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1  Films of Sergio Leone / Other Films / Re: The Proposition (2005) on: October 28, 2006, 08:24:09 AM
I watched The Proposition on DVD last night. It's an Australien western made in 2005. The movie is excellent and very spagehtti-esq.  Excellent story, deep characters, beautiful cinematography, dark and violent.  I liked it so much I watched it 2 times back to back.  It takes place in the Australian outback during the 1890's or so I would guess.  It was written by Nick Cave.  I strongly recommend it.
2  Films of Sergio Leone / Other Films / Re: Keoma (1976) on: October 01, 2004, 11:00:08 AM
Keoma is in my opinion one of the top 5 non-leone Spag. Westerns.  Django and Django Kill don't even belong in the top 15.   I really like Keoma and not counting Leone's movies it is the Spag. Western I have watched more than any other.  I found the music haunting particularly the female vocale singing "keoma".  
3  Films of Sergio Leone / Other Films / Re: Corri uomo corri aka Run, Man, Run (1968) on: October 01, 2004, 10:54:50 AM
I have seen both and the big gundown is better but run man run is good as well.  As for the unavailabilty of the big gun down, fret no more.  It is available and I recently ordered it and got it.   You simply need to send an e-mail to following:  kingriek@shaw.ca   It's in english too.  It cost me $20 and I got it in about a week.   It's on DVD and it is very well done.  I recommend it.  He also has a long list of other Spag. Westerns for sale.
4  Films of Sergio Leone / The Good, The Bad and The Ugly / Re:The theme Song Lyrics? on: July 18, 2004, 02:57:53 PM
I always thought the GBU chanting was "GO GO TUCO" .  There seems to be somewhat of a consenus that the last word ends in "O" as in tucO, GringO, MancO.
5  Films of Sergio Leone / Other Films / Re: List your SWs on: July 18, 2004, 02:45:59 PM
There is a list of the Top 20 Non-Leone Spag. Westerns on the Spaghetti Western Website which is in the links section of this site.  That is the list I have used as my guide.  Except for the rating of Django and Django Kill in the top 10 the list is pretty accurate as far as my tastes.  It rates The Big Gundown number 1.  Keomo is very good too.  
6  General Information / Sergio Leone News / Re: Everything Concerning: DVDs, Posters, and Other (S)W Merchandise on: July 18, 2004, 02:31:16 PM
I have the collection too.  Keoma is the best imo and Four of the Appocolypse is simpy horrible.
7  Films of Sergio Leone / Other Films / Re: The Great Silence aka Il grande silenzio (1968) on: June 18, 2004, 06:16:29 PM
First Django and Django Kill both are dribble and are only worth watching if you want to be a "student" of Spag. Westerns.  Both are way overated.  As such it's no surprise that Django Strikes Agains is bad.  However, I must comment on Keoma.  I have watched about 15 non-leone Spag. Westerns and I keep coming back to Keoma.  It is really good and I think what keeps drawing me back is the sound track and the vocals.  The singing by the operatic women and the deep bass male vocal is haunting.  It is not a Morricone score but it really sticks in your head.  Next to The Great Silence I think I would put Keome maybe number 2 on my personal non-leone list so far.
8  Films of Sergio Leone / Other Films / Re: La resa dei conti aka The Big Gundown (1966) on: June 11, 2004, 04:01:18 PM
Does anyone know where I can get The Big Gundown on DVD?  I have just about completed my collection of the Top 20 Non-Leone spag. westerns but can't seem to find The Big Gundown which is listed as Number 1.  It's driving me crazy.  Actually bought a music CD called the Big Gundown which is a experimental jazz album by John Zorn.  He plays a bunch of Ennio Morricone  movie music.  Unless you are into experimental type music I do not reccommend it.  Very weird in my opinion.  I like straight Morriconne.
9  Films of Sergio Leone / Other Films / Re: Il mio nome Nessuno aka My Name Is Nobody (1973) on: May 29, 2004, 08:55:58 AM
I just watched My Name is Nobody and thought it was really good.  The score is fantastic and the cinematography is beautiful.  Fonda is very good.  I found the hall of mirrors scene too silly to really enjoy.  I would recommend this film and definately place it in the  top 20 of "Non-Leone" SW, even though leone "presented" the movie.  If he directed any scenes I would bet $100 it was the opening scene.  That has Leone written all over it.  
10  Films of Sergio Leone / Other Films / Re: Il mercenario aka The Mercenary/A Professional Gun (1968) on: May 25, 2004, 03:29:19 PM
Just got my DVD in the mail today.  Plan to watch it in the next few days.  Think I paid 14$ for it from Video Values.  I also ordered My Name is Nobody.  After reading the review above I am not expecting much of Professional Gun.  Is the score any good?
11  Films of Sergio Leone / The Good, The Bad and The Ugly / Re:GBU Special Edition DVD Review on: May 24, 2004, 10:32:55 AM
I too just got the collectors edition DVD and watched all the exras and about 1/4 of the movie.  Visually great.  As for the sound while the gun shots are a little different it was not that noticable to me.  I watched on a regular 35" TV without surround sound though.  As some one said earlier the twaaang sound is reduced.  I listened to some of the voice over commentary.  Schickel makes a mistake when he introduces Angel Eyes in the farm house scene because he refers to him as "the ugly".  He may be referring to the original Italian which I think he is the ugly but in the american version and the one being commented on he is "the bad."  I found the commentary so far (have not listened to it all) to be less informative than the commentary on OUATITW which I enjoyed.
12  Films of Sergio Leone / Other Films / Re: Django (1966) on: May 21, 2004, 06:42:08 AM
yet 2 see any sollima but i cant imagine theyre much better than Great Silence and much worse than Django.

