IMDb > Sergio Leone > News
Quicklinks
Top Links
biography by votes awardsNewsDeskmessage board
Filmographies
overviewby type by year by ratings by votes awards by genre by keyword
Biographical
biography other works publicity photo galleryNewsDeskmessage board
External Links
official sites miscellaneous photographs sound clips video clips

News for
Sergio Leone (I) More at IMDbPro »

Connect with IMDb



2016 | 2015 | 2014 | 2013 | 2012 | 2011 | 2010 | 2009 | 2008 | 2007 | 2006 | 2005 | 2003 | 2002 | 2001

1-20 of 22 items from 2016   « Prev | Next »


Oscar’S Year Of Visual Effects, and The Art Of Seeing And Believing

6 February 2016 9:16 AM, PST | Trailers from Hell | See recent Trailers from Hell news »

If you have been living and routinely interacting with other human beings over the last month, you’ve probably heard one or two words involving this year’s Academy Awards and the heated controversy over the startling lack of both films and people of color among the nominees. Personally, I think that the real focus of concern ought to be less on the back end-- awards handed out for films which were financed and/or studio-approved, scheduled for production and filmed perhaps as much as two or three years ago-- and more on addressing the lack of cultural and intellectual and experiential diversity among those who have the power to make the decisions as to what films get made in the first place. This is no sure-fire way to ensure that there will be a richer and more consistent representation of diverse creative voices when it comes time for Hollywood »

- Dennis Cozzalio

Permalink | Report a problem


"The Good, The Bad And The Ugly" On The Big Screen This Weekend, Redford Theatre, Detroit

3 February 2016 12:02 PM, PST | Cinemaretro.com | See recent CinemaRetro news »

This Friday and Saturday (February 5-6), the historic movie palace The Redford Theatre in Detroit will present a big screen showing of Sergio Leone's classic "The Good, the Bad and the Ugly" starring Clint Eastwood, Eli Wallach and Lee Van Cleef. If you've never seen it in a theater, don't miss this opportunity. Come early for an old time organ concert. For more click here.   »

- nospam@example.com (Cinema Retro)

Permalink | Report a problem


Great Digital Film Festival: Clint Eastwood and the legacy of Dirty Harry

29 January 2016 7:00 AM, PST | Cineplex | See recent Cineplex news »

“Why do they call you ‘Dirty’ Harry?”

It’s a question that courses throughout the 1971 thriller that gave birth to the Clint Eastwood character of the same name. The answer is different every time: He hates minorities, he always gets stuck with the dirty jobs, he’s a part-time pervert, he’s always getting the [wrong] end of the stick… And so it goes.

Catch Dirty Harry along with another action classic, 1985’s Runaway Train, as they return to the big screen during Cineplex’s Great Digital Film Festival, which runs Feb. 5-11.

But what was it about Dirty Harry that endured to spawn four sequels and give Eastwood’s already-surprising career a big-time second act?

First there’s Eastwood himself. A bit-part actor through the ‘50s, Eastwood found his stride in westerns throughout the ‘60s, first with the TV series "Rawhide" and then the Sergio Leone Man with No Name films. »

- Shane McNeil

Permalink | Report a problem


Bulgari To Support Ennio Morricone Docu Directed By Giuseppe Tornatore

28 January 2016 4:41 AM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Rome – In the latest intersection of fashion and film, Italian retailer Bulgari has announced they will contribute financing to upcoming Ennio Morricone documentary “The Glance of Music,” which is being directed by Giuseppe Tornatore.

Morricone, who is 87, has more than 500 movie credits to this name including scores for Sergio Leone’s so-called “Dollars Trilogy” – “A Fistful of Dollars,” “For a Few Dollars More,” and “The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly. He recently won the Golden Globe and Critics Choice awards for his score for Quentin Tarantino’s “The Hateful Eight,” also nominated for an Oscar.

Earlier this month at the Golden Globes ceremony in Beverly Hills, Tarantino accepted the award on behalf of Morricone. The maestro will now receive the prize in person on January 30 during a special Golden Globes ceremony at the Bulgari flagship store in Rome. Hollywood Foreign Press Association prexy Lorenzo Soria is making the trek »

- Nick Vivarelli

Permalink | Report a problem


10 Novels Strongly Connected To Stephen King’s The Dark Tower

22 January 2016 3:41 PM, PST | Obsessed with Film | See recent Obsessed with Film news »

Grant/ABC

The man in black fled across the desert, and the gunslinger followed.

