[quote=“Bad Lieutenant, post:11, topic:993”]Coincidentally I watched this again recently.
@ The Stranger. This film however is straightforward. The genres combine nicely, with competent people in the leads. Margheriti is an above average director and made this one work too. I view this one as a buddy movie, and as such it works pretty well. The two main characters become friends basically right away, so you know where you´re heading. The pace is good and so is the humour. It doesn´t let down in the action department either which occasionally has a sharp edge. And it´s about ass. Some nice asses indeed.
For me, the problem is that many Spaghetti Western elements are lost in these mixtures.
Of curse, Margheriti is not a bad director. And yes it’s a buddy movie. But how much SW is still in the film? The location, the costumes. But otherwise not much. And that’s the problem.
Only this film has a very late year of production. The hype around the SW was already past. And then were always undertaken new efforts to breathe new life to the genre. Vanzi had begun with The Silent Stranger. This film was certainly innovative. Or let’s say this mix was very innovative.
But for me, “The Stranger & the Gunfighter/Blood Money” is not straightforward. Here, everything is mixed up. SW, kung fu, comedy, action film. The film will be all in one. In my opinion, but it is not real and nothing whole.