- The Great Silence (10/10)
- Il Mercenario (9/10)
- Django (9/10)
- The Specialist (8/10)
- Companeros (8/10)
- Navajo Joe (7/10)
My favourite is Compañeros, although it is not his best. Here’s my list:
Went on with my search for all Corbucci films he made in his SW times. 4 films between Minnesota Clay and The Yellow, the White, the Black.
Yesterday it was The Man Who Laughs (1965). A historical adventure film about the Borgia clan, with Caesare (Edmund Purdom) and Lucretia (Lisa Gaston) being the baddies. Jean Sorel can be seen in the double lead as a duke who fights against the Borgias and as an artist with a distorted face (he’s the man who always “laughs”, but mostly his disfigured mouth is covered under a mask) who becomes part of the intrigues of the Borgias.
Made between Minnesota Clay and Johnny Oro it is an interesting film with several good ideas, but a conventional ending was chosen when there was the possibility to create a real tragic one, which would have been the more consequent ending. And despite some violence and some sword fighting, it is not mainly an action film.
Not a typical Corbucci, but in the end which film is a typical Corbucci? It is surely not a film for the fans of Django and The Great Silence.
PS. a big thank you to Silver for giving me this one.
Reminds me I have Il bestione ( 1974 ) which I must watch.
@Stanton. No problem. Now just please ignore the mail i just sent asking if you’d got it yet! :-[
Anyone ever seen Samurai or Super Fuzz, they recently added these movies to Netflix and was wondering if they were any good.
SAMURAI aka THE WHITE, THE YELLOW, THE BLACK ?
Super Fuzz is super stupid
Not sure. It has Gemma and Wallach in it.
The description sounds like its a crazy movie. I’m probally still gonna rent it.
That’s the one. Avoid.
Even if its horrible I’ve got to watch it.
I felt the same. But I did feel dirty in the morning.
The mere mention of the title to my brother makes him depressed.
Yes, for being a Corbucci western it is unavoidable to watch it sooner or later.
I actually voted for Django because I think it’s better than The Great Silence (please don’t shoot my thumbs off :P). It is just such a classic. I guess if I had to make a list it would be this:
Haven’t seen the others (well, I saw part of ‘what am I doing in the middle of the revolution’ but got very bored of it). I would like to see The Specialist and Johnny Oro though.
[quote=“Ghost of Sartana, post:136, topic:140”]I actually voted for Django because I think it’s better than The Great Silence (please don’t shoot my thumbs off :P). It is just such a classic.[/quote]I voted for TGS but nowadays I think I’d go for Django maybe.
Part 3 of Corbucci non-westerns in the years of his prime.
Bersaglio mobile (1967) / Moving Target aka Death on the Run
Made between The Hellbenders and The Great Silence it is a Spy thriller set in Greece with Ty Hardin as the moving target, and Michael Rennie and Gordon Mitchell in further roles.
I don’t know what to think about it.
The story is nothing special, nor are the characters, but the directing is quite lively with a few fast cut shoot outs. The plot is often so filled with implausibleness and happenstance that, in combination with the heroes nonchalant manner to get out of all trouble (and he is permanent in trouble), the film almost looks like a parody. But only almost.
Not a clue of the forthcoming TGS in it, nor anything which could remind me of Django. But a bit more interesting as The Hellbenders.
So far i have seen these and i rank them like this:
I don’t know what other films i would check, maybe Navajo Joe or Specialists.
These 2 and The Hellbenders (even if I’m not fond of the last, but many others are)
And Minnesota Clay is also worth a try.