That iconic lined opened up The Gunslinger, the first novel of what would become a multi-volume series spanning decades until its completion: The Dark Tower.

Stephen King’s The Dark Tower series is his magnum opus; the culmination, in a sense, of his life’s work. It’s a gathering together of all the worlds he has created through dozens of novels spanning multiple decades, and at some point in the next few years, a massive feature film adaptation of the series will be launched. An epic fantasy crossed with a Sergio Leone western mixed with sci-fi elements and horror, it’s unlike anything else in King’s catalog even while binding his voluminous output together.

The journey to make the series into a big screen production – a journey that, after many long years may finally »

- Jay Anderson

Permalink | Report a problem


‘Hateful Eight’ To Launch In Italy From Fellini’s Studio 5 At Cinecittà With 888-Seat Preem

20 January 2016 3:14 AM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Rome – Italy’s Cinecittà Studios are set to welcome Quentin Tarantino’s “The Hateful Eight” with a unique launch from its legendary Studio 5 soundstage, once Federico Fellini’s second home, now being turned into a special screening venue equipped for 70mm projection and 888 seats.

Tarantino specifically asked Cinecittà to send out exactly 888 invites for the January 28 Italo preem of his Western, which has eight characters and is his eighth pic. The number 8 will be the evening’s theme. Fellini famously shot “8 1/2” at Cinecittà.

One side of Studio 5 is being equipped with a giant 21×8 meter (68×26 feet) screen, black carpeting, and 888 classic cinema seats. Another section will feature a faux snow-covered set piece at the centre of which will be the pic’s remote tavern.

Besides the director, producer Harvey Weinstein, stars Kurt Russel and Michael Madsen, and composer Ennio Morricone are expected to be on hand for the “Hateful Eight” gala. »

- Nick Vivarelli

Permalink | Report a problem


A 2015 Slifr Movie Treehouse Digest

19 January 2016 10:49 AM, PST | Trailers from Hell | See recent Trailers from Hell news »

The Slifr Movie Treehouse (the acronym stands in for the title of my blog, Sergio Leone and the Infield Fly Rule) is a place where I like to gather a few of my movie-writing pals and exchange long e-mails on the way the movies shaped up for us in the year just left behind. It’s been a few years since I’ve undertaken this project, but the time felt right again, so I invited the very talented critical voices of Brian Doan, Odie Henderson, Marya Murphy and Phil Dyess-Nugent to take part, and to my great happiness they all agreed. (Bios for each writer can be found at the conclusion of each of their individual posts, which can be accessed by clicking below on the title of each post.)

What follows here are samples from the 16 posts we submitted over the week of January 11-17, and we’ll start »

- Dennis Cozzalio

Permalink | Report a problem


‘That’s a Nice Touch’: Why ‘The Hateful Eight’ is Quentin Tarantino’s Magnum Opus

16 January 2016 12:32 PM, PST | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

 

With the recent conclusion of the 73rd Golden Globe Awards and the announcing of the 2016 Oscar nominations, awards season in Hollywood is officially upon us. Now’s the time for filmgoers to binge on all, or as many of the Oscar frontrunners as possible before February 28th. Some of us get as much, if not more enjoyment out of emotionally attaching ourselves to potential nominees and winners than the actual film-going experience. Our investment in these films is such a not-so-quiet reverence of the work itself, playing favorites is one of our most cherished annual pastimes. Who we align ourselves with isn’t a complicated process. While we can side with a film for a whole host of reasons, odds are if a particular auteur’s newest offering is in the running, our selection is made for us.

If you frequently pay attention to Rotten Tomatoes scores, maybe it surprises »

- William Penix

Permalink | Report a problem


DiCaprio, Stallone and More React to 2016 Oscar Nominations

15 January 2016 12:43 PM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Yesterday morning, filmmakers Guillermo del Toro, Ang Lee, actor John Krasinski and Academy president Cheryl Boone Isaacs announced the nominations for the 88th Annual Academy Awards, which will be handed out on Sunday, February 28. An Oscar nomination can be a career-changing moment for any actor, filmmaker or crew member, and whether it's your first nomination (Brie Larson) or your 50th (John Williams... seriously, he has 50 Oscar nominations), it's always a special moment. Entertainment Weekly caught up with several of this year's nominees to get their reactions to the big news.

