Sergio Corbucci

(Sebastian) #21

well the one is more or less an unofficial sequel to the other. they are considered Corbucci’s revolution epic double-feature.
in one, Nero is a Pollack mercenary and in the other a swedish arms dealer :wink:

(cigar joe) #22

I though Corbucci made a revolution trilogy the last one being “What am I doing in the middle of a Revolution.” 8)

(Sebastian) #23

? which one is that?

(Richard Gecko) #24

i’m Polish so Nero is my man in one fllm, oh yeah hehe


[quote=“Bill san Antonio, post:17, topic:140”]It’s strange how Corbucci changed his style all the time. Some of his first westerns were very close to American westerns, then he developed his style to very bleak and violent. Then he made his revolution westerns which were full of action with some comedic elements. Sonny & Jed had also some comedy but with serious story. And then he started making pure comedies like White, Yellow and the Black and some Hill & Spencer films.[/quote]yea its hard to believe il mercenario and minnesota clay were directed by the same guy.



(Bill san Antonio) #27

I love Minnesota Clay and Hellbenders. Great films both. but I can’t really recommend Johnny Oro. Bad film in my opinion.


The specialist is a kind of Hippie Italo, slightly violent also in my cut German TV- version, which I saw and recorded in the early 80’s- Johnny Hallyday is no actor, he was a (country) singer and at that time ( late 60’s) pretty successfull in France. My version is approx 20 minutes cut compared to the France TV version but in my opinion this is one of Corbuccis worse western- low budget, Johnny, Story,…
Have a look on it, but don’t get mad to get this flick.
Jonny Oro is realy crap- trumpery, childish but still better than Corbuccis weak-minded White, The Yellow and… I hate such stupid comedys.
Unreliable Sergio- Top Notch, mediocrity and undermost category, everything had happened to him.

(Mats) #29

The Specialist is one of Corbucci´s better westerns imho. Great sets, music and offbeat characters. I like it because of its rather unusual style.


thanks for the input fellas, :wink:

(cigar joe) #31

Sounds like Corbucci runs the table on tastes.

I’d be interested in seeing The Specialist just to form my own opinion, wonder why its barely ever talked about?

(Sebastian) #32

because nobody has the DVD, and its barely on tv ever

(Lode) #33

I just saw Navajo Joe. I found it very entertaining, but Burt Reynolds didn’t convinced me. Maybe Tomas Miliam would have done better…

(Wilco Vedder) #34

For me The Great Silence is the best Corbucci. Like Django a special atmosphere is created but this time I think it is done more interesting. Everything fits together, including the fantastic ending. Great Music to support the movie.

Just watched Johnny Oro some while ago. The movie is made at the beginning of the Spaghetti Western era and it shows many influences of American westerns. The end iof the movy is not good. His girlfriend is slaughtered but Johnny doesn’t care and rides away in the sunset. ???

(Silvanito) #35

For me The Mercenary/ A Professional Gun is Corbucci’s best spaghetti, but many of his other films are very good too, especially Navajo Joe and The Great Silence.
It’s really not so strange that Corbucci changed his style over the years. His first westerns were made prior to A Fistful Of Dollars, and like all early italian westerns they were more or less copies of Hollywood-westerns.
Then after A Bullet for the General a trend began with the sub-genre of political spaghettis, and finally in the early seventies the comedy-westerns became popular after the release of the Trinity-films.

(Sebastian) #36

I agree. it took some time for Corbucci to find his own style, but nevertheless he always was a very commercial director, he chose snow not because it was his vision but because they needed something new to get people to see the films

(Bill san Antonio) #37

I’m not so sure. Of course he was a commercial director cause he was willing to do alternative endings for markets which wouldn’t allow such a bleak films and was always following the trend. But I’ve always thought that he wanted his western towns to be covered in snow or mud because his films were anti-westerns, completely different than people were used to see in american westerns. I think that was his vision of wild west.

(Bluntwolf) #38

The Great Silence is, of course, the best spaghetti western by Sergio Corbucci !!!
It’s just an extraordinary western with exceptional actors, great atmosphere, fabulous story, it simply has everything a movie of that genre must have !!!
Well, Klaus Kinski gives his best performance in an Italian western playing one of the main characters for the first time ! There’s no better Loco !

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(Silvanito) #39

I agree with Bill san Antonio, I don’t think that Corbucci was that commercial after all, ok he followed trends, and of course he wanted to attract audiences with something new like the snow in Silence, but he was not afraid to have unhappy endings and often a very bleak atmosphere in his films. By looking at the films alone, Leone often seems to have a more conventional approach than Corbucci, with more positive endings, more humour and so on.

(Musket) #40

and you all forget ,that the idea using snow in a SW is very creativ.I mean thats a big plus for him…
and the ending in Silence is also very strange for western…Of course he did so much mud ,but there are also a few good movies which are one of the best of all SW… :wink: