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Once Upon a Time in the West at 50: how Ennio Morricone’s music powered a classic

Most films have their composers put music to images far into post-production. These days, temp tracks are common right until the last possible moment. But such was Leone’s faith in his collaboration with Morricone, which had already spawned the hit ‘Dollars’ trilogy, he had him compose the key themes before filming – and played the music during the shoot in order to inspire his cast.

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New Release: Wild East's Giuliano Gemma double feature DVD

The films featured are Days of Vengeance and Erik the Viking

Days of Vengeance (Italy/Spain/France, 1967)

Directed by Mario Caiano.

Ted Barnett (Giuliano Gemma) is serving time for a crime that he did not commit when he manages to escape. 159 more words


"A Man Turned Inside Out"... Kat Ellinger's ALL THE COLOURS OF SERGIO MARTINO Reviewed

Arrow Books. P/B. 91 Pages. ISBNs 0993306063 / 978-0993306068.

I’ve been after this one for a while and finally got my hands on a PDF version (if, indeed, such a thing is possible) through the good offices of the guys and girls at Fetch Publicity. 580 more words


New Updated Showreel

My 2 minute showreel has been finely honed down to 1 minute especially for those busy employers for whom I need to make a fast and favourable first impression so here it is. 401 more words


Wild East's Klaus Kinski double bill review

My review of Wild East’s double bill DVD of Spaghetti Westerns starring Klaus Kinski was published at CineSavant yesterday. Anthony Dawson’s And God Said to Cain… 85 more words

Film Review

A Fistful of Dynamite screening, 30 April 2018

As part of the British Film Institute’s month long celebration of the films of Sergio Leone, the director’s Zapata Spaghetti Western A Fistful of Dynamite / Duck, You Sucker (1971) will be screened at the BFI Southbank in London on Monday 30 April 2018. 78 more words


The Savage Guns (1962)

If westerns are my favorite genre (they are), then spaghetti westerns would have to be my favorite sub-genre. Director Sergio Leone often gets credit for starting the spaghetti western craze, and he did…but his movies weren’t the first movies in the genre. 667 more words