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« : April 18, 2005, 02:12:01 PM »

All I know of is the 900 Days opening shots and the fact that De Niro would've been in it :(

I once heard that he was thinking of making a Civil War movie. Several people here once mentioned how they read an excerpt of the script in some magazine or something. Does anyone remember or have the magazine article? :o

On the whole subject of war movies, does anyone here think he might've been planning a war trilogy?

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« #1 : April 18, 2005, 03:19:37 PM »

Just been re-reading Fraying over the last few weeks and there was mention a remake of "Gone With The Wind".


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« #2 : April 20, 2005, 06:52:05 AM »

He once talked about an "after the american dream" trilogy. The 900 days would have been the first movie.


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« #3 : April 22, 2005, 11:47:37 PM »

about five years ago, I actually read a ten page treatment of 'a place only Mary knows' and it was a fascinating read - elaborate, quite a convoluted story, epic in scale and extremely dark and cynical. If I remember correctly, all the lead characters end up dead. It would have been quite a movie. Sadly, I don't have a copy of it, but a lot of unmade scripts or treatments do pop up on the web - a friend of mine found a copy of Kubricks unmade Napoleon screenplay on the net recently.

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« #4 : May 17, 2005, 12:33:47 PM »

I read that he wanted to start a "after american dream trilogy" too.

Here's what I posted in another topic (i don't remeber where i read this...) :


"The first shot was to be the camera making a zoom out from a room in Stalingrad through the window, we can see the building, in ruins, then as long as the camera is still doing a zoom out we can see the city and the river next to it and then the camera stops and you can see (as in the beginning of star wars episode IV) the german airplanes stuka reaching the city.

All of this with Shostacovich "Stalingrad" Symphony in the background.

This movie was extremely important in Leone's Vision.

Leone analyses "american dream" in his spaghetti westerns and in OUTA and he concludes that the american dream doesn't exist no more and that in even when it existed, in order to achieve it you had to give away all your child dreams and become a violent and evil man in a violent and evil system.

With "900 days" he wanted to explore the other "broken dream", the sovietic one, telling a love story in a terrible war background.

Leone was not communist. If you don(t believe just watch the Juan/Rod Steiger speach about revolution in DYS. Leone was more an anarchist to me. It is clear to me that he wouldn't show an optimist vision of the Soviet Union and the communist system, but a dark one.

Jean Jacques Annaud took Leone's project (he told it himself) and transformed it simply into......"


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