Sunday, June 30, 2019

Clint Eastwood has a new movie and an exceptional protagonist

June 15, 2019

He has four Academy Awards at home, he is one of the greatest directors in history, his career as an actor has several dozens of unforgettable roles, he is a magnificent composer and the public loves him without reservations. Despite all this and his almost 90 years, Clint Eastwood has signed this year another new wonder. The success of “The Mule” has made our dear Clint come back to a rain of offers as never before, but the veteran director is already clear about the title of his next project.

“The Ballad of Richard Jewell”. That will be the film with which Eastwood will be back behind the cameras. For the project, the director will have one of our favorite actors: Sam Rockwell.

The story will bring us closer to the figure of Richard Jewell, a security guard who found a backpack full of explosives during the celebration of the Atlanta Olympics. After being accused of the crime, Jewell starts a crusade to prove his innocence. Your ally in the mission will be a lawyer who will played by Sam Rockwell. Based on the article by Marie Brenner, "American Nightmare: The Ballad of Richard Jewell", the project has already made our mouth water.

Spaghetti Western Locations for “The Relentless Four”

We continue our hunt for filming locations for “The Relentles Four”. As the sheriff and hi deputies lead Ranger Sam Garrett out of the hotel they are met with a mob of towns people who want to string the believed murderer up. The sheriff forces the person to clear a path threatening to use his rifle on anyone who interferes. Just as he reaches the middle of the street Mrs. Anders and the ranch hands ride into town demanding the sheriff to hand over the Ranger. He tells them there will be no lynching and tells Mrs. Anders to send a couple of her men to alert the judge and bring him back for a trial. She agrees if the trial is held the same day.

This scene was filmed at the western town set Poblado Lega y Michelena, Colmenar Viejo, Spain.

For a more detailed view of this site and other Spaghetti Western locations please visit my friend Yoshi Yasuda’s location site: and Captain Douglas Film Locations

Saturday, June 29, 2019

Who Are Those Composers? ~ Keith Mansfield

Keith Mansfield was born in 1943 in London, England. He is a British composer and arranger known for his creation of prominent television theme tunes, including the Grandstand theme for the BBC. His other works include "The Young Scene" (the original 1968 theme to The Big Match), "Light and Tuneful" (the opening theme for the BBC's coverage of the Wimbledon Tennis Championships), "World Champions" (the closing theme for NBC's coverage of the same tournament), and "World Series" (used for the BBC's athletics coverage). One of his library music recordings, "Teenage Carnival", was used as the theme to the cult 1960s ITV children's television series Freewheelers. He has also composed film scores for British movies such as Loot (1970) and Taste of Excitement (1970), and the western Three Bullets for a Long Gun (1971). He also scored the closedown of ITV Granada in the 1980s, before it switched to 24-hour television.

To U.S.A. audiences, Mansfield is probably best known as the composer of the tune "Funky Fanfare" used for underscoring in the "Astro Daters" series of snipes produced by the National Screen Service in the late 1960s. That song has also been used during the opening credits of the show "Pit Boss" on Animal Planet. Astro Daters "Our Next Attraction" was featured prominently in two films by Quentin Tarantino, "Kill Bill" and "Grindhouse". A vocal version of "Funky Fanfare" entitled "House Of Jack" was also recorded by James Royal in 1969.

MANSFIELD, Keith [6/?/1941, Slough, Berkshire, England, U.K. -     ] – composer, songwriter, married to Barbara Helen Mansfield [19??-2008] (19??-2008), married to actress, singer Salena Jones (Joan Elizabeth Shaw) [1944-    ].
3 Bullets… for a Long Gun - 1970

Special Birthdays

Herman Hoffman (screenwriter) would have been 110 today, he died in 1989.
Slim Pickens (actor) would have been 100 today, he died in 1983.

Lo Lieh (actor) would have been 80 today, he died in 2002.

Gary Busey (actor) is 75 today.