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« Reply #285 on: March 17, 2011, 10:57:04 PM »
I've been clicking through Ennio Morricone's back catalogue of film scores in the last few days. He nearly always composed awesome scores, even for obscure and somewhat trashy movies.
 

Nearly...  :P 
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hN1bJqU50iA 

Here's a theme from another movie that never will be considered a classic, but a wonderful piece of music:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uPTXKEGykjk

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« Reply #286 on: March 18, 2011, 01:55:04 AM »
I know the "Navajo Joe" theme from the "Kill Bill" movies.  :)

Here's a theme from another movie that never will be considered a classic, but a wonderful piece of music:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uPTXKEGykjk

I love how Arnold is much bigger on the poster than the title character is... :D

"Red Sonja" is enough of a classic for Hollywood to remake it. - But then again, they're currently even remaking the flops from the 70s and 80s (Tron, The Black Hole, etc.). Can't be long until they remake "Howard the Duck".

Here's what a youtube commenter said about the Red Sonja track:

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sweeet. morricone makes masterpoieces to even lousy movies

I can only agree with that. It seems as if doing another movie is just an excuse for Morricone to put more music out there, and the quality of the film itself is secondary.

Too bad he's only doing Italian movies these days - many of them for TV - that you never get to see, even in Germany.

Quentin Tarantino wants to make a Western now. I hope Morricone will compose the music for that, like it was originally planned for "Inglourious Basterds".


Two more great tracks:

U-Turn

Il Grande Silenzio
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« Reply #287 on: March 18, 2011, 11:16:17 AM »
The Navajo Joe soundtrack had some very fine parts, but that title theme is tough to listen to.  I remember Burt Reynolds, himself, went on the Tonight Show later in his career and ridiculed that movie, including singing a piece of the chorus "Na-va-jo Joe, Na-va-jo Joooooe" to many laughs.  (Tarantino used the much better themes "Silhouette of Doom" and "The Demise of Barbara and the Return of Joe" in the Kill Bill movies.)

I'm curious about a Tarantino western.  I wonder if his characters are going to be doing a lot of Tarantino speak "effin-this" and "effin-that" punctuating his trademarked urban dialogue style, or if he's going to try to achieve something more period, like True Grit.  He named the Michael Madsen character "Budd" in Kill Bill as a tribute to director Budd Boetticher.  Boetticher, especially in his later westerns with Randolph Scott, strove for a plain & simple, yet poetic, cowboy style of speech.
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« Reply #288 on: March 28, 2011, 08:36:54 PM »
A nice song about one of the more unusual Golden Age comics heroes:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8hrVWW2-nBQ

Another song about someone intimately associated with exploding:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QqWcl6VNWwQ 

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« Reply #289 on: April 03, 2011, 07:28:37 AM »
hans, have you already seen Zack Snyder's "Sucker Punch"?

It looks interestig, but it has gotten some pretty scathing reviews so far.
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« Reply #290 on: April 03, 2011, 03:43:56 PM »
hans, have you already seen Zack Snyder's "Sucker Punch"?

It looks interestig, but it has gotten some pretty scathing reviews so far.
 

Yes.  It demonstrates that he's not nearly as good a writer as Alan Moore or Frank Miller, although the film retains his impressive visual flair.  Inherently flawed, it actually loses tension and suspense during its most ambitious action/fx sequences. 

It's like he tried to do an A-movie version of one of those cheesy, Japanese girl-team B-movies, but, at best, it's only a B-plus.     

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« Reply #291 on: April 11, 2011, 07:35:54 PM »
Some superhero stuff: 

Retro edit Rocketeer trailer:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JCRAVc9ceTc&NR=1

Batman: Birth of the Joker (retro-feel fan-featurette):
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_hbnU4jF9fw&feature=related

Marvel Zombies (gory) fan-made trailer:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kK9Sp2LOTyo

Crocodile Dundee's Paul Hogan as The Phantom:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K8zu1_EoBxQ&NR=1

--and a new French superhero?:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mCGexLX8F7w

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« Reply #292 on: April 14, 2011, 10:14:40 AM »
The 50 greatest Westerns (from Time Out)

This is a rather odd list. Neither of the first two "Dollars" films is on it, nor is either version of "True Grit", and their top two choices are rather unusual, to say the least.

Granted, "Pat Garrett and Billy the Kid" is a good movie, but it's also an unfinished, messy one, and the semi-"director's cut"-DVD that came out a few years ago only made the problem worse.

I haven't seen their #1 choice, but I watched "The Long Goodbye" by Robert Altman just two days ago and loved it, so I think I'll have to check out "McCabe..." as well.

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« Reply #294 on: April 15, 2011, 11:11:36 AM »
The 50 greatest Westerns (from Time Out)

This is a rather odd list. Neither of the first two "Dollars" films is on it, nor is either version of "True Grit", and their top two choices are rather unusual, to say the least.

Granted, "Pat Garrett and Billy the Kid" is a good movie, but it's also an unfinished, messy one, and the semi-"director's cut"-DVD that came out a few years ago only made the problem worse.

I haven't seen their #1 choice, but I watched "The Long Goodbye" by Robert Altman just two days ago and loved it, so I think I'll have to check out "McCabe..." as well.


I'm most shocked by no.9 http://www.timeout.com/london/feature/1005/the-50-greatest-westerns/6.  'Decision at Sundown’ is a good movie, but it's generally considered one of the weaker entries in the Ranown cycle (not "Randown" as they have it).  To rate it over ‘Seven Men From Now,’ 'The Tall T,’ 'Comanche Station,’ and 'Ride Lonesome’ from the cycle seems crazy.  Many, if not most critics would also strenuously object to it being rated over what they typically consider Randolph Scott's best movie, 'Ride the High Country.'  Really, it's impossible to justify this movie being rated over practically any of the 41 movies below it! 

Is this representitive of the current crop of British cinema critics? 

Do you discern any common traits from the films that they hail which would skew (bias) their thinking...?
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« Reply #295 on: April 16, 2011, 04:44:15 PM »
Do you discern any common traits from the films that they hail which would skew (bias) their thinking...?

I think they prefer "deonstructions of the Western myth" featuring anti-heroes over a straight retelling of those myths.
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« Reply #296 on: April 21, 2011, 10:50:52 PM »
Fan-made toon featuring a clash of titans! 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l6EixUZ5bJw&feature=related

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« Reply #297 on: April 22, 2011, 08:15:07 PM »
A selection of novelty tunes born of the 60's tv Batman craze...

3 from Jan & Dean:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f3pW7q0TRls

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s3FpHxkUjC4 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MCBvqER8RIY
 

One from Burt Ward (tv's Robin):

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JT6O3FYK9iI 

One from Frank Gorshin (the original Riddler): 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EAlfr7wsqcM

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« Reply #298 on: April 22, 2011, 11:19:15 PM »
More Batman...

Two from Burgess Meredith (the Penguin), a novelty & its sequel, "The Capture" and "The Escape":

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5A2XWC8pB8g

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cMxmD7jfE2I&feature=related
 

One from, himself, Adam West:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_EMZtP9VbCg&NR=1 

Fast forward to the present, here's a song from Neil Patrick Harris (alias Dr. Horrible) from the "Brave and Bold" toon:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dGvlAwn6XZI&feature=related

Not a song, but a rare screentest to the 60's series, which makes one wonder, what if time could be changed...? 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7Vpl-eO6Tik

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« Reply #299 on: April 27, 2011, 12:02:58 AM »
A Japanese superhero, not a terrorist: 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Szo9KH60d6M