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    Culture, The Exhibitionist 5 Movies That Inspired Movies

    5 Movies That Inspired Movies

    "I think all stories have been around for a few thousand years," George Lucas once said, in an interview about Akira Kurosawa's The Hidden Fortress. This week the Criterion Collection released a definitive edition of Kurosawa's film, along with…
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    Calendar, Night&Day Bleed Out

    Bleed Out

    In much the same way that countryman Sergio Leone reinvigorated the all-American genre of the Western, Italian director Dario Argento infused “B” horror films with fresh blood. Employing a brazen palette of eye-popping colors and over-the-top soundtracks, Argento rescued psychological…
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    Music, Reviewed Calexico

    Calexico

    When we last heard from the Sergio Leone–worshipping Tex-Mex balladeers Calexico on 2006's middling Garden Ruin, it seemed the Man with No Name had finally died. The heralding trumpets, wheezing accordions, and textural click-clacks that defined the Tucson group had…
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    Home Entertainment, DVDish Sagebrush & Spaghetti

    Sagebrush & Spaghetti

    The Sergio Leone Anthology (MGM) Sergio Leone made westerns like Wagner made ditties. This essential boxed set -- four films with four discs of supplemental material, much of it scholarly and insightful -- shows the Italian director supplanting the elegiac…
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    Film, Reps Etc.

    Repertory Film Listings

    Commentary by Gregg Rickman (greggr2006@yahoo.com). Times compiled from information available Tuesday; it's always advisable to call for confirmation. Price given is standard adult admission; discounts often apply for students, seniors, and members. We're interested in your film or video event.…
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    Music, Reviewed Ennio Morricone

    Ennio Morricone

    Most attempts at compiling the massive output of Italian soundtrack giant Ennio Morricone have stuck to the obvious, focusing on a mix of the indelible spaghetti western themes that helped elevate director Sergio Leone's '60s films to high art along…
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    Film, Reps Etc.

    Reps Etc.

    Commentary by Gregg Rickman (greggr1@mindspring.com). Times compiled from information available Tuesday; it's always advisable to call for confirmation. Price given is standard adult admission; discounts often apply for students, seniors, and members. We're interested in your film or video event.…
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    Film, Reps Etc.

    Reps Etc.

    Commentary by Gregg Rickman (greggr1@mindspring.com). Times compiled from information available Tuesday; it's always advisable to call for confirmation. Price given is standard adult admission; discounts often apply for students, seniors, and members. We're interested in your film or video event.…
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    Calendar, See/Be Seen Way Out West

    Way Out West

    WED-THURS 12/24-25 Nothing prepared audiences for Italian director Sergio Leone's 1964 B-movie A Fistful of Dollars. What at first appeared to be a standard-issue oater was at its heart a radical European reinterpretation, even deconstruction, of the western genre, with…
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    Film, Reps Etc.

    Reps Etc.

    Commentary by Gregg Rickman (greggr1@mindspring.com). Times compiled from information available Tuesday; it's always advisable to call for confirmation. Price given is standard adult admission; discounts often apply for students, seniors, and members. We're interested in your film or video event.…
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    Film, Enter the Drag

    Enter the Drag

    Do not judge Shanghai Noon by its trailer, which serves as the very antithesis of advertising: It begs you to stay far away from any theater in which this film is screening. Laden with dreary sight gags (a horse that…
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    Music,

    Recordings

    Tarnation Mirador (Reprise) Local western crooner (and archaeologist) Paula Frazer has taken her pet "project" Tarnation to some interesting places. A couple of years back we visited an Arkansas trailer park in I'll Give You Something to Cry About, one…
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  • clipping at Brava Theater Sept. 11
    Sub Pop recording artists 'clipping.' brought their brand of noise-driven experimental hip hop to the closing night of 2016's San Francisco Electronic Music Fest this past Sunday. The packed Brava Theater hosted an initially seated crowd that ended the night jumping and dancing against the front of the stage. The trio performed a set focused on their recently released Sci-Fi Horror concept album, 'Splendor & Misery', then delved into their dancier and more aggressive back catalogue, and recent single 'Wriggle'. Opening performances included local experimental electronic duo 'Tujurikkuja' and computer music artist 'Madalyn Merkey.'"

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