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1  Other/Miscellaneous / Ennio Morricone / Re:Morricone playing on T.V., Xmas eve on: December 29, 2004, 12:47:01 PM
I agree with what you say he said; in fact, while he was playing, I told that to my wife. But I can also tell he wasn''t at ease. As I said, he was truly moved.
2  Other/Miscellaneous / Ennio Morricone / Morricone playing on T.V., Xmas eve on: December 25, 2004, 01:03:32 PM
Hi to everyone, it's long time I hadn't come to this web board, but tonight I want to let you know one thing...
Ennio Morricone has just made an appearance as a guest on the italian news show, TG2, along with music composer Nicola Piovani.
He was asked to play something on the piano and he made "something that people likes and knows well" (in his own words): Deborah's theme.
He played, lot of sentiment, very moving, I was moved, even the piano was moved but... after the performance HE was very very moved...

I love that guy

Ciao
3  General Information / General Discussion / Re:Sad News on: September 02, 2003, 12:13:05 AM
So long, Charlie. You too have been a master.
4  Films of Sergio Leone / Once Upon A Time In America / Re:OUATIA-DVD review on: June 15, 2003, 09:27:17 AM
This is only for my fellow Italian board shippers, and is terrible news indeed:
do you remember the old F.Amendola dubbing Noodles? Well, forget it!!!
The DVD version of this masterpiece has been completely re-dubbed in order to have a dolby 5.1 track.
...
This is a tragedy _ even good old Bob DeNiro once said that Amendola's voice was truer than his own talking Italian...
The only thing we can do now is listening to the original track, and I guess this is better than nothing... nonetheless my day is ruined.



THIS IS A CRIME!
I invite Leone's heirs to sell the rights of Sergio's film to somebody that really can take care of the integrity of them.
I am very upset by this news, my indignation couldn't be higher.
After years passed in the wait for this film on DVD, now it is edited, but there's this shameful re-dubbing.

I'm worried about the future.


5  Films of Sergio Leone / Once Upon A Time In America / Re:THIS IS THE DAY on: June 03, 2003, 06:25:36 AM
No, it's not: the release date has slipped to 10th of june. And the format is region 1, so in Europe it cannot be viewed.
Forget this topic.

Byeandbye
6  Films of Sergio Leone / Once Upon A Time In America / THIS IS THE DAY on: June 03, 2003, 05:25:14 AM
Hey boyz, this is the day... a child is born

bye and bye

7  Other/Miscellaneous / Off-Topic Discussion / Re:Favourite Films on: April 30, 2003, 01:18:25 AM
... just to name a few...

... here is my first "Just to name a few" series (Leone not included)

2001: A space odyssey
Full metal jacket
The goodfellas
Sleeper
The heat
Cape fear
Scarface
In the name of the father
Ladri di biciclette (The bicycle thief)
Bullets over Broadway


...get ready for the next ten!

Bye and bye


8  Films of Sergio Leone / Once Upon A Time In The West / Re:Harmonica's brother's last words? on: April 29, 2003, 05:43:51 AM
Because he speaks Italian and can says many words in few time !

Yeah, that's it!  Wink
9  Films of Sergio Leone / Once Upon A Time In The West / Re:Harmonica's brother's last words? on: April 26, 2003, 12:21:21 AM
I got back on those scenes, and worked on it, and know I know it all. He says exactly: "You're playing mostly unfair Frank, and I can't recall anything that I could have done to you or your family members that could allow you a revenge like this. I'm very upset by now, so we better talk about it later, and this rope is annoying me so much."
As you see, that's more than nine syllables  Grin Wink Grin

They say that the actor playing the role is not an actual actor but producer Claudio Mancini, who still works on important things (movies or TV-movies) for the italian national networks.

Bye and bye
10  Other/Miscellaneous / Off-Topic Discussion / Re:Gangs of New York on: April 24, 2003, 01:34:17 AM
I believe I spotted something that might be a slight blink to Leone from Spielberg: the main character in Minority Report, played by Tom Cruise is called JOHN Anderton and his kid is called... get ready... SEAN.  Whatdyathink?  Coincidence?  I do not think so. Shocked
Isn't the movie from a novel? I don't think the choice of the names of the charachters was by Spielberg.
However, I'm most inclined to call a thing like this a quotation, a reference, more than a tribute.
The homage consisted in the way of shooting some scene (like in Empire of the Sun, they say, he did).
Bye and bye
11  Films of Sergio Leone / Once Upon A Time In America / Has anybody here read THE HOOD? on: April 18, 2003, 02:04:52 AM
I'd like to know opinions about this book; I recently found a copy - with a preface by Sergio Leone - and read it, and although it is not a great book I found it funny.
Has anybody read it?
12  Films of Sergio Leone / Once Upon A Time In America / Re:Marlon vs. De Niro on: April 14, 2003, 01:09:29 AM
I mean:  What do you consider the best movie of the two...

Once Upon A Time In America, no doubt
13  Films of Sergio Leone / Once Upon A Time In America / Re:Marlon vs. De Niro on: April 11, 2003, 05:17:15 AM
If the question would be open to all movies I'd vote for The Goodfellas, for it's a crime movie. If not, I must vote The Godfather because I do not consider OUTIA just a crime movie. I mean, not only. It's a many faces movie: a friendship movie, a gangster movie, a movie about nostalgia... and on. There's a lot more.



14  Other/Miscellaneous / Off-Topic Discussion / Re:Gangs of New York on: April 11, 2003, 01:26:09 AM
Day Lewis was excellent and it's worth watching the film again and again just for his performance.

That's what happened to me last night. I had a copy of GONY on DVD by a friend and I saw again the first half hour, just to refresh about Bill the Butcher. Oh, on the first shot on DD Lewis face I recalled again the first shot on James Coburn in Duck, You Sucker, if you know what I mean.
I tell you more: I like to believe Scorsese had it in mind when he shoot the scene.

Bye and bye
15  General Information / General Discussion / Re:"Duck, You Sucker!" vs. "Fistful of Dynamite" on: April 10, 2003, 12:43:28 AM
I'm italian, and the literally meaning of Gił la testa (note that the word Gił must be written with the sign of the accent) is: "Bow down the head".
As for the further meaning Halis gives to that expression, I've never heard such a thing but I can't exclude that in some part of Italy it is used like this.
My opinion is that the title is referred to the explosions, for dynamite is a central element in the movie.
I hope you, Mr. Kirk, can get through and restore the original title, Duck you sucker.
In Italy there has never been other title than Gił la testa, and the already mentioned (by Halis) report in De Fornari's book is for me an evidence (O, but maybe not for the MGM people you have to deal with...) that DYS was the title Leone wanted outside Italy.

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