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1  Films of Sergio Leone / The Good, The Bad and The Ugly / Re: Pemiere Classics (french magazine) on: January 19, 2018, 06:18:44 AM
One of the biggest movies magazine in France is called Premiere. They're starting a new collections of "Mooks" (in their own words: "contraction of magazine and book") called Premiere Classics. The second issue is about GBU.
I bought it despite the terrible layout and artworks but I don't think I'll have the time to read it in the coming week.

But what is it exactly?? Is it simply the story line of GBU, i.e. the book version of the movie??  Or is it a booklet describing  the making of GBU? Anecdotes during shooting? Interviews with actors???
2  Films of Sergio Leone / The Good, The Bad and The Ugly / Re: Sad Hill Unearthed - The Documentary on: November 02, 2017, 09:24:08 AM
Grey T-shirt, Japanese poster and a note   ("Hope you like the Japanese version of the poster") signed by the director.
We should get some news soon, as the documentary premiered in Tokyo at the film festival 2 days ago and a second screening is tonight (or better, since they are 7 hours ahead, it was screened already..)
However, they will send the DVD only in 2018... Sad Sad
3  Films of Sergio Leone / Once Upon A Time In The West / Re: Some OUATITW music performed live... on: October 09, 2017, 02:44:29 AM

If anyone here speaks Italian and can translate what is being said, that would be awesome  Smiley

This is an old footage of the Italian state TV RAI. The interviewer is Gianni Minà and to his right you can see a very young Carlo Verdone, who later will become a well known director in Italy with the help of his good friend Sergio Leone who also produced some of his movies... To his left is Claudio Mancini, Harmonica's brother in the arch scene and executive producer of OUTITW. Minà introduces "two artists", with Ennio Moricone immediately correcting him saying that there is only one artist, Edda, while the other one is "just" her husband playing the piano... Sergio then added that Edda is not just a voice, but an instrument; after Edda finished her short performance, Minà asks Morricone about her and Ennio says that very few people have reached musical excellence like Edda and that she is an artist which moves both Ennio and the orchestra to tears whenever she performs.
4  General Information / Film Locations / Re: The arch in monument valley is falling further apart on: July 27, 2017, 04:49:33 AM
Yeah yeah and the distance between Terlingua and Washington is greater that the one between Paris and Moscow Wink

Anyway, here is one of the drone shots I did of the arch the other day. Please don't share it, it's very raw, the color correction isn't good, and I haven't even cleared the rights yet (they're shot with a drone that belong to a production company, that I had with me to shoot a movie I have a contract for). Anyway, here is the link so you guys can see what's left of the arch as well as its surroundings:
Password: ouatitw
Thanks NL: great stuff!!!  Afro Afro Afro Afro Afro Afro Afro Afro
5  Films of Sergio Leone / Once Upon A Time In The West / Re: "Something to do with death" on: July 25, 2017, 02:42:03 AM
Yes, as I said, everyone thinks it his father. But I assume everybody understands that they are related.

As far as I remember it is the also his brother in the original version.

Anybody has an idea why Leone took the brother instead of the father? And why is his brother so much older? Did he had a brother complex? Wink

Answers like "who cares" are not accepted ...

I confirm that in the original italian version, Henry Fonda says to young Bronson: "Suona qualcosa a tuo fratello", meaning "Play something for your brother". It was definitely in the script that Claudio Mancini was his brother, not his father! To confirm it, there is also a long interview on YouTube with Claudio Mancini (it's in Italian) where he confirms that he played young Bronson's brother..
6  Films of Sergio Leone / The Good, The Bad and The Ugly / Re: Sad Hill aftermath on: June 30, 2017, 03:00:37 AM
wouldn't it be awesome if someone decided to dig up the corrida stones and redo the cemetery so that if'll forever look like it did in GBU? Then, he could make a documentary about it. He could pay for it by crowdfunding. Waddaya say ...... think anyone will ever do that? .....
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7  Films of Sergio Leone / The Good, The Bad and The Ugly / Re: Sad Hill Unearthed - The Documentary on: June 17, 2017, 11:19:22 AM
Got a link to that list?
Just log in with your mail and password. Then check under "backers" which stands at 137 for the time being. Cannot copy the link as it is accessible only to the single backers.
8  Films of Sergio Leone / The Good, The Bad and The Ugly / Re: Sad Hill Unearthed - The Documentary on: June 16, 2017, 05:46:08 AM
I'm in  Afro Afro Afro Afro Afro Afro Afro Afro Afro Afro

