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I'll admit to something I know Andrew's gonna roll his eyes on.

 

In our household, we go through weeks where They Call Me Trinity never leaves our player. Trinity is a cheeky send-up of spaghetti westerns (it is credited for begining the 'comedy western' genre in Italy in the early 70's). It's replete with sped-up fight scenes, beans-n-farts humor, Italians pretending to be Mexicans, a whistling soundtrack, and a worse dub track. We simply can't get enough of Bambino and Trinity's escapades.

 

In fact this morning it hit me that TB and TJ could be the next Bambino and Trinity! :lol:

 

The movie is in the public domain and available here.

 

Ah you've judged me all wrong. I adore Trinity and Bambino. In fact I even have a 2/3rd's completed Bud Spencer/Terrence Hill style screenplay titled Grizzly and Amos written some ten years ago which I just never got around to finishing.

 

I love the Italian black comedy.

 

I'm currently in the midst of writing a script which is a mixture of Ballad of Cable Hogue and Trinity - though I have to admit I don't have any scenes with beans in. I did just write a scene though where the hero is held up and forced to throw his guns to the ground butt first. The guns discharge upon hitting the ground and shoot and kill his horse. That sort of black wackiness.

 

So happy to converse on the merits of Trinity and Bambino.

 

My Name is Trinity - Trailer

 

regards

 

Andrew

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Awwww yeah! Your script sound great. I've never seen that trailer - love thosed colored graphics!

 

My 4 year old and husband are known to play-act Trinity and Bambino with a host of stuffed animals as bad guys.

 

I introduced my daughter Emilia to Terrence Hill when she was three - showed her Lucky Luke. Haven't shown her the Trinity films as I've only got poor DVD transfers pan/scan. She liked the sense of humor.

 

Yeah working away on the new script basically to kill time because I've been frustrated with twiddling my thumbs. In brief as well as A BULLET WAITS FOR YOU, I have another western screenplay HIRED GUNS which is going as a Canadian/NZ co-production. Where we are sitting right now is that I don't know officially which one is going first, so I've been told to sit tight and wait. An unusual situation to find oneself in. I'm not complaining, just uneasy about where to focus my energies.

 

Hence the reason I'm writing a black comedy.

 

regards

 

Andrew

 

 

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Some where around 1973 or 74, I was blessed...me and some buddys snuck into the Gratiot Drive-in theatre in Mt. Clemens, MI. 3 of us in the trunk of Joe Schoemburgs 69 green Montego...We had 3 cases of Drewrys beer, some damned good weed, a couple of bottles of snapps and a huge freaking box of tootsie rolls...and we watched a drive-in marathon of They call me Trinity and Trinity is still my name... If you are to young to have ever seen these movies (or any other for that matter) at the drive-in... then, I am very sorry for you, you have truely missed a great part of americana...ah, the joys of youth!...I still have the speakers we stole that night.

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Some where around 1973 or 74, I was blessed...me and some buddys snuck into the Gratiot Drive-in theatre in Mt. Clemens, MI. 3 of us in the trunk of Joe Schoemburgs 69 green Montego...We had 3 cases of Drewrys beer, some damned good weed, a couple of bottles of snapps and a huge freaking box of tootsie rolls...and we watched a drive-in marathon of They call me Trinity and Trinity is still my name... If you are to young to have ever seen these movies (or any other for that matter) at the drive-in... then, I am very sorry for you, you have truely missed a great part of americana...ah, the joys of youth!...I still have the speakers we stole that night.

And I bet y'all ate every single one of those tootsie rolls, too!

 

 

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And I bet y'all ate every single one of those tootsie rolls, too!

 

We didn't have the drive-in in New Zealand but what we did have in the early eighties was video influx during the whole vhs versus beta war. I never quite figured it out but for every one copy of Empire Strikes Back on VHS there would be a dozen Bud Spencer Terrence Hill flicks. Apparantly the same went for Australia. Whoever managed the distribution did an amazing job. I used to frequent the Terrence Hill website and there were (even in recent years) occurances where families from NZ have named their children Trinity after Terrence Hill.

 

I'm thank full of the influence because it made me the man I am today.

 

haha

 

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Andrew

 

 

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Producer Mark Canton ("300") is teaming with Pterodactyl Prods. on a pair of bigscreen projects that include a pic about iconic cowboy character and B-movie Western staple Bill "Hopalong" Cassidy.

 

Created in 1904 by writer Clarence E. Mulford, the Cassidy character appeared as a rough-talking galoot in a series of popular stories and novels before segueing to the bigscreen in 1935 as a clean-cut hero. William Boyd played the character in 66 films throughout the 1930s, '40s and '50s.

 

Affectionately known by millions as "Hoppy," the character also spawned comicbooks, radio serials and the first network TV Western series. Cassidy also became the first image to be featured on a lunchbox.

