Sunday, January 31, 2016

New CD Release

Take A Hard Ride

Composer: Jerry Goldsmith
Director: Antonio Margheriti
Starring: Jim Brown, Lee Van Cleef, Fred Williamson

Country: U.S.A.
Label: La-La Land Records
# LLLCD1367
Tracks: 22
Total time: 45:27
Limited edition: 2000
Available: January 26, 2016

Track listening:
01. After You (1:47)
02. Main Title (2:17)
03. My Word (1:39)
04. Hey Boy (1:15)
05. Run For Cover (2:10)
06. Move Over (2:10)
07. Friendly Enemies (2:10)
08. Two Gentlemen (2:37)
09. Hunters Harmonica (1:07)
10. A Sad Story (1:30)
11. Over The Bridge (2:48)
12. Fallen Bridge (1:44)
13. Cliff Dwelling Battle (5:57)
14. We Made It (1:09)
15. Nowhere To Go (1:40)
16. A Good Walk (1:21)
17. Shaky Sheriff (2:16)
18. Down The Hatch (1:06)
19. A Second Chance (2:08)
20. The Work Camp (2:17)
21. Over The Hill (2:26)
22. End Credits (1:54)

Hoot Kloot

Hoot Kloot – English title

A 1973 U.S.A., British co-production [DFE [DePatie-Freleng Enterprises], Mirisch Cinema Company (Hollywood)]
Producer: David H. DePatie, Friz Freleng (Isadore Freleng)
Director: Hawley Pratt, Bob Balser (Robert Balser), Gerry Chiniquy (Germain Chiniguy), Roy Morita, Art Leonardi (Arthur Leonardi), Sid Marcus (Sidney Marcus), Durward Bonaye
Story: John W. Dunn
Screenplay: John W. Dunn (John William Dunn)
Animation: Bob Bemiller (Robert Bemiller), John Freeman, Bob Richardson (Robert Richardson), Reuben Timmins, Don Williams (Donald Williams)
Cameraman: John Burton Jr. (DeLuxe color)
Music: Doug Goodwin (Charles Goodwin)
Running time: 17 episodes x 7  minutes

Hoot Kloot, Fester, Fest, Billy the Kidder, Crazywolf, Wyatt Earp

Hoot Kloot was a series of 17 theatrical cartoon shorts produced by DePatie-Freleng Enterprises from 1973 to 1974.

Sheriff Hoot Kloot is a diminutive, short-tempered lawman who tries to maintain order in a remote western town. He is aided by his loyal horse Fester whom Kloot refers to simply as "Horse." Fester remains Kloot's honest and faithful friend, often giving the Sheriff the benefit of his homespun wisdom while battling various outlaws including Crazywolf, a looney sheep-stealing wolf.

Hoot Kloot was later broadcast as part of the NBC Saturday morning cartoon series The Pink Panther and Friends.

Episode List:
1.Kloot's Kounty, 2. Apache on the County Seat, 3 The Shoe Must Go On, 4. A Self Winding Sidewinder, 5 Pay Your Buffalo Bill, 6. Stirrups and Hiccups, 7 Ten Miles to the Gallop, 8. Phony Express, 9. Giddy Up Woe, 10 Gold Struck, 11. As the Tumbleweeds Turn, 12. The Badge and the Beautiful, 13. Big Beef at O.K. Corral, 14. By Hoot or By Crook, 15.Strange on the Range, 16. Mesa Trouble, 17. Saddle Soap Opera

Special Birthdays

Horst Giese (actor) would have been 90 today, he died in 2008.

Hansjorg Felmy (actor) would have been 85 today he died in 2007.

Saturday, January 30, 2016

RIP Georgy Firtich

Russian composer Georgy Firtich died in St. Petersburg, Russia on January 27, 2016. He was 77. Born October 20, 1938 in Pskov, Russa, U.S.S.R., he was a Soviet and Russian composer, jazz pianist, and professor at Herzen University. Firstich received an honored Art Worker of the Russian Federation. He composed the score for the Euro-western "Armed and Dangerous" (1977).

Dolce & Gabbanna 2016 Menswear

MILAN, January 16, 2016
by Luke Leitch

The midsummer landscape in Sicily so ripples with dust and heat that it resembles the epic, parched vistas of Sergio Leone’s spaghetti Westerns. This observation—made, Stefano Gabbana said, somewhere deep between Palermo and Catania—was the catalyst for a collection that today incorporated a whole gulch of Western motifs. But while six-shooters, cacti, wagons, cowboy hats, horsemen, and lassos were everywhere on the clothes, they were not in them. That mighty opening shearling poncho apart, there was none of the Wild West–literal—chaps and hats—that we saw the last time this house turned to the prairie, in the turn-of-the-century womenswear collection worn by Madonna in her “Don’t Tell Me” video.

So despite the Morricone and the dusty haze the models kicked up on the runway, this was a collection consistent with the current iterations of the Dolce & Gabbana man. There was the brooding hot-stuff Sicilian workman, out of time, in oversize peacoat and flat cap, or more fantastically in shearling floor-sweeper overcoats, some memorable shearling pants, and rib-knit long johns. There was the cultured aficionado of contemporary luxury streetwear in shearling sweats beaded with the house’s sacred heart and Velcro monk-strap sneakers rimmed with fur. Most present of all was the archetype of international playboy princeling, decked out in precisely fitted piped white shirting and dark tailoring that shimmered with embellishment or tonal jacquard. For the finale, the designers rustled a stampede of silk day pajamas, some teamed with knits: This look, they say, is sparking stampedes in stores, too.

Westernalia was not the only seasoning sprinkled over this collection. Embroideries heaped upon topcoats and trucker jackets—the denim section was one to linger over—included tapestried roses and putti. Buzzing anew was the little bee symbol on gold chains, patches, and pajamas. There were Westernized versions of the same faux-naif illustrations from the designers’ recent mamma-themed womenswear show—one, on a sweatshirt, depicted Domenico and Stefano—and even some meme-tastic illustrations of Zambia, Stefano’s cat. There was so much going on here—the models were using tablets to live-stream point-of-view runway video to the screens above us, too—that through the dust it all sometimes felt like a peyote-fueled menswear mirage. Pull it all apart, though, and what you have is some of the finest top-of-the-line tailoring and extrovert outerwear in the business—plus those D&G-pioneered pajamas (which are now becoming a category all their own).