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« #15 : July 19, 2004, 09:39:34 PM »

Welcome and thanks for a great anecdote Belkin and Lombards.

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« #16 : July 19, 2004, 10:48:16 PM »


I reckon Lombards was in El Condor.
amonst many, many others :  "captian apache"

been there done it, quite an understatement lombards.......  ;D











 

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« #17 : July 20, 2004, 11:10:06 AM »

Question to all: are these the only two Irish locations used in AFOD? And where exactly are the Wicklow mountains?
Hi ya. So far as I know, these were the only two locations used in the movie. Wicklow mountains are on the outskirts of Dublin City and house, what at one stage was one of the largest purpose built film studio's in Europe, ARDMORE. Films, or part of films shot there include, THE QUIET MAN, THE BLUE MAX, ZARDOZ, BRAVEHEART, SAVING PRIVATE RYAN. etc. One of FRANCIS FORD COPPOLA'S first movies, DEMENTIA 13 (aka THE HAUNTED AND THE HUNTED 1963) was also shot there. Coppola so loved the place that he wanted to buy it at one stage. JOHN BOORMAN, was head of the studio for a period in the 70's and shot his EXCALIBUR there and the surrounding countryside. If you ever get to visit, I recommend a pub called JOHNNY FOX's, not far from the studio. A favorite haunt of BURT LANCASTER, KIRK DOUGLAS, FRANK SINATRA and ROBERT MITCHUM while they worked on JOHN HUSTON'S THE LIST OF ADRIAN MESSENGER. The only thing to have changed in the pub in all these years is.....the price of the drink!!!! :'(


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« #18 : July 20, 2004, 03:58:08 PM »

Just a quicky! I was lucky enough this year to get a ticket to ENNIO MORRICONE'S concert at the ROYAL ALBERT HALL in London. He was MAGNIFICENT! What a joy! He conducted a full stage of players thru, all the spaghetti's and ONCE UPON A TIME IN AMERICA, CINEMA PARADISO and many, many more! Pure heaven! :)


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« #19 : July 20, 2004, 04:00:18 PM »

Hi all, new to the forums, here for the first time, so a big hello to all. Living in Dublin I have a fairly good knowledge of the Wicklow Mountains and I read the driving footage was filmed at Glendalough (famous scenic tourist spot), but watching the DVD today I could not place the spot at all, it actually looks more in line with what you would see closer to Roundwood or Powerscourt, it is very like a driveway to an old private estate, which there are not many of near glendalough ! If anyone has any ideas or suggestions where the exact location may be, I shall pop down at the weekend and take some digisnaps.
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« #20 : July 20, 2004, 04:35:42 PM »

Quote from: KERMIT link=board=1;threadid=1136;start=0#msg9275

Do you know , who I am? Not that I am anything special, but  have been acting in more than 20 Spaghetti Western.
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LOMBARDS, you are possibly the last of an era, no disrespect intented to age, but there are legions of us gagging to know your story i.e. what movies? when? co-starts? what you are doing now? w :)e just wanna know!


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« #21 : July 20, 2004, 04:38:20 PM »

LOMBARDS, you are possibly the last of an era, no disrespect intented to age, but there are legions of us gagging to know your story i.e. what movies? when? co-starts? what you are doing now? w :)e just wanna know!
Sorry, that should read, co-stars!


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« #22 : July 20, 2004, 10:53:39 PM »

Just a quicky! I was lucky enough this year to get a ticket to ENNIO MORRICONE'S concert at the ROYAL ALBERT HALL in London. He was MAGNIFICENT! What a joy! He conducted a full stage of players thru, all the spaghetti's and ONCE UPON A TIME IN AMERICA, CINEMA PARADISO and many, many more! Pure heaven! :)
                                                                   BELKIN , concerning discription of morricone's albert hall gig.  it's pointless to say anything else.  perfect music,  perfect man,  perfect place.  :D

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« #23 : July 24, 2004, 10:06:28 AM »

Forgot to mention earlier, back in 1978/79, LEE VAN CLEEF came to DUBLIN to star in a movie, a dreadful movie that is, called "THE HARD WAY". He stayed, during the shoot, in THE SHELBOURN HOTEL, which is about 100 footsteps from TONER'S BAR, where LEONE shot the bar sequence with COBURN for A FISTFUL OF DYNAMITE. So if you ever get to DUBLIN, check these two places out, and indeed, the Guinness! I've often wondered if VAN CLEEF ever walked across to TONER'S BAR and had a brew, maybe chatting to locals about thier collective stories about LEONE? Who knows. :)


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« #24 : July 24, 2004, 12:13:51 PM »

Hi Belkin,
Any idea where exactly the driving sequence in FOD was filmed. I have a vague idea where the final flashback scene was filmed, but the scene with the red vintage car wasn't at the same location.
Any help appreciated.

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« #25 : July 24, 2004, 12:23:08 PM »

Hi Belkin,
Any idea where exactly the driving sequence in FOD was filmed. I have a vague idea where the final flashback scene was filmed, but the scene with the red vintage car wasn't at the same location.
Any help appreciated.

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Hi Squad, most of that sequence was shot in the WICKLOW MOUNTAINS on the outskirts of DUBLIN CITY. I have a funny feeling the EXACT location has been lost to history! I have tried to locate it thru IRISH ACTORS EQUITY  but nobody, even the few I've met who worked on the movie can pin-point the exact location. Its a shame. I'VE WANDERED OVER THOSE WICKLOW MOUNTAINS WITH THE CD of A FISTFUL OF DYNAMITE playing thru earphones, an amazing experience, but can never reconise the exact spot!  ???


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« #26 : July 24, 2004, 12:52:01 PM »

Don't worry Belkin. I specialise in finding exact locations, give me a few weeks and I will find it ! The trees on the driveway are a bit of a giveaway, there are only a handful of private estate driveways in the area. The final (restored version) flashback scene was done just outside Laragh near a minor road that runs from Laragh to Oldbridge/Lough Dan skirting the side of Paddock Hill, not a million miles from John Boorman's house. The car itself may be traced through the vintage car society,  if only he drove a bit slower and a bit further :-)
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« #27 : July 24, 2004, 12:57:34 PM »

Don't worry Belkin. I specialise in finding exact locations, give me a few weeks and I will find it ! The trees on the driveway are a bit of a giveaway, there are only a handful of private estate driveways in the area. The final (restored version) flashback scene was done just outside Laragh near a minor road that runs from Laragh to Oldbridge/Lough Dan skirting the side of Paddock Hill, not a million miles from John Boorman's house. The car itself may be traced through the vintage car society,  if only he drove a bit slower and a bit further :-)
Thanks for the reply.
Nice one, my friend, please do keep me up to date. All the best, Belkin. :)


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« #28 : July 30, 2004, 04:16:11 PM »

Welcome Belkin also,

Ok has anyone else met with either Leone or the cast and crew of any Leone films.....?

I have a story myself but no time to type it today.


1999 Had a chat with a South American artist Pulo Komba in at pub after a exhibition opening.. He was a very worldwize man been around alot. Found out he ran into Sergio Leone in the early eighties in Florence,  at a Gallery. Mentioned alot about his distinct lack of interests in learning English. Got into a discussion about Tarkovsky films.
A friend and I sat there stunned... . i momentarily sobered up

(I was just reminded of this one about 2 weeks ago at a family gathering)
My Uncle has lived in Spain for more than 20 years has had many conversions with a old men now proping up bars in the Granada region, who use to get paid 8,000.00 pesates  (about 30 quid) a week for walking up and down a dusty set in a sombrero. all of them with stories ;D





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