Django (Sergio Corbucci, 1966)


(Silence) #101

Your’re right about that. Django is for sure no Zapata western.


(ChristopherGrant) #102

This is my first post here on the forum.

I guess you could say that I’m sort of new to Spaghetti Westerns but not really as I had seen both For A Few Dollars More and The Good, The Bad And The Ugly before re-watching them recently.

As far as Django goes, though, I plead guilty to never having known about this film before jumping into this genre with both feet about two months ago.

This movie gets a lot of great reviews and rightly so.

I think my only sticking point with it, the thing that makes me only able to give it four stars instead of five, is the brevity of the film.

It seems like everything goes by at whirlwind speed, which can sometimes be a good thing.

In the case of Django, I wish it had taken a deep breath every now and again.

Don’t get me wrong.

Everything that happens in this film was beautifully done. I especially love the ear communion scene with the rat bastard priest (just for the fact that you know, as soon as you see it, you’re watching something different) and the hand-crushing sequence, which really puts Django in jeopardy and, for a brief moment, you’re unsure if he’s going to make it out of the movie alive.

I just wish Corbucci had taken his time with it.

This being my first (only, thus far) Corbucci, maybe someone else can tell me whether this is the way that Corbucci worked or not.

All in all, I still love the film.


(I...I...Idiot) #103

Sometime yes, sometimes no. Companeros for example can go a little slow for some. He’s more famous for the inconsistency in his movies. BTW, CG, welcome to the forum.


(Silence) #104

Welcome to the forum CG. I hope you will enjoy the crazy world of Spaghetti Westerns! And if you do, there’s always gialli to watch too…


(LankyFellow) #105

A lot of good points,i love this one,too.
What have been if Corbucci took more time,an interesting question.
Maybe in the middle of the movie he could conceive something more,but not much.
It’s a masterpiece of the SW.
Welcome to the forum :slight_smile:


(Novecento) #106

Alex Cox’s new book and WAI #67 point out that Nero is actually dubbed in Italian by Sergio Graziano.

Blue Underground’s claim that their release has Franco Nero’s own voice must be wrong.


(Rififii) #107

[quote=“Novecento, post:106, topic:148”]Alex Cox’s new book and WAI #67 point out that Nero is actually dubbed in Italian by Sergio Graziano.

Blue Underground’s claim that their release has Franco Nero’s own voice must be wrong.[/quote]

I believed he was dubbed to sound older…


(scherpschutter) #108

I have never heard the Italian audio, but Giusti says so and voice actors are quite common in Italy, far more than in any other country I know


(Starblack) #109

The original English dub of Nero’s voice was rumoured to have been by actor Fred Ward, but I’ve never seen that confirmed.


(Col. Douglas Mortimer) #110

I wonder why Fred Ward never appeared in any SW’s. He would’ve been perfect for it.


(Pacificador) #111

Really? I can’t hear the similarity myself.

And yes, Fred Ward would have been cool.


(Pacificador) #112

From his IMDB filmography it looks like he pretty much started acting just as the SW genre died out. :frowning:


(Novecento) #113

Yup, this is confirmed in WAI #67

According to WAI #67, it was done by Tony Russelhttp://www.imdb.com/name/nm0750968/ (misspelled with two 'l’s)


(Pistolero08) #114

That’s insane. This whole time, I thought that was Franco’s voice.


(ITGIALLO) #115

Classic quote! I love that scene in the movie.

sean[quote=“Frank Talby, post:82, topic:148”]One of my favorites… Nero is perfectly cast in it. Everyone in it does a great job.

favorite lines (when Django first meets Jackson’s men at the bridge)

“Taking it out on women doesn’t look good.”
“What did you say?”
“It doesn’t matter. What does matter is you are about to die.”[/quote]


(Silence) #116

Welcome to the forum ITGIALLO!


(ITGIALLO) #117

Such a great movie.Ive been known to say that some movies changed my life and DJANGO is one of them.It was my first SW and I just said “what the hell” and d/l it and it was golden from the opening cedits.The credits were so vivid like blood,almost cartoonish.Ok so onto the movie. ;D Django is the man! Hes a badass to no end.The coffin he pulls behind him.The gatlin gun! The antagonist’s are great also.Maj. Jackson is the man.The hooded guys.The dreary town,it all fits in to a great SW.

Long Live Django!

sean


(ITGIALLO) #118

[quote=“Silence, post:116, topic:148”]Welcome to the forum ITGIALLO![/quote]Thank you.I look forward to viewing many more SW’S I have only saw Django and Fistful of Dollars.

sean


(I...I...Idiot) #119

[quote=“ITGIALLO, post:118, topic:148”]Thank you.I look forward to viewing many more SW’S I have only saw Django and Fistful of Dollars.

sean[/quote]
Enjoy the ride. Start with the top 20 & alt top 20. Welcome to the forum. BTW, once you enter, we don’t allow you to leave. :wink:


(autephex) #120

ahh… to look on the spaghetti world with virgin eyes again…