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Friday, June 8, 2007


posted by on June 8 at 10:01 AM

Staying home this weekend and watching DVDs.


The weather is supposed to royally suck this weekend and unless you already have tickets to SIFF I suggest just staying home and watching any number of DVDs that came out this week.

Personally, I am going to make a big batch of spaghetti and meatballs and get fat watching The Sergio Leone Anthology, which includes remastered, full-length cuts of Leone’s three Clint Eastwood westerns: A Fistful of Dollars, For a Few Dollars More, and The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly, and his lesser known James Coburn-Rod Steiger western, Duck, You Sucker (aka A Fistful of Dynamite).

This eight-disc set comes with 10 hours of extras including every deleted scene that has survived, interviews with surviving cast and crew members, period advertising, and recent visits to the locations that were used 40 years ago. Add Leone’s two-disc deluxe version of his 1968 masterpiece Once Upon a Time in the West that came out a few years ago and you have a solid 25 hours of Anglo-Italian goodness.

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Those question marks are supposed to be quotation marks. I don't know what happened. :(

Posted by elswinger | June 8, 2007 10:13 AM

They were unnecessary with the italics anyway.

Posted by elswinger | June 8, 2007 10:14 AM

Character set encoding, I'll betcha. God knows what you're using to write these, but it needs to be in Unicode or ISO-8859-1.

Not to distract from some of the greatest movies of all time. Yay, Clint. Warning: do not play the "drink whenever someone dies" game, or you will be passed out in the yard before the credits are finished. For a Few Dollars More has a body count in the thousands, I'm sure.

Posted by Fnarf | June 8, 2007 10:19 AM

Now that is a fantastic idea. I am jealous of your weekend.

Posted by Levislade | June 8, 2007 10:19 AM

I have been doing it in Word then cut and pasting it into Firefox. Maybe I should use Notepad after I do spell check in Word.

Posted by elswinger | June 8, 2007 10:21 AM

Elswinger tried to get a job at the P-I. He's just jealous of real journalists. Plus he's almost certainly short and bald, and afraid of dogs.

Happy freaky Friday!

Posted by ECB | June 8, 2007 10:24 AM

I refuse to even touch an issue of the PI. The only way I would is if there were naked pictures of Anderson Cooper...or anyone, really.

Nothin' wrong with a lil' peepin'.

Posted by Mr. Poe | June 8, 2007 10:28 AM

don't use Word! firefox has built-in spell check. use notepad or something else, but Word is a Slog killer.

Posted by crew | June 8, 2007 10:35 AM


I'm not afraid of dogs if they are deep fried and served on a stick.

Posted by elswinger | June 8, 2007 10:37 AM

Elswinger if you like that dvd set and enjoy the soundtracks to that eras movies surf and check out these samples from Its a sure fire way to get you in the mood and stifle boredom. too bad some tracks are only 2 minutes but sometimes thats enough to see where they were comming from the arts as musicians and filmakers worked together back in the 60s

Posted by summertime | June 8, 2007 10:55 AM

Can't go without mentioning the contribution of Ennio Morricone to these films. He's a frickin' genius! (macgruber!) The little music box scenes in A Fistful of Dollars are some of the most captivating musical experiences on film.

Posted by ManInFall | June 8, 2007 10:56 AM

Thanks! I am a big fan of MovieGrooves. They have imported versions of the Eastwood western soundtracks, chockful of bonus tracks. In the past, the soundtrack to For a Few Dollars More has been relegated to half a CD, but the expanded Italian version adds 14 tracks (totaling 45 more minutes) of more music from the film. They also have an expanded soundtrack for A Fistful of Dollars. In the states we only got an expanded soundtrack for The Good, The Bad, & The Ugly. This is probably due to three different U.S. record companies releasing the soundtrack albums, despite all three films being released by United Artists (now MGM/UA).

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