Sorry Django fans but i really dont see the fascination with this film. Great Silence is far better.

I totally agree.  Django is way overated and not even n the same class as The Great Silence.  I have yet to see the Big Gundown but after the Leone westerns The Great Silence is the best of the rest.  Django's opening draging the coffin is cool but the movie quickly goes down hill from there.
13  Films of Sergio Leone / Other Films / Re:Scenes Common to Spaghetti Westerns on: May 11, 2004, 03:51:36 PM
Watched Keoma.  Pretty good and far better than Four of the Apocolypse which is supposed to be something of a remake/ripoff.  Keoma worth watching but Four of the Apocolypse.  Also, Keoma contains the stock "no room at the inn scene".  Keoma walks in to the bar/hotel and demands a room for the woman he just saved.  Bar keep says no rooms available.  Keoma makes room available.
14  Films of Sergio Leone / Other Films / Re: The Great Silence aka Il grande silenzio (1968) on: April 23, 2004, 02:51:23 PM
I also watched Four of the Apocolypse which is simply horrible.  Non-sensical, meandering and pointless.  Don't waste your time.
15  Films of Sergio Leone / Other Films / Scenes Common to Spaghetti Westerns on: April 23, 2004, 02:48:11 PM
Having watched about 15 spagehtti westerns including all of Leone's I have seen several common scenes which appear in many of the movies.  I will list them here and if you know of more you can add to the list:

1.  Hero/Protagonist walks into hotel to get a room.  All rooms are full or best room is booked.  Hero takes room anyway and kicks occupant out.  This scene is in FFDM (I think)  and Campaneros.

2.  Hero confronts bad guy playing poker.  This scene is in Mannaja - a Man Called Blade, Death Rides a Horse and at least one of the Leone trilogy movies.

3.  Hero demonstrates extremely accurate shooting prowess to the point of impossibilty.  Hat shooting scene in FFDM, potato shooting scene in The Great Silence.

4.  Hero gets gun hand injured, burned or mangled.  FFD, The Great Silence.

5.  Extreme and inventive torture scenes.   Buried up to neck with eye lids pinned open (Mannaja - A Man Called Blade), Buried up to neck and trampeled by horses (Campaneros),  a  hungry rat or other vermin trapped in an overturned basket that is attached to persons stomach (Campaneros).
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