The Revenant led all movies with 12 nominations, including one for Leonardo DiCaprio as Best Actor. This is his fifth acting nomination, but he has never taken home an Oscar in his storied career. Some think this year might be his best chance to take home that little gold man, but we'll have to wait until February 28 to find out. »

- MovieWeb

Permalink | Report a problem


Oscars 2016: nominees' reactions

14 January 2016 7:25 AM, PST | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

A call from the president of Colombia; not waking the kids; and sharing the news with a shop assistant - how Thursday morning’s good news played out.Oscars 2016‘The Revenant’ leads Oscar race with 12 nomsFull list of nominations

The Revenant’ leads Oscar race with 12 nominationsScott, Spielberg, Sorkin shut out

Best Picture nominees at a glance

Comment: Oscar nominations reward ambition

Galleries: Best Picture; Actors

Titles listed in alphabetical order

45 Years

Charlotte Rampling (Lead actress): “I am deeply moved and thrilled by this nomination. Thank you to the Academy for recognizing 45 Years. Having the wonderful experience of working with the great Tom Courtenay and Andrew Haigh was a truly rewarding experience and I am simply delighted to have everyone’s hard work and true collaboration honoured by our friends and peers in the Academy.”

Amy

Asif Kapadia (Documentary): “The Academy Award nomination for best documentary is an incredible honour, thank you to »

Permalink | Report a problem


First Trailer For Ennio Morricone Documentary ‘The Glance of Music,’ Directed by Giuseppe Tornatore

13 January 2016 2:40 PM, PST | The Film Stage | See recent The Film Stage news »

With a legacy of iconic work, there isn’t a composer today that has left as much of an impact as Ennio Morricone. The Italian maestro defined the sound of the western with his work on Sergio Leone classics, collaborated with such great directors as Terrence MalickGillo PontecorvoBernardo Bertolucci, John Carpenter, Brian De Palma, and most recently, delivered an excellent score for Quentin Tarantino‘s The Hateful Eight.

He’s now rightfully the subject of a new feature-length documentary titled The Glance of Music, which is directed by Giuseppe Tornatore, a collaborator with Morricone since Cinema Paradiso. Today brings the fairly lengthly first trailer for the film, which finds Morricone sharing a Leone anecdote and dropping some brilliant insights, notably, “A film is what we see or hear but music represents the unsaid and the unseen.”

Said to be “coming soon,” check out the trailer below, along with »

- Jordan Raup

Permalink | Report a problem


Bitter Rice

12 January 2016 10:22 AM, PST | Trailers from Hell | See recent Trailers from Hell news »

Forget the proletarian messages, this Italian Neorealist classic is really an exploitation film about ogling brazen, buxom babes in short-shorts, up to their knees in a rice paddy. Hollywood actress Doris Dowling is the nominal star but new discovery Silvana Mangano became the knockout dream of every Italian male suffering from postwar shortages (cough). Giuseppe De Santis delivered the perfect combo -- an art film that pulled in every lonely guy nella cittá. Bitter Rice Blu-ray The Criterion Collection 792 1949 / B&W / 1:33 flat full frame / 109 min. / Riso amaro / available through The Criterion Collection / Street Date January 12, 2016 / 29.95 Starring Vittorio Gassman, Doris Dowling, Silvana Mangano, Raf Vallone. Cinematography Otello Martelli Film Editor Gabriele Varriale Original Music Goffredo Petrassi Written by Corrado Alvaro, Giuseppe De Santis, Carlo Lizzani, Franco Monicelli, Carlo Musso, Ivo Perilli, Gianni Puccini Produced by Dino De Laurentiis Directed by Giuseppe De Santis

Reviewed by Glenn Erickson

Way back in »

- Glenn Erickson

Permalink | Report a problem


Ennio Morricone Goes Inside 'Hateful Eight' Soundtrack

11 January 2016 9:00 AM, PST | Rollingstone.com | See recent Rolling Stone news »

Everyone who works with Ennio Morricone calls him "Maestro." It's a title that's both deferential and affectionate for the prolific, 87-year-old composer. Since the late Fifties, he has written some 500 movie scores, including such celebrated and iconic contributions to soundtracks such as The Good, the Bad and the Ugly, The Mission and Cinema Paradiso. His music has inspired a wide swath of artists from Metallica to Celine Dion, as well as filmmakers from Sergio Leone to Bernardo Bertolucci. But despite this, he has received few film awards in the U. »

