Page for July 19 - 25, 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 a music video for the 2014 version of Miyamoto Musashi.

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Brain Teasers:

From what movie did the sea battle in MACISTE L'EROE PIU GRANDE DEL MONDO, aka GOLIATH AND THE SINS OF BABYLON, originally come?
John Black knew that it was CARTAGNINE IN FIAMME, aka CARTHAGE IN FLAMES.

Which Gordon Scott movie reused footage from CONSTANTINO IL GRANDE, aka CONSTANTINE AND THE CROSS, and LA GUERRA DI TROIA, aka THE TROJAN HORSE?
No one has answered this question yet.

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.

By what name is director E.G. Rowland best known?
Rick Garibaldi knew that his real name is Enzo Girolami. George Grimes knew that he is best known as Enzo G. Castellari.

Which Italian film director had a son who became a well known film director and another son who appeared as an actor in many movies directed by his brother?
Rick Garibaldi and George Grimes knew that it was Marino Girolami.

On which Dean Martin movie did Bruce Lee choreograph some martial arts fights?
John Black figured out that it was THE WRECKING CREW.

And now for some new brain teasers:

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?
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?
Which Spanish actor had a career as a singer and as a soccer player before becoming well known for making Westerns?
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."?

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Name the movies from which these images come.

Rick Garibaldi identified last week's frame grab of Brett Halsey in L'IRA DI DIO, aka WRATH OF GOD.
Above is a new photo. Can you name from what movie it came?

John Black identified last week's photo of Kerwin Mathews and Tina Louise in SAFFO - VENERE DI LESBO, aka THE WARRIOR EMPRESS.
Above is a new photo. Can you name from what movie it came?

George Grimes identified last week's frame grab from director Dario Argento's SUSPIRIA.
Above is a new photo. 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 provided by Jackie S. as an advertisement for the 2014 Miyamoto Musashi NHK TV special.
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:

Highly enjoyed:

CONCERT FOR GEORGE (The complete concert DVD.)

Enjoyed:

CONCERT FOR BANGLADESH
NOWHERE BOY - There's plenty to enjoy when Anne-Marie Duff and Kristin Scott Thomas appear on the screen together.
THE BOURNE LEGACY
49 UP

Mildly enjoyed:

PAUL MCCARTNEY: THE SPACE WITHIN US
GALAXY QUEST
The McCartney Years
SANS SOLEIL, aka SUNLESS
A MAP OF THE WORLD
JACK REACHER
RIDDICK
The Unseen John Lennon
FLIGHT

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Charles Gilbert watched:
THE GORGON (Hammer 1964) Superb atmosphere and James Bernard score should have been saved for another Dracula sequel.
KING OF KONG ISLAND (1968) Something's amiss when Marc Lawrence's real voice is dubbed.
MONSTER THAT CHALLENGED THE WORLD (1957) Produced by The Rifleman triumvirate Levy, Gardner, Laven. A few of the bit players, including Director Arnold Laven's wife Wallace Earl aka Eileen Harley were regular cast members with Chuck Connors.

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