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1  General Information / Sergio Leone News / Re: Cinema Museum Leone talk with Sir Christopher Frayling on: July 17, 2017, 09:37:39 AM
Photobucket has recently announced that it is withdrawing its support for 3rd party hosting for free accounts. It's being done in stages with the oldest files first and I think they plan to complete the process within the next 12 months. The files can still be accessed by users who log in but regrettably, unless Photobucket has a change of heart, an increasing number of image links on this forum will not work.  Angry  
    
2  Other/Miscellaneous / Off-Topic Discussion / Re: For Love of Art on: April 30, 2017, 12:59:23 PM
Poetryschool.com want visitors to their site to send in poems but I'd probably better not send them the following:

There was a guy from Brooklyn
who was really good lookin'
but his latest conquest was a bit of a lush
with a very hairy bush
and not very good at cookin'.

3  Films of Sergio Leone / Once Upon A Time In America / Re: Treat Williams: Falling Asleep During Take on: April 21, 2017, 06:11:21 AM
Many thanks - I've not seen this before.

In the clip Treat also mentions that some exterior scenes were filmed in Canada and interiors in Cinecitta and in the scene where Treat was in a tank of gasoline the hose used was in fact a gasoline hose and it could have been dangerous if Richard Bright had dropped any matches into the tank. 

4  Other/Miscellaneous / Off-Topic Discussion / Re: La La Land (2016) on: February 27, 2017, 02:40:15 AM
Moonlight winning is it's only hope...

Great prediction.  Moonlight is one of the few recent movies I've not seen but I'll bump it nearer to the top of my list.

 
5  Other/Miscellaneous / Off-Topic Discussion / Re: La La Land (2016) on: February 13, 2017, 07:29:59 AM
Of course I'm not saying it's perfect and it may be appreciated more in a theater rather than viewing a lo-res .avi screener.  As I posted before:

...For me the beginning was a bit cheesy - probably it was meant to be - and I didn't really like the ending.  If there had been a bit more light and shade and visible bad events, a happier ending and a few more memorable songs, I would have liked it more...

Having said that there's great on-screen chemistry between Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone both of whom worked hard at perfecting their characters.

During the last few months I've seen lots of movies (more than a hundred) and, like GBU OUATITW and OUATIA, La La Land is one of the few movies I'd happily sit through and watch again.

6  Other/Miscellaneous / Off-Topic Discussion / Re: La La Land (2016) on: February 13, 2017, 01:46:25 AM
At the British Academy Film Awards last night La La Land won five awards - best film, Emma Stone best actress, Damien Chazelle best director, Justin Hurwitz best original music and Linus Sandgren best cinematography.  Ryan nowhere to be seen.

Nicole Kidman nice dress.  Some of the thank you speeches and jokes overly political which I suppose is not really surprising in view of world events.

 
7  Other/Miscellaneous / Off-Topic Discussion / Re: La La Land (2016) on: January 18, 2017, 03:02:29 AM
Great on-screen chemistry between Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone who've obviously acted together before - Crazy, Stupid, Love and Gangster Squad.

Emma Stone has big expressive eyes and is able to convey her emotions through those without speaking whilst Ryan Gosling seems to be adept at doing anything he puts his mind to.  Apparently he learned to play the piano in three months and although I've been playing piano for years and years, I still can't do some of the things he did in the movie.

For me the beginning was a bit cheesy - probably it was meant to be - and I didn't really like the ending.  Perhaps the movie focuses too much on two individuals.  If other characters had been introduced or developed, there had been a bit more light and shade and visible bad events, a happier ending and a few more memorable songs, I would have liked it more.

Best musical I've seen this year.

8  Films of Sergio Leone / Once Upon A Time In America / Re: NEW DIRECTORS CUT on: July 06, 2016, 01:42:25 AM
Just viewed the extended scenes up to the end of Prohibition they really don't add much do they? The Eve stuff is probably the most interesting.

Whilst I'm glad I've seen the additional scenes, the extended version is a bit of a disappointment.

It may be slightly sharper than WB's 2011 Blu-ray, but there's a tint throughout, compression artifacts and a lowering of contrast.  Ignoring notices about the restoration etc, the running time has been increased by 20 mins 38 secs only.

This is less that the 26 minutes promised and a further 20 mins 22 secs needs to be added to bring it closer to Leone's 270 min version. I can only hope that one day a better version which addresses some of the shortcomings will be released.

 
9  Films of Sergio Leone / Once Upon A Time In The West / Re: "OUATITW: Shot by Shot" by Frayling? on: July 03, 2016, 02:06:18 AM
Once Upon a Time in the West: Shot by Shot is a new book by Sir Christopher Frayling which is due for release on May 23 2017.