Permalink | Report a problem


The Hateful Eight movie review: all hat, no cattle

11 January 2016 7:55 AM, PST | www.flickfilosopher.com | See recent FlickFilosopher news »

Inexcusably self-indulgent. Tarantino gratifies his enormous self-love and his amusement at his own genius at the expense of all else. I’m “biast” (pro): loved Tarantino’s last two films…

I’m “biast” (con): …but really hate some of his films, too

(what is this about? see my critic’s minifesto)

Damn. So after the marvels of Inglourious Basterds and Django Unchained, Quentin Tarantino has swung back to the Kill Bill style of filmmaking, which I described in my review of Basterds as a cinematic “circle jerk in which he and his fans get off on one another and how clever they all are to be such rapacious film geeks.” With the inexcusably self-indulgent The Hateful Eight, Tarantino has returned to the gratification of his enormous self-love and his amusement at his own genius at the expense of all else.

There are no characters to like in Eight. »

- MaryAnn Johanson

Permalink | Report a problem


The bushwhacker's boy by Anne-Katrin Titze

11 January 2016 1:55 AM, PST | eyeforfilm.co.uk | See recent eyeforfilm.co.uk news »

An enthusiastic Quentin Tarantino with Six of The Hateful Eight: Tim Roth, Kurt Russell, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Walton Goggins, Demian Bichir and Bruce Dern Photo: Anne-Katrin Titze

At the brunch, introduced by Harvey Weinstein and Uma Thurman and following the discussion with Samuel L Jackson, Walton Goggins and Jennifer Jason Leigh of Quentin Tarantino's The Hateful Eight, I spoke with the man who may or may not be the new sheriff of Red Rock about Sergio Leone's The Good, The Bad And The Ugly with Clint Eastwood, Lee Van Cleef and Eli Wallach and the Golden Globe winning composer Ennio Morricone. Goggins, who was in Steven Spielberg's Lincoln with Bill Raymond and Daniel Day-Lewis, had a special treat for us. Weinstein had Django Unchained star Leonardo DiCaprio on his mind when he noted that Alejandro González Iñárritu's Golden Globe winner The Revenant was experiencing the same global warming in Vancouver, »

- Anne-Katrin Titze

Permalink | Report a problem


Italy Cheers Ennio Morricone’s Golden Globe Victory For ‘The Hateful Eight’

11 January 2016 1:47 AM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Rome – Italy on Monday cheered Ennio Morricone’s Golden Globe victory for composing the original score for Quentin Tarantino’s “The Hateful Eight,” which marks the maestro’s first original score for a Tarantino pic, and his first for a Western in decades.

“Maestro Morricone, always a certainty. A source of pride for Italy,” tweeted Italian prime minister Matteo Renzi.

Culture Czar Dario Franceschini praised Morricone as a “giant who has made Italian music and movies great all over the world,” also in a tweet.

Morricone, who is 87, has more than 500 movie credits to this name including scores for Sergio Leone’s so-called “Dollars Trilogy” – “A Fistful of Dollars,” “For a Few Dollars More,” and “The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly. Leone’s “Once Upon a Time in the West,” ” Brian De Palma’s “The Untouchables,” Barry Levinson’s “Bugsby,” and Roland Joffe’s “The Mission,” are among other standouts, »

- Nick Vivarelli

Permalink | Report a problem


No Fear: The Year’S Best Movies

9 January 2016 12:46 PM, PST | Trailers from Hell | See recent Trailers from Hell news »

This is definitely the time of year when film critic types (I’m sure you know who I mean) spend an inordinate amount of time leading up to awards season—and it all leads up to awards season, don’t it?—compiling lists and trying to convince anyone who will listen that it was a shitty year at the movies for anyone who liked something other than what they saw and liked. And ‘tis the season, or at least ‘thas (?) been in the recent past, for that most beloved of academic parlor games, bemoaning the death of cinema, which, if the sackcloth-and-ashes-clad among us are to be believed, is an increasingly detached and irrelevant art form in the process of being smothered under the wet, steaming blanket of American blockbuster-it is. And it’s going all malnourished from the siphoning off of all the talent back to TV, which, as everyone knows, »

