This is my first post, so I’d like to start by saying ‘hi’ to everyone. It’s good to see a forum where the users are not bitching at each other, even when having contrasting opinions.
I have to say that this is one of my favourite spaghettis - strange soundtrack & all.
It’s hard to find another SW that polarizes opinions as much as this movie.
Even though it’s slightly pretentious in places, I like everything about this movie & it includes my favourite Nero performance.
As far as the criticisms about the ‘Peckinpah’ slo-mo, I don’t see why people think that a technique can be owned by an individual. I actually prefer the slo-mo scenes in Keoma (in particular the bar scene) to the scenes in The Wild Bunch & I also prefer Keoma as a whole to The Wild Bunch - I can practically hear the gasps - but in my opinion The Wild Bunch is way overrated & quite dull until the final scene.
I think Keoma - with it’s flaws - was a great attempt at doing something a bit different & more symbolic than had been done in many SW.