See Franco Nero play his most memorable spaghetti western hero, Django. Hyper violent -it starts with the whipping of a woman and never backs down afterwards. No wonder Tarantino made a "new" version with the character. The great title song also gets me into the mood of this fantastic movie that don't comprise it's violence or treatment of women showing the old west (sadly!) as a "man's world".
N'étant pas fan de western, n'ayant pas été transcendée par la version de Tarantino, je pensais rapidement m'ennuyer... Bien au contraire! Une intrigue basique mais menée de telle sorte que l'on reste en haleine, des personnages très "clichés" mais un bon jeu d'acteurs qui sublime tout ça, et surtout... quelle image! quelles couleurs! Un excellent moment!
Un western-spaghetti des plus étonnants, d'une violence inattendue qui transpose avec talent et conviction, tous les archétypes de la grande période du western américain et confirme le cinéaste Sergio Corbucci comme un metteur en scène à part entière, donnant lieu, bien évidemment à moult succédanés et dérivés fort médiocres... www.cinefiches.com
Quand tu trouves le film qui a inspiré Tarantino. Un beau film, dur, violent avec un héros différent. On n'est pas dans Le bon, la brute & le truand (sorti la même année), ici les lignes sont floues, celui qui a raison c'est celui qui sera encore debout à la fin. Une belle leçon de Corbucci, qui a un peu vieilli certes mais se déguste comme un petit pain au lait.
An amazing B-movie Spaghetti Western that has prompted countless imitations and unofficial sequels (one official only), boasting an iconic sullen anti-hero who would greatly influence the Italian sub-genre. A muddy, violent classic that should not be missed. http://www.filmotrope.com
The West as dirty, shabby place full of racist extremists and political outlaws: Although many stylistic features are influenced by Sergio Leone’s first films this is one of the most iconic and also - viewed in the context of the unsettled political situation in Italian during the 1960s - political Spaghetti Western. Besides „Il gran silenzio“ (which is my favorite) and „Il mercenario“ one of Corbucci’s masterpieces.
Django is a relatively early entry in the Spaghetti Western genre and as such lacks some of the more highly polished formalist and stylistic choices that made Leone's work seminal in the sub-genre. However, many of the genre's conventions are in place such as the loner, formalist camera work, and brutal villains. Although, at times, Django seems a bit like a self parody, it nevertheless remains an enjoyable film.
As in all my favorite westerns, you can't tell where the mud begins and the excrement ends - and along those "lines", the idealism of the hero may not be all it's cracked up to be. While the latter half loses any kind of subtext the first half flirts with, this film's clear joy reveling in sometimes silly, often brutal genre conventions more than makes up for its faults.
Just saw Django on the big screen. It proves significantly better than I remembered it to be. There is something willfully absurd about the whole idea of an Italian western. Makes good sense to make yr Italian western as willfully absurd as possible. There is a reification here of the gleefully amoral. This is vengeance beyond justice. Life beyond love and redemption. And there is an odd touch of Fellini.
Really good classic spaghetti western, plenty of intense action and a memorable theme song. Franco Nero was quite the handsome but totally badass spaghetti western hero (better than Clint Eastwood). Loved it and a must-watch for all fans of this genre! I'm looking forward to seeing more of Corbucci's works soon. :)