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Once Upon A Time In The West / Favorite Soundtrack Track
« on: June 21, 2007, 12:31:16 PM »
So many to choose from ('Jill's America' is hard to beat) but my fave has always been
'Morton' - which is now (thankfully) available on the extended import cds.  I used to
tape record(!) the scene where his character gazes into a painting of the Pacific just
to be able to play back the achingly plaintive music Ennio provides. Gorgeous stuff.

So what's your fave, and why?

Duck, You Sucker / Re: Movie Memorabilia (Italy)
« on: June 21, 2007, 12:25:05 PM »
I have a rare French set of lobbies (smaller than 8"x10"), and they feature different
(better) pics than the U.S. set.

I also have the French 47"x63", which is gorgeous. Big, bold, and mostly Orange.

The Colossus of Rhodes / Re: Colossus of Rhodes R1 DVD 6/26/07
« on: June 21, 2007, 09:52:32 AM »
Thanks so much for the tip! Man, this month is a Leone-lover's dream.

I saw 'Rhodes' on the big screen at a Leone retrospective in Queens, N.Y.
back in '99. Enjoyable, but no real signature style imho.

General Discussion / Re: Leone and religion
« on: June 20, 2007, 06:25:49 AM »
I think he mocks the Church, i.e. the earthly embodiment of religion, rather than religion itself.

That sounds about right to me. His iconoclastic take and black humor have always been
refreshing to me.

I'm guessing Jill asks a few of the railroad boys to dispose of Frank and his black hat somewhere
over the ridge, then pours them some fresh water for their trouble.

Harmonica buries Cheyenne, then leaves his harmonica on the grave (he's played it for the last time).

Thanks guys!

Thank you so much!

Of course I'd love to visit the U.S. locations of 'OUATITW', but I live within an
hour of the spots in 'OUATIA' - I just don't know exactly where they are.

Can anyone help?

I popped the extras disc in last night and was (unpleasantly) surprised to learn
that a made-for-t.v. prologue was shot and used in the mid-70s airing of the film.

Monte ('Two-Lane Blacktop') Hellman directed it(!) and the great Harry Dean Stanton
starred as the man who kind of acts as the Van Cleef character in 'Escape From New York'
and makes our anti-hero a deal he can't refuse.

As if this blasphemy isn't depressing enough, they pull an 'Ed Wood' and shoot a
too-short, poncho-wearing actor from the back for the insert. Occasional images
of an outdoor(!) Clint only add to the confusion...

I never even knew of the 'prologue' - anyone else see it?

Sergio Leone News / Re: LEONE ANTHOLOGY 8 DISC SET also separately
« on: June 06, 2007, 10:19:32 AM »
Hey, that's great Joe! I've got a brother up in those parts.

Wish I had known other site-rs back in Feb. - I would've loved to have
been able to compare notes afterwards..

Hi all, boy is this a pleasure! I'm a thirtysomething from Long Island, N.Y. - and I've been a Leone
geek since first seeing 'OUATITW' on tv as a kid. Some of the first vinyl records I bought were
Leone/Morricone soundtracks, and today I've got every collaboration on special edition cd.

In junior high school I went to see 'OUATIA' in it's butchered U.S. form (hey, didn't have
a choice at the time) and today the long cut is a big fave of mine.

I collect posters/lobby cards/etc. from Leone's films, and I've rubbed elbows with Eastwood,
 (twice) Wallach, Bronson, Robards, and Cardinale. Some at charity events, some on stage.
I finally saw Morricone in person this past February at Radio City Music Hall. It was hallucinatory!
Seeing the man in person would've been more than enough thanks very much - but to see him
CONDUCT his works.... I welled up more than once.

Bought the Anthology yesterday (while playing hooky from work - hey, priorities!) and hope to
devote most of this weekend to immersing myself in it. Seeing 'Duck' in it's complete form will
be amazing....

I'm so glad I found this site, and I hope to enjoy many hours here with like-minded disciples of
one of the world's most underappreciated/misunderstood auteurs.


Sergio Leone News / Re: LEONE ANTHOLOGY 8 DISC SET also separately
« on: June 06, 2007, 04:25:09 AM »
Thanks Joe! I was determined to bring it home the first day, so eliminated the online route.
My local SunCoast Video sold it for $64.95.

Btw, I'm a New Yorker in my thirties who has been a Leone geek since first seeing a faded print
of 'OUATITW' on t.v. as a kid. I collect Leone posters, lobbies, and books - and have seen
Eastwood, Bronson, Wallach, Robards, Cardinale, and Morricone all in person (Morricone in
concert this past Feb.).

Sergio Leone News / Re: LEONE ANTHOLOGY 8 DISC SET also separately
« on: June 05, 2007, 01:30:12 PM »
Hi everybody - I've been lurking but hope to have the time to contribute more..
I bought the box this morning and can't wait to get it home and check out the
extras!! Seeing the full length DUS is going to be mind-blowing..


Web Site Announcements / Re: USERNAME ???
« on: July 25, 2005, 04:07:07 AM »

Well, I love Leone - and I'm a geek. I'm a geek who loves Leone.
I'm such a fan of Leone that it crosses over from fan, to geek.
There's really no point in trying to maintain some cool about it.

I am Leonegeek.

General Discussion / Re: Frayling's 'Once Upon a Time in Italy'
« on: July 21, 2005, 10:45:20 AM »
Thanks guys - I can't wait. As much as I love 'Something' I think my favorite
Leone book is 'Legendary Dream of America', it's gorgeous. You guys
have that one?


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