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« Reply #165 on: June 27, 2016, 08:14:22 AM »

I don't think that it is available online. It may be possible to get a copy via Mario Marsili. I think he is now living in Arizona (?).

I don't know who that is. Any way you can find out? I'd be willing to pay for a DVD. Perhaps others on the board would be, as well   Wink

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« Reply #166 on: June 27, 2016, 11:34:27 AM »

I don't know who that is. Any way you can find out?

He was a member here for a while a very long time ago (the contact info is probably out of date now):

http://www.fistful-of-leone.com/forums/index.php?topic=3620.msg39178#msg39178

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« Reply #167 on: June 28, 2016, 01:43:41 AM »

Uh, oh. Both amazon.co.uk and amazon.de are showing no stock. Peter?

1 - I made former board member Lewis Hawk order his copy the other day. May be ended up getting the infamous "one item left" on the UK website.
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« Reply #168 on: June 29, 2016, 10:23:10 AM »

I got my copy today  Afro

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« Reply #169 on: June 29, 2016, 11:26:15 AM »

looks like there are no more copies of the book available from Peter on the UK or German site. A couple of copies available from other sellers on the US and UK sites, at huge markups. But no more regular-priced books available from Peter.

What's the deal - did Brexit cause a run on the books?  Wink

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« Reply #170 on: June 29, 2016, 12:56:50 PM »

looks like there are no more copies of the book available from Peter on the UK or German site. A couple of copies available from other sellers on the US and UK sites, at huge markups. But no more regular-priced books available from Peter.

What's the deal - did Brexit cause a run on the books?  Wink

The GBU book should soon be available again. Amazon temporarily "suspended" the seller account since some irregularity needed to be clarified. I presume that the account will be reactivated soon.

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« Reply #171 on: June 30, 2016, 06:22:04 PM »

I just started reading my copy, great photos.

Don't kill the messenger, but I've come across 2 errors so far:

p. 8.  (middle right) states "Unite States Army", the "d" is missing

p. 13 Figure 1.7, states "previously Bank of El Paso in A Fistful of Dollars", should be "For a Few Dollars More".

Photos really show Leone demonstrating to the actors exactly what he wanted them to do, even the way the soldiers held their guns when the prisoner was wearing the sign board, to be historically correct.

April 15, 1862 there was a small Civil War battle at Picacho Peak, the only Civil War battle in Arizona territory, so even west of New Mexico territory.
www.civilwar.org/battlefields/picachopeak.html
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Picacho_Pass

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« Reply #172 on: July 01, 2016, 05:15:32 AM »

I just started reading my copy, great photos.

Don't kill the messenger, but I've come across 2 errors so far:

p. 8.  (middle right) states "Unite States Army", the "d" is missing

p. 13 Figure 1.7, states "previously Bank of El Paso in A Fistful of Dollars", should be "For a Few Dollars More".

Photos really show Leone demonstrating to the actors exactly what he wanted them to do, even the way the soldiers held their guns when the prisoner was wearing the sign board, to be historically correct.

April 15, 1862 there was a small Civil War battle at Picacho Peak, the only Civil War battle in Arizona territory, so even west of New Mexico territory.
www.civilwar.org/battlefields/picachopeak.html
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Picacho_Pass


Well spotted errors. The "Unite States" mistake was not in the original manuscript text, but the error was introduced after taking the text document from (English) Microsoft Word to a (German) Mac Word program, and then flowing the text into (German) Adobe InDesign. "United States" was changed to "Unite States", along with other unwanted changes, presumably via some sort of auto-correction function (!). After the book was printed, I started reading chapter 1 and "Unite" sprung out of the text, and so I decided to stop reading further! It's always like that when you do proof-reading . . .

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« Reply #173 on: August 02, 2016, 04:30:46 PM »

amazon.de has the book listed again (@ 65 Euros). I can't find it on amazon.co.uk

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« Reply #174 on: August 03, 2016, 02:24:01 AM »

It still is not on Amazon itself, but on Amazon Marketplace, which means it is from a private seller using Amazon. I think it is also not possible to buy it in a book shop, it is probably only available over that Amazon Marketplace seller, which is as we all know the author himself.

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« Reply #175 on: August 04, 2016, 12:45:07 PM »

amazon.de has the book listed again (@ 65 Euros). I can't find it on amazon.co.uk

The book is available at Amazon.de for worldwide shipping, but it is currently not linked to the other 4 Amazon-Europe sites. I think that the listings were automatically deleted while the book sales for temporarily suspended for some weeks. When there is no activity after X weeks, the listings may be deleted. I will sort it out when I get back from holiday.

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« Reply #176 on: October 14, 2016, 02:44:44 PM »

CINEMA RETRO gives the book a rave review in the current issue (Claudia Cardinale and THE PROFESSIONALS on the cover!)

Congrats to you.
Looking forward to reading this. Someday.
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« Reply #177 on: October 21, 2016, 05:34:50 AM »

I've been savoring it in small bits and pieces, last night I made it to chapter 10.
I haven't flipped ahead to spoil it.

Anyway it's intriguing reading the various accounts of the premature blowing of the bridge.

I'm hoping somebody took a still of the first bridge just before it was detonated.  According to accounts it was substantially stronger, the mention of trucks driving back and forth across it suggests it was more than just an elaborate prop. Though I've never really checked on the film that closely between the two, you may be able to see some differences.

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« Reply #178 on: October 25, 2016, 05:29:40 AM »

Ok finished the book the other night, Bravo!

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« Reply #179 on: October 25, 2016, 11:50:37 AM »

Bravo!
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