Finally received a copy of this one and still love it. But to view it apporopriately, I have to be in my mood. Maybe a tired and accepting mood. A mood that will put up with a slower pace. Whenever I'm in this mood, this film is fenominal.
I for one accept Castel's late appearance. The film is structured VERY weirdly and this is not only a bold move, but a experimental move that matches the film. It is strange (good way) that the lesser characters probably get the most screen time but the wo leads (Castel and Panni) get an extremely limited amount.
Is Panni to be considered a true villain in this film? Sure he is a mean bastard but what Spaghetti character isn't. I think his actions are tame compared to Manuel's in Cemetery Without Crosses. Besides, he seems to truely meen what he says to Castel at the end about being a partner. But I still call him the heavy if not Villain or Bad guy.
What exactly is it about this film that is so watchable? At least to those of us who like it. It just seems so intrancing. It is a real shame I don't smoke pot. I wonder what this film could be like if I was high.