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Off-Topic Discussion / The Gian Maria Volonte Appreciation Thread
« on: March 30, 2014, 05:02:19 PM »
The Gian Maria Volonte Appreciation Thread

The Italian actor Gian Maria Volonte was worthy of his roles in both Fistful of Dollars and For A Few Dollars More; you should also watch him in A Bullet for The General.  His other Spaghetti western was Face to Face. 

However his range was deeper than just the four Spaghetti westerns he acted in…


Investigation of a Citizen Above Suspicion, won the Academy Award for Best Foreign Film in 1971, and in 1983, Gian won the best actor award at the Cannes Film Festival for The Death of Mario Ricci.

It can be difficult to find his movies in traditional places however it is easy to find downloads if you know where to look.

It was sad to hear that he died from a heart attack on December 6th 1994 at only 61 years old.  A good actor in my view.

What movies have you seen and what do you recommend?

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Off-Topic Discussion / Re: What was the last western you watched?
« on: March 27, 2014, 03:43:30 AM »
Face to Face (1967) "Faccia a faccia" with Gian Maria Volonte and Tomas Milian

Unfortunately the English dubbing in the version I watched was below average



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Collectors' Corner / Re: Anybody have Clint Eastwoods autograph?
« on: March 17, 2014, 11:35:23 PM »
del

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Collectors' Corner / Re: Anybody have Clint Eastwoods autograph?
« on: March 17, 2014, 11:04:26 PM »
I have a signed photograph of Clint Eastwood.. I am from England and wrote to him 20+ years ago.. The photograph came from Passadena And I still have the envelope.. Surely mine is authentic.. Can anyone on here advise and how do I display it.. Plus I am thinking of selling my collection ..I have over 70 autographed photographs of various celebrities xxx

Upload it to http://tinypic.com/ and then use the  img  tag or insert image button to embed it onto the forum!

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Collectors' Corner / Re: Anybody have Clint Eastwoods autograph?
« on: March 17, 2014, 11:02:16 PM »
I know that there are some members who have authentic Eastwood autographs. We've discussed it in several threads, but most of the pictures have been deleted in the ones I could find.

This thread still has a few of the pictures, notably on page 3:

Clint Eastwood autographs: authentic?



Starting here: http://www.clinteastwood.org/forums/index.php?topic=5494.msg108895#msg108895

Then, on page 5, there's this gem:

;)



I thought it was best to delete the pictures.  I think most of the serious Clint Eastwood collectors would have a signed book.  I do.

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Collectors' Corner / Re: Clint Eastwood autographs: authentic?
« on: March 17, 2014, 11:00:03 PM »
I have a signed photograph of Clint Eastwood.. I am from England and wrote to him 20+ years ago.. The photograph came from Passadena And I still have the envelope.. Surely mine is authentic.. Can anyone on here advise and how do I display it.. Plus I am thinking of selling my collection ..I have over 70 autographed photographs of various celebrities xxx

20 years ago would be a secretarial, but I am interested in having a look if you post it

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Collectors' Corner / Re: Clint Eastwood autographs: authentic?
« on: March 17, 2014, 10:58:22 PM »
That's why I dont like collecting autographs - you can only be sure when you're actually there.. And who can really tell an original from a 'not authentic' one ?

Well, this one he signed in the 80s when he was for the German premiere at a Munich cinema where I used to work (so IT IS authentic, unless of course he had send his unknown twin brother :))
how about this one?



I have collected a few of this type of Clint's autograph in the past and I am with Palooka on this one, it is not the style that I collect anymore

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Off-Topic Discussion / Re: FYI: A death in mgk's family
« on: November 04, 2010, 05:48:53 AM »
That is very sad

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General Discussion / Re: IMDb
« on: October 31, 2010, 05:52:04 AM »
Here we go again. They now have listed Clint as a seaman in The Enemy Below. ???

I've got that film on DVD and have seen it 4 or 5 times. I reckon I would have spotted him.  >:(

I saw that he was now listed as the seaman but have never seen the movie

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Off-Topic Discussion / Re: The Celebrity Obituary Thread
« on: October 28, 2010, 04:04:23 PM »
Actor who played Danno on 'Hawaii Five-O' dies



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LOS ANGELES - Stage and screen actor James MacArthur, who played "Danno" in the original version of television's "Hawaii Five-O," died Thursday at age 72.

MacArthur's agent, Richard Lewis, said the actor died in Florida of "natural causes," but no direct cause was specified.

In a career that spanned more than four decades, MacArthur was most recognized for his role as detective Danny "Danno" Williams on "Hawaii Five-O," which aired from 1968 to 1980. Episodes often ended with detective Steve McGarrett, the lead character, uttering what became a pop culture catch phrase: "Book 'em, Danno."




SOURCE : http://omg.yahoo.com/news/actor-who-played-danno-on-hawaii-five-o-dies/49715

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Collectors' Corner / Re: Authentic Clint Eastwood autographs for sale
« on: October 21, 2010, 06:53:57 AM »
Yes many different topics have been started, however as you said they all seem to move away from the original subject.


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Collectors' Corner / Re: Authentic Clint Eastwood autographs for sale
« on: October 14, 2010, 07:24:48 PM »




Probably best to avoid ALL of those.

I agree

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Off-Topic Discussion / Re: What was the last western you watched?
« on: June 25, 2010, 07:19:34 AM »
6 Guns

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1558576/

– Ok western starring Barry Van Dyke.  (Someone on IMDB said this is the worst western ever – it isn’t I have seen much poorer westerns).

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Yea, 720p is of course better than standard TV but its not stunning like 1080p.  


