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  • RIP Giuliano Gemma

    Gemma was apparently killed in a car accident yesterday. I didn't know about this until just a moment ago. It's a sad incident: I always liked seeing Gemma onscreen; he had such a warm screen presence.

    Article: http://www.repubblica.it/spettacoli/...emma-67695203/
    'You know, I'd almost forgotten what your eyes looked like. Still the same. Pissholes in the snow'

    http://www.paul-a-j-lewis.com (my photography website)
    'All explaining in movies can be thrown out, I think': Elmore Leonard

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    Few deaths in the movie world shock me...this one does. He was 75 but will be eternally youthful in my memories. I wasn't a fan when I first got seriously interested in spaghetti westerns but seeing more and more of his films, he grew on me steadily until he's now probably my favorite Italian star. Gemma did most of his own stunts, some of them genuinely stunning and life-threatening, and did them with a big grin on his face. A good actor too, vastly underrated in that respect. I love the simple, affectionate interplay between him and his daughter in THE RETURN OF RINGO. Thank you for the hours and hours of happy times watching you. RIP Ringo, this is a sad day. I say with no shame this has brought me very close to crying.



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    Andrew Monroe
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    Last edited by Andrew Monroe; 10-02-2013, 12:14 PM.
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    • #3
      Originally posted by Andrew Monroe View Post
      Few deaths in the movie world shock me...this one does. He was 75 but will be eternally youthful in my memories. I wasn't a fan when I first got seriously interested in spaghetti westerns but seeing more and more of his films, he grew on me steadily until he's now probably my favorite Italian star. Gemma did most of his own stunts, some of them genuinely stunning and life-threatening, and did them with a big grin on his face. A good actor too, vastly underrated in that respect. I love the simple, affectionate interplay between him and his daughter in THE RETURN OF RINGO.
      Like you, Andrew, I wasn't a huge fan of Gemma when I first started exploring Italian Westerns (his style was too 'lightweight' for me at first), but seeing IL RITORNO DI RINGO and a few others made me do a quick turnaround, and he quickly became one of my favourite stars of the genre.
      'You know, I'd almost forgotten what your eyes looked like. Still the same. Pissholes in the snow'

      http://www.paul-a-j-lewis.com (my photography website)
      'All explaining in movies can be thrown out, I think': Elmore Leonard

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