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.