Page for August 22 - 28, 2015.

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 Tegan and Sara performing "I Couldn't Be Your Friend".

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Brain Teasers:

Can you name two actors who played the son of Django?
Llewellyn H. could only think of one: Gabriele Tinti in IL FIGLIO DI DJANGO, aka SON OF DJANGO, aka VENGEANCE IS A COLT .45.
And now that I've rewatched DJANGO SPARA PER PRIMO, I can only think of one, too.

Why did Tony Anthony not make a second BLINDMAN movie?
Llewellyn H. knew it was because the contact lenses he wore to look blind hurt too much.

In what country did Tony Anthony originally want GET MEAN to take place, before he settled on medieval Spain?
Llewellyn H. knew that it was China.

To make what movie did Franco Nero ask Jack Warner to release him from his Warner Bros. contract?
No one has answered this question yet.

To visit which friend did Walter Barnes first travel to Rome?
No one has answered this question yet.

Which Italian actress started working in movie in Britain before making movies in Italy?
George Grimes knew that it was Lisa Gastoni.

In what movie did Lisa Gastoni and Belinda Lee both appear?
George Grimes and Charles Gilbert knew that it was THE RUNAWAY BUS.

Which English musician wrote the music for a Western made in Spain?
No on has answered this question yet.

Which English musician wrote music for three Italian horror films and a Japanese monster movie?
No one has answered this question yet.

And now for some new brain teasers:

By what name is Aldo Caponi better known?
Which Italian film director used the name Anthony Daisies?
Which Italian actor was a former Italian Middleweight champion in the 1940s?
Which Japanese actor starred in six movies made by his brother's production company?

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Name the movies from which these images come.

George Grimes identified last week's frame grab of Philippe Leroy in YANKEE.
Above is a new photo. Can you name from what movie it came?

George Grimes identified last week's frame grab of George Eastman in FELLINI SATYRICON.
Above is a new photo. Can you name from what movie it came?

George Grimes identified last week's photo from KISS KISS BANG BANG.
Above is a new photo. Can you name from what movie it came?


Issue #78 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 Unchaining of Hercules".
Mike also writes about his adventures in Spain finding all of the shooting locations for A FISTFUL OF DOLLARS.

SPAGHETTI CINEMA

A fanzine 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 frame grab from HUNTER IN THE DARK.
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 HUMAN VAPOR (1960) - The U.S. version has a number of problems, but the movie is still involving and enjoyable.
Orange Is the New Black Season Three
ATRAGON (1963, Japanese version)

Mildly enjoyed:

VARAN THE UNBELIEVEABLE (1958, Japanese Version)
BATTLE IN OUTER SPACE (1959, Japanese version)
DOGORA (1964, Japanese version)

Did not enjoy:

THE NIGHT OF THE GRIZZLY (1966)
THE ISLAND OF DR. MOREAU (1977)

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David Deal enjoyed:

THE POWER (67) - Colorful and filled with a lean contemporary style that reminds me of The Invaders TV show.
YONGARY (67) - Enjoyable Korean monster romp

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Charles Gilbert watched:

Mysteries and Scandals episodes on Jeffrey Hunter, Tennessee Williams, and William Holden.
THE LONE RANGER (1956) Full length film with spectacular scenery produced by oil millionaire Jack Wrather. His wife Bonita Granville is the leading lady.

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