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"John G. Thomas" <[log in to unmask]>
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Sun, 5 Jun 1994 19:08:24 -0700
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On Sun, 5 Jun 1994, Helen Mellett wrote:
>  _Once Upon a Time in America_ aired this weekend on A&E...
        Its my understanding there are more than two versions out there.
Once Upon a Time is one of my all-time favorites and a semi-hobby of
mine.  I first saw it in film school, with Leoni in person, and I was a
lost cause after that.  Incredible, but often over looked.
        There is a 16mm version, at least four syndication versions, and
god knows what all on video.  I have a copy of Morricone's soundtrack
which still holds up so well.  There is talk about re-releasing it again
in a few major towns.
        The opening sequence is a text book on sound effects.  I remember
Leoni saying that the film was shot in "Techniscope."  35mm, but only
pulling down three perfs at a time.  The process was quite popular at the
time.  I think the "Conformist" was also shot in that format.
        And what a cast!
-------->from John G. Thomas([log in to unmask])in Hollywierd,Calif.<---------
         Michael Jackson's new film (A Western)   "Lonesome Glove"