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« #15 : March 07, 2019, 03:48:11 AM »

You sure?
Well, in fact he writes on page 11 of this book that it took him "quite some time before he became a Leone admirer", since he was not impressed by FOD and FFDM. Things changed with GBU, so in fact we are talking about 3 years approx., which in my opinion is not a very long time.
Furthermore, the second book on Leone written by an Italian and published in Italy was De Fornari's book in 1977 ("Sergio Leone", Moizzi Ed.); before that we only had Franco Ferrini's book dated 1971 ("L'antiwestern e il caso Leone", ed. Bianco e Nero). Normally one doesn't write a book about a director unless he likes the guy.
So what I was trying to say was that De Fornari maybe wasn't as fast as Ferrini, but certainly he was much faster to appreciate Leone's work than T. Kezich, Grazzini, Claudio G. Fava and many other film critics in Italy,  who only after OUTIA "suddenly" started realizing that Leone was indeed a great director.

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« #16 : March 07, 2019, 08:55:35 AM »


Furthermore, the second book on Leone written by an Italian and published in Italy was De Fornari's book in 1977 ("Sergio Leone", Moizzi Ed.);


Have you read that book?


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« #17 : March 07, 2019, 10:20:37 AM »

I have an German edition from 1984.
It was my first book about the Sergio, and actually I had hoped for more. The chapters about the films were not that interesting. But some of the other stuff (interviews etc.) was ok. Unlike Frayling's books I rarely grabbed it from the shelf in the last 20 years.

Of course this is a new edition, and maybe he changed a lot since then, but maybe this book is still not that "tutto".

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« #18 : March 07, 2019, 04:27:51 PM »

I have an German edition from 1984.
It was my first book about the Sergio, and actually I had hoped for more. The chapters about the films were not that interesting. But some of the other stuff (interviews etc.) was ok. Unlike Frayling's books I rarely grabbed it from the shelf in the last 20 years.

Of course this is a new edition, and maybe he changed a lot since then, but maybe this book is still not that "tutto".

Your german edition is (presumably: but I'm 99% certain) the translation of a later De Fornari's book. I'm talking about the 1977 book. I read it, of course, when it came out and I seem to remember that in that book the author considered L. as a good practitioner, certainly not a great director: if only because  he was not doing artistic movies but commercial ones. I was asking my countryman if I remember well without having to check the book myself.   


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« #19 : March 08, 2019, 01:06:20 AM »

Have you read that book?

Yes, many years ago and I still have it. I do not remember exactly what you state, but I will check. In any case, I still think that nobody writes a book about a movie director unless he likes him and his style...and De Fornari wrote at least 3 books on SL...

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« #20 : March 29, 2019, 03:24:51 AM »

https://ascmag.com/articles/shooting-once-upon-a-time-in-the-west

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« #21 : March 29, 2019, 04:43:55 AM »

Thanks for that! The money quote:
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Yes, we were in Arizona, looking for a place to build the exterior of the posada, the place in the desert where Claudia Cardinale and Paolo Stoppa arrive. In the end, we found a good place with a small building, a hut, on it. We called to see whether anyone was at home, and we met the owner. You won’t believe this, but when we arrived he was making pasta — and doing it by the book. ‘First I have to finish this, and then we can talk.’ He was measuring fettucine with a ruler! Anyway, Sergio said to him, ‘You don’t do it like that, you do it like this’ — and Sergio taught this man how to make Italian pasta! The man simply couldn’t believe it... a pasta lesson in the Arizona desert!



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« #22 : March 29, 2019, 06:17:15 AM »

https://ascmag.com/articles/shooting-once-upon-a-time-in-the-west

Oooops - one caption on that web page states "In the station shootout with Harmonica (featuring, at top, Jack Elam, Lionel Stander and Woody Strode), careful blocking and expert use of closeups are combined with deft editing — by Nino Baragli — to result in a classic scene".  All of us know it was Al Mulloch, and Lionel Stander was barkeep of the tavern.

But book looks good.

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« #23 : March 31, 2019, 02:53:13 PM »

Another teaser...

https://vimeo.com/326862761

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« #24 : April 18, 2019, 03:18:51 AM »

This should prove interesting.

https://www.amazon.co.uk/All-about-Sergio-Leone-curiosities/dp/8873017843/ref=sr_1_2?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1537984492&sr=1-2&keywords=sergio+leone

Has anyone bought the All About Sergio Leone book?

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« #25 : April 18, 2019, 04:40:12 AM »

Not out yet.



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« #26 : April 18, 2019, 09:35:46 AM »

Ah okay. It was out at end of March in UK.

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« #27 : April 19, 2019, 02:57:00 AM »

Cheers  :)

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« #28 : April 19, 2019, 04:12:05 AM »

Ah okay. It was out at end of March in UK.
That date was pushed back. Availability is now late May or Early June, depending on which amazon you read.



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« #29 : April 19, 2019, 05:19:09 AM »

My order is due on the 25th of april. I ordered this morning via Amazon UK, it's almost twice cheaper as Amazon France.


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