The Best (or Worst) of Demofilo Fidani aka Miles Deeem, Sean O'Neil, Slim Alone


(korano) #1

With Fidani’s film having reputations comparable to Ed Wood, this should be an interesting thread. I dedicate this to Bill San Antonio. The only Fidani fan I know of. I haven’t seen any of his films so I can’t say which I like the most (least). What is yours?


(Stanton) #2

Hehe, the thread should better be called “The Best of the Bad of DF”


(Bluntwolf) #3

I’ve watched eleven of Fidani’s fourteen SWs…

Haven’t seen Era Sam Wallach… lo chiamavano ‘così sia’, …e vennero in quattro per uccidere Sartana! and Ed ora… raccomanda l’anima a Dio!.

I think Per una bara piena di dollari is the “best” of the ones I know. I am a Fidani sympathizer anyway !!! :slight_smile:


(Bill san Antonio) #4

[quote=“korano, post:1, topic:1391”]I dedicate this to Bill San Antonio. The only Fidani fan I know of.[/quote]Thanks! I’m proud to be known as the “Fidani fan of the forum” haha. I really love 'em.
But… I’m still holding my vote because there’s still few films I haven’t seen. Can anyone help me to get a copy of these?

http://www.spaghetti-western.net/index.php/Amico_mio%2C_frega_tu…_che_frego_io!
http://www.spaghetti-western.net/index.php/Giù_le_mani…_Carogna
Straniero fatti il segno della croce!http://www.spaghetti-western.net/index.php/Straniero…_fatti_il_segno_della_croce!

So far my favorites are:
One Damned Day at Dawn … Django meets Sartana!
Dead Men Don’t Make Shadows


(Bill san Antonio) #5

[quote=“Bluntwolf, post:3, topic:1391”]I’ve watched eleven of Fidani’s fourteen SWs…[/quote]You’ve seen many. But Go Away! Trinity Has Arrived in Eldorado isn’t really his film so it’s 13 films. Or maybe 13 and a half :smiley:


(Bluntwolf) #6

[quote=“Bill san Antonio, post:4, topic:1391”]I’m still holding my vote because there’s still few films I haven’t seen. Can anyone help me to get a copy of these?

http://www.spaghetti-western.net/index.php/Amico_mio%2C_frega_tu…_che_frego_io!
http://www.spaghetti-western.net/index.php/Giù_le_mani…_Carogna
http://www.spaghetti-western.net/index.php/Straniero…_fatti_il_segno_della_croce!

So far my favorites are:
One Damned Day at Dawn … Django meets Sartana!
Dead Men Don’t Make Shadows[/quote]

I have German vhs releases of these movies… If you don’t mind German audio ? The first two are pretty bad but Django Story is a must see anyway. Straniero… was Fidani’s first western (if I remember correctly) and certainly not his worst.

BTW ‘Dead Men Don’t Make Shadows’ is also one of my favorites !


(Bill san Antonio) #7

[quote=“Bluntwolf, post:6, topic:1391”]I have German vhs releases of these movies… If you don’t mind German audio ? The first two are pretty bad but Django Story is a must see anyway. Straniero… was Fidani’s first western (if I remember correctly) and certainly not his worst.[/quote]I’m looking for english versions but I think “Straniero… fatti il segno della croce!” haven’t been ever released in english. I have only heard of this German version and Italian version.


(tomobea) #8

Hi Bill!

I have all the Fidani FIlms in english, please contact me if you are interested.

Tom


(Silence) #9

I am looking for “Dead Men Don’t Make Shadows”. ???


(autephex) #10

I finally have a good reason to watch the rest of the Fidanis I haven’t gotten to yet :slight_smile:

I enjoy the Fidanis I’ve watched

I’ll see if I have any of those titles, Bill san Antonio- unless you’re already taken care of


(lordradish) #11

When we say “best”, do we mean relatively speaking?:wink:

I’ve only seen 2, One Damned Day at Dawn, and And Now Make Your Peace With God.

I actually enjoy them because they’re so craptastic.

What of the “Fidani wolf loop”? Are they in all of his movies? There seems to always be a nighttime scene where someone is sneaking around, and in the background, you hear a repeating 5 or 10 second loop of dogs barking and a wolf howling. It reminds me of an old video game where the same sounds loop over and over and over…


(Spaghetti Monkey) #12

I’ve only seen …BUT THEY CALL HIM AMEN, and i found it to be great fun. Thanks for posting this list, i really wanna track down some of these.


(autephex) #13

[quote=“Bill san Antonio, post:4, topic:1391”]Can anyone help me to get a copy of these?

http://www.spaghetti-western.net/index.php/Amico_mio%2C_frega_tu…_che_frego_io!
http://www.spaghetti-western.net/index.php/Giù_le_mani…_Carogna
Straniero fatti il segno della croce!http://www.spaghetti-western.net/index.php/Straniero…_fatti_il_segno_della_croce![/quote]

I’ve got Giù le mani… Carogna (Ballad of Django) in English
Straniero… fatti il segno della croce! … In Italian only


(autephex) #14

Also Atlas Visuals has an English Amico mio, frega tu… che frego io! (Anything For A Friend)
http://www.atlasvisuals.com/spaghetti_a_l.htm


(Dillinger) #15

[quote=“lordradish, post:11, topic:1391”]When we say “best”, do we mean relatively speaking?:wink:

I’ve only seen 2, One Damned Day at Dawn, and And Now Make Your Peace With God.

I actually enjoy them because they’re so craptastic.

What of the “Fidani wolf loop”? Are they in all of his movies? There seems to always be a nighttime scene where someone is sneaking around, and in the background, you hear a repeating 5 or 10 second loop of dogs barking and a wolf howling. It reminds me of an old video game where the same sounds loop over and over and over…[/quote]

I read about your wolf loop on your page yesterday. I haven’t come across it yet. Maybe it’s missing in the German dub. Maybe I have to listen more carefully in the future?


(lordradish) #16

Whichever film you saw, listen closely at the scene towards the end where someone is sneaking around, although I don’ tknow if it was in the German dub. It’s also in Return of Shanghai Joe, so maybe its “all around shitty film wolf loop” instead of just Fidani.


(Dillinger) #17

But it has to be sneaking at night, ok? I have to think about that kind of scenes, where I can find them amongst my gems.

I’ll report to you as soon as I’ll have spotted the crabwolf (hmm… crabwolf, this would be a good name for a forum member. Maybe I have to change my account…).


(autephex) #18

Oh crap I’m watching Giù le mani… Carogna right now and about 58 minutes in, I hear this sound and I’m thinking, “hmm… what’s that?” and then had a good laugh when I realized it was the goddamn wolf howling loop

Its a scene from one of his other films, I’m not sure which… but I believe its Hunt Powers loading his gun in the middle of an empty town, in the midst of looking for some dudes to shoot


(Dillinger) #19

Haven’t had that luck yet.


(autephex) #20

Here’s the clip I was referring to… the wolves can be heard throughout. I included up to the end of the duel, which happens to be quite good in my opinion

…and I also grabbed a hilarious scene demonstrating Fidani’s masterful editing techniques