Friday, March 22, 2013

Django (1966)

Director: Sergio Corbucci. Cast: Franco Nero, Eduardo Fajardo, José Bódalo, Loredana Nusciak. 92 min. Unrated. Italy/Spain. Western.

Hard to decide whether the delight of the opening song "Django!", was because it reminded of Tarantino's beautiful work, or because it accompanied the unique image a lone hero pulling a coffin behind him in the muddy dunes. Yes, the tale of a man who hurls a town's two rival gangs at each other's throats isn't new (see Yojimbo (1961), A Fistful of Dollars (1964), Last Man Standing (1996), Lucky Number Sleven (2006), etc). But Django has moments unmatched even for today's audience; among them, an army of 48 red-hooded gunslingers walking toward their doom. This is epic Spaghetti Western.

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