Sean McCann, an award-winning actor known for his role on the Canadian TV series Night Heat, died on June 13, 2019 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. He was 83. A prolific character actor, McCann performed in hundreds of productions, ranging from a Canadian politician in The King Chronicle (1988) to an animated bear in TV series Little Bear (1995-2003). He was also known for his roles in films such as Tommy Boy (1995), Chicago (2002), Naked Lunch (1991) and Miracle (2004). McCann played supporting roles in films with big names such as Meryl Streep in ... First Do No Harm (1997) and Nick Nolte in Affliction (1997). McCann was born in Windsor, Ontario, Canada on September 24, 1935, the son of Alta Tobin and Jack McCann, and had seven siblings. He studied to become a priest at St. Peter’s Seminary in London, Ont. before turning to acting in the 1960s. McCann appeared in two Euro-western TV series: “The Campbells” (1986) as Sean McArthur and “Bordertown” (1990) as Jeremiah Ironstone.
We continue our search for film locations for “The Relentless Four”. After sending Ranger Garrett back to town the gang rides to their hideout where they begin and argument over splitting the money from the robbery.
This was filmed at Manzanares El Real, Spain and the house used in “The Big Gundown” was used as the hideout.
With "Trasnochos Classics", there is an acknowledgment of the cinematography of the great Italian director, Sergio Leone "and his genre known as the spaghetti western, which changed the traditional Western of the West to make his own mark that still resonates today, with thousands of followers of this unique genre.
The XV Italian Film Festival May 31 – June 13, 2019, which is being presented in Caracas, also brings this case for moviegoers, a tour of some of the most representative films of Spaghetti Western, a film genre popularized by the screenwriter, producer and director of Italian cinema, Sergio Leone, and who generated an authentic revolution in western cinema as they knew it in the sixties.
Indeed, thanks to the Italian Embassy, the Italian Institute of Culture of Caracas and the Trasnocho Cultural Foundation, under the patronage of the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, together with the films of the festival, a separate chapter is devoted to presenting four of the most emblematic films of Leone, in the Paseo cinemas, that the spectators will be able to enjoy. These are the films: "A Fistful of Dollars" (1964), "For a Few Dollars More" (1965), "The Good, the Bad and the Ugly" (1966) and "Once Upon a Time America" (1984). ).
Leone, made his debut as a filmmaker in 1961 and, several years later, began, with "A Fistful of Dollars", a series of violent and somewhat ferocious westerns, shot with singular strength, which gave him great popularity and broke records at the box office. It made his mark: the Italian director dirtied the figure of the cowboy, in the most literal sense of the expression, snatching immunity from the dirt and dust of the road, populating his chin with a slovenly beard and distorting his impeccable dentures based on chewing tobacco.
But Leone went even further. The Italian director not only affronted the physical appearance of his heroes, but also modified the language they used, neglecting their diction and pronunciation, making it much more coarse and rude. And the same thing happened with the actions and situations they faced, offering a much wilder and more malicious look, closer to what actually happened during the conquest of the Old West.
It is possible to emphasize that legacy, Leone left for posterity two figures who worked with him: Clint Eastwood and Ennio Morricone. The Italian director discovered for the world, the person of Eastwood, an interpretative talent very different from the one that characterized the neat John Wayne, a ragged, dirty, sweaty figure with a challenging look. So much influenced Leone's style in the American actor and filmmaker, that when he received the Oscar for "Unforgiven" (1992), Eastwood, dedicated it in part to the Italian director. On the other hand, the Italian director also showed the world his compatriot Ennio Morricone, one of the great composers of soundtracks who has composed music for some of the biggest productions of American studios.
At the XV Italian Film Festival and the tribute to Sergio Leone, there will be reflection and exchange with the public, since each exhibition of the films will be presided over by a presentation by José Pisano, critic, General Director of Blancica Cinematography and Director of programming Cultural Trasnocho; as well as the intervention of Luigi Sciamanna, actor, director and playwright.
