart on: July 30, 2017, 07:19:28 AM
Yea your pics are showing up as blank boxes

Hmmm - the 3 pictures still show up on my computer screen in my recent post, and even in Cigar Joe's post....don't understand this stuff

Maybe one can see them in my other post at this site http://www.mazdatrucking.com/forum/showthread.php/11150-The-good-the-bad-amp-the-ugly

I have a place in Phoenix and one near Prescott.  Let's just say that the Phoenix climate in summers is not user friendly !!!  So most of my summers I spend up north at higher elevation...
41  Films of Sergio Leone / Once Upon A Time In The West / Re: The success of OUTW on: July 29, 2017, 09:37:11 AM
As we all know OUTW was far less successful in the USA than the Dollar trilogy.

I've been in Arizona since early 1967.  GBU played here in Phoenix first run in June 1968, and maybe a half-year later Fistful of Dollars and For a Few Dollars More were released as a double feature, believe they had not played here before then either.

When Once Upon a Time in the West was released, it played in a very small 3rd-rate theater in Phoenix (Tower Plaza, for those interested), and for just a short time, that's where I saw it, so I think distribution and marketing issues play a big factor in its lack of commercial success (which should be tallied by number of viewers, as opposed to dollars).  It was mostly the long version, with just a few minutes removed.  In 1985, one of the local "art" theaters showed the complete version, and they gave out sheets describing what had been restored for that showing; included stuff like Harmonica waking up on the train station platform after being wounded, etc.

By the way: watch again the beginning after Harmonica gets off the train; the close ups show Strode and Elam from the front, but not Mulloch as he had just killed himself at the hotel.
42  General Information / Film Locations / Re: The arch in monument valley is falling further apart on: July 29, 2017, 09:12:26 AM
Funny thing is, me and my wife actually drove right by this when we moved from NH to CA.  We drove through Mexican Hat and on through Monument Valley and onward towards Page, AZ. This is before I had ever heard of OUTIW, so I would have never known about this arch at the time. 

I've lived in Arizona since 1967, and all we knew about the arch location back then was that it "was somewhere in Utah on the Indian reservation", so not real good directions.  So I never went there back when it was likely intact still, didn't get there until mid 2000s.  I had posted photos then, but think they've been lost in the recent PhotoSucket fiasco so I'm trying this convoluted way:




43  Films of Sergio Leone / Once Upon A Time In The West / Re: were Jill and Brett McBain really married? on: July 21, 2017, 06:34:02 AM
I bet someone faxed a copy of the marriage certificate to Lionel Stander's waystation  Afro
44  General Information / General Discussion / Re: Western Books on: July 18, 2017, 06:48:25 AM
Not a book, but August/September issue of "Cowboys and Indians" magazine has Clint on the cover and an article about Clint, Leone, and the spaghetti westerns.   Mrs. Cusser bought a copy for me, she saw it at the grocery store.
45  Films of Sergio Leone / The Good, The Bad and The Ugly / Re: Kino Lorber 2 - Disc 4K Blu-ray 2017 on: July 11, 2017, 08:42:49 AM
I did read somewhere that one of the reasons "FistFul" got made was because the film stock was soon to be expired, and needed to be used.

I think the Techniscope framing helped "push" Leone to his unique style.
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