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Metropolis Theatre Programme (1927)
Dear Unthinkable Mind Students,
Works in progress are beautiful things. These images make me think of your composition notebooks.
Professor Old Skull
“Selected pages from the Spätgotisches Musterbuch des Stephan Schriber, a manuscript which appears to be some kind of sketchbook, belonging to a 15th century monk working in South-West Germany, where ideas and layouts for illuminated manuscripts were tried out and skills developed.”
Sergio Leone on the set of Once Upon a Time in the West.
Why did you decide to become a filmmaker?
SL: My mother was an actress. My father was an actor and a director. I am the son of filmmakers. I was born with this bow tie made of celluloid on my collar.
And why did you decide to make westerns?
SL: I had never thought of making a western even as I was making it. I think that my films are westerns only in their exterior aspects. Within them are some of my truths, which happily, I see, belong to lots of parts of the world. Not just America. My discussion is one that has gone all the way from Fistful of Dollars through Once Upon a Time in America. But if you look closely at all these films, you find in them the same meanings, the same humor, the same point of view, and, also, the same pains.
Which filmmakers influenced you, and what were your favorite films?
SL: I must be honest and say that I was under the fascination of films. I was
fascinated by all films, even the words of them. If I was to do a more-precise
analysis of the situation, I have to admit that I was more entertained by the bad films than the good ones. Because when something is beautiful, it is there; it is finished; it is done. It doesn’t have to be touched or be worked upon. But if it is badly realized and not completely expressed, sometimes that is more provocative and interesting than when you see something that is perfectly and beautifully done. But if there is an auteur who influenced me—and there is only one—that is Charlie Chaplin. And he never won an Oscar.
Interview with Sergio Leone (1987)
By Marlaine Glicksman
Previously on Cinephilia & Beyond:
Page from Sword of My Mouth. Art by Shannon Gerrard. Story by Jim Munroe. It’s one of the Cultural Gutter’s perks for our indiegogo campaign! Help us continue paying writers for their work and get a sweet graphic novel: http://www.indiegogo.com/gutteragogo
Page from “The Master Puppet.” Jason Orfalas, pencils. Claude St. Aubin, inking. Peter Gutiérrez, story. It’s included in the Eisner-nominated collection, Shi: Kaidan, and is one of the perks for The Cultural Gutter’s indiegogo fundraiser.
More from Sword Of My Mouth via Boing Boing’s review of the graphic novel about a dystopia, post-Rapture Detroit.
Jim Munroe and Shannon Gerrard donated copies of Sword Of My Mouth as a perk for Gutter-A-Go-Go, the fundraiser to keep the Cultural Gutter online. To find out more about our fundraiser, go here.
Comics Editor Carol investigates a crime wave in comics:
It seems like when people think of comics, they think of superheroes, but there was a long time when crime and comics were synonymous. And now it seems like some of the best comics around are crime books. There’s a new golden age, a new crime wave in comics.
This post is also part of Furious Cinema’s Scenes of the Crime Blog-a-thon. See other entries and find out how to participate, here.
Cover art by Sean Philips.
In honor of Dia de los Muertos, please enjoy this Scary Godmother comic story first published in Action girl Comics! Learn about the holiday and it’s traditions from Mr. Pettibone! I will be adding another sugar skull to my little ofrenda and lighting candles in remembrance of those in my life I have lost! :-) Also, revel in hand lettering on actual comicbook paper, digital children! It adds much character to your story!
If you enjoy this, there are more Scary Godmother adventures in the Dark Horse Comic Scary Godmother The Comic Book Stories compilation. It’s the TPB with the purple cover! available at fine comicbook shops everywhere and online!