If you sit to far away from the TV you most likely wouldn’t pick the difference between 720 and 1080 anyway.   :)

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I bought a Panasonic TC-P58V10. It was on sale because it's last year's model and doesn't have 3-D, at least that was what they told me in the store. I've had a huge rear-projection TV (56 inches) in my living room for years, so I'm used to the size. This one will at least be much less bulky. I did have to buy a stand to put it on that turned out to cost a lot more than I wanted to spend, but I wanted a nice looking one that would go with the rest of my furniture.

Very nice TV…I’m sure you’ll be happy with it, a quality unit.  You just need a quality bluray player to do it justice.



I wouldn’t be too worried about the TV not having 3D.



Very interesting to read one TV manufacturer’s health warnings on 3D TV viewing :)


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Photosensitive Seizure Warning and Other Health Risks

•   Some viewers may experience an epileptic seizure or stroke when exposed to certain flashing images or lights contained in certain television pictures or video games. If you or any of your family has a history of epilepsy or stroke, please consult with a medical specialist before using the 3D function.
•   If you experience any of the following symptoms, immediately stop watching 3D pictures and consult a medical specialist: (1) altered vision; (2) lightheadedness; (3) dizziness; (4) involuntary movements such as eye or muscle twitching; (5) confusion; (6) nausea; (7) loss of awareness; (8) convulsions; (9) cramps; and/or (10) disorientation. Parents should monitor and ask their children about the above symptoms as children and teenagers may be more likely to experience these symptoms than adults.
•   Viewing in 3D mode may also cause motion sickness, perceptual after effects, disorientation, eye strain, and decreased postural stability. It is recommended that users take frequent breaks to lessen the likelihood of these effects. If you have any of the above symptoms, immediately discontinue use of this device and do not resume until the symptoms have subsided.
•   We do not recommend watching 3D if you are in bad physical condition, need sleep or have been drinking alcohol.
•   Watching TV while sitting too close to the screen for an extended period of time may damage your eyesight. The ideal viewing distance should be at least three times the height of the TV screen. It is recommended that the viewer's eyes are level with the screen.
•   Watching TV while wearing 3D Active Glasses for an extended period of time may cause headaches or fatigue. If you experience a headache, fatigue or dizziness, stop watching TV and rest.
•   Do not use the 3D Active Glasses for any purpose other than viewing 3D television. Wearing the 3D Active Glasses for any other purpose (as general spectacles, sunglasses, protective goggles, etc.) may physically harm you or weaken your eyesight.
•   Viewing in 3D mode may cause disorientation for some viewers. DO NOT place your television near open stairwells, cables, balconies or other objects that may cause you to injure yourself.


Source: http://www.samsung.com/au/tv/warning.html

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Wow that sure is big KC.  I guess size DOES matter!!     We have a 24 foot long living room and only a 19 inch TV and that is way big enugh for us.   The folks across the road have a 40 inch or so.   We can clearly see what they are watching as they always leave the blinds open.  :D    As for Bluray it will have to wait a loooong time before we get it.   As I have said before we don't have a digital TV yet.  Talk about old fogies.   ;D ;D

Lin you have the perfect room for a large TV, nothing worse than having a large TV in a small room.



Whether or not its worth the money is arguable, but there is a big quality difference between a standard DVD and Blu-ray on a television that fully supports it.  Blu-ray on a regular TV is basically useless, but on the newer 1080p TVs the picture quality is amazing.

http://www.originalprop.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2007/11/t2-sarah-connor-blu-ray-disc-dvd-comp-x1920.jpg

The multi-region player is cool, though don't expect a big improvement unless you have a 1080p TV.

You will notice the difference on a normal 720 HD set as well, it also depends on the Blu-ray source, some are no better than DVD, remember some of the terrible DVD releases that were copied straight from tape?



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Yeah it's a Soniq. You can punch in codes to play other regions.

Which JB did you get burnt from?

store.  I found out it wasn't an uncommon practice



Well, I'm getting a 58-incher. I want BluRay.

Saw a bit of the last James Bond on the set I'm getting in the store today. Looked fantastic!


KC, what brand are you looking at buying, is it LCD or Plasma?

My preference is Plasma as I find LCD’s too bright in my opinion.

Looking at TV’s, quality is what I would look for first, then size.  Much rather have a smaller higher quality set.

My favourite was the large Pioneer Plasma’s that unfortunately aren’t manufactured anymore.

Cheaper sets often have a 2-3 year usable life if used heavily, sometimes only 1 year.  Better brands should yield 6, 7 or more years.

KC I suggest you look at the Oppo bluray player.  http://www.oppodigital.com/blu-ray-bdp-83/

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I brought a different brand last week from Jb Hifi for $97. It's about time they came down in price.

Multiregion Bluray?

Probably Soniq brand– Haven’t purchased from JB for 6 or 7 years as they sold me a 2nd hand DVD player as new.  ::)

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At Dick Smith Electronics AMTC brand -    Model Number: BD2102 AU$95



The rare feature of this player is that it is multiregional for both DVD’s and Bluray straight out of the box!!  You simply change the Bluray region via remote code!!


If your older SD TV will accept connection of a DVD Player, it will also most likely allow connection of a Bluray player.  If you are willing to support Bluray buy a Bluray player now as you will at least be able to start building your Bluray collection, just remember it will only display at normal low resolution (480p).  Also if your DVD Player dies replace it with a BR Player.

I am not giving a personal recommendation on this player, this is to help people on a budget; I do know a few people that have purchased 4 or 5 of these players.

Also sold in other countries under various different brands

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Off-Topic Discussion / Re: What Was The Last DVD You Bought ?
« on: June 18, 2010, 08:06:48 PM »
I rarely purchase DVD’s these days although I did decide to get this ...



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