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General Discussion / Re: Morricone Concert December
« on: December 03, 2006, 12:44:36 PM »
It was just fantastic - kinda missed a few themes - and the programme could have comprised 2 or 3 themes more, but hey... he's getting older, even though he was kinda running across the stage at one point. It was incredible. What a soprano, too. And the solo violin!

Thank you, Ennio Morricone.

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Well, I thought it was Once/Mexico was really, really bad. No soul, no decent script, lousy characters. It's been a long time since I saw it, though.

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General Discussion / Re: Arena Concerto CD
« on: November 22, 2006, 03:06:39 AM »
Again, thank you for the info, Blueberry. I just listened to the samples. I can tell the performace is very good. But is this conducted by Morricone?

Nope - but excellent performances and sound. Harmonica live! Rules.

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General Discussion / Re: Arena Concerto CD
« on: November 20, 2006, 08:00:40 AM »
The Prague Orchestra:

http://www.play.com/Music/CD/4-/185131/Essential_Ennio_Morricone_Collection/Product.html

Arena DVD is excellent - and directed by his son, I think... Project it on a big screen, and make sure the sound is tip top and lie back on the couch. Quality of life.

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Ennio Morricone / Re: Ennio Morricone 19/7/06 London Concert
« on: November 20, 2006, 07:54:29 AM »
Why, I was just hoping this was the perfect opportunity for wearing it! Damn! I'll not shave for 5 days, then!

There are some pubs nearby - I know coz I went to the venue in July - just to read the sad little cancellation message on the doors of the apollo. I then immediately knocked back 3 pints in some nearby pub. Man, I was down, down, down...

Still don't know if my wife is going to make this concert, so perhaps I'll spend some time in the afternoon trying to sell a ticket.

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General Discussion / Re: Arena Concerto CD
« on: November 15, 2006, 02:55:10 AM »
I've got it as well, and the DVD; however, I don't have the Cinema Concerto.

Well - I think it's pretty good. Some minor flaws. Organ instead of soprano in Once/West. E of G doesn't have the same energy. But those are details. Love Fistful Dollars theme and Once/America and Gabriel's Obo and Cinema Paradiso - that piano blows me away - can't wait to hear it all live.

Actually I recommend the Prague Symphonics double CD with Morricone Themes. Starts out heftily with a damn fine and hefty version of Harmonica's theme.

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General Discussion / Re: Morricone Concert December
« on: November 10, 2006, 03:28:32 AM »
I'll be there on the 1st. Hope Ecstacy of gold is on the menu....where did sucker get the playlist from. Thought he always played E of G athis soundtrack concerts?????

ICE

See you in Hammersmith, perhaps - can't wait. I just hope that it's gonna be a loooong concert....

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General Discussion / Re: Ecstacy of Gold
« on: November 02, 2006, 02:53:56 AM »
Technical reasons they said. Bollocks - but it wasn't elaborated.

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Ennio Morricone / Re: Ennio Morricone 19/7/06 London Concert
« on: November 02, 2006, 02:33:15 AM »
I'd appreciate to know what tunes are on the program.

Well - check out the Arena Concerto DVD content - that's what they'll be performing, probably. Just Google - you know the drill.

Less than a month now...

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Off-Topic Discussion / Re: Santa Sangre
« on: October 31, 2006, 07:36:56 AM »
Well, I still haven't found Holy Mountain (haven't looked really) yet - but it's good to know that it's waiting for me....

Let me promote the idea of a Jodorowsky Box Set Extravaganza with Holy Mountain, El Topo and Santa Sangre and loads of extras on his surreal work in European comics. And still images from the films. And interviews. That's what I want. He's currently involved, among many other things, in this western comic - with the excellent artist Boucq:



It's called Bouncer. And it's not childrens' stuff.

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Off-Topic Discussion / Santa Sangre
« on: October 20, 2006, 01:50:48 AM »
For the first time in years I have been totally blown away by a film.

Yesterday in an underground film club I watched Santa Sangre by Alejandro Jodorowsky on the big screen - from DVD allright, but what a magnificent transfer from Anchor Bay.

Why haven't I seen this film before? Why isn't it recognized as a modern masterpice? I want to see it again  - I have been thinking about it all day today.

I don't even wanna start to describe or explain - this one is a gem!

Sad thing about this underground film club is that they also put on a lot of trash and exploitation, and some of the younger audience, being used to this, obvioulsy thought that this was meant to be "funny" in a trashy or campy kind of way. Laughed out loud all the time so that the rest of us would get that they distanced themselves from the film. The sad thing is that they didn't get the movie at all. This is moving, horrifying and beautiful stuff with some extremely haunting images - the most beautiful photograhed film I've seen in years.

Gotta get the DVD, project it on my wall, and listen to that magnificent soundtrack without being bothered by annoying ignorant runts who think they know about films. They don't know art from camp, obviously - admitted, it's a fine line at times, but with Santa Sangre... man, this is pure cinematographic art. Literally like nothing you have ever seen before - as far away from the Hollywood formulae as one can imagine. But still coherent.

I knew Jodorowsky's comics were great, some of the best (John Difool), but I had no idea his films were like this! Gotta get Holy Mountain too.

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Ennio Morricone / Re: Ennio Morricone 19/7/06 London Concert
« on: October 10, 2006, 05:01:07 AM »
The London Concerts are Dec 1st and 2nd. Check the marvellous poster out:



Can't wait.


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The Good, The Bad and The Ugly / Re: Opening Scenes...coincedence or what
« on: September 08, 2006, 05:00:37 AM »
Angel Eyes was in the camp because he was told (in one of the newly added scenes) that that's where the Yankees would probably take Bill Carson had he been captured. If I remember correctly. And I probably don't.

Stephens was under pressure from Angel Eyes and it's no wonder that he goes on about everything he thinks can save him.

If Carson hadn't been alive we wouldn't have had a movie.

The canon control is part of Blondie's cool. He knows when it's the right moment to light the fuse.

Anyway - movies are like that...

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Off-Topic Discussion / Re: A Prairie Home Companion
« on: September 01, 2006, 04:05:07 AM »

It's a woderful selection with a good taste. Again, thanks for the llist!

You're welcome - and I think you'll have a very hard time tracking down DVD's with English subtitles, unfortunately. "Festen" is released internationally so that won't be a prob.

Pusher Trilogy is outthere as well. Gritty Mean Streets the Danish way if you can imagine that. The not so wonderful Copenhagen, directed by a guy whose favourite movie is Cannibal Holocaust.  8)

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Off-Topic Discussion / Re: A Prairie Home Companion
« on: September 01, 2006, 03:52:05 AM »


This is what I heard said about every new Altman movie starting from the '90's (or was it before?).

Did you also hear that about his ballet film with Neve Campbell or whoever it is or Pret-a-porter? Coz they suck.

Gosford park is great but not as good as Prairie Home which isn't as good as Short Cuts.

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