A nice long chat over a couple of beers


(davidf) #1

which spaghetti western actors/directors/producers etc living or dead would you most like to spend an evening in a saloon over a few beers discussing their films?


(alk0) #2

Actors: Lee Van Cleef, Gianni Garko, Tony Anthony, Eli Wallach, Franco Nero
Directors: Sergio Leone, Sergio Corbucci, Sergio Sollima, Ferdinando Baldi, Duccio Tessari


(Phil H) #3

So many, so many.

But if pushed I think I would have to go with Milian and Gemma. And I suspect Eli Wallach would be good entertainment for the evening. Maybe Kinski if I was in the mood for a fight.

Of the directors, it would have to be Leone of course. Along with Sollima and Tessari and, just for fun, Signor Fidani!


(Romaine Fielding) #4

Al Muloch, Willian Berger, Frank Wolff, Luigi Pistili & SD. (The dearly departed)


(Col. Douglas Mortimer) #5

Hahahaha

I think Garko and Anthony Ascott are the two people I would most like to chat with.

But there are others like Berger and George Martin, not to mention Clint Eastwood, Stephen, Van Cleef and Gemma.


(lordradish) #6

Aw, you guys have it all wrong… Wrong!!! Wrong!!!

Nicholetta Machiavelli
Claudia Gravy
Claudia Cardinale

Aw, but if I had to pick a dude, probably Steffen or Garko. Or Tomas “I am so fucking talented”* Milian just to take him down a notch about that ego of his.

*actual Milian quote from one of those Blue Underground extras on Run, Man, Run


(Phil H) #7

[quote=“lordradish, post:6, topic:1050”]Aw, you guys have it all wrong… Wrong!!! Wrong!!!

Nicholetta Machiavelli
Claudia Gravy
Claudia Cardinale[/quote]

You are right of course! What was I thinking?? Please change my choices to Nicoletta Machiavelli, Nieves Navarro and Rosalba Neri. Now that’s a night out I’d really enjoy! :slight_smile:

[quote=“lordradish, post:6, topic:1050”]Aw, but if I had to pick a dude, probably Steffen or Garko. Or Tomas “I am so fucking talented”* Milian just to take him down a notch about that ego of his.

*actual Milian quote from one of those Blue Underground extras on Run, Man, Run[/quote]

I think the actual quote was something like “One thing I know about myself is that I’m fucking talented.” But close enough for the point to stand.

However, as a famous big head from english football once said when accused of being conceited…“It’s not conceited to admit to being good at something when you are.”

That pretty much sums up my feelings about Milian. Big ego, yes. But probably no bigger than he deserves. I am, of course, one of what Chris Casey likes to call the “Milian Hordes” so may possibly be seen as biased. But in all honesty, when I look at my list of favourite spaghettis not made by Leone, there is one common factor in most of them and it is Tomas. And furthermore, I don’t believe any of those films would be nearly as good without him. The Bounty Killer is probably the best example of that in my opinion.

So on my imaginary night out with Nicoletta, Nieves and Rosalba I’ll still keep a chair open for Tommy. If he feels like coming along. ;D


(Lode) #8

Sartana Django? :smiley: :wink:

I would go for Leone, Milia and LvC. And maybe Fulci…


(Reverend Danite) #9

Cider for me please! Does that count?

I’m sure Loredana Nusciak counts … she’s my ‘gravy’. :-* ;D


(lordradish) #10

:stuck_out_tongue:
I agree and disagree. I think Milian has made some good films and he’s made some horrible stinkers. As far as the genre goes, I’ve liked him very much when he’s understated (Django Kill) and can’t stand it when he overacts (quite often). I think the bigger thing with me is he’s got an ego like he’s an A-list Hollywood star, where I don’t think he even comes close to an Eastwood or Pacino (or even a Gemma or Garko). I moreso see him as an upper-tier B-movie actor. He is indeed in some of the best spags, no doubt, but for me, he doesn’t factor so much into why they’re so good (don’t kick me out of the club for saying that!):slight_smile:


(lordradish) #11

ANybody see Milian in the prison series on HBO called “Oz” a few years back? He played an aging convict whose son and grandson were in the same prison, and he had Alzheimer’s. Undoubtedly one of the best performances I’ve ever seen from him.Very real and believable, and quite sad, actually.