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Marco Mancini was born in Orbassano, Turin, Piedmont Italy in 1977. Besides being a pianist, composer, singer and songwriter, he is also an Architect, with a Ph.D. in Architecture - Design. He graduated cum laude and “Cultore della materia” (Honorary fellowship), he is a professor on contract and has carried out teaching and academic research since 2005, at DesignCampus (University of Florence’s School of Architecture, Degree and Master Degree in Industrial Design) in the topics: innovation theory, technological innovation, industrial design, planning; he has lectured at the Interior Design Master (University of Florence) and in 2016 he ran the course “Innovation in design” at the Nanjing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics (NUAA), Nanking, China. He participates in inter-departmental research projects which involve local and international enterprises; he worked as “Design and innovation expert consultant” for enterprises in regional projects and for industry association. As freelancer (his topics are construction industry, industrial design and graphics) he studied and designed integrated systems for the safety of artifacts in emergency conditions: on this matter he owns three patents (with other colleagues) and he was lecturer in conferences (i-Rec Information and Research on Reconstruction – Florence); he worked in pilot projects about advanced structures for masonry vault safety in prestigious properties (Town Hall of Cecina and Imola, Anime Salve church at L’ Aquila), published in the Engineers Bulletin of Tuscany. He deals with outfitting and temporary installations for international exhibitions (Pitti Immagine, Florence).
He is a jazz pianist and composer enrolled in SIAE. He has been playing the piano since he was five years old. His main musical genres are Jazz, Rock/Pop and Beat. Mancini has written several songs and is an accomplished singer as well as a composer.
MANCINI, Marco (aka Mark Mancini) [1977, Orbassano, Turin, Piedmont, Italy - ] – composer, musician (piano), songwriter, singer.
With this book, the authors, Javier Ramos and Ángel Caldito, show us the important role that Madrid had in the development of the cinematographic subgenre known as the spaghetti-western. Usually associated with Almería, few people know that more than 200 westerns were filmed, totally or partially, in the Community of Madrid. In fact, Madrid can be considered the place where the boom of this popular film genre was unleashed thanks to the shooting, in Hoyo de Manzanares, of the film Por un puñado de dólares (Fistful of Dollars) (Sergio Leone, 1964). La Pedriza, Colmenar Viejo, Hoyo de Manzanares, Ciempozuelos, Titulcia, Algete ... were common scenarios where cowboys, Indians, soldiers or Mexican bandits rode. In Madrid, there were three large towns in the West, several temporary settlements, four fortresses and dozens of ranches and cabins. Today, there are hardly any remains of these places and almost nobody remembers that they existed. The aim of the book is to remember these places and that fans of the genre can visit them. It also pays a small tribute to all Madrid, artists, technicians and companies whose names appear in the titles of many spaghetti-western. The book includes nearly 400 color photographs and a prologue by José Luis Galicia, a film decorator and one of the builders of the western town of Hoyo de Manzanares.
Tabernas hosted in February 2019 the filming of the first 'western' produced in the Maghreb
It is the first time that the set of Fort Bravo in Tabernas hosted a North African filming
Diario de Almeria
The historic scenery of the Tabernas desert hosted, in February, the filming of the first western produced in North Africa. This was announced by the Algerian producer and director, Nassim Boumaiza, who has chosen this mythical site to create the traditional and always highly anticipated series of the holy month of Muslim fasting or Ramadan.
"It is the first time that Fort Bravo hosted a North African film," says Boumaiza, whose references include titles such as The Sisters Brotherss” by Jacques Audiard, who declares himself an admirer of Sergio Leone's cinema, the soul of the "spaghetti western".
The Algerian producer, responsible for several successful series of comedies during the month of Ramadan, explained that Tabernas took a team of 45 people comprised of actors and technicians and filmed a similar type of comedy that was be broadcast in May on the state owned television.
His first choice was, however, to build his own sets in the desert of Algeria, however, the weight of history and, above all, "the price" convinced him that Almeria was his destination.
"In principle, I opted for our desert but the company that would have carried out the woodwork was excessively expensive, only then did I think of looking for real sets that already existed," he said.
"They are very open people, they welcomed us very well and allowed us to visit all the studios, I just thought it was amazing to be able to shoot here, where Sergio Leone and Steven Spielberg did it," he said.
For the director of the Algerian version of Camera Café - Antar weld cheddad (2017) - the prices of the Fort Bravo studios are "extremely reasonable" since they include extras, specialists, accommodation and food.
"Spain provided us with very wise people in terms of western style and the team was mixed, for me that meant a good compromise between the two countries, the Spaniards were very useful in terms of specialists and we learned from them.
The series, entitled ‘Bou-Baltou’, features the participation of, among others, the famous comedian Beyouna and the younger face new Algerian comedy Merouane Guerouabi. Undoubtedly, this was great news for the province of Almeria, since it is the first production that confirmed filming for the year 2019. Almería is still Tierra de cine and a favorite place to shoot.
Bou-Baltou: Certifie Western City – Algerian title
A 2019 Algerian television series [Numidia TV ( )]