Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Welcome to Elderstorm

Welcome to Elderstorm
 
A 2013 Italian production [Goodbird Films (Rome)]
Producer: Markus Goodbirds
Director: Diego Bonuccelli (11/11/1993)
Story: Diego Bonuccelli
Screenplay: Diego Bonuccelli
Cinematography: Diego Bonuccelli [color]
Music: Diego Bonuccelli, Giacomo Puccini, Matt Cafissi
Songs: sung by Mimma Briganti
Running time: 83 minutes
 
Cast:
Maurice Puzos – Maurizio Lazzeri
Reporter - Luca Telese
Singer – Mimma Briganti
Robert Walter Colombini, Cesare Tarabella, Markus Goodbirds, Fabrizio Palla, Cesare Poli, Mimma Briganti, Luca Telese, Francesco Marchetti, Lodovico Marchetti, Filippo Fambrini, Alessandro Biagi, Riccardo Cipollini, Mariaclara Nardini, Mirko Bugliani, Nicola Nannavecchia, Yuri Giannarelli, Ivano Borghini, Roberto Panichi
 
 
Two immigrants (an Italian and a German) confined in a penal colony as political prisoners after a failed escape attempt are hired, in exchange for their freedom, to eliminate three dangerous criminals. A cruel and corrupt Mayor handles the business using the inmates as a workforce.

Happy 70th Birthday Raiki Juri

Yugoslavian actress Raiki Juri was born Rajka Jurcec on October 21, 1944 in Zagreb, Croatia. Juri began he acting career appearing in  Ma chi t'ha dato la patente? (1970) starring Franco & Ciccio. Her brief six year career ended with an appearance as Wanda in “L'unica legge in cui credo” (1976). In all she made only 10 films, one of which was the Euro-western, “Zorro” in 1975 as Senoria de la Serna starring Alain Delon.
 
Raiki married actor, director, screenwriter Claudio Giorgi and the two appeared in several Fotonovelas under the title Lancio together from 1970-1994. She made one last Fotonovela in 1997 and then retired.
 
Today we celebrater Raiki Juri’s 70th birthday.

Remembering Guy Lefranc

Guy-André Lefranc was born on October 21, 1919 in Paris, Île-de-France, France. Guy was a director and screenwriter. He began his career as an assistant director on “: Adieu chérie” directed by Raymond Bernard and starring Danielle Darrieux and Louis Salou. He directed his first feature film in 1951 with “Knock” starring Louis Jouvet and would go on to direct over 30 films. Lefranc also wrote screenplays beginning with “La moucharde” in 1958.
 
Guy Lefranc was involved in only one Euro-western, directing Fernand Raynaud in the 1956 Euro-western “Fernand Cowboy”
 
Lefrance died on Febrauary 1, 1994 in Saint-Germain-en-Laye, Yvelines, France. He was 75.
 
Today we remember Guy Lefranc on what would have been his 95th birthday.

Remembering Roberto Font

Roberto Font was born Roberto Font Donís on October 21, 1904 in San Luis Potosí, Mexico. The son of actor Enrique Font and actress Elisa Donís he was born in a dressing room between acts one and two ofEl rey que rabió” while his parents were on tour. Roberto appeared on stage a few months later in his mother’s arms in “Uncle Tom’s Cabin”.
 
When he was twenty-two, Roberto, a sailor, abandoned the trade and followed the path to the theater. He came to Spain in 1926 and made his film debut in 1935’sAmor en maniobras”. He alternated between film and theater. He appeared in “El pobre rico”, “Gracia y justicia”, “Un drama Nuevo” and “Fray torero” among others.
 
Returning to Latin America, he worked in the company of Maria Felix before returning to Spain once again in 1957, after six years in the land of his birth. Besides his appearances in film and television, Roberto Font returned to work in the theater. Specifically, he played a role in“La sirena varada”  Alejandro Casona. He also made several comedies and trajedies.
 
Font appeared in two Euro-westerns: “Epitaph for a Fast Gun” (1965) and again in “Yankee Dudler” (1973) in the role of August Keller.
 
Roberto died on June 16, 1981 in Madrid, Spain at the age of 76.
 
Today we remember Roberto Font on what would have been his 110th birthday.

Monday, October 20, 2014

Who Are Those Guys? - Marquard Bohm


Marquard Bohm was born in Hamburg, Hamburg, Germany. Marquard was the younger brother of actor and director Hark Bohm [1939- ].
 
Bohm his film career playing extras and then as an assistant director in 1967. When he decided on becoming an actor he was soon recognized as one of the Young German Film’s best known performers, and was once referred to as the "German Belmondo". Through his work with Rainer Werner Fassbinder, he had also become known internationally in “The American Soldier” (1970), and in “Wildwechsel”. He also worked with his brother Hark Bohm together as well as with Rudolf Thome, Wim Wenders and Helmut Herbst.
 
He was outstanding is his Euro-western role as Kid in the movie “Deadlock” (1970), a German post-modern Western directed by Roland Klick.
 
From 1986 to 2000 he appeared on stage at the Schauspielhaus Bochum under the director Frank-Patrick Steckel and Leander Haussmann; there he specialized in quirky supporting roles, mainly in productions by Jürgen Kruse and Frank Castorf.
 
Marquard Bohm died after prolonged health problems in Wetter, Germany of heart failure on February 3, 2006.
 
 
BOHM, Marquard (aka Marquardt Bohm, Marquart Bohm) [6/27/1941, Hamburg, Hamburg, Germany - 2/3/2006, Wetter, Ruhr, Germany (heart failure)] - TV actor, brother of director, actor Hark Bohm [1939-    ], uncle of actor Dschingis Bowakow [1961-    ], Uwe Bohm [1962-    ], actress Lili Bohm [1989-    ], actor David Bohm.
Deadlock - 1970 (‘The Kid’)
Chetan, Indian Boy - 1972 (Jacob ‘Alaska’ Precht)
Karl May – 1974 (Horst)

Happy 95th Birthday John Karlson

John Karlsen was born on October 20, 1919 in Wellington, New Zealand. Karlsen was very active in the Italian cinema between 1958 and 2003 in roles as a character actor. He appeared with directors such directors as Louis Malle, Joseph Losey, Roman Polanski, Federico Fellini, Alessandro Blasetti, Dino Risi and Roberto Benigni. John has appeared in over 80 films and television appearances.
 
Karlsen played the University Dean in Sergio Sollima’s 1967 film “Face to Face” starring Tomás Milian, Gian Maria Volonte and William Berger.
 
He may be best remembered for his role of the Evil Duke in “Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure” in 1989.
 
Karlsen’s last role was in “The Order” (2003) as Eden's Manservant.
 
Today we celebrate Kohn Karlsen’s 95th birthday.

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Spaghetti Western Locations

We continue our search for film locations for “Texas Adios” (aka The Avenger). After Jim dies Burt meets Cisco in the courtyard and tells him get going they have a long ride ahead of them back to Texas. Instead Delgado draws his pistol and they begin a shootout. McLeod appears on the balcony behind Burt and tries to shoot him but Burt turns in time and shoots him dead. Returning to Delgado he shoots in in both arms and legs. As he lays dying Burt tells him to get moving they’re going back to Texas. Cisco turns his head and dies.
 

The scene is carried out in the courtyard of the Governor’s Palace and church of San Francisco Javier in Nuevo Baztan, Spain.
 

For a more detailed view of this site and other Spaghetti Western locations please visit my friend Yoshi Yasuda’s location site: http://y-yasuda.net/film-location.htm