 

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http://www.variety.com/article/VR111799627...=1&nid=2562

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I just watched Sukiyaki Western Django. What a fun film. If you are not familiar with Takashi Miike, let me start off by saying that this in not a film for everyone. Those who know the man's work will know that he likes to incorporate some sort of absurdist humor which is present in the form of the Red gang, and the opening scene could potentally be considered off-putting because of the obviously fake scenery and Quentin Tarantino's acting ( I like the guy, but he just didn't do it for me in this). If you don't like it, at least get past the first 20 minutes, the pay off is worth it. Other than that the film is pretty straight forward.

 

I know the film is called Django, but it strongly resembles Yojimbo & Fistful Of Dollars. I really dug the look and the portrayal of this version of The Man With No Name. I love how Miike was able to take his style and blend the Western with Samuri films. The final duel with the leader of the White gang was too much fun. Guns vs. Sword/East meets West, and the way it was filmed is just beautiful. Cinematically, Miike really went above and beyond for this film. Typically, he's known for cranking out 5-7 films a year, but as of late, he seems to be taking time, and it really shows with this.

 

If you want to see somthing diffrent, check this out, it's well worth the time. Like I said, the first 20 minutes may be a little tuff for some to get through, but the rest of the film is worth sitting through it for. The last big gun battle is one of the best gun fights I have seen in the last 5 years if not 10, and finally, we get another great female character with BB. I only wish there was more of her kicking ass in this film. If all goes well with the DVD, I'd love to see her get her own film. She is as much fun as Uma in Kill Bill.

 

Still not convinced to see it? If you're a fan of the original Django, the end credits has a Japanese language cover of the theme song ;)

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Just learned that Cote De Pablo is in this Ransom Pride flick.

 

I'm kind of an NCIS fanatic, and I have a bit of a crush on her. ;)

 

 

Thought you guys might be interested in this:

 

The Last Rites of Ransom Pride - website

 

http://www.ransompride.com/

 

Looks like it was put up pre Nomadic Pictures involvement.

 

Andrew

 

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I just watched Sukiyaki Western Django. What a fun film. If you are not familiar with Takashi Miike, let me start off by saying that this in not a film for everyone. Those who know the man's work will know that he likes to incorporate some sort of absurdist humor which is present in the form of the Red gang, and the opening scene could potentally be considered off-putting because of the obviously fake scenery and Quentin Tarantino's acting ( I like the guy, but he just didn't do it for me in this). If you don't like it, at least get past the first 20 minutes, the pay off is worth it. Other than that the film is pretty straight forward.

 

I know the film is called Django, but it strongly resembles Yojimbo & Fistful Of Dollars. I really dug the look and the portrayal of this version of The Man With No Name. I love how Miike was able to take his style and blend the Western with Samuri films. The final duel with the leader of the White gang was too much fun. Guns vs. Sword/East meets West, and the way it was filmed is just beautiful. Cinematically, Miike really went above and beyond for this film. Typically, he's known for cranking out 5-7 films a year, but as of late, he seems to be taking time, and it really shows with this.

 

If you want to see somthing diffrent, check this out, it's well worth the time. Like I said, the first 20 minutes may be a little tuff for some to get through, but the rest of the film is worth sitting through it for. The last big gun battle is one of the best gun fights I have seen in the last 5 years if not 10, and finally, we get another great female character with BB. I only wish there was more of her kicking ass in this film. If all goes well with the DVD, I'd love to see her get her own film. She is as much fun as Uma in Kill Bill.

 

Still not convinced to see it? If you're a fan of the original Django, the end credits has a Japanese language cover of the theme song ;)

 

I saw a trailer for this recently and thought it looked cool. Ran across it at Fry's yesterday and almost bought it but decided I wanted to see it first. Almost picked up Hell Ride too but backed off for the same reason. I ended up walking out with nothing, which sometimes happens. Nothing was seriously tickling my fancy and finances are tight right now. I always come home from one of those fruitless trips kind of depressed ;) Normally at least I find a couple of classics for cheap.

 

I'll give this a rent for sure. Glad to know it's available, thanks JWeb.

 

- TB

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I saw a trailer for this recently and thought it looked cool. Ran across it at Fry's yesterday and almost bought it but decided I wanted to see it first. Almost picked up Hell Ride too but backed off for the same reason. I ended up walking out with nothing, which sometimes happens. Nothing was seriously tickling my fancy and finances are tight right now. I always come home from one of those fruitless trips kind of depressed ;) Normally at least I find a couple of classics for cheap.

 

I'll give this a rent for sure. Glad to know it's available, thanks JWeb.

 

- TB

 

You couldn't find the Pusher trilogy? Cause I'll say it, just blind buy that motherfucker.

