Didn’t find a thread on this one, now here is one. Database link:
I have done some updates on the film’s page and DVD page and added a review:
There are some mentions of the film on other threads though, Here are some:
I have seen it many years ago. And also Antonio das Mortes. These are allegorical, political films by Glauber Rocha. They are using western elements but are closer to Godard. Interesting stuff.
ChrisCasey (The last movie you watched?)
ANTONIO DAS MORTE This is a film I had been aching to see for ages! I searched for a copy for years and years—so, finally I got the chance to see it! And, sad to say, I was highly disappointed. I should have expected it, I guess, but the film was just way too artsy for me. And by artsy, I mean it focused too much on its agenda and not enough on being entertaining. I don’t want to make you think that I don’t appreciate art, or highly political, films when I actually do. But, this one just doesn’t work, for me, overall. That said though, I must admit that there were some pretty cool visual moments in the film and I am certainly glad I had the opportunity to see it, after such a long long time.
El_Topo (What film are you watching tonight?)
Last night in DVD (my fryday’s night suck, now that I’m old and married) was Brazilian Glauber Rocha “Deus e o Diabo na terra do Sol”, [/b] In a way is a Western a South American Western
I can say for shure that this movie was a influence in SW, and in the way they were made (for shure Leone as seen it), It’s not my fav from Glauber I do prefer Antonio das Mortes, but it´s a great movie, it starts great, but the pace slows down till the end, but this was made in 1964, you have to put in context of the time, and there was nothing like this at the time
El_Topo (I just bought… (non-SW shopping diary))
Antonio das Mortes - how did I miss this being released in a double-disc set in Brazil?
Also due for release in the UK, but that’s likely to be bare bones.
It’s not an easy film Starblack, I think that Deus e o Diabo na terra do Sol - God and the Devil in the Land of the Sun, it’s his best film, it’s for me Rocha’s masterpiece.
Antonio das Mortes or O dragão da maldade contra o santo guerreiro it’s even more political and sometimes loses focus, and if you do not know his filmography can even be boring IMO, but still a great film for me. But works even better if you already saw Deus e o Diabo na terra do Sol
alk0 (The last movie you watched?)
Antonio das Mortes (not a western at all, but it is listed in the database, that’s why i put it here; Glauber Rocha is a truly fascinating filmaker, i like his movies a lot)
tomas (Spaghetti western character)
This might be a question for “i want to find this SW” thread, but …
I’d read some time ago about two, or three, probably spanish (or mexican, or even brazilian) westerns, featuring the same character - enigmatic black clad gunman with dark long hair and he probably had a rifle.
I totally forgot about it, and now i can’t remember, on which site i’d read that. I’d say these films were made in seventies (but wouldn’t bet on it). Does it ring a bell? Anyone?
tomas, you probably mean Glauber Rocha’s Black God, White Devil and its sequel Antonio das Mortes - and it is really a brazilian venture