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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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Off-Topic Discussion / A Prairie Home Companion
« on: August 22, 2006, 02:31:51 AM »
Altman's latest effort... maybe not to every Spag lovers' liking but I enjoyed it very much. His best movie in a long time and a feel-good look at Americana. The Camera work in the first scenes in the dressing rooms is amazing, the best I've seen in a long time. Mirrors everywhere and many characters talking and moving about... typical Altman - hard to explain but marvellous to behold. No action, almost no plot - but a beautiful and funny film.

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Off-Topic Discussion / Antonioni
« on: May 10, 2006, 04:14:24 AM »
"The Passenger" by Antonioni is re-premiering in a restored version right now where I live. Any opinions? Should I go?

I have mixed feelings with these re-premieres. "The Leopard" by Visconti blew me away on the big screen - amazing stuff - but "1900" by Bertolucci let med down big time. What will I experience with Antonioni?

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General Discussion / Dead Icons
« on: May 04, 2006, 08:00:42 AM »
In the 5, 5 years of this millenium we have lost so many of the Leone collaborators and the faces we love to behold so profoundly.

One of the main reasons for my eagerness to see Morricone in London this year BTW.

In no particuar order:

Charles Bronson
Jason Robards
Jack Elam
Tonino delli Colli
James Coburn
Rod Steiger
Carlo Simi
Richard Bright

I think it's possible to add much more I just cant remember right now. Go ahead and add to the list - Leone greats.

Thank god we still have Eli, Clint, and Ennio...

They will all live forever.

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The Good, The Bad and The Ugly / The New Tuco
« on: October 18, 2005, 03:48:34 AM »
Just watched an English series called Trial and Retribution, vol. VI - where there's a character called Alan Brickman - played by an actor called Con O'Neill. And it's like looking at Tuco again!!

He even plays this filthy low-life rat... I couldn't get over how much he looks like Tuco. Having problems finding a decent photo where it shoes though...


In T and R he's got a moustache like Tuco, though... give him a sombrero and some filth in his face, and he is the spitting image...







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Off-Topic Discussion / Good Bad Ugly Conference
« on: October 18, 2005, 02:42:33 AM »
Check this out, this is pretty off-topic - but they call the conference:

Governance in Sport:
The Good, The Bad and the Ugly

Check out the right hand side title page...

http://www.playthegame.org/upload/play_the_game_2005_folder.pdf

Man, the things that this title is associated with...


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Off-Topic Discussion / Why We Fight
« on: June 14, 2005, 12:15:11 AM »
Concerning the ongoing war debate else where I thought I'd inform about a Sundance Documentary that shed some light on why Americans just keep going to war.

Not to start a debate or anything, just to inform about the movie Why We Fight. After all, this is a movie site.

http://sales.tv2.dk/Web/ProgrammeFolder/WHY+WE+FIGHT

Hope you get the chance to see it sometime, though it probably won't be aired in the US, unless it's at 3 a.m.

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Other Films / Jeremiah (2002) - TV series
« on: April 18, 2005, 12:20:49 PM »

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0290966/



Being a big fan of Hermann's series of graphic novels "Jeremiah", I was wondering if anyone knows anything about a series for TV in the US based on these albums?

I started to think about it responding CJ in his post on the Blueberry movie. Thought to myself: they screwed this one up, what have they done to my other favourite?

The Jeremiah series (the albums) is, by the way, kind of westernsque - but it's postapocalyptical.


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Off-Topic Discussion / On what do you watch your stuff?
« on: January 13, 2005, 01:06:32 AM »
Hi - I was curious as to what kind of screens people are watching Leone and the rest of their favourite films on.

Personally I live in a relatively small appartment and I do not like the size or design of widescreen tube televisions. So I wanna get myself a LCD wide - 27-30". I used to use a projector from my pc, and sound through my HIFI, but the projector just died, RIP. And the prices on LCD seem to be moving in the right direction these months. Anyone got any LCD-experiences?

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Off-Topic Discussion / Wim Wenders
« on: January 07, 2005, 02:07:42 AM »
I was thinking to myself: why not try to see what kind of DVD-deals you can find on Wenders flicks:

The American Friend
Paris, Texas
Der Himmel über Berlin (Wings of Desire)

Anyone seen releases of any of these and in what condition?

I know Anchor Bay released them but how are they?

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Once Upon A Time In The West / All y'all Scandinavians...
« on: January 05, 2005, 07:25:49 AM »
Here''s a nice article on some scenes in OUATIW: "Anatomy of a scene" - in Danish - so I guess it''s only you guys from Denmark (don''t think there are others), Sweden and Norway that will have an interest...

http://www.16-9.dk/2004-02/side07_leone.htm

 :o

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Off-Topic Discussion / Millers Crossing/Road to Perdition/Funeral
« on: October 15, 2004, 03:21:54 AM »
I love the first 2 of these movies and all 3 of them are on sale in a box set from Play.com at only £13.99.

Has anyone seen the Funeral by Ferrara?

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The Good, The Bad and The Ugly / GBU quiz in cinema
« on: August 10, 2004, 01:37:14 AM »
I'm gettin' married and on my day out with the guys (don't remember the term in English - stack night?) a couple of weeks ago, they had arranged for a quiz in a nearby art-cinema which they had rented for the occasion. The guys vs. myself.

Each time I answered a question correctly they had to drink  a small glass of whisky, and each time I got it wrong I had to drink. Well, let med tell you, their questions were piece of cake. It worked out this way: we saw a cut of the movie, they paused, and I had to say the next lines or who shoots who in which order or what we'll see in the background in the sequences that followed... like stealing candy from kids.

In the end I had to just drink my whisky, cause I wasn't getting my share... And the guys..  I think I actually turned some of them over to exploring further the fine art of Leone. After the quiz we had a nice bunch of beans'n'chili and went paintballing...  

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Off-Topic Discussion / Easy riders, Raging Bulls
« on: August 04, 2004, 06:49:40 AM »
Has anyone read this book about the "new Hollywood" in the end of the 60's and the 70's and the new independent films? Coz' I want it, but I would like some opinions first...
Thanks,  8)

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Off-Topic Discussion / Bertolucci's 1900 (Novecento)
« on: June 29, 2004, 02:30:50 AM »
I haven't seen any discussion about this movie on this board. I havent seen 1900 in 15 years and I don't remember it very well - but I want to see it again so badly - and own it on DVD.

Anyone seen it recently? Does it hold up after nearly 30 years now?

And now, with all our efforts, let's all yell out loud to whoever's got the DVD-rights:

WE WANT A RESTORED WIDESCREEN UNCUT VERSION OF 1900!!! AND WE'LL PAY GOOD MONEY FOR IT TOO!!!

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