 

 

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I saw a trailer for this recently and thought it looked cool. Ran across it at Fry's yesterday and almost bought it but decided I wanted to see it first. Almost picked up Hell Ride too but backed off for the same reason. I ended up walking out with nothing, which sometimes happens. Nothing was seriously tickling my fancy and finances are tight right now. I always come home from one of those fruitless trips kind of depressed ;) Normally at least I find a couple of classics for cheap.

 

I'll give this a rent for sure. Glad to know it's available, thanks JWeb.

 

- TB

 

 

I've been wanting to see Hell Ride. The inital reviews were positive, but when it hit limited release, I couldn't find a single positive review. It looks fun as hell though. Love Dennis Hopper. As for SWD, I picked it up at Target for $14.99 and it was packaged in a beautifully done steelbook case.

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I can't resist this. TB just dropped the line in the PWZ post about "finding a good review for the film was like finding a nun in a room full of hookers." and I immediately thought of Clint Eastwood's Two Mules for Sister Sarah, 1970.

 

Quick synopsis: Eastwood saves Shirley MacLaine, a nun, from a sticky situation and finds that she's being followed by the French. She's headed to the same fort he was sent to recon so he escorts her there. Many funny scenes along the way exploit the great chemistry between these two strong actors. This spy vs. spy kind of western has a nice Dirty Dozen finish.

 

If you haven't been able to get your girlfriend to watch westerns with you, get this. It should change her mind.

 

 

 

 

 

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Watched Sukiyaki Western Django tonight.

 

Complete waste of time.

 

Could be more constructive then that, but can't be bothered with the effort. Has really put me in a foul mood.

 

Andrew

 

Did you actually get through all of it? I couldn't make it...I knew I was in for a rough time after that opening with the egg. It was just stinko. I finally and mercifully fell a sleep after about 30 minutes.

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Did you actually get through all of it? I couldn't make it...I knew I was in for a rough time after that opening with the egg. It was just stinko. I finally and mercifully fell a sleep after about 30 minutes.

 

You should at least give the last 30 minutes a shot. The shoot-out at the end was pretty good. I do agree though the stuff with QT was pretty bad.

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You should at least give the last 30 minutes a shot. The shoot-out at the end was pretty good. I do agree though the stuff with QT was pretty bad.

 

Thanks, I'll check it out.

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Did you actually get through all of it? I couldn't make it...I knew I was in for a rough time after that opening with the egg. It was just stinko. I finally and mercifully fell a sleep after about 30 minutes.

 

I had to force myself as I had bought it for myself as an early Christmas present - which is why I really got into a foul mood. I think after about 60 seconds I had to put subtitles on because I couldn't understand a damn word Tarantino was saying. After about 10 minutes I got the laptop out and browsed while watching the rest.

 

Just plain bad and insulting.

 

Andrew

 

 

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You should at least give the last 30 minutes a shot. The shoot-out at the end was pretty good. I do agree though the stuff with QT was pretty bad.

 

The shoot out was terrible. Watch Open Range for a gunfight not this trash.

 

Sorry normally placid but not on this topic.

 

regards

 

Andrew

 

 

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I keep thinking about renting it but haven't yet. Now I think I won't.

I respect that you found it fun JWeb and would never presume to question your tastes.

But I've a sinking feeling I'd react more like Andrew to the way the film plays.

Not my cup of tea when it comes to the genre.

I'll take a look when it shows up on cable.

 

- tb

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The best western I have seen recently would have to be Appaloosa. God that was a good movie. Overall great acting and story.. just was a nice film to catch in theaters.

 

Several folks here, including yours truly, saw and enjoyed Appaloosa. There is a thread dedicated to it all the way over on page five if you'd like to read the comments there and/or post more of your thoughts on that particular flick.

 

Here's the direct link to it-

http://rawstudios.invisionzone.com/index.php?showtopic=650

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I keep thinking about renting it but haven't yet. Now I think I won't.

I respect that you found it fun JWeb and would never presume to question your tastes.

But I've a sinking feeling I'd react more like Andrew to the way the film plays.

Not my cup of tea when it comes to the genre.

I'll take a look when it shows up on cable.

 

- tb

 

Like I said, it's not a film for everyone. As a fan of Miike, I found it fun, though I have pointed out that it first 30 minutes are hard to get through. I'm not surprised by Andrew's opinion of the film. I can see why someone who is a die hard fan of the genre would not care for it.

 

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If anybody is wondering what flick these guys are chatting about, here is a trailer page for it.

 

http://www.apple.com/trailers/independent/...iwesterndjango/

 

Looks to be shot well, though the presence of Tarantino and the wacky guy with the hip slung gatling gun is offputting.

 

Just plain bad and insulting.

 

The Italian westerns were once upon a time thought of as trash too. It's just a matter of taste.

 

 

 

 

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