Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Italian film lectures at the University of Ostrava.

Film historian Jan Švábenický invites anyone interested to his class about the popular genres in Italian cinema 1960-1970. Which will take place in the winter semester 2016 at the department of art history and heritage at the University in Ostrava. Lectures will take place on Thursdays from 2:10 p.m. to 3:25 in room e301. Individual lecture dates are : September 29th, October 13th, October 27th., and November 10th. If you are in the Ostrava area and have the time definitely stop by and attend.

New CD Release

Sapevano solo uccidere
(I’ll Die for Vengeance)

Composer: Angelo F. Lavagnino
Director: Tanio Boccia
Starring: Kirk Morris, Larry Ward, Alan Steel, Gordon Mitchell

Country: Italy
Label: Digit
# DGST020
Tracks: 22
Total time: 54:12
Available: September 27, 2016

Track listing
01. Titoli 1:16
02. Bandidos! 2.20
03. Attesa ossessiva 1:18
04. Malinconia 5:07
05. Saloon 1:48
06. La banda dei Messicani 0:59
07. Saguaro 4:09
08. Nostalgico amore 2:09
09. Piano criminale 3:40
10. Saloon II 3:36
11. Rircordando lei 5:10
12. i Messicani colpiscono ancora 1:00
13. Saloon III 1:56
14. Agguato mortale 3:32
15. Dopo lo scontro 2:07
16. Saloon IV 2:20
17. Il piano di Saguaro 1:28
18. Teneramente 3:36
19. Saguaro smascherato 3:11
20. Trionfo di Jeff Smart 0:47
21. Dopo il duello 0:57
22. Finale 1:46

Karl-May-Spiele: Winnetou und das Geheimnis der Felsenburg

Karl-May-Spiele: Winnetou und das Geheimnis der Felsenburg – German title

A 2005 German television production
Producer: Stefan Tietgen
Director: Norbert Schultze Jr.
Story: Die Felsenburg Karl May
Teleplay: Michael Stamp
Photography: [color]
Running time: 90 minutes

Winnetou – Goko Mitic
Old Shatterhand – Joachim Kretzer
Narrator, Don Geronimo – Helmut Krauss
Benito - Marvin Böttcher
Benito - David Ziemer
Juggle Fred - Jochen Baumert
Player – Anderson Farah
Harry Melton - Götz Otto
Vete-Ya – Joshy Peters
Jurisconsulto – Frank Schröder
Yuma-Shetar – Thomas Schunke
Don Timoteo Pruchillo, Hermann – Oliver Utecht
Judith Steinberger – Saskia Valencia
Felisa – Clara Vélez
Ramon Ramirez – Fried Wolff
Weller – Maik Sommer
Adolfo, Gonzalez – Jens Piper

Forgotten by the world, and far from civilization, there is a rock castle in the mountains of Mexico. It harbors an ancient secret that the devilish Harry Melton lures men to this lonely place. He leads a German emigrant trek up into the mountains - and only he and his icy mistress Judith Steinberger know that the Germans will never return. Melton has also allied with the Yumas and their chief Vete Ya, the Great Mouth. But then comes Winnetou and Old Shatterhand who have heard of the gloomy plans. But what is the role of The Player, a shady card player, the beautiful Felisa ensnared in the Cantina of Don Geronimo? Can the eccentric Jurisconsulto and plagued village policeman Ramon Ramirez ensure law and order? Will Winnetou and Old Shatterhand succeed in storming the impregnable rock castle?

Shown on German TV June 25, 2005.

Special Birthdays

Freddy Quinn (actor, singer) is 85 today.

Sancho Gracia (actor) would have been 80 today, he died in 2012.

Monday, September 26, 2016

Euopean Western Comic Books ~ Jutak

Jutak was a representative of the “Good” Indian in the old American West.. A friend to the white man who fought against the evil white-eyes and redman that roamed the West. He was sometimes joined by his trusted friends Tiger Jack Bonelli, Blue Belle, Black who wore a polka dot bandana on his head and the old tracker Trump. Jutak was a defender of right and fought old west criminals and traitors of the U.S. Army.

Jutak was drawn by Pini Segna from 1956-1957. It was first seen as a supplement in “Adventurous Jungle” and then became in independent series in 1957, with complete stories.
Published by Edizioni Metro in Milan, Italy. 12 issues were released on a monthly basis beginning in June 1956 until May 1957. The character reappeared in the 1970s. Filled with stereotypes of the 1950s the cartoon character was crudely drawn and the stories filled with much violence and action.

Born in Florence, Pini Segna graduated from the Academy of Fine Arts in 1944. He settled in the Langhe area during the second World War and has lived there for the rest of his life. In 1946, he debuted with the Vincenzo Baggioli scripted 'Agente K6', followed by 'Il Giustiziere Mascherato', for the publishing house Nuova Aurora. In the following year, for Editoriale Sportiva, he made 'Penna Azzurra'. Starting in 1948, he worked as an illustrator of 'Saetta' and 'Volpe' stories for Alpe, and as a collaborator of Arc publications like 'Pantera Bionda', 'Tom Mix' and 'Tom Bill'.

In 1949, he began to work for the Albi dell'Intrepido collection. In the early 1950s, he drew series like 'Dix', 'Tornado Bill', 'Carabina Jones' and 'Gim Falco' for Marino Tomasina Editore, and in the late 1950s, he did art for 'Dick Montana', 'Gill Bart', 'Glory Men', 'Giungla Kid' and 'Dakota'. Between 1965 and 1977, he was mainly active as an illustrator of 'Mandrake', 'L'Uomo Mascherato' and 'Kriminal stories for Editoriale Corno, as well as 'Akim' for Editions Aventures et Voyages.

Between 1977 and 1982, he illustrated various stories with 'Zagor' for Daim Press. From 1990 to 2007 he was a collaborator of the local monthly Dogliani e le sue Langhe. He was in a car accident in the spring of 2007 and was hospitalized. A few weeks later he suffered a stroke and has since lived in a nursing home in Salmour. He passed away in September 2012.