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Off-Topic Discussion / Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
« on: May 31, 2023, 07:04:08 PM »
OK, but what makes this noir? Isn't it just a meller with a killer ending? Yeah, Selby lists it, but I'm still skeptical.

The tip for me is the cinematography, Dark story and the Noir stylistic cinematography.

Other Films / Killers of the Flower Moon (2023)
« on: May 26, 2023, 01:29:09 PM »
Something to look forward to

General Discussion / Re: Interesting video
« on: May 24, 2023, 06:54:32 AM »
Thank you for your comment. I'm certain you will continue to be an insightful member of this community for the next 3 years.


Duck, You Sucker / Re: Blu-ray to be released Dec 2013
« on: May 22, 2023, 05:06:58 PM »
Hey its the first ever depiction of Western trailer trash.

Off-Topic Discussion / RIP Jim Brown
« on: May 22, 2023, 04:05:49 PM »
May 18, 2023, Los Angeles. Star of El Condor, Rio Conchos, Dark Of The Sun, Slaughter, The Dirty Dozen, The Mercenaries, 100 Rifles, Three the Hard Way, and Mars Attacks.

Duck, You Sucker / Re: Blu-ray to be released Dec 2013
« on: May 22, 2023, 04:54:49 AM »
No, it surely has not much to do with what DoP can improve or not. For me DYS and nobody look as good as GBU and OuTW, which looks  better than GBU, and all look better than FoD and FaFDM.

What's wrong is that the film has some storytelling problems in the first half, DYS has a length problem, and the 2 big action scenes (bridge and train) are mediocre, and the characters are not that that interesting. The overdone western stuff works here less well thanin his "real" westerns.

DyS was underrated for some decades, and becomes now an overrated film for the pure fact that the name of the director is Leone. It would be a footnote in film history if the exact same film would have been credited to Santi.

I think it has more to do with the various factors involved before production. Leone originally wanted Wallach as Juan, when that didn't happen didn't he try to have Valeri direct it then when the investors balked about that had to step in? I don't over rate it. My Leone Line up goes GBU, OUTITW and FAFDM, then the rest OUTIA, DYS, AFFOD, COR.

Off-Topic Discussion / Re: Li'l Duce's Reviews Palace
« on: May 20, 2023, 05:46:00 AM »
The Man from U.N.C.L.E. (2015) As a kid I was waiting anxiously every Sunday at 10 pm to watch the show but I remember little of it, after almost 6 decades. Now, this movie is really an enigma: it is set in 1963, even before the series began and I suspect it bears little resemblance to the original concept. And the fact that it is set in Rome and its seacoast appendage works even more to keep the new viewers dumbfounded. In fact I read at IMDB that it bombed at the box office. But I can't say is deprived of merits, though probably they only are apparent to me: the colours, the clothes, the women make up? Probably. Surely I liked it more than the last Tarantino. 7/10, especially for the sequence of the truck while Peppino Gagliardi's song is playing on the radio.

Never seen it.

Duck, You Sucker / Re: Blu-ray to be released Dec 2013
« on: May 20, 2023, 05:43:39 AM »
Three years without a comment!

Guess this film has fallen from favor.
Even I don't love it as much as I used to- except for the music.

It way better than most of what they are making nowadays, lol.

For a Few Dollars More / Re: Eastwood's Hat
« on: April 30, 2023, 08:44:16 AM »
Clint Eastwood received a copy of the script, presumably with the working title "The Magnificent Stranger" (Texas Joe). The poncho is mentioned in the script. Thus, he would have known in advance that it was going to be part of his wardrobe. Carlo Simi, costumer designer, would also have known that the script described a poncho and, at some point, he made a design sketch of the poncho. The screen used poncho was very similar to the design in the sketch, but it included some more elaborate patterns. Thus, the screen used poncho appears to have emerged from the production "design". In other words, the Simi sketch was not simply a portrait of Clint Eastwood in a purchased poncho.

And it's maybe even dated earlier than the actual production, it would be interesting to find out the date on the sketches, no?

Off-Topic Discussion / Re: In Memoriam
« on: April 30, 2023, 04:28:40 AM »
Jerry Springer, politician turned TV ringmaster, dies at 79

when I was in high school, I'd record his show on VHS tapes and watch them in the evening when I got home from school.



Other Films / Re: American Western Index
« on: April 25, 2023, 10:22:04 AM »
Hey Joe

I posted a new AW review.
Can you link it in the Index?

Ok fixed

Off-Topic Discussion / Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
« on: April 25, 2023, 03:23:32 AM »
Dave Jenkins, Sergio Leone Web Board: "A film with a really, really, really annoying central character. Viewers spend 90 minutes waiting for something really bad to happen to this weedy little shit, but Jane Asher gets slammed in the back of the head instead. I've never been more disappointed than in all of my film-watching life." (24 April 2023)


Other Films / Re: Firecreek (1968)
« on: April 24, 2023, 02:06:22 PM »
Ok, for me there are much more than 100 which are good. Which I give a 6/10 or more.

And the ones by McLaglen are for me not really watchable. Too many of his are boring, the others are mediocre, he was a lousy director imo.

I agree most of McLaglen's films are not good. But I like his direction in the TV Series Have Gun Will Travel (1957?1963) and his films Bandolero! (1968), Shenandoah (1965)

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