(Chris_Casey) #12

I agree and disagree. I think Milian has made some good films and he’s made some horrible stinkers. As far as the genre goes, I’ve liked him very much when he’s understated (Django Kill) and can’t stand it when he overacts (quite often). I think the bigger thing with me is he’s got an ego like he’s an A-list Hollywood star, where I don’t think he even comes close to an Eastwood or Pacino (or even a Gemma or Garko). I moreso see him as an upper-tier B-movie actor. He is indeed in some of the best spags, no doubt, but for me, he doesn’t factor so much into why they’re so good (don’t kick me out of the club for saying that!):)[/quote]

I’m with you lordradish!
So, if they kick you out of the club…they will have to kick me out, too…and then we will have to start our own!
:smiley:

To be frank, I never had a real dislike for Milian…until those interviews he did for Blue Underground! I find him very interesting and all…but, he does, indeed come off as entirely conceited. And unlike the famous footballer, I don’t think Milian’s conceit is warranted.
Films he is brilliant in would include: THE BOUNTY KILLER, THE BIG GUNDOWN, TEPEPA, and FACE TO FACE. I think he is good in DJANGO KILL, too. Films where I think the directors should have reigned him in would have to include: COMPANEROS and SONNY & JED. In COMPANEROS he was fine in some scenes and just too over-the-top in others…making for a very uneven performance. I think that is why I much prefer THE MERCENARY to COMPANEROS.

But, there I go again…ranting…all thanks to these @#$!%# kidney stones!!!

:frowning:

Oh, almost forgot…
I am also with you in that I would rather spend my chatting time with the ladies!! :wink:
I’d like to have an actual sit-down with Nicoletta. Even though we have spent quite a few hours on the phone and via email, it just isn’t the same!

I’d like to spend a couple of hours with Silvana Bacci, Rosalba Neri, Claudia Cardinale, Nieves Navarro, and Pilar Velasquez, to name but a few!

As for the guys…
Well, as with Nicoletta I would like to have actual face to face chatting sessions with Franco Nero (we’ve exchanged letters) and Enzo Castellari (like Nicoletta, we have had hours of phone conversations and email correspondence over the years).

I would also like to sit and talk with Richard Harrison, Gianni Garko, George Hilton, Giuliano Gemma, Terence Hill, Robert Woods, Leonard Mann, Tony Anthony, and…ok…I confess, Tomas Milian!

I was lucky enough to spend an entire week with Aldo Sanbrell (Sambrell if you prefer the famous misspelling! heh heh!) in California back in 2004 and we have kept up correspondence off and on since then. A great guy!


(Mrs Angel Eyes) #13

Lee van Cleef. I have a HUGE crush on him. Sigh.


(LankyFellow) #14

Probably i would choose Volonte and Camaso,there are the most questions.


(Silence) #15

Very many but to mention a few,

Franco Nero
Lee Van Cleef
Tomas Milian
Tony Anthony
Eli Wallach
Demofilo Fidani
Sergio Corbucci
Tina Aumont
Nicholetta Machiavelli


(ENNIOO) #16

Alcohol free beer Silence…


(alk0) #17

Worst invention EVER!


(ENNIOO) #18

Yes, have to agree.


(Silence) #19

There are lots of alcohol free stuff but I’ve never heard about alcohol free beer ;).


(I...I...Idiot) #20

To be quite honest, all the prior choices are obvious, but it would be even better to have these beers, with these sw greats, along with a few of you here on the forum. Phil H, Ennioo & Pacificador to name a few. Me, sw’s greats, fellow forumites & of course… BEER! (the staring role) :wink:

Oh & of course the saloon would have to be all ages so I can buy Korano & Silence a Mountain Dew!