Page for July 26 - August 1, 2014.

The purpose of this page is to find others with a shared interest in these kinds of movies. Please drop me a line with comments or questions about
Italian and Spanish action movies,
or Martial Arts fight flicks.
William Connolly

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Contents: Trivia Game (below),
Recent Viewings (below),
Unanswered Questions and Requests,
Stuff For Sale or Trade,
Stuff I'm Looking For,
Some of my favorite films,
and Links.

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Check out The Spaghetti Cinema blog.

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Click here for George Harrison singing "Awaiting On You All".

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Brain Teasers:

Which Gordon Scott movie reused footage from CONSTANTINO IL GRANDE, aka CONSTANTINE AND THE CROSS, and LA GUERRA DI TROIA, aka THE TROJAN HORSE?
It was CORIOLANO, EROE SENZA PATRIA, aka CORIOLANUS, HERO WITHOUT A COUNTRY.

From what movie did the chariot race in MACISTE L'EROE PIU GRANDE DEL MONDO, aka GOLIATH AND THE SINS OF BABYLON, originally come?
No one has answered this question yet.

Which one of these actors did not get angry at director Sergio Corbucci and decide to not work with him again: Steve Reeves, Franco Nero or Aldo Sambrell?
No one has correctly answered this question yet.

Which Spanish actor said that director Sergio Leone offered him the role of Tuco in THE GOOD THE BAD AND THE UGLY if Eli Wallach didn't take it?
George Grimes knew that it was Aldo Sanbrell, aka Aldo Sambrell.

Which Spanish actor had a career as a singer and as a soccer player before becoming well known for making Westerns?
George Grimes knew that it was Aldo Sanbrell, aka Aldo Sambrell.

Which Japanese actor, currently working in Hollywood, was quoted as saying, "I tell them how to wear a kimono or how to use props. They may be small things, but culturally they're important. That's my mission."?
George Grimes knew that it was Hiroyuki Sanada of Extant.

And now for some new brain teasers:

Which Italian actress was born on June 19, 1939 in Forli, Emilia-Romagna, Italy?
Which Italian actress has appeared onscreen with Gordon Scott, Joseph Cotton, Giuliano Gemma, Philippe Leroy, Fabio Testi, George Hilton and Mercedes McCambridge?
Which American star of Italian Westerns worked with Allen Klein before Klein got involved with the Beatles?
Which Kung Fu movie was billed in the U.S. as starring "Lee Bruce"?

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Name the movies from which these images come.

George Grimes, Joseph Viglietta and Richard Oravitz identified last week's photo of Aldo Sambrell and gang in UN DOLLARO A TESTA, aka NAVAJO JOE.
Above is a new photo. Can you name from what movie it came?

George Grimes and Joseph Viglietta identified last week's photo of Anton Geesink as Samson and Rosalba Neri as Delilah in I GRANDI CONDOTTIERI, aka GREAT LEADERS OF THE BIBLE.
Above is a new photo. Can you name from what movie it came?

No one has identified the above frame grab.
Can you name from what movie it came?


Issue #77 of SPAGHETTI CINEMA is now available.
In it, Mike Eustace continues his essay on Sword and Sandal flicks, "Nights of Pleasure... Days of Strife", with a look at "The Monsters of Hercules".
James Chaney concludes his translation of the interviews conducted by Franca Faldini and Goffredo Fofi with Italian Western directors Sergio Leone, Sergio Corbucci, Duccio Tessari and many others.
Finally, Mickey Hargitay is memorialized in two articles. First is an interview by Gerard Dessere conducted in 2002. And then there is a brief biography with filmography.

SPAGHETTI CINEMA

A 50 page photocopy journal investigating Italian and Spanish popular cinema, S.C. began publication in 1984 and continues to come out as often as possible.
From Hercules to The Man With No Name; from I VAMPIRI to CEMETARY MAN - S.C. offers research and opinion on the kinds of movies which excited us as children and continues to fascinate under more mature scrutiny.

For a list of back issues and ordering information
click here.
Trivia questions welcomed!

George Grimes identified last week's photo of Angela Mao in WHEN TAEKWONDO STRIKES, aka STING OF THE DRAGON MASTERS.
Above is a new photo. Can you name from what movie it came?


M.A.M.A. #54 is available with Michael Reid's exhaustive listing of movies, TV and anime based on the Shinsengumi; including THE LAST SAMURAI, GOHATTO, Samurai X, THE MAN WHO KILLED RYOMA, TENGU TO, BAND OF ASSASSINS and ASSASSINATION. Mike Eustace also continues to comment on recent Celestial DVD releases of old Shaw Brothers movies.
For ordering information, click on "drop me a line" below.

MARTIAL ARTS MOVIE ASSOCIATES

A 20 page photocopy journal investigating Asian action films, M.A.M.A. began publication in 1985.

For a list of back issues and ordering information
click here.
Trivia questions welcomed.

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I am interested in knowing what movies you have watched and what you enjoyed or not. So please drop me a line if you'd like to share. Here's what I watched last week:

Enjoyed:

THE RUTLES in "All You Need Is Cash"
The Beatles The First U.S. Tour

Mildly enjoyed:

THE RUTLES II: "Can't Buy Me Lunch"
AFTER EARTH

Did not enjoy:

THE CURSE OF THE STARVING CLASS
THE BIG SHOWDOWN, aka KUNG FU MASSACRE
SWINGIN' STEWARDESSES, aka STEWARDESSES REPORT
KICKBOXER, aka ONCE UPON A CHINESE HERO
GRAFFITI BRIDGE

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