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« #75 : May 11, 2016, 09:17:46 AM »

In any case, it is THE coffee table book a serious Leone fan needs :).
But do serious Leone fans even HAVE coffee tables? This one doesn't.



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« #76 : May 11, 2016, 10:38:25 AM »

I don't know. I drink only tea & Tequila Sunrise. Corona's too....



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« #77 : May 11, 2016, 10:48:39 AM »

I guess that if there is no way to get it  other than by going to the German site, I'll do that.  But if it will be available sometime soon on Amazon.com, I'll just wait for that. What do you say Peter?

I was going to point out that amazon sites are basically the same the world over so with a bit of google translate you can easily navigate through one in another language. However, I just noticed that amazon.de now has a beta English version as one of the options on the homepage - it seems to work really well.

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« #78 : May 11, 2016, 10:57:20 AM »

But do serious Leone fans even HAVE coffee tables? This one doesn't.

"What does the presence or lack of a coffee table have to do with appreciating Sergio Leone?" ponders Noodles...


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« #79 : May 11, 2016, 11:47:47 AM »

"What does the presence or lack of a coffee table have to do with appreciating Sergio Leone?" ponders Noodles...


Please note Noodles has nowhere to set his cup. Thus, the stir that never ends.



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« #80 : May 11, 2016, 03:53:27 PM »

mike, you sound like you're making a percentage on this thing  ;)


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« #81 : May 13, 2016, 08:02:10 AM »

I don't even know Peter really.
But those kind of projects need to be supported. I meet film nerds all the
time complaining about "mainstream" and the lack of great products
dealing with non-Hollywood classics. But then they shy away from buying
such products because they need the money the see AVENGERS VIII and
afterwards go to McDonalds to buy worthless food :).
One can't expect others to produce something worthwhile like this (it is a labour of love
he probably won't make money anyway. With years of work attached to this he'd probably have to sell
5000 copies - wishful thinking) if not even the real LEONE FANS buy it.
I'm preparing a similar book like this for years, but it is such a pain regarding
involved actors and the probability of not making money anyway lowered my
enthusiasm considerably.

Great work Peter!



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« #82 : May 13, 2016, 10:57:09 AM »

I made the purchase, mike. Don't worry, your percentage is safe  ;)

Indeed, I am happy people like Peter do these labors of love  O0

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« #83 : May 13, 2016, 11:00:10 AM »

You go and buy my McQueen book, THEN I get my percentage :).



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« #84 : May 13, 2016, 01:14:07 PM »

Sorry for the minor point on such a big and impressive project but I notice a still of Clint (on the amazon listing, taken from the book) taken during the scene when he shoots Tuco down at the end of the film. The still is not featured in the film but a drawing of the still was used on the front of one of Joe Millard's books. Interesting cause I feel that I have never actually seen the photograph before but it must've been circulated in order for the artist to have painted it.

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« #85 : May 13, 2016, 01:52:32 PM »

You mean Clint on horseback?
Nice still. But you will find dozens of stills you've never seen before. In those years they
took between 5000 & 20.000 stills for a film! I have about 250 photos
of the film and maybe 30-50 of those are in the book, all the others in the book I never saw before :).



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« #86 : May 14, 2016, 08:43:06 AM »

You mean Clint on horseback?
Nice still. But you will find dozens of stills you've never seen before. In those years they
took between 5000 & 20.000 stills for a film! I have about 250 photos
of the film and maybe 30-50 of those are in the book, all the others in the book I never saw before :).

Yes, that is the photo that I mean and it was used on The Devil's Dollar Sign. I used to have all of those books.

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« #87 : May 17, 2016, 03:26:49 PM »

The book arrived this morning - 5 minutes  before I had to leave for work. So I only had a brief time to glance through it. Look forward to devouring it when I get home  :)


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« #88 : May 17, 2016, 04:49:00 PM »

In the 5 minutes I had, all I could do was open the box, take out the book, and flip through it for a second.

First of all, as mike said, I have to reiterate thanks to Peter for taking the time and effort to make what I am sure will be a great book to read and own for years to come.

From the few minutes I saw ....

Firstly, the Amazon Deutschen warehouse needs to learn a thing or two about proper shipping of expensive books.

Amazon shipped it via DHL. The book was packaged in a flimsy box, no bubble wrap, just a little cardboard around it inside. No bubble wrap. Box was pretty smashed up, and the book itself has a little damage mark in back corner. Not a huge deal, but Amazon warehouse should take more care when shipping coffe-table books across an ocean. Peter, if there is any way you can get Amazon to wrap the book properly, I'm sure your American fans would appreciate it  ;)


The book itself has a broken-in feel, so you do not have the problem of being able to keep it open to a certain page - it can stay open easily at any page. That is a very nice feature for a new book  O0

I'd take pics and post here, but as I have mentioned, Photobucket is a pain to use; posting pics here is annoying. If anyone wants pics, PM me and I can email it.

I flipped through a few pages - not only pics from the set, but also some historical pics, comparing some images/props in the film to their real-life Civil War counterparts. Again, I am sure it'll be great to read when I get home.

Thanks again, Peter  ;)


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« #89 : May 17, 2016, 05:08:24 PM »

Amazon IN GENERAL ships like they get paid for destroying products. Has Nothing to do with Amazon Germany :).
I order 3x a year from Amazon US, about 10-20% of the books are (sometimes badly) damaged, even DVD boxes broken! They don't care, they replace without making much trouble. Strange company. SUPPORT YOUR LOCAL BOOKDEALER, the only reason I did order the GBU book through Amazon was because I had some other products already in my basket...



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