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Morricone Magic

I’ve been listening to some of Ennio Morricone’s great soundtracks on the commute to work of late. Started with his score for La Tenda Rossa (The Red Tent) 368 more words


Cinema Paradiso (1988)

I’m not a big crier, but an exception can usually be made for Cinema Paradiso. I wasn’t too much older than young Toto when I first saw the film, and I held it together until the very end when a middle-aged Toto sits in reverent silence to watch the film left behind by his departed friend Alfredo. 1,188 more words


The Mercenary (1968)

aka The Professional Gun

Long before Jack Palance joined Kurt Russell and Sylvester Stallone in the 1989 action hit, Tango and Cash, that saw the two muscle bound heroes walk away from the camera buck naked exposing their backsides to the movie going world, Jack did it first with arrogance and pride in this Sergio Corbucci directed western. 889 more words

Daily Take

Crossing Borders

This beer ad seems to be a very pointed response to the idea of building walls between peoples of different countries:

Modelo Especial is brewed in Mexico by… 126 more words

Popular Music

Walk on by

My two favourite (and on paper, improbable) versions. The former is very Morricone-ish; the latter funky punkish.


Film Review: Navajo Joe (1966)

Also known as: A Dollar a Head (US working title), Navajo’s Land, Red Fighter, Savage Run (alternate titles)
Release Date: November 26th, 1966 (Italy)
Directed by: 510 more words


Movie Review - "Cinema Paradiso" (1988)

“Cinema Paradiso” is, first and foremost, a love letter to the power of movies. It is about the allure of watching larger than life characters go on adventures. 421 more words