Tuesday, August 23, 2016

A HIstory of Dollars

A History of Dollars – English title

A 2008 Italian production [Freak-o-Rama (Rome)]
Producer: Ulrich P. Bruckner, Federico Caddeo
Director: Federico Caddeo
Screenplay: Federico Caddeo
Photography: Marco Ristori
Music: Ennio Morricone
Running time: 11 minutes

Nicoletta Machiavelli - herself

Story: A documentary on the making of “The Hills Run Red” (1966) and in interview with actress           Nicoletta Machiavelli. The documentary/interview can be found on Koch Media’s ‘Eine Flut von dollars” DVD release.

Special Birthdays

Giancarlo Guardabassi (actor) would have been 100 today, he died in 1993

Rocky Roberts (singer) would have been 75 today, he died in 2005.

Rita Pavone (singer, actress) is 60 today.

Monday, August 22, 2016

RIP Mario Novelli

Italian stuntman and actor Mario Novelli (aka Anthony Freeman) has died. He was 76. Born Mario Novelli on Febraury 26, 1940 in Rome, Italy he became an often  seen face in Spaghetti western genre of the 1960s and ‘70s appearing in 10 Euro-westerns such as: “Texas, Adios” (1966), “The Stranger Returns” (1967), “And God Said to Cain” (1969) “Dead Men Ride” (1971) and “California” (1977). His sons Alessandro [1970] and Emilaino [1972] followed his path into the film industry.

European Western Comic Books ~ Sui Sentieri del West

A series of bound books beautifully illustrated and written, this series published in the 1960s/1970s from AMZ Milan Publishing. Contained almost didactic stories of the West’s classic characters. Novels were written by Owens, Marshall, Hamilton, Meredith and illustrated by some great Italian and foreign artists such as Gino D'Antonio, Roberto Molino, Giuseppe Di Maria, Cesare Colombi, B.Bodini, Mario Dodarello, Paludetti Franco, Arturo del Castillo. Behind the pseudonyms Harvey Clegg and Bruce Meredith hides Gianni Padoan, great Italian author who died in 1995.

Sui Sentieri del West - AMZ Editrice, Milano
1. Harvey Clegg: I ribelli del Missouri (1960) - Illustrazioni di Roberto Molino
2. Jack Shanon: I tre cavalieri di Alamo (1960) - Illustrazioni Roberto Molino
3. Martin Le Roj: L'ultima carica del generale Custer (1960) - Illustrazioni Roberto Molino
4. Harvey Clegg: Gli ultimi Apache (1961)
5. Robert Owens: Lo sceriffo dell' O.K. Corral - Illustrazioni Roberto Molino, copertina Casare Colombo
6. Martin Le Roj: Il lungo viaggio di Kit Carson (1962) - Copertina di Giuseppe De Maria, illustrazioni di Roberto Molino
7. Harvey Clegg: Le avventure di Buffalo Bill - Illustrazioni di Roberto Molino, copertina di Giuseppe De Maria
8. Robert Owens: Il conquistatore della California (1964) - Illustrazioni di Mario Todarello, copertina Cesare Colombo.
9. Robert Owens: Calamity Jane, la ragazza del Pony Express (1966) - Illustrazioni Franco Paludetti
10. Robert Owens: Ringo! (1966) - Illustrazioni a colori di Giuseppe De Maria, in b/n autore non riportato, direi Arturo Del Castillo, giudicate voi.
11. S. Marshall: Agenzia Pinkerton (1966) - Illustrazioni di Franco PaludettiKit Carson
12. J. Carter: L'urlo di guerra di Nuvola Rossa (1967)
13: S. Marshall: I Bounty Killers (1967) - Illustrazioni in b/n di Gino D'antonio, Copertina e illustrazioni a colori di Giuseppe De Maria
14. Owens: I guerrieri di Quantrill (1969) - Illustrazioni di Gino D'Antonio
15. David Hamilton: Il pugnale di Osceola (1969) - Illustrazioni di Gino D'Antonio
16. David Hamilton: Il re delle pelli di castoro (1970)
17. Bruce L. Meredith: Cochise, il Chiricahua (1971)
18. Bruce L. Meredith: Il principe dei pistoleri (1972) - Illustrazioni in B/N di Gino D'Antonio, copertina e illustrazioni a colori di Giuseppe D'Angelico