Re: My report on 7 days at the Film Forum retrospective
Mon Jun 18, 2012 12:00am
I saw PRICE OF POWER today and it was indeed a beautiful print. Also an excellent film - much more plot-driven than your usual spaghetti western.
I would argue with Cox's assessment that this was Gemma's "one great film". Hasn't he seen the RINGO films, ARIZONA COLT, LONG DAYS OF VENGEANCE, CALIFORNIA, or DAY OF ANGER?
Unfortunately I couldn't stay for the restored 35mm print of ONCE UPON A TIME IN THE WEST, but it was good to see that it was sold out and the line outside included a wide range of ages of men, women and children.
I flew to New York and spent most of June 3-9 attending screenings at the Film Forum. It was great to see these movies on the big screen with (mostly) packed and appreciative houses. There were some... more
I'd concur with Eric. Most screenings I was at were well-attended or close to sold out, with a real mix of people in the audience. Young couples, older couples, some solitary women and men. At PRICE... more
I went to several screenings and there were a lot of women in the audience - some came alone, some on dates. Very surprising. Also fathers bringing their sons to see the films. Most of the screenings ... more
Re: My report on 7 days at the Film Forum retrospective Eric,Mon Jun 18 12:00am
I always find it interesting how people disagree on films in this genre. For instance, I think FOR A FEW DOLLARS MORE is Leone's weakest western in that it drags so badly in the middle. Other fans... more
I saw COMPANEROS and THE BIG GUNDOWN tonight at the Film Forum and would pretty much agree with Pasta Shel's reviews. BIG GUNDOWN was a gorgeous looking film, and so many scenes or bits of scenes... more
Thanks Pasta Shell, I'm sure you had a great time by your enthusiastic reviews. So many of these films look much better on the big screen the way they were meant to be seen. Something like this... more