Sunday, May 20, 2018

Spaghetti Western Locations ~ The Big Gundown

At the wedding celebration Brokston and Corbett discuss politics. Brokston turns out to be a railroad baron but needs political support to complete his rail line. Corbett needs support to become Senator but does not want to be beholding to anyone. When a report comes that a Mexicn has raped a young girl and is now on the run Brokston assigns Corbett to get him and Jellico deputizes him so he will be an official lawman. 

This scene was filmed at Cinecitta Studios in Rome, Italy.

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  

Special Birthdays

Ingvar Kjellson (actor) would have been 95 today, he died in 2014.

Rainer Basedow (actor) is 80 today.

Francesca Ramona Culizzi (actress) would have been 75 yoday, she died in 2009.

Matt McCoy (actor) is 60 today.

Saturday, May 19, 2018

Armed Forces Day 2018

Who Are Those Composers? ~ Amedeo Escobar

Amedeo Escobar was born in the small town of the Marche region of Pergola on August 14, 1888. Amedeo was always attracted to music and he moved to Rome to attend courses in composition and instrumentation, at the Academy of Santa Cecilia, graduating in composition and cello.

He began his career as an instrumentalist and part of the Arturo Toscanini orchestra and was a friend of Puccini, Strawinsky, Pizzetti and other famous artists and musicians. He then played in various dance orchestras, and later formed his own ensemble and toured the world, which performed several pieces of jazz music, he also worked in various radio programs of the EIAR, and as a composer for the theater and cinema. There he met Alessandro Blasetti who commissioned him for the musical commentary on the film “Resurrectio” (1931). He went on to compose scores for over 30 films.

In the 1950s and 1960s he participated in both radio and television broadcasts for RAI, as a composer and conductor in various variety programs.

In the 1960s he retired to Viareggio, Tuscany where he died on November 16, 1973. He is buried in the cemetery of his native village.

ESCOBAR, Amedeo [8/14/1888 Pergola, Marche, Italy – 11/16/1973, Viareggio, Tuscany, Italy] – composer, musician (cello), married to Giuseppina Fazzi (19??-1973).
Boy of the Golden West - 1942

Special Birthdays

Willy Rösner (actor) would have been 125 today, he died in 1966.

Alberto Bonucci (actor) would have been 100 today, he died in 1969.

Anton Garcia Abril (composer) is 85 today.

Horst Jonischkan (actor) would have been 80 today, he died in 1979.

Chris Chittell (actor) is 70 today.