[quote=“Ming, post:59, topic:311”]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.[/quote]
Welcome to the forum, amigo!
I absolutely agree with your final statements regarding KEOMA. It is, indeed, a great attempt at doing something different within the context of the genre.
I can’t say that I prefer KEOMA over THE WILD BUNCH, though.
Perhaps, by today’s standards THE WILD BUNCH might be construed as boring, by some; but, there is no denying its historical importance to cinema. There had never been a film like it before.
However, that all said…
I sometimes feel it is overrated in some ways, too. Personally, I prefer Peckinpah’s RIDE THE HIGH COUNTRY over THE WILD BUNCH…and frequently, I find myself thinking I like PAT GARRETT & BILLY THE KID just as much, or even more, than THE WILD BUNCH.
At any rate, I enjoyed reading your comments!
Again, welcome to the forum!