Snooze ya lose!!!!
Well done C.J. !! Just checked the backers list and you are there!!  Afro Afro Afro Afro Afro Afro
9  Films of Sergio Leone / The Good, The Bad and The Ugly / Re: Sad Hill Unearthed - The Documentary on: June 09, 2017, 03:51:56 AM
You can contact the guys here and make your preferences known: Zapruder Pictures <>
I've found them very easy to work with.
Thanks D.J: contacted them twice and got replies within a few hours. The cross inscription issue has been  fixed, so I won't be the Unknown next to Arch Stanton  Sad Sad Sad Sad  Also I asked about the release date and shipment date of the DVD. They replied saying that the T-Shirt and poster will be sent as soon as the campaign is finished (end of June 2017), whereas the DVD will be ready for shipment in spring 2018.
C'mon, they are at 66% now, so SL web board members: you still have 3 weeks for contributions...! Afro Afro Afro Afro
10  Films of Sergio Leone / The Good, The Bad and The Ugly / Re: Sad Hill Unearthed - The Documentary on: June 01, 2017, 05:23:35 AM
When this thread was begun, donations were at 10% of the goal. They are now at 55%. This board could make the difference. C'mon titoli, you cheap bastard, drop something in the hat.
As far as I am concerned, I just forked out € 110,00 + € 10,00 for shipment to Italy. But I'm a bit worried, since I want my name AND date of birth written on the cross, but there was no field in the order form where I could insert the details for the cross inscription... Sad Sad Sad  So maybe my cross will be the Unknown one???

11  Other/Miscellaneous / Off-Topic Discussion / Re: Tomas Milian R.I.P. on: March 24, 2017, 05:07:40 AM
Just 3-4 days ago, I watched "The big gundown" ("La resa dei conti") on TV.
He was definetely an interesting person and a good actor; several interviews have been aired on italian TV after his death: I didn't know his father shot himself  in front of T.M. who was 12 at the time.. Cry
May he rest in peace!
12  Films of Sergio Leone / For a Few Dollars More / Re: Cars on: January 26, 2017, 04:56:26 AM
According the IMDB, there is a scene during the final gunfight where you can see cars driving on a highway in the background. Has anyone else seen this?

I think you, or rather IMDB is referring to the final scene in GBU, with Tuco standing on the cross and almost getting hanged. During that scene, you could actually see (at least on VHS tapes)  a car passing by on a hill in the background, BUT:

1.  First of all, you could barely see it; I could only spot it after watching very carefully in slow motion and only after somebody on this forum pointed it out many years ago.
2. I have checked on a couple of DVDs of GBU I own and I couldn't see the car anymore. Guess it has been deleted during restoration or when they transferred the movie from VHS to DVD.

Somewhere on this forum there is a thread on this issue, but I'm too lazy to search... Wink
13  General Information / Sergio Leone News / Re: Marshal Eastwood in Carmel on: November 03, 2016, 08:05:30 AM
Looks like the real thing, the pattern is identical, but in FOD the colour of the poncho is more greenish... Thanks for sharing anyway!  Afro
14  Films of Sergio Leone / Duck, You Sucker / Re: Altering the Map on: July 29, 2016, 03:51:00 AM
Thanks for the link! Short but interesting interview! Afro Afro
Personally I always put DYS on a slightly lower level than the dollar trilogy and OUTITW; perhaps also because of Rod Steiger's excessively histrionic acting. Yet there are a few scenes that are undeniably remarkable and truly great stuff (well, with SL couldn't be otherwise..): the pub scene is certainly one of them, but I'm thinking also about Romolo Valli in the truck, nodding , heavy rain, firing squad, Gunther Reza approaching the bridge and the explosion of the bridge itself, just to name a few.
Morricone's Sean-Sean soundtrack did the rest. Incidentally, Carla Leone always claimed that it was her idea to insert the words Sean-Sean in the score..
15  Films of Sergio Leone / Once Upon A Time In The West / Re: The Deteriorating Arch—A Moral Question on: July 13, 2016, 05:04:27 AM
Ha !!! Even the replica arch has had some stones fall off it !!!  There's a little wooden ladder there, looks like someone has the life-long project of fixing that.  

Anyone KNOW if Leone himself was at this location for the shoot in 1968?  I might guess that this was too-important of a scene to allow a 2nd unit director to thinking would for Leone and Fonda to fly into Las Vegas or Phoenix and drive there, it's not to close to anything big.

Leone was definetely present during the shooting of the arch scene. There was a long and interesting interview on Youtube (now removed for copyright reasons) with Claudio Mancini who told a lot of anecdotes about his friendship with Leone and about the shooting of Leone's movies. He also told some stories about the arch scene (apart from Executive producer of OUITW, he was Harmonica's brother in the arch scene) and I remember in particular that he mentioned it took 3-4 days to film it. He also told the story that during the rehearsals, young Harmonica was getting very tired as he had to carry Mancini's weight on his shoulders for quite some time. So Leone decided to let him rest and to let Mancini stand on a ladder instead while filming some close ups. As it was late in the afternoon and shooting was finished, somebody decided as a joke to remove the ladder and let Mancini "hang" while the whole crew then drove back to the hotel. According to Mancini, he was left there alone and "hanging" for about an hour or so before somebody came back to help him. So that also tells us that the hotel was not too far away from the arch location. Wink
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