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Ennio Morricone / Morricone Verona 2010 getting better...
« on: September 12, 2010, 09:04:44 AM »
On Sept. 11th 2010, Ennio played at the Arena in Verona again, here's a sampling:

Sligthly different arragements than the 2007 NYC concert.

Wish he comes back to North America...

Once Upon A Time In The West / Heroes who brutalize women...
« on: August 28, 2010, 10:00:36 AM »
There is a theme through the Once upon a time trilogy, where the hero brutalizes a woman.
This has always annoyed me and I wonder what that may say of Leone, especially in regards to women.

OUATITW: Harmonica pushes Jill down and tears her dress. Ironically Frank makes love to her.
OUATTR: Juan rapes the woman from the stagecoach.
OUATIA: Noodles rapes his one true love in the car.

Now whats that all about?

Once Upon A Time In The West / Oddities in Jill's arrival scene
« on: August 21, 2010, 11:18:53 AM »
I recently noticed 2 oddities in Jill's arrival scene:

Check out the 2 porters with Jill at 1:30 and again at 2:59.
Was this overlooked in editing? Was this a reboot?

What time is it?
At 2:28 the clock is at 5 to 8 o'clock (7:55)
At 2:45 Jill's watch reads 10 after 10 o'clock (10:10)
What could be the point here?

Ennio Morricone / Ennio in Shanghai in June...
« on: May 15, 2010, 05:46:29 PM »
Ennio will be performing at the 2010 World's Fair in Shanghai China on June 2nd.
Still waiting for a return to North America.
Why not right here in Montreal, a world class concert hall will open soon.

Once Upon A Time In The West / Still not convinced about the kick away...
« on: February 13, 2010, 10:01:48 AM »
I re-watched for the ump'teen time the DVD. This time with the commentary track. Frayling says that Harmonica's brother kicks him away, thus ends the torment.
I have never interpreted the scene that way from my 1rst viewing back in 1969 to today. The way I see it: Harmonica buckles, brother's neck snaps and Harmonica falls out from fatigue. The borther's legs are too limp to have just a moment earlier kicked the kid away.
Another thing: why would Frank have spared Harmonica? Did'nt stop him with Timmy McBain. Both were potential witnesses. This gives still more credance to the avenging angel theory.
Finally, why was Carpenter asked to the commentary track? He does'nt add anything except is total lack of knowledge of the subject matter. Tarentino would have been a better choice.

Ennio Morricone / London concert April 2010
« on: December 26, 2009, 02:53:39 PM »
I might just go as I have been planning a trip to England.

Ennio Morricone / Ennio is... NOT... coming back to USA...October 25th 2009
« on: September 07, 2009, 02:17:57 PM »
Boys and girls, the Maestro is coming back to the US.

Hollywood Bowl Oct. 25th

Kinda expensive and kinda far (from Montréal), though.

Once Upon A Time In The West / Continuity and editing
« on: September 30, 2007, 08:00:24 AM »
Watching this clip, I noticed something that I had never noticed before. At first, Jill walks away from the train with the 2 porters, who stop at the bench in front of the station. A little later, they are walking away again from the train this time going inside to speak to the station master.

Noone's perfect I guess, not even Sergio.

BTW, isn't one of the porters the same guy who joins Jill with others sharing the bucket of well water she brings to the workers at the end of the film? Although, it could be said these guys took any work they could get. Flagstone and Sweetwater are in the same area.

Once Upon A Time In The West / In search of...
« on: July 05, 2007, 05:47:52 AM »
We are trying to get some inside info. on the DYS from Vivienne Chandler the love interest in the flashbacks.
it's seems to me it would be awesome to contact someone closely associated with OUATITW, as time is running out. (i.e. dying out)
I've been searching for an e-mail address for Bertolucci for quite a while. I've had no luck up to now. Having contributed to the script, he would be able to clear up the avenging angel theory and probably anything else. He seems to be an approachable sort, so I'm still searching...
But maybe some of you have a lead or have info. on someone else closely associated with this production that we could contact.

Web Site Announcements / Thanx to the MODs
« on: June 30, 2007, 06:28:45 AM »
I thank the administrators of this board for putting DYS as the first name of this movie. It is after all, Leone's own choice for the english title.
I personaly prefer OUATTR.

General Discussion / Spaghetti western orchestra
« on: June 29, 2007, 06:42:29 AM »
Last night, June 28th was the kickoff of the Montréal Jazz festival. I went, of course to see this new novelty act as they were billed as doing an hommage to Ennio's music and sounds. And they do, right at the beginning they bow to the Maestro' genius.

The Spaghetti western orchestra, are 5 guys from Australia. (Probably the only place on earth where the western is still alive and well). These guys are multitalented musicians as they are surrounded by more than 20 different instruments and even more props. Anything to recreate the sounds of the spaghetti western. And I mean anything: a corn flake box with a microphone jammed into it to recreate steps in the bush, and a real bush to recreate ruffled leaves, bottles, dishes, squeeky hinges...all sort of oddities (including their voices with grunts and chants) who's sound blend with the music. The oddest maybe the slapping to a pulp of a head of cabbage to recreate a fist fight...highly effective.

As for the music, you'll love this Peace: they start off with Harmonica/as a Judgement, extremely well done. Their ecstasy of gold is right on. Instead of the soprano solo they play a mean harmonica, also very effective. But OUATITW theme is mind blowing. The soprano solo is recreated with a contraption with an antenna and as the performer moves his hands he gets a higher pitch.

This show is unique and you know these guys love Morricone's western music.  They are consumate musicians, comedic actors with a theatrical flair. They even promote audience particpation (ex. to recreate a bussling saloon).

A must see act for sure. They are here for a week at the Jazz festival but look out for these guys if they go on tour in North America. I suspect NYC is next.

Duck, You Sucker / the shootout...
« on: June 17, 2007, 08:52:46 AM »
In the pub, when the flashback starts, a policeman opens the door. Warbeck is escorted by two soldiers who point out those for the round up. We can see in the doorway, one or more policemen who take charge of those who are pointed out.
Sean gunnes down the 2 soldiers and Warbeck, but how did he get passed the policemen? Anyone have an idea how many bullets his gun may hold? He might have slipped out a backdoor, of course. 

Duck, You Sucker / Warbeck's shooting
« on: June 13, 2007, 06:46:09 PM »
Now that I have the DVD and watched it in lenght and studiously; I have a question:

In the pub, just before Sean shoots Sean, when they are staring at eachother.
Warbeck nods to Sean.
Does he mean: good lets get away together or do it Man, I feel so guilty?

Duck, You Sucker / Final flashback
« on: March 27, 2007, 06:02:51 PM »
The final flashback has been posted on Youtube. I had'nt seen it for a long time. Still waiting for the NTSC DVD, BTW.

So there might be something to the ménage à trois theory, after all.

General Discussion / Brokeback Mountain effect
« on: July 23, 2006, 05:44:45 PM »
Has anybody wondered if we can see our favorite westerns (spaghetti or otherwise) in the same way with the advent of Brokeback Mountain?
Those long and lonely nights on the range and those buddy films:
Harmonica and Cheyenne, John and Juan, Blondie and Tuco... I wonder ::)

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