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Off-Topic Discussion / Re: Director of Wild Bunch Remake
« on: May 10, 2005, 03:43:25 PM »
I've voted for David Ayer. Never heard of him before, but I'm such a great fan of Scott, Mann, and Hill. Wouldn't want them to waste time remaking this film. Besides, if an unknown directs it and it's good, I'll be first in line for his next film. And if it's bad, I can pan the film without feeling bad about it because the director is really someone I admire. Wouldn't want Sam Raimi touching this though, besides, he is supposedly going to make 6 Spider Man films altogether, so he won't be available for quite some time. In other words, a new, interesting Sam Raimi film probably wont come for at least a decade.

By the way, don't agree that Heat is a loose remake of The Wild Bunch.

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Rumour has it that Ridley Scott's next film will be a western. Few of todays filmmakers has an eye for detail comparable to Ridley Scott, and I would love to see him do a western. Add a Hans Zimmer score to that, and I'll be there on the premiere. After the mildly dissapointing Kingdom of Heaven (and don't get me started on how much I disliked Black Hawk Down), this should put him right back on top in my book. It's based on a novel called Blood Meridian, which Empire describes as a "grim, bloody, nihilistic yet lyrical masterpiece". Sounds great. Read more about it here: http://www.empireonline.co.uk/site/news/newsstory.asp?news_id=16763

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The Colossus of Rhodes / Re: Colossus of Rhodes
« on: May 02, 2005, 07:20:00 AM »
Can't find it on the UK scheduhle. I have the French DVD, but there are no English subs, so I couldn't understand what went on, and would like to see this again with subs.

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Off-Topic Discussion / Re: Hitchhikers Guide To The Galaxy
« on: May 02, 2005, 07:16:55 AM »
Haven't read the books, but I've been looking forward to this film. They started showing the BBC series last week here in Norway. It was fun, but sadly lacking in the visual departement.

As far as comparing it to LOTR, I do believe the film has one great advantage: the humour. In LOTR, the jokes are few, predictable, and unfunny, all coming from the comic sidekicks (Merry and Pippin, anyone?). I found it surprinsing that the man behind Bad Taste could make a film which took itself so serious. Don't get me wrong, I like the films, I just can't understand why people think of these as among the best films ever made. Hitchhiker seems to have a much more lighter tone.

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Off-Topic Discussion / Re: Springsteen
« on: May 01, 2005, 01:12:24 PM »
Finally got a hold of Devils and Dust, and been listening to it a lot the past few days. Certainly superior to The Rising, this quieter Springsteen is much more to my liking. This album has more of a religious feel than most of the other Springsteen albums I've heard, but luckily he never becomes preachy.

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A Fistful of Dollars / Re: The infamous prologue
« on: April 27, 2005, 02:32:31 PM »
Only one shot, but it does appear twice doesn't it? Or am I getting senile? I saw it last week.

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Off-Topic Discussion / Re: Springsteen
« on: April 25, 2005, 02:06:52 PM »
I've always been meaning to check out more of Springsteen's works. I only have The Essential Bruce Springsteen, including only one track from Tom Joad. I'm listening to it right now, one of my favourites. Damn you DJIMBO, I'm supposed to be working on my term paper now, due in three days. Now I'll be listening to Springsteen for the rest of the evening. I've read some fantastic reviews for his latest album here in Norway. Top ratings. As you, I prefer the more quiet Springsteen. I feel the same way towards Neil Young. He has made some great albums with Crazy Horse, but I've always preferred his solo works.

I do believe Springsteen is a great fan of Terrence Malick, at least his debut Badlands. His song Nebraska, tells the same story as Badlands, plus he borrowed the title for one of his songs. Coincidence? I think not.

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Trivia Games / Re: FoD
« on: April 21, 2005, 01:02:40 PM »
You got me there. It was news to me. Might have read something about it in Something To Do With Death, but in that case, I've forgotten about it.

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Sergio Leone News / Re: Misprint on new SE R2 DVDs
« on: April 20, 2005, 10:25:50 AM »
Nope, it's a Tre Voci documentary on both. I also noticed the mistake on the FoD DVD, and I have no idea how they got it wrong.

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Trivia Games / FoD
« on: April 20, 2005, 06:30:46 AM »
In the shooting script of FoD, what was the name of Clint's character, and what was his profession?

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A Fistful of Dollars / The infamous prologue
« on: April 20, 2005, 06:29:01 AM »
Now that I have the SE dvd, I must admit that the most interesting thing here was the prologue. Shot actually by Monte Hellman, with a way too short stand in for Clint, and Harry Dean Stanton as the judge. The poncho doesn't in anyway look like the one Clint wears (twice as long). Shot mostly from the back, we never see the strangers face. That is, until some tv editor decided to cut in a shot from the film a couple of times. It doesn't even come close to matching the lighting in the Hellman shot sequences. A hilarious curiosity piece.


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A Fistful of Dollars / Re: RUBIO !!.. ramone's unsung rifle tosser
« on: April 20, 2005, 06:23:53 AM »
I wathced this film again last night, and I only counted three tosses. The one from the balcony is by far the greatest, although the final one brought out the biggest chuckle. He only needed the rifle to beat the bartender in a slightly more creative way. I saw the film with Frayling's commentary track, and I thought it was strange that he never mentioned the wonderful tosses. This certainly makes Rubio the unsung rifle tosser, not even Frayling bothers to point it out. He didn't point out the architectual flaw of the Baxter mansion either, and most susprisingly, there was not one mention of the fact that Leone and Volonte used pseudonyms. Still, a good track well worth listening to. And this comes from a guy who generally doesn't like 'em.

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Sergio Leone News / Re: LEONE TV SPOT.....
« on: April 18, 2005, 02:51:03 PM »
Strange, when you choose to view the site in English, only English titles appear when you search. If you search for the title when the page is displayed in Danish, you'll find it. Good luck navigating through the site.

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Sergio Leone News / Re: LEONE TV SPOT.....
« on: April 18, 2005, 02:12:05 PM »
I sent a mail to the Norwegian distributor, asking if the 6 seconds missing in the UK release was also missing from the Norwegian. They said it was not missing, and the film is completely uncut.

As far as ordering the Scandinavian releases, there is a reliable Norwegian site: www.platekompaniet.no
Only problem is that there is no info in English, and I don't know if they ship worldwide. In addition, For a Few Dollars More does not include the booklet. Haven't bought Dynamite yet, so I can't tell you about that one.

I've heard the Danish releases include the booklets. A good Danish dvd site is this: http://www.axelmusic.dk/
The discs are a tad more expensive (though cheaper than the UK releases), but this store ships worldwide, and the site can be viewed in English. Mind you, I've never bought from this site myself, but have several friends who have. It is a very reliable site.

The SE of Fistful of Dollars has not been released in Norway (I think the same goes for the rest of Scandinavia) due to rights issues.


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Off-Topic Discussion / Re: Aguirre: Zorn des Gottes (Wrath of God)
« on: April 18, 2005, 05:43:33 AM »
I see Criterion will be releasing Burden of Dreams, a documentary on the making of Fitzcarraldo. Has anyone seen this? Looks very interesting. My Best Fiend touched upon some of the problems in making this film, but I wouldn't mind seeing a documentary going deeper into it. The dvd will also include a short film where Herzog eats a shoe. Should be hilarious. For more info on release: http://www.criterioncollection.com/asp/release.asp?id=287&section=feature

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