Personally, as I like 9 of his 12 westerns (and there’s Minnesota Clay which I find just okay), I’d recommend everything except Johnny Oro and The White, the Yellow, and the Black.
it’s too hard to decide which one to vote: companeros or the great silence?
i like five of his films:
- navajo joe
- minesota clay
- the mercenary
THE GREAT SILENCE
2. The Mercenary
3. Navajo Joe
4. The Great Silence
They’re all very close, though.
Il Grande Silenzio, hands down.
Amen, brother. Preach it!
The Great Silence is and always will be a favorite of mine
1 Django, 2 The Great Silence, 3 The Mercenary,4 Navajo Joe, 5 Minnesota Clay, 6 Johnny Oro, 7 Companeros, 8 The Hellbender’s, 9 The Specialists, & 10 Massacre at Grand Canyon. I don’t count the 3 post Companeros westerns. They are quite awful.
Has anyone ever seen Corbucci’s “The Beast” (Il bestione) from 1974? It’s not a western but about trucking.
I haven’t, looking at the year of making, I wouldn’t have high expectations. His best period was 64-70, the glory years of the spaghetti western. Before and after he made more comedies - often unfunny - than action movies. Bersaglio Mobile, a thriller from 1967 is quite alright, if not on the same level as some of the westerns he made in that period
Not yet, but I will get it soon.
Massacre at Grand Canyon is probably not really directed by him. it does not look so, and he says he directed only a few scenes. And his 3rd Zapata western and Sonny and Jed are at least much better than this turkey, and for me on the same level as Johnny Oro and I Crudeli.
It’s on You Tube:
Italian language only, mediocre video quality (but seems watchable)
There is a fansubbed version over at CG which I keep meaning to view.
Probably better quality than this thing …
Thanks - I read an interview with Corbucci where he mentioned this along with Sam Peckinpah’s “Convoy” as both being trucker movies.
I’ve seen it once in theater with english dub. Quite good film but it would have needed Milian in the main role, it’s such a Milian-type role.
Working hard on “everything Corbucci” there are three additions, some updates, one brand new: