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« : January 13, 2008, 01:13:21 PM »

I've heard that, in 1975, Leone considered French-Canadian singer-actor Robert Charlebois (A Genius) for an important part in OUATIA. For which part??? Maybe Frankie's brother Joe - Leone shot most of the sequences (concerning Joe) in Canada...


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« #1 : January 14, 2008, 04:12:00 AM »

First time I heard that.


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« #2 : January 19, 2008, 12:57:44 PM »

Just finished reading Adrian Martin's Once Upon A Time In America.

is it a good paperback?


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« #3 : January 20, 2008, 12:47:28 AM »

This is very interesting stuff guys. Thanks for posting.

Did they say if Aiello was approached for any parts other than the Police Chief? I remember Frayling's interview of Aiello in STDWD implied that he was offered a choice of roles and decided on his namesake character.



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« #4 : April 23, 2008, 02:05:10 AM »

There's also a review of the Adrian Martin book here:
http://www.latrobe.edu.au/screeningthepast/reviews/rev998/once.htm

mind you, the review's not that helpful. I think it's a good book. No factual info that isn't available elsewhere, esp in Frayling's book, but some good discussion, interpretation of the film.


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« #5 : April 23, 2008, 02:55:56 PM »

I like that last capture of the gang as kids.  Nice.  A few months ago I was searching Amazon, I noticed that the end of last year the Robert Cumbow book, The Films Of Sergio Leone, was reprinted.  I don't have it, I've read posts where it's been recommended.  It's still kind of pricey brand new, paperback $40.  Before the reprint it was running even more than that on secondary markets.  Kind of surprised after the release of the Anthology that Something To Do With Death hasn't had a reprint.


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« #6 : April 24, 2008, 06:28:19 AM »

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In the meantime I've ordered a copy of Oreste De Fornari's book from a bookseller in Italy - I hope it's in English. 

Let us know if it is or not.


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« #7 : April 24, 2008, 04:20:35 PM »

Just sent a Email to Robert on his website, so he can answer this question.
Also, I ask of his memories on working with Leone on Genius.
He is a down to earth guy and should answer.
I asked that he posts here.


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« #8 : April 26, 2008, 08:50:35 AM »

Just sent a Email to Robert on his website, so he can answer this question.
Also, I ask of his memories on working with Leone on Genius.
He is a down to earth guy and should answer.
I asked that he posts here.

GREAT!


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