Sergio Corbucci poll

Best: The Mercenary
Worst: The White, the Yellow, and the Black
Most underrated: Navajo Joe
Most overrated: Django(top twenty for me, but The Mercenary, The Great Silence, and Navajo Joe are better)

NJ better than Django?

All 4 are in my top 20-Django is #19 -

A good question itself,which is more popular ‘Companeros’ or ‘Mercenary’ ?

In my opinion they’re both great,but i prefer the fast and frantic Companeros.

[quote=“LankyFellow, post:24, topic:1803”]A good question itself,which is more popular ‘Companeros’ or ‘Mercenary’ ?

In my opinion they’re both great,but i prefer the fast and frantic Companeros.[/quote]

But The Mercenary is much faster, while Companeros is in parts dawdling around.

In fact The Mercenary is one of the fastest (if not the fastest) SW ever. If Leone would have directed it, the film would have become twice as long.

No doubt !

Companeros i’ve faster in my memory.Maybe i’ve to rewatch it.Mercenary i watched a few weeks ago and i would rate it more classic ?
Companeros i would rate easier with more action.And i like this frantic score which is the start signal for every action.

Best: The Great Silence first, The Mercenary directly on his heels, Compañeros a respectable third, with Django no doubt knocking on my door for his low marks.

Worst: This white, Yellow whatever thing, I’ll have to rewatch it one day in order to say something conclusive about it, a job I’m not looking forward to. This son of Mitchum isn’t very good either, but I like his father and the film has one or two inspired moments.

Overrated: Django maybe, but it’s not a bad film and in a sense it has all what makes Corbucci so special: the outrageous violence, the sardonic humour, the political extravaganza, the weird religious symbolism, the … everything. But I think Mercenary offers these ingredients in a better mixture (Django remains of course a milestone, it was immensely important for the history of the western, Italian or otherwise)

Underrated: The Specialists (I even love it for its flaws)

Mercenary versus Compañeros: Both great, beautiful, even touching movies, but the first one is definitely better paced. Compañeros is a bit plodding here and there, I guess it’s Morricone’s sweeping, frantic score (Vamos a matar, vamos a matar, compañeros!) that gives you the impression you’re watching a fast movie

You’re right,Scherps
Once more we see that the interaction is a very important component of the SW.
What would the SW be without the great scores …

[quote=“LankyFellow, post:28, topic:1803”]You’re right,Scherps
Once more we see that the interaction is a very important component of the SW.
What would the SW be without the great scores …[/quote]

What would the world be without SWs …

(Not to mention Morricone, of course)

Thats probably because Leone only made seven films.

For some reason, after watching The Mercenary, I find myself whistling all day.

The most underrated seems to be The Black, the White and The Yellow :smiley:
Love that one as Kid . :wink:

According to IMDB he directed 34 Movies but only some can be considered as really good. :wink:

I have to get back to you on this one. I’m re-watching Mercenary. I forgot about Jack Palance and his big sexy hair! Not to mention Franco Nero lighting his match off the girl’s tits while purchasing his machine gun! A first in film history mabey!? :smiley:

More likely 44. He wasn’t choosy. Alas!

[ol][li]Best: Companeros[/li]
[li]Worst: Navajo Joe[/li]
[li]Overrated: The Mercenary (until I rewach it)
[/li][li]Underrated: Sonny and Jed[/li][/ol]

I was surprised you picked the Mercenary as your favorite as it took you forever to finish it. :wink:

Best all around movie. Django has my favorite feel, dark & somber but the middle has some flaws. My sleep habits were not a direct result of the movie but more of trying to squeeze one last movie in at 2:00 AM. :wink:

Best: HELLBENDERS
worst: MASSACRE AT GRAND CANYON
over rated: NAVAJO JOE
under rated: MINNESOTA CLAY

Best: The Great Silence
Overrated: Django