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1  Other/Miscellaneous / Off-Topic Discussion / Re: Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street (2007) on: October 04, 2007, 05:43:54 PM
I have seen the Broadway Show and that was amazing. I just saw the trailer TB thx..I think Burton will prove to us once again how extraordinary his stories are, not to mention his direction. Depp will pull it off I know he will..
2  Other/Miscellaneous / Off-Topic Discussion / Re: Barry White et al on: October 02, 2007, 10:55:15 PM
A Barry White thread I am impressed. I remember dancing to him in the 70's. Lets say that when the dance floor needed filling Barry was the man to do it. His Love's Theme is meant to be blasted. I play it as loud as I am able and love every minute of it.

Someone mentioned Luther. Another smooth voice and like Barry died to young.

Anyone remember the show Barney Miller? Anyway as a side bar and a little humor, one of the actors on that show Steve Landesberg use to joke about Barry in his act. It was never irreverent just funny.
3  Films of Sergio Leone / Duck, You Sucker / Re: Poll: Hearing the Morricone music for the first time. on: September 30, 2007, 02:41:46 PM
Considering my chosen handle, I guess it's no surprise that this is my favorite soundtrack. I got the soundtrack right after my first viewing back in '71. Ruined two vinyls after repeated listening. Got the CD only last year.

 I am with you on this one Sean, I too loved the score. A bit different than others but nonetheless magical..
4  Films of Sergio Leone / Other Films / Re: There Will Be Blood (2007) on: September 30, 2007, 02:37:59 PM
It hasn't been released yet, I in fact saw the trailer also. But how can you make assumptions and that is what they are until you see it. It did have a western feel to it. We shall see. It will be interesting to see if Daniel Day Lewis showers us with another Oscar worthy performance.
5  Other/Miscellaneous / Ennio Morricone / Re: Your favourite Morricone's lesser known works on: September 26, 2007, 09:28:36 PM
I love his "Malena" score. Plus it was a good movie.
6  Films of Sergio Leone / Other Films / Re: High Noon (1952) on: September 25, 2007, 09:36:12 AM
I am confused especially after reading some of the responses concerning High Noon. It will always be a classic. Ask my 80 year old mother and 85  year old father who I inherited this love of film from. No it's not by far the greatest western ever made but some of the comments, I ask myself are we watching the same movie. Yes it has its flaws but this in no way takes away from the importance of this film.
 

This was a review I came upon:

"The more I think about classical westerns, the more I come to the strange conclusion that classical westerns actually weren't westerns at all. For most people, western is nothing more than simple action/adventure story set in the Old West. But the films that turned into classical westerns were anything but simple; even when they fulfilled the action/adventure criteria, they actually were multi-layered dramas, with complex characters, subplots and raised issues that could cause some serious head-scratching even for the causal viewers. Such films used mythical setting of Old West in order to ask some hard questions and discover unpleasant answers about dark sides of American history, as well as the state of human civilisation in general. One of such films was HIGH NOON, 1952 film directed by Fred Zinnemann. This film is often regarded as one of the best and most influential films of all time."

http://reviews.imdb.com/Reviews/220/22076

If you are able please read the full review. Especially the last paragraph in terms of its flaws..and not to mention how good Gary Cooper was.......!!!!!!!!!!


7  Other/Miscellaneous / Off-Topic Discussion / Re: Ken Burns War Series on: September 25, 2007, 05:56:53 AM
Dave I never saw "Victory At Sea" I am going to have to check it out. But so far this is turning out to be a good series.
8  Other/Miscellaneous / Off-Topic Discussion / Ken Burns War Series on: September 24, 2007, 06:43:29 PM
Ken Burns "The War Series" has begun on PBS. It is all about WWII. I am in the processing of taping it. It is going to run through next week. Check your PBS Station. I watched the first part last night. Very, very interesting.

There are a couple of CDs out from this, if you like 40's music. He has included some great ones. Just thought some of you may be interested.
9  Films of Sergio Leone / Other Films / Re: 3:10 to Yuma (2007) on: September 24, 2007, 06:32:57 PM
3:10 to Yuma kicked ass.


I actually saw it a second time.


Yes indeed it "kicked ass" and I am planning on seeing it again.
10  Films of Sergio Leone / Once Upon A Time In The West / Re: Once Upon a Time in the West, The Final Showdown in Piano. This is pretty cool! on: September 23, 2007, 11:33:46 AM
Thanks TB.  However much I love the original I did very much enjoy this. It was haunting and I loved it shot in black and white with the sole piano playing Morricone's brilliant music.
11  Films of Sergio Leone / Other Films / Re: No Country for Old Men (2007) on: September 20, 2007, 08:32:30 PM
I saw the trailer it does look good. Look forward to seeing it also...
12  Films of Sergio Leone / Duck, You Sucker / Re: Come up with your own title! on: September 18, 2007, 06:56:29 PM
"Guy With Mustache Blows Stuff Up"

NO Hot Guy With Moustache.....! ok I am having a shallow moment..
13  Films of Sergio Leone / Other Films / Re: Western Films in the past 15 years on: September 18, 2007, 05:37:17 PM
TB I haven't seen all that you listed but of those that I have seen:

1. Unforgiven

2. Tombstone  (Jill, I too loved Val Kimer's performance!!!!!!!!)

3. 3:10 to Yuma (I know not a popular choice on this board but hey I liked it..)

5. Broken Trail (Duvall's performance alone) was it on the list??

Haven't seen all of them, when I do could change my mind.

14  Other/Miscellaneous / Ennio Morricone / Re: If someone tells you that John Williams owns Ennio Morricone...... on: September 18, 2007, 05:28:55 PM
hahahahahahahahaa!!! That's pretty hilarious. The reason I posted this is because a friend of mine actually told me John Williams owned Morricone. He just didn't say John was better, he told me he owned Morricone! What a heated argument that was.

I definitely needed to be present when you were having that particular debate. But Kevin you said it best Morricone has his own style and there hasn't been a film composer and there are some pretty good ones who can move me with his music the way he does. Its a gift from above no other way to describe it. When I listen to "Ecstacy of Gold" I feel like I am in church..
15  Other/Miscellaneous / Ennio Morricone / Re: ukulele orchestra rendition of the GBU theme on: September 17, 2007, 01:02:03 PM
Brilliant, amazing, ok even spiritual..We agree Joe... Smiley
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