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1  Films of Sergio Leone / Other Films / Re: Post 1979 Westerns on: Today at 03:06:45 PM
You should add Dances With Wolves. It has its problems and certainly didn't deserve to beat Goodfellas for all those Oscars, but it is, as you say, worth a shit.

What about Pale Rider? I'm not a big fan, but I suspect yopu'd want to add it to your list.

Finally, Legends of the Fall is a terrific movie, but it ain't no Western. Not even "an end of the West." Yes, it takes place in Montana, set largely on a ranch, but much of the action takes place well into the 1920's; there's none of the usual Wild Western themes. If this is a Western, so is A River Runs Through It. Neither are Westerns. Not every movie set west of the Mississippi is a Western  Wink
2  Other/Miscellaneous / Off-Topic Discussion / Re: Happy Thanksgiving on: Today at 08:52:34 AM
Happy Thanksgvng to all SLWBers!  Smiley

A good movie to watch on Thanksgiving, if football is not enough, is Barry Levinsonís Avalon (1990)
3  General Information / Sergio Leone News / Re: Cíera Una Volta Sergio Leone Limited Edition 7 Film Blu Ray Box Set on: Yesterday at 10:40:14 PM
VERY cool Afro

I canít read the Italian description. Can you see if there are English subtitles, if these are new restorations, and if the bonus features have English subtitles?

I own all of Leoneís films, several versions of each. I wonít buy this if it is just a re-packaging of them into one boxset, or if there arenít English subtitles. If these are new restorations and have English subtitles, Iíll pay the 60 euros for the boxset cuz I am kind of a crazy fanboy
4  Films of Sergio Leone / Other Films / Re: Red River (1948) on: Yesterday at 09:01:15 PM
I could've sworn this was a John Ford film.  I had it rated as one of my top four John Ford films, lol.  Well, i'm down to Stagecoach, My Darling Clementine and The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance as my personal Ford favorite westerns.  I gotta look more into Howard Hawks...

Another great Hawks western is Rio Bravo.

Another great Ford western is Fort Apache. Also watch She Wore a Yellow Ribbon, a good Ford western in glorious Technicolor. Winton Hoch won Oscar for best cinematography. Wayne was nominated for Best Actor.,Make sure to watch the blu-ray. Looks spectacular   Afro

Enjoy!
5  General Information / General Discussion / Re: I think it's time.... on: Yesterday at 07:54:31 PM
Notwithstanding my earlier comment (saying the classic era ends with  the death of John Wayne in THE SHOOTIST), I think now Iíll define classic era of the American Western as 1939-1962 (STAGECOACH to THE MAN WHO SHOT LIBERTY VALANCE).
6  Other/Miscellaneous / Off-Topic Discussion / Re: Citizen Kane (1941) on: Yesterday at 08:42:06 AM
Try to watch it and make your own judgment. Hard to watch a classic and not have all the comments in mind. Always Keep an open mind and feel free to make your own judgment, on any movie.

Also, sometimes an old movie was groundbreaking in its day but today we take that sort of stuff for granted. Furthermore, there are many great effects in Citizen Kane that may not be apparent on first viewing.

My suggestion is, watch it once on your own, and then watch it a second time with Roger Ebertís great commentary.

Enjoy  Smiley
7  Other/Miscellaneous / Off-Topic Discussion / Re: Post your rating system here on: Yesterday at 08:38:45 AM
CJ, you have to make a whole new thread for your noir ratings. By your standards, any noir less than 10/10 is shit. Hell, even many 10/10ís are shit  Wink
8  Other/Miscellaneous / Off-Topic Discussion / Sirocco (1951) on: November 21, 2017, 04:42:42 PM
http://m.imdb.com/title/tt0044040/

Sirocco (1951)

One previous post by Groggy

http://www.fistful-of-leone.com/forums/index.php?topic=7645.msg149758#msg149758

Sirocco - 5/10 - Humphrey Bogart is a gun-runner caught up in Syriaís nationalist uprisings against France during the '20s. Plays like a shoddy mixture of Casablanca, The Third Man and Battle of Algiers. Has little to say about revolutionary politics or imperialism, and the plot and characters are too thin for it to work as light entertainment. Bogart is overshadowed by Lee J. Cobb's unusually sensitive performance and the pretty Marta Toren.

