Sergio Leone Web Board
Welcome, Guest. Please login or register.
October 22, 2017, 10:17:32 PM
Home Help Search Calendar Login Register
News:


  Show Posts
Pages: 1 2 [3] 4 5 ... 236
31  Other/Miscellaneous / Off-Topic Discussion / Re: Pasquale Squitieri R.I.P. on: February 21, 2017, 01:46:49 AM
R.I.P.
32  Other/Miscellaneous / Off-Topic Discussion / Re: Gallipoli (1981) on: February 19, 2017, 02:37:58 AM
I guess you don't believe in same sex friendships.
33  Films of Sergio Leone / The Good, The Bad and The Ugly / Re: Original intermission on: February 18, 2017, 09:00:03 AM
That was the commercial TV. In RAI (the italian public service) until the '80's there was only one intermission usually at the same point as in the cinema,  the writing  "fine primo tempo" (end of first half) and "secondo tempo" (second half) on the celluloid were kept.

Yeah I remember those, I grew up with them. It was a great way to show movies actually: you knew you can relax and enjoy the movie and that at some point you'll have the 15 mins to go to the toilette (or whatever) without losing a segment of the film.

Curious thing: I remember watching only one movie that had 2 intermissions, the last one being ''terzo tempo''. It was some sort of road movie or something similar and I remember it ended with a wide shot of a car leaving on a long white road in the desert or somewhere... I was never able to find out which movie it was, as I was relatively small and didn't remember much of it.
34  Films of Sergio Leone / The Good, The Bad and The Ugly / Re: Original intermission on: February 16, 2017, 06:11:56 AM
Until the '90's, if I remember well, ALL movies in the cinemas had an intermission. 

On TV it lasted for approx. 10 more years. Now it's worse: 95 min of movies and 25 min of commercials in 3 - 5 bus stops.
35  Other/Miscellaneous / Off-Topic Discussion / Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw on: February 16, 2017, 06:08:26 AM
i did... what's your point? It's called Moana and it's a Disney movie. I guess most people will say it's better than just 'all right'? To me it's just another animated movie that happens to look really good

I missed the whole field, sorry. Smiley
36  Films of Sergio Leone / Other Films / Re: The Wild Bunch (1969) on: February 16, 2017, 06:04:16 AM
Lots of reasons. "Because Sam was a good friend"; "Because some friend of mine was crying after watching it"; "Because if you can't see it I can't explain it"; "Because titoli stinks"; "Because it took Dave Jenkins 40 years to learn how to eat spaghetti"; "Because cigar joe sees the world (and, what it's worse, the movies) through noir eyes";  "Because Groggy, The Firecracker and Banjo are dead" etc.

There was something about Scarface, sex, and a girlfriend too, don't know if it was connected with the movie. Grin
37  Films of Sergio Leone / Other Films / Re: The Wild Bunch (1969) on: February 16, 2017, 05:54:51 AM
This is called trolling, but here I go.

  • Technical achievement: it single-handedly created a new way to shoot and edit action sequences. Its huge influence can still be seen nowadays in almost every action sequence ever. The parallele editing used in other kinds of sequences is also groundbreaking. Needless to say, influence is kind of an objective quality: you may like or dislike a movie, when it determines how the next 50 years of moviemaking are going to be, your own opinion doesn't matter anymore.
  • Character development: the decision of the bunch to sacrifice themselve obviously talk to most moviegoers all around the world. Of course, all the other themes of the movie (end of an era, end of the western, friendship and betrayal, ideals vs cynicism...) and the way they are developed are striking for many people. We can discuss it for hours, it just works in a very powerful way for me.
  • Violence:  yeah I know, it's been widely discussed and is kind of cliché to defend some movies with this, but the use of violence and the way to show it here made film history. When even the slightest part of your movie makes film history, that's a huge WIN in my book. Hell, I'll probably rewatch even The Lady From Shanghai several times just because of the mirrors scene.
  • Ernest Borgnine:  Kiss

Like I always say, the script is far from perfect, I lose interest from time to time in the middle hour, the cinematography isn't half as "finished" as it should be most of the time... but the movie is incredibly powerful as a whole, and I constantly think about its opening sequence (credits + shootout) when I'm in front of my editing software... and I'm far from the only one.

1) OK, I'll buy that for a $.
2) Sorry, that is illogical doesn't bother me as such, but it is pretty simple and often times childish.
3) Maybe I could buy that for another buck if #2 was worth anything, and it isn't to me.
4) I like EB for other reasons: he's a legend, in form and substance, and an actor that today could never become a recognizable movie star (maybe on television) - there's no market for individualism anymore. BUT, when he's miscast he surely won't make the screen explode. Here he's 50:50.

SL's and other movies that I consider great do not make me lose interest when I watch them, that's the difference. I may not be in the mood to watch them on a particular day, but they do not bore me.  Smiley
38  Films of Sergio Leone / Other Films / Re: The Wild Bunch (1969) on: February 15, 2017, 11:56:15 AM
We yet have to read why this movie is great.
39  Other/Miscellaneous / Off-Topic Discussion / Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw on: February 15, 2017, 11:44:02 AM
The Ox-Bow Incident (1943): A mob mentality story set in Western times. Enjoyed it a fair bit, its short length really helps the movie (altho maybe I blinked too much, but I can't say I saw Mary Beth Hughes?!)... Cringy final moments however (I did like the way it was shot, with Morgan's hat obscuring Fonda's eyes). 7/10

A lot of Ws have a topic of their own in the ''Other Films'' section of our forum. Check the indexes before posting here where it will get buried beneath other stuff: most of the discussions about them go on there. Wink
40  Other/Miscellaneous / Off-Topic Discussion / Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw on: February 15, 2017, 11:42:25 AM
DO IT

Check wiki.
41  Other/Miscellaneous / Off-Topic Discussion / Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw on: February 14, 2017, 06:39:34 AM
I have always wanted to see this and never quite managed to. I keep meaning to buy the Criterion BD. Now you're making me think otherwise. Isn't Antony Gibbs' editing supposed to be something special?

It's on YT. Watch it first, then decide whether you'll buy it or not. Wink
42  Other/Miscellaneous / Off-Topic Discussion / Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw on: February 14, 2017, 06:38:38 AM
Moana - 6
All right Disney movie

I was about to write something... but I won't. Lips Sealed
43  Other/Miscellaneous / Off-Topic Discussion / Re: IMDb discontinuing it's message boards on: February 12, 2017, 08:28:29 AM
Am also new member from IMDB. Hi.

Hello! Afro
44  Other/Miscellaneous / Off-Topic Discussion / Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw on: February 11, 2017, 12:20:20 PM
Walkabout (1971) - 4/10

From the typical 70s cheap pseudo-deep psycho(logical) motivation streams a river of gratuitous and mostly deviatedly misplaced sexuality as well as turbo-exaggerated and above all unnecessary violence (mostly towards animals) in a series of unbalancely connected miniatures (though that's a compliment to refer to 'em as such), that is in absolute contrast to the vivid and en-captivating Aussie Outback mystique imagery and atmosphere, desperately trying to fight through.
45  Other/Miscellaneous / Off-Topic Discussion / Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw on: February 11, 2017, 11:15:52 AM
Snatch
Hey, is it just me or is this movie is beginning to age?
I may be the one who's aging.

No, I think you maybe right. I tried also once a few years ago.
Pages: 1 2 [3] 4 5 ... 236



Visit FISTFUL-OF-LEONE.COM

Powered by SMF 1.1.21 | SMF © 2015, Simple Machines
Page created in 0.13 seconds with 18 queries.