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« Reply #15 on: July 14, 2006, 10:52:05 AM »

It seems like a hoax. Under commentaries it lists Sergio Leone.   Roll Eyes



they could have gotten some old sources of him talking about the film. But of course it would have to be in subtitles wouldnt it?
But yeah a Leone commentary seems a bit far fetched.

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« Reply #16 on: July 14, 2006, 04:46:07 PM »

It seems like a hoax. Under commentaries it lists Sergio Leone.   Roll Eyes

But if this DVD comes out I'll be one of the first to own it.

According to the post the commentaries were recorded by Leone shortly after the film's release in 1984.  I can believe that Leone had some things to say about it. . .

I know David Lean gave Steven Spielberg a personal commentary while watching the restored version of "Lawrence of Arabia" in 1989 (unfortunately for all of us film fans, no one was handy with a tape recorder  Cry), so I'm willing to believe there might be something out there.

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« Reply #17 on: July 14, 2006, 04:48:06 PM »

According to the post the commentaries were recorded by Leone shortly after the film's release in 1984.  I can believe that Leone had some things to say about it. . .

Oh that's an interview then, not a commentary. I thought he meant that they had Leone doing a commentary during the movie which is false because he speaks Italian and is, at the moment, dead.

Part of that 1984 interview is seen in a documentary on the OUATITW DVD where he is in his green screening room wearing a blue bathrobe.

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« Reply #18 on: July 14, 2006, 04:51:03 PM »

Oh that's an interview then, not a commentary. I thought he meant that they had Leone doing a commentary during the movie which is false because he speaks Italian and is, at the moment, dead.

Yes, for the moment, but three years is a long time.   Grin

And I think Leone could've recorded a commentary track of sorts other than the interview, you never know.  Stranger things have happened. . .

I did hear somewhere that there was another OUATIA documentary which had interviews with James Woods, Elizabeth McGovern, Burt Young, William Forsythe, Scott Tiler, and a few others, besides the one on the OUATIA DVD - if that's around anywhere, I'd love to see it.

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« Reply #19 on: July 14, 2006, 04:54:33 PM »

Yes, for the moment, but three years is a long time.   Grin

And I think Leone could've recorded a commentary track of sorts other than the interview, you never know.  Stranger things have happened. . .

I did hear somewhere that there was another OUATIA documentary which had interviews with James Woods, Elizabeth McGovern, Burt Young, William Forsythe, Scott Tiler, and a few others, besides the one on the OUATIA DVD - if that's around anywhere, I'd love to see it.

My father, who thinks OUATIA is Leone's best film, told me that he saw an interview once with Robert De Niro on his films in general. The interviewer asked De Niro which director did you enjoy working with the most and De Niro responded Sergio Leone.

I don't know what interview that was but my dad is an honest guy so I believe him.

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« Reply #20 on: July 14, 2006, 04:58:16 PM »

I believe that.  I think De Niro's said his favorite performance of his was "The Deer Hunter", but he has said that he loved working with Sergio, the two had very similar working styles that complimented each other very well.  But I'd be interested to see what Bobby thought about Sergio.

Sergio was definitely an actor's director, I mean even Clem Caserta (the head Capuano) singled him out for praise on his website.  I've never heard of an actor - even Rod Steiger - speak out negatively about Leone.  Now, his writers of course, are a different story. . .

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« Reply #21 on: July 14, 2006, 05:03:46 PM »

I've never heard of an actor - even Rod Steiger - speak out negatively about Leone. 

I know, that's really surprising. Leone and Steiger hated each other. Leone was into the traditional actors who you gave a command to and they said " yes sir. " Steiger was an Actor's Studio Actor and tried to take the reins himself  ( something Leone always detested, he always wanted his crew to know that he was the boss ).

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« Reply #22 on: July 14, 2006, 05:09:47 PM »

Steiger respected Leone and spoke highly of him as a director, and according to Frayling and Steiger himself Leone's account of their "feud" was quite embellished.  Steiger said something to the effect of, "I'd rather work for a talented son-of-a-bitch than a nice guy who had no talent."

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« Reply #23 on: July 14, 2006, 05:12:20 PM »

Steiger respected Leone and spoke highly of him as a director, and according to Frayling and Steiger himself Leone's account of their "feud" was quite embellished.  Steiger said something to the effect of, "I'd rather work for a talented son-of-a-bitch than a nice guy who had no talent."

I got that Something to do with Death book too. I think Leone's stories are just like his movies; epic and alittle above the truth.    Wink

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