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I disagree with Groggy; this movie is a 7.5/10. Definitely reminiscent of Casablanca. Battle of Algiers for the theme of French occupying a Muslim country. The Third Man mostly cuz Marta Toren is very reminscent of Valli! How could Groggy not realize that this movie, whose setting is possible due to the Sykes-Picot Agreement, is the sequel to Lawrence of Arabia?! (Ok, technically LofA is the ďprequelĒ ... is there a word for the first movie to be released which is set later?)

Anyway, this Curtis Bernhardt-directed film is shot in a noir style.

Oh, forgot to mention: support performance by Zero Mostel!
9  Other/Miscellaneous / Off-Topic Discussion / Re: Polanski in jail / shame on Switzerland on: November 20, 2017, 05:05:16 PM
And Polanski can't even come back to piss on his grave. The PTSD of the massacre really fucked up his judgement for the rest of his life.

More fucking justifications. Please. Going through major trauma is no excuse for drugging and raping a minor.
10  Other/Miscellaneous / Off-Topic Discussion / Re: Polanski in jail / shame on Switzerland on: November 20, 2017, 02:57:41 PM
Chales Manson is dead https://www.nytimes.com/2017/11/20/obituaries/charles-manson-dead.html
11  Films of Sergio Leone / Once Upon A Time In The West / Re: The best movie ever made... on: November 20, 2017, 08:17:59 AM

Peckinpah and Leone are always fun to watch ...

I agree with exactly 50% of your statement  Wink
12  Films of Sergio Leone / Once Upon A Time In The West / Re: The best movie ever made... on: November 20, 2017, 08:16:37 AM
OUATITW is a heavy drama experience; for me, those  sorts of movies that require a big emotional commitment canít be viewed as often as those that are lighter, like GBU. I donít know if Iíd necessarily say that lighter movies are BETTER than heavier ones, but they can certainly be viewed more frequently.
13  Films of Sergio Leone / Once Upon A Time In The West / Re: The best movie ever made... on: November 19, 2017, 06:44:59 PM
Ok. I have to go back and rewatch that scene.  What about Blondie being rescued by the mortar fire? lol   I'm just kidding. Like i said, and noodles pointed out, GBU was intended to be more of a "fun" movie, whereas Once never, ever intended to be that way...

The war keeps intefering/intervening on the adventures of the Good, the Bad, and the Ugly... that IS the story  Smiley
14  Other/Miscellaneous / Off-Topic Discussion / Re: The Maltese Falcon (1941) on: November 19, 2017, 06:42:44 PM
Nobody can follow the plot of THE BIG SLEEP. The book (in)famously has a big plot hole. The movie is impossible to follow. Forget the plot. Itís about the style  Cool
15  Other/Miscellaneous / Off-Topic Discussion / Re: Scarlet Street (1945) on: November 19, 2017, 04:42:41 PM
Yes, Out of the Past is obviously on the list off all-time great Noirs. What to me makes Scarlet Street so exceptionally bleak is the main character, who I would say never had a chance from the day he was born. Chris Cross is the ultimate sucker who always must have been the punching bag for everybody.

He is a meek loser who is scared of his wife and who walks around the house in an apron. Is that the quintessential noir character for you? I figure you're an evil bitch who dreams of dominating weak men ....   Wink

In The Woman in the Window, Robinson plays a solid, upstanding, cultured man who gets caught up way over his head ... I prefer that movie. Also, in that movie, Joan Bennett doesn't whine when she speaks, as she does in Scarlet Street.

p.s. Joan Bennett and Susan Hayward look alike http://www.fistful-of-leone.com/forums/index.php?topic=11833.0  Hayward is one of my favorite noirs (not really a noir), House of Strangers
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