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1  Other/Miscellaneous / Off-Topic Discussion / Re: Just seen Jean Luc Godard on: April 19, 2006, 05:56:04 PM
Godart is great for almost 4 movies:Le mepris with Bardot, Piccoli, Palance and..Fritz Lang;
Le petit soldat
Pierrot le fou (with Belmondo)
And my favorite: A bout de souffle (Breathless) with Belmondo again and a stunning Jean Seberg.

Again (as Kubrick or Cassavetes) a cinema which is not necessary accessible to everybody.
2  Other/Miscellaneous / Off-Topic Discussion / Re: kubrick disillusions on: April 18, 2006, 06:52:59 PM
I always knew that Leone and Kubrick admired each other. I love Kubrick's work and I can't understand why so little members like Full Metal Jacket? That was one of his best!

His work is outstanding. For Barry Lindon he invented a special camera and I will post some other amazing stuff about him when I'll get my book on him I left in France.

Stanley made a special cinema, different, not accessible to everybody that is why I understand why some people don't like them.

It was anyway a very deep and extraordinary work.

Even with Cruise I like eyes wide shut. The ballroom scene is absolutely amazing.
I saw the movie at cinema as a new flick in 1999, it has been one of the great moments in my life regarding cinema:it was the fresh last Stanley Kubrick on the screen!
And this kind of moment does not happen very often if you are really demanding about quality of cinema.

Since Mulholland Drive i am still waiting for the real next very very very great flick. Not bjust a good one, a very very very great one!

And talking about very very very great one, I have rewatched again Heaven's Gate and The Shawshank redemption: definitely in my top ten!
3  Films of Sergio Leone / Once Upon A Time In America / Scenes in Paris and...Venice on: April 18, 2006, 11:43:08 AM
As you know, Leone was a perfectionist and he always tried to recreate the reality as a wish to build an excellent contrast with the fiction.
So for the great Hotel scene with Deborah and Noodles he could not shoot it in the USA cause it had changed too much, so he decided to shoot it in...Venice where the original hotel used as a model for the one in the USA at that time. And it is the same with the train station scene when Deborah is leaving: he couldn't shoot it anymore in NY, so he did it in Paris, Gare du Nord, the model of the ancient NY's one.

Quoted from Conversation avec Sergio Leone, Noel Simsolo.

4  Other/Miscellaneous / Off-Topic Discussion / Re: kubrick disillusions on: April 17, 2006, 10:37:29 AM
 ''I like Stanley Kubrick. I think his work is great and powerful. With Cimino, Borman and Ferreri he defended my films when the critics were unfair.''


Quoted from Conversation avec Sergio Leone, Noel SIMSOLO.
5  Other/Miscellaneous / Off-Topic Discussion / Re: Hommage to the female members on: April 16, 2006, 03:59:51 PM
well it was apretext more to quote the list of my fav directors and Cimino, Borman, Lynch and scott are still alive! I could ad, if you wish, Coppola, Parker, Spielberg and ...Herzog!
6  Other/Miscellaneous / Off-Topic Discussion / Re: What is your favorite Steve McQueen movie? on: April 16, 2006, 11:19:49 AM
I don't ever remember McQueen getting his kit off Roberti? Grin

you should watch the Getaway. Grin
7  Other/Miscellaneous / Off-Topic Discussion / Re: Hommage to the female members on: April 16, 2006, 10:32:38 AM
What in,a porn movie? Grin

why not if afterwards I would have been in a great Leone,Lynch, Kubrick, Cimino, Borman, Fellini, Cassavetes, or Scott movie.
8  Films of Sergio Leone / Duck, You Sucker / Re: Tuco or Juan on: April 16, 2006, 10:21:44 AM

As for your Brando being a mexican Idea...I would have to disagree. Brando looked awful as Pancho Villa in "viva zapata",(was it? cant recall name sorry. havent seen it in years) that fake nose was ridiculous!

Don't forget that the director would still have been Sergio who was a very demanding person able to turn average actor into good and able to transform actor usually plaing comedy into great tragedian and vice versa, we could call this the Leone magnificence. And Brando had the skills to perform the role I have in mind: i think it would have been his most engaged role. Brando is great in Apocalypse Now, but he's got a gourou role:as great but less demanding.In my vision we would have had a Brando suffering the revolution (and not just a caricature of Zapata or Villa that is why I wrote 'a local rebel'), bleeding, killing, covered by the mud, in great fight scenes, praying not be killed or for his friends or family, saving partners and villains in a fantastic cleaver scene. A hero and a martyr, but still conscious of the crazyness of the situation such as Commandant Marcos in Mexico, 10 years ago. I agree with leone vision: most of the time the revolution does not lead to anything. But if you don't do anything, the same weird people are still imposing their bad stuff. I think it would have been great to film this vision as well. It is more or less the role that would have had De Niro in the 900 days of Leningrad (quoted in Conversation avec Sergio Leone).
And I would definitely have shot that in black and white or sepia and keep the colour for the flashback.
9  Films of Sergio Leone / Duck, You Sucker / Re: Tuco or Juan on: April 15, 2006, 08:37:19 PM
I do think that Steiger is exactly playing like Sergio wanted to so I should say amen .
Nevertheless I think it is not enough and I would have definitely created another role:Marlon Brando (with his latino complexion)as a real local revolutionary, reactiving John Mallory instinct of rebel,  involved in the cause but not totally unrealistic while John would have been much more critical and would have kept more distance.
Rod Steiger could have been this third funny and naive character  he was actually playing but I think Wallach would have been better.

I know I am not an authority to rewrite or rethink Sergio
stuff but I always think perfection and it is easier with Sergio as a model.
10  Films of Sergio Leone / The Colossus of Rhodes / Re: Colossus of Rhodes on: April 15, 2006, 11:19:03 AM

well maybe it could happen. who would we have to speak to, to get this done. I dont want to be to much of a bother....but it would be nice to have the section up someday....

Well I think we just have to ask a proper colossus of rhodes section to the moderators. And I'm gonna do it straight away.
11  Other/Miscellaneous / Off-Topic Discussion / Re: What is your favorite Steve McQueen movie? on: April 15, 2006, 11:15:07 AM
More info about Mcqueen on the link below:
12  Other/Miscellaneous / Off-Topic Discussion / Re: Hommage to the female members on: April 15, 2006, 11:09:05 AM
I wouldn't mind doing it my friends. You know I'd like to be an actor and I have no fear. So why not one day if it is worth!
13  Other/Miscellaneous / Off-Topic Discussion / Re: Hommage to the female members on: April 14, 2006, 05:38:33 PM
Come on guys be proud of your attributes!
14  Films of Sergio Leone / Once Upon A Time In The West / Re: Harmonica's motive for the night scene on: April 14, 2006, 05:29:54 PM
And I think it is the good one. We could ad the fact that Harmonica is a kind of ghostly avenger so it is logical seeing him around the  house at night:
15  Other/Miscellaneous / Ennio Morricone / Re: Ennio Morricone 19/7/06 London Concert on: April 14, 2006, 05:21:18 PM
Thanks Roberti, I have corrected the mistake.I was never very good with numbers.....

you are welcome. we may meet up so? and with the other members as well may be, we keep in touch.
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