Egyptian Theatre
6712 Hollywood Boulevard
Hollywood, CA 90028 Map
Sat, Aug 11, 2012
7:30pm

SPAGHETTI WESTERNS UNCHAINED
Double Feature!
DJANGO / THE GRAND DUEL
Program courtesy of Film Forum
DJANGO
1966, Arrow Films, 91 min, Italy/Spain, Dir: Sergio Corbucci

As the first notes ring out from Luis Bacalov’s iconic theme song, dark-clad, blazingly blue-eyed Franco Nero enters dragging a coffin through the inches-thick mud of a crummy town fought over by ex-Confederate soldiers and Mexican Revolutionaries. Director Sergio Corbucci easily could have followed the spaghetti Western template created by Sergio Leone and Clint Eastwood, but instead he and Franco pushed things into a more subversive, political and violent direction. This is the original of at least 30 official and unofficial sequels, and Quentin Tarantino lists this film as No. 3 in his 20 favorite spaghetti Westerns (RESERVOIR DOGS’ infamous ear-cutting scene was a direct reference).


THE GRAND DUEL
IL GRANDE DUELLO
1973, Blue Underground, 98 min, Italy, Dir: Giancarlo Santi

Bloodthirsty bounty hunters are bunching up around the