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Gary B.

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Re: I'll be meeting Franco Nero in a few months...
« Reply #15 on: 19 Dec 2007 - 17:42 »

April is still a long ways away.
I'll certainly have more by March.

Keep watching the skies.

I figured for something of this stature (an achievement award for a great Italian film icon) would require more planning, etc, so 4 months away didn't seem like that far off in my mind.  But, I'll be eagerly awaiting the details...thanks!
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The Hunchback

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« Reply #16 on: 20 Dec 2007 - 03:06 »

April is still a long ways away.
I'll certainly have more by March.

Keep watching the skies.

I figured for something of this stature (an achievement award for a great Italian film icon) would require more planning, etc


True but Nero isn't the main attraction (believe it or not), it's an entire Italian Film festival. So I'm expecting Nero's award to be a slap dash project.
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tigerheart76

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« Reply #17 on: 20 Jan 2008 - 09:40 »

I'd be interested about where things are with the new western him and Castellari were rumoured to be working on - there were a few things flying around last year about this - the title was supposed to be something like 'gli implacabili'...
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The Hunchback

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« Reply #18 on: 24 Jan 2008 - 05:26 »

I'd be interested about where things are with the new western him and Castellari were rumoured to be working on - there were a few things flying around last year about this - the title was supposed to be something like 'gli implacabili'...



I already had that question planned of course. I don't expect anything new though. That movie has been in development hell for several years now.
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K August

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« Reply #19 on: 26 Jan 2008 - 15:27 »

Hunchback if you manage to do something with Tomas Milian alone (not sure where you're based), I'm there.

As far as Franco, a few questions:

Of his movies which have not yet been released on American/UK dvd, which ones would he like to see be released?

What is his opinion on A QUIET PLACE IN THE COUNTRY?

Would he consider doing another thriller with Vanessa now?

And finally,

How does it feel to have Enzo beat him up in so many of their movies together? ;)

thanks Hunchback.
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tigerheart76

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« Reply #20 on: 05 Feb 2008 - 12:33 »

I'd be interested about where things are with the new western him and Castellari were rumoured to be working on - there were a few things flying around last year about this - the title was supposed to be something like 'gli implacabili'...



I already had that question planned of course. I don't expect anything new though. That movie has been in development hell for several years now.

Cheers, figured you'd have that on your list  :P
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The Hunchback

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« Reply #21 on: 19 Feb 2008 - 16:32 »

Hunchback if you manage to do something with Tomas Milian alone (not sure where you're based), I'm there.





Milian also seems like a possibility. For the moment.

I'll keep you guys posted.
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The Hunchback

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« Reply #22 on: 01 Apr 2008 - 23:13 »

Okay, Nero will be here within a week. Milian can't make it because he is heading to NYC to visit his son Tomaso.

Send your Franco Nero questions.

I'm only accepting 10 because I want to get my questions in as well and my time with him will most probably be limited.

Post questions here... first come first serve.
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tigerheart76

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« Reply #23 on: 02 Apr 2008 - 20:44 »

Probably an obvious one, but...

"Looking back, are there any of your films that you'd want to go back and reshoot?"

Thanks...
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« Reply #24 on: 14 Apr 2008 - 16:27 »

Update:

It happened. The Hunchback was a real chum and allowed me to interview Franco Nero for my feature-length doc on Italian crime films.

(The Hunchback, who like me, kinda straddles the fence between film historian and filmmaker, was even the B-camera operator for the shoot.)

The interview was great, full of information and entertaining anecdotes. Best of all, I finally got to hear Mr. Nero's opinion of his greatest "imitator," Maurizio Merli.

More details as the doc progresses...
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Re: I'll be meeting Franco Nero in a few months...
« Reply #25 on: 14 Apr 2008 - 17:11 »

The interview was great, full of information and entertaining anecdotes. Best of all, I finally got to hear Mr. Nero's opinion of his greatest "imitator," Maurizio Merli.

Now that's something I'd like to hear! Good work Mike and The Hunchback  :P
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Mart85

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« Reply #26 on: 14 Apr 2008 - 17:29 »

Same here.  :-X


Nice one Mike and The Hunchback.  :'(
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« Reply #27 on: 15 Apr 2008 - 16:38 »

Update:

Best of all, I finally got to hear Mr. Nero's opinion of his greatest "imitator," Maurizio Merli.

More details as the doc progresses...

I guess he was none too flattering of his rival? My wife and I interviewed Enzo (G!) Castellari a few years ago and he was less than kind to old Merli. He described him as someone who started out his film career with good intentions but then let the fame get to his head (...Or something like that.)

Enzo also mentioned the western he was meant to be doing, rattling off a long (long) list of celebrated American actors tied to the project. The good man QT was also mentioned as being key to the project, iirc. Given how long it's taken Quentin to remake 'The Inglorious Bastards' I guess we can't rule anything out just yet.

One day (when hell freezes over...) I'll rip and subtitle the 2 hour(+) interview we did. The problem is that (on playback) it all comes across as so (incredibly) amateurish that I'm not exactly keen to release it in it's present state. Bear in mind I'd also not seen many of his films at that point, the only one I could really talk about was Keoma - and I hadn't seen that since I was about 15 or 16 (I'm 31 now). I still have his son Andrea's e-mail address and I'd like to go back and finish it off. Here's hoping!




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The Hunchback

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Re: I'll be meeting Franco Nero in a few months...
« Reply #28 on: 15 Apr 2008 - 19:15 »

Update:

Best of all, I finally got to hear Mr. Nero's opinion of his greatest "imitator," Maurizio Merli.

More details as the doc progresses...



Enzo also mentioned the western he was meant to be doing, rattling off a long (long) list of celebrated American actors tied to the project. The good man QT was also mentioned as being key to the project, iirc. Given how long it's taken Quentin to remake 'The Inglorious Bastards' I guess we can't rule anything out just yet.









During dinner Nero told me that Enzo's western project might get funding within the year but he also told me not to hold my breath. " Nobody in Italy is willing to back up a western/action picture directed by an old man"...Nero's own words.
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K August

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« Reply #29 on: 22 Apr 2008 - 13:53 »




During dinner Nero told me that Enzo's western project might get funding within the year but he also told me not to hold my breath. " Nobody in Italy is willing to back up a western/action picture directed by an old man"...Nero's own words.

Sigh... Guess they think age is hinderance.

Glad you had a good time Hunchback.
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