- Dennis Cozzalio

Permalink | Report a problem


The Complete Lady Snowblood

9 January 2016 12:43 PM, PST | Trailers from Hell | See recent Trailers from Hell news »

The bloody adventures of a swordswoman dedicated to murderous revenge provided Quentin Tarantino with a major inspiration. Director Toshiyo Fujita's impeccable images make the gorgeous Meiko Kaji into an almost abstract superheroine in beautiful cultured dress and hairstyles -- and soaked with sprayed blood. The Complete Lady Snowblood Lady Snowblood & Lady Snowblood: Love Song of Vengeance Blu-ray The Criterion Collection 790 & 791 1973/1974 / Color / 2:35 widescreen / 97 & 89 min. / "Shurayukime" & "Shurayukihime: Urami Renga" / available through The Criterion Collection / Street Date January 5, 2016 / 39.95 Starring Meiko Kaji, Toshio Kurosawa, Noboru Nakaya, Eiji Okada; Meiko Kaji, Juzo Itami, Kazuko Yoshiyuki, Yoshio Harada. Cinematography Masaki Tamura; Tatsuo Suzuki Film Editor Osamu Inoue Original Music MasaaakiHirao; Kenjiro Hirose Written by Norio Osada, Kazuo Kamimura, Kazuo Koike Directed by Toshiya Fujita

Reviewed by Glenn Erickson

A worldwide revolution hit the movies in the late '60s, with the relaxing of censorship in the west and the collapse of foreign film industries with the rise of TV. »

- Glenn Erickson

Permalink | Report a problem


Four Men and a Prayer

9 January 2016 12:42 PM, PST | Trailers from Hell | See recent Trailers from Hell news »

It's the John Ford film you never heard of, not because it's bad, but because it's a little confused. Richard Greene, David Niven and an emotional George Sanders (!) dedicate their lives to clearing their father's name of a smear by international arms smugglers! Their spirited companion Loretta Young behaves almost as if this were a screwball comedy. So does the director! Ford aficionados will be fascinated. Four Men and a Prayer 20th Century Fox Cinema Archives 1938 / B&W / 1:37 flat Academy / 85 min. / Street Date December 15, 2015 / 19.98 Starring Loretta Young, Richard Greene, George Sanders, David Niven, C. Aubrey Smith. J. Edward Bromberg, William Henry, John Carradine, Alan Hale, Reginald Denny, Berton Churchill, Barry Fitzgerald, Chris-Pin Martin. Cinematography Franz Planer Film Editor Louis R. Loeffler Written by Richard Sherman, Sonya Levien, Walter Ferris from a novel by David Garth Produced by Kenneth Macgowan Directed by John Ford

Reviewed by Glenn Erickson

We all »

- Glenn Erickson

Permalink | Report a problem


Leone Film Group Inks Multimillion Three-Year Deal With Murdoch-Owned Sky In Italy

5 January 2016 4:16 AM, PST | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Rome – Italy’s Leone Film Group, the company originally founded by spaghetti western master Sergio Leone, has inked a multimillion dollar three-year pay-tv deal with Murdoch-owned Sky for Italy, which marks a further sign of its rise to prominence in Italy’s film distribution arena.

Deal, which covers thirty-nine upcoming first-run feature films, will cover the July 2016-June 2019 period. The value is tied to the box office performance of the titles. No other financial details were disclosed.

The deal with Sky marks Leone Group’s key alliance with the country’s top pay-tv provider, a crucial component of the local distribution cycle.

“After our recent deals with Rai, Medusa, and Netflix, this deal with Sky Italia is ulterior confirmation of the excellent work Leone Film Group is doing,” boasted managing director Andrea Leone in a statement. “Our constant acquisition of quality product and our strengthened ties, through three-year deals, with »

- Nick Vivarelli

Permalink | Report a problem


2016 | 2015 | 2014 | 2013 | 2012 | 2011 | 2010 | 2009 | 2008 | 2007 | 2006 | 2005 | 2003 | 2002 | 2001

1-20 of 22 items from 2016   « Prev | Next »


IMDb.com, Inc. takes no responsibility for the content or accuracy of the above news articles, Tweets, or blog posts. This content is published for the entertainment of our users only. The news articles, Tweets, and blog posts do not represent IMDb's opinions nor can we guarantee that the reporting therein is completely factual. Please visit the source responsible for the item in question to report any concerns you may have regarding content or accuracy.

See our NewsDesk partners