Sergio Corbucci Book


(Stanton) #1

Sergio Corbucci a cura di Orio Caldiron, Ramberti Editore, Rimini, 1993.

There was an Italian book about Corbucci, which is according to an Italian member of the Sergio Leone board “a book on Corbucci where it is included his autobiography”.

I would buy an english translation immediately.

Scherp, have you ever heard about it?


Voyage dans le cinéma de Sergio Corbucci (Vincent Jourdan)
(scherpschutter) #2

[quote=“Stanton, post:1, topic:1779”]Sergio Corbucci a cura di Orio Caldiron, Ramberti Editore, Rimini, 1993.

There was an Italian book about Corbucci, which is according to an Italian member of the Sergio Leone board “a book on Corbucci where it is included his autobiography”.

I would buy an english translation immediately.

Scherp, have you ever heard about it?[/quote]

No, I haven’t
I have heard about another book, written by his wife:
Il regista del mio cuoro (The director of my heart); it was sold out when I was in Rome last time; I found it on the Net, ordered it, but never received the thing

I’ll do some research on this


(Novecento) #3

I was fascinated to hear about this Stanton.

I found a short article in La Repubblica from 1993 about its release. It looks like it was a collection of Corbucci’s memoirs edited by Orio Caldiron but is now out of print:

PER CORBUCCI, OMAGGIO A UN ARTIGIANOhttp://ricerca.repubblica.it/repubblica/archivio/repubblica/1993/12/28/per-corbucci-omaggio-un-artigiano.html


(Novecento) #4

Livello bibliografico · Monografia
Tipo di documento · Testo a stampa
Titolo · Sergio Corbucci / a cura di Orio Caldiron con la collaborazione di Nori Corbucci
Pubblicazione · Rimini: Ramberti, stampa 1993
Descrizione fisica · 181 p. : ill. ; 30 cm.
Nomi · Caldiron, Orio
· Corbucci, Nori
Soggetti · Corbucci, Sergio
Paese di pubblicazione · Italia
Lingua di pubblicazione · Italiano

“Realizzato in occasione del Premio Corbucci nell’ambito del Premio Grolle d’oro, FilmFest Italia, Sain Vincent, 1993”


(mike siegel) #5

I’m happy to own it…

It has nice behind the scenes shots (small ones though) and yes, it includes
his memories. My Italian isn’t to good unfortunately. I just translated a nice story
how he almost got into a serious fistfight with (ex-boxer!) Jack Palance on IL MERCENARIO
for the German booklet (Koch-Media DVD)…


(Stanton) #6

Mike, do you have the German interviews with Corbucci?


(mike siegel) #7

Do you mean the b/w footage on the set of GLI SPECIALISTI?


(Stanton) #8

No no, I’m talking about interviews in journals. There was one number of Film 5/69 which I’m very interested in (some sources say 5/68, but I think that’s wrong). There must be a lot about Corbucci and Mercenary and Silence and maybe also about OuTW, which all were released shortly before. In fact I would like to have all 12 numbers of this particular year. Maybe 1968 too. There were several interesting critics writing in these 2 years, and it seems there were some interesting disputes about SWs.

Another interview was in Konkret (or was it Pardon? not sure at the moment).

It would also great if someone could translate a few things out of this Corbucci book, which tells us what he thought about his SWs.

Things like this:
http://www.spaghetti-western.net/forum/index.php/topic,1202.msg57592.html#msg57592


(Novecento) #9

[quote=“Stanton, post:8, topic:1779”]No no, I’m talking about interviews in journals. There was one number of Film 5/69 which I’m very interested in (some sources say 5/68, but I think that’s wrong)…

Another interview was in Konkret…[/quote]

Does anyone happen to have a copy of these two interviews with Corbucci? I’d love to read them. I’ve been trying to find back issues for sale but haven’t had any luck so far.


(Novecento) #10

Did you ever receive a copy of this Scherp? If so, was it any good?

A while ago at the Library of Congress in Washington DC I managed to locate “Ciak motore azione. A lato, dietro e dentro al cinema” by Nori Corbucci as well as “Sergio Corbucci / a cura di Orio Caldiron con la collaborazione di Nori Corbucci”. However, they did not seem to have a copy of the one you mentioned.


#11

You’ve read those two books, right? How are they? Il regista del mio cuore seems to be out of print.


(scherpschutter) #12

No, I haven’t received it. I haven’t placed a re-order (maybe I should try) and haven’t been in Rome lately.


(Novecento) #13

I struggle through Italian texts on the basis of my varying degrees of ability in French, Portuguese and Spanish.

The main part of the Caldiron book is from p.34 - p.96 which is essentially Corbucci in his own words in what amounts to a short autobiography. Before that there is a preface by Paolo Villagio, an introduction by Caldiron and a timeline of key events in Corbucci’s life. Following the autobiography are some accounts by his friends/colleagues and then a description of each of his films with snippets from reviews at the time.

The “Ciak, Motore, Azione” book is arranged as a sort of eclectic mix of key people and events that figured prominently in Corbucci’s life and to which Nori was witness. So it includes a whole range of topics covering witnessing a UFO while shooting the Mercenary through to the artist Renato Guttuso mistaking Corbucci for Leone and then making amends by sketching a nude woman for them (the sketch is actually reproduced in the book).

I need to spend more time with the books as my poor knowledge of Italian does not really allow me to skim-read them. I would love a copy of the Caldiron book but it seems pretty hard to obtain. I’ve just noticed that “Ciak, Motore, Azione” has been re-published in a new edition last year so I might need to save my pennies to purchase my own copy:


(JonathanCorbett) #14

I do not know if this is reported in the book, but Corbucci himself told of the production manager’s hilarious reaction: pointing at his wristwatch, he exclaimed “Come on, we cannot waste time on the flying disc!”. :smile:


(scherpschutter) #15

Wasn’t that OVNI (UFO) spotted during the filming of (the final scene of) Vamos a matar, Companeros?


(Novecento) #16

(JonathanCorbett) #17

No, there’s also a very concise Trivia section on the Database page.

The presence of Jack Palance (framed in the low-angle shot), Nero and seven or eight other actors in both films may lead to confusion.


#18

Yes, so do I, unfortunately. Latin and French are my most reliable allies in the laborious toil of reading Italian. :book: :head_bandage:


(scherpschutter) #19

Follow a course. If you speak Latin and French, written Italian is not so difficult. Spoken italian is of course a different story, and there are many dialects and accents that pose serious problems.


#20

Yes, that would be very nice. (And, of course, I don’t speak Latin.)