[quote=“valenciano, post:87, topic:243”]One question:
As I only realized after the review, the banker woman is also named pollicut, liek the bankers name in The great silence. You think that this one maybe was thought to be some kind of the great silence 2? I mean hud is also very quiet and excelent at shooting.
As far as I know the great silence was quite succesfull in France, and maybe Corbucci wanted to appeal to them again by choosing another french lead? What do you think about this?[/quote]
I don’t think it’s really meant to be a Great Silence 2, but Françoise Fabian actually was a good friend of Jean-Louis Trintignant, who advised her to take the part when it was offered to her. The bullet proof vest most probably is a remainder of Corbucci’s/Van Cleef’s original plans about a warfare specialist (and so maybe is the title, at least the French one). Still, it’s not completely impossible that Corbucci is referring to The Great Silence; it might be a joke, something like: this is what Silence should have had (and in the happy ending he has something to protect his arm, if i’m not mistaken). Like I said in the review, Hud is closer to Silence than to any other protagonist of Corbucci’s movies, that’s maybe why he chose a French actor again. It also secured him of a hit in France, because like I wrote, Halliday was and is an incredibly popular artist in the french speaking world.
And the Pollicut thing? I don’t know, I noticed it, but if it was deliberate, I guess it’s a kind of joke too. I don’t think the name ‘means’ anything; as far as i know it’s not the name of a famous banker, or something like that. But you never know.