According to Amazon:

It has 336 pages and is the definitive book on Sergio Leone's landmark Western, Once Upon A Time In The West (1968).

An in-depth analysis and shot by shot look at this iconic film by the world's leading authority on Sergio Leone, Sir Christopher Frayling, who coined the phrase "Spaghetti Western."

Set photographer Angelo Novi was given complete access on the film and was present every day. This book features his stunning in-depth photography of every aspect of the shoot, including never-before-seen outtakes, off-screen shots and deleted scenes.

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Once-Upon-Time-West-Shot/dp/1909526339

 
10  Films of Sergio Leone / Once Upon A Time In America / Re: Blu-ray is on sale on: May 03, 2016, 02:15:29 AM
In the right hand column at Amazon, it reads temporarily out of stock but several of Amazon's market sellers have new and used copies in stock.

A while ago distribution of the discs switched from Warner Bros to 20th Century Fox and the back of the new cases are marked Region A.



  
11  Other/Miscellaneous / Web Site Announcements / Re: Upload photos on: April 30, 2016, 04:52:07 AM
Not sure how useful it is but you can also specify the size of an image when you post the link.

e.g.   [ img width=640 height=266]http://i1078.photobucket.com/albums/w494/chris5522/slwb/1_zpsxwfiognl.jpg[ /img]

Spaces included in the above so that the link shows instead of the image.
 



  
12  Other/Miscellaneous / Off-Topic Discussion / Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw on: April 30, 2016, 04:23:03 AM
Higher.
Higher.
Stay.
Lower.
Higher.
Higher.
Lower.

Wow I never thought I'd agree with rrp so much (still disagree about A Serious Man).

Term Life    6.5 to 7/10

Thought it might be interesting for anyone suffering withdrawal symptons from Breaking Bad/Better Call Saul/True Detective.
 
Great cast including Vince Vaughn and Jonathan Banks and some good scenes.  For me the teenage girl makes it a bit too light-hearted and unrealistic.
 
Still probably worth watching if you're into the cast, drug cartels, bad cops, a father/daughter relationship and a basically good guy being hounded for something he didn't do.
 
Jonathan Banks (Breaking Bad/Better Call Saul) delivers some great lines,  e.g.
 
Vince Vaughn: "Look, Harp, I came here to talk to you about something."
 
Jonathan: "What, about your bad haircut."
 
I don't think we'll be seeing True Detective 3 any time soon.    Sad
 

    
13  Other/Miscellaneous / Web Site Announcements / Re: Upload photos on: April 28, 2016, 03:40:18 AM
This is quite a good summary of the best free image hosting sites.

Although I've not tried many of the sites personally, it mentions that several of the sites are good for editing and resizing multiple images.

http://webtrends.about.com/od/prof4/tp/Free-Image-Hosting-Sites-For-Photos.htm

I usually resize and compress images prior to uploading using a graphics program on my computer and there's probably an app that would do something similar. 

 
14  Other/Miscellaneous / Off-Topic Discussion / Re: Better Call Saul (2015) on: April 20, 2016, 01:30:46 AM
Hmm - with the Slavko Vorkapich connection mentioned earlier and now this Sergio Leone one, I feel like I should perhaps give this show a chance.

It's the one show I look forward to most each week.  You can really engage with the characters and the writers are always coming up with imaginative ideas and events.  Just like Breaking Bad, you get an episode in which nothing much seems to be happening and then wham the writers hit you with something totally unexpected and mind blowing. 

At present it's mostly a prequel to Breaking Bad and whilst it's not essential to see Breaking Bad, I'm not sure I would enjoy and appreciate Better Call Saul as much if I hadn't seen that series.

   
15  Other/Miscellaneous / Off-Topic Discussion / Re: Better Call Saul (2015) on: April 19, 2016, 04:55:55 AM
Vince Gilligan of Breaking Bad and Better Call Saul has done several interviews where he has talked about inspiration from Sergio Leone and westerns.

"Once Upon a Time in the West is a particular favorite and the first fifteen minutes of that movie is something that I have potential directors of the show watch before they start directing for us. "

http://www.amc.com/shows/breaking-bad/talk/2011/10/vince-gilligan-interview

"Sergio Leone's movies are a big inspiration for Breaking Bad, probably the biggest inspiration of all, even though Breaking Bad was originally set in riverside, California. Even Tuco Salamanca was named after the 'Ugly' in 'The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly'."

http://breakingbad.wikia.com/wiki/Thread:7495

 
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