Gian Maria Volonte': Un Attore Contro


(Keep Your Head Down) #1

I’m sure this has been mentioned already - just can’t find it - but this doc on Gian Maria is really well done. It’s on the second disc of the “Bullet for the General” blu-ray. I really learned a lot about him that I didn’t know - such as he was considered one of the great Italian actors of his day (most Americans have never heard of him), and the film industry all but abandoned him at the end of his life.

There’s only a brief mention of “Fistful of Dollars”, and no mention at all of “Few Dollars More” (odd as it was the highest grossing film in Italy for years).
Also nothing about"Face to Face". That was disappointing (although I’ve read Volonte’ hated the Leone films), but it’s a great watch overall.


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(Yodlaf Peterson) #2

Talking of Volonte, check this out.

http://www.rarovideo.com/Page.asp/id=401/A501=1467/box-gian-maria-volonte


(Mickey13) #3

I’m on cloud nine. I’ve got to have this!


(Stanton) #4

Uomini contro is a strong war film. In that case even the anti-war term is appropriate.
Volonte is fantastic in it. His first film with Francesco Rosi, who has become an underrated director meanwhile.


(Mickey13) #5

Working Class Goes To Heaven is a leftist and an intelligent piece of leftist propaganda. Electrifying and fabulously crafted, a truly great piece of political cinema, a must see. And Volonte gives probably his best performance ever.


(Jonny Powers) #6

Anybody know the price? Or has that not been mentioned yet, and this is just a press release?


(Mickey13) #7

Not mentioned on amazon.it yet, we’ve got to wait.


(Sundance) #8

Raro is supposed to release Uomini Contro on Blu-Ray in the USA soon. The release date has been pushed back several times already (first date for it was sometime last Fall), I think now the date is 28th February 2013 (well, pre-order date) but… who knows. :stuck_out_tongue:

From their sitehttp://rarovideousa.com/Uomini-Contro-PREORDER-Available-February-28 (which they should really update…)
Digitally restored in collaboration with the National Cinematheque and The Turin National Museum under the supervision of Francesco Rosi
Before and after Restoration
Interview with the Director
New and improved subtitle translation
Fully illustrated booklet on the genesis and production of the Film


(MalorieVillarreal) #9

Volonte is fantastic in it. His first film with Francesco Rosi, who has become an underrated director meanwhile.


(Keep Your Head Down) #10

Definitely have to check this one out…I really liked Rosi’s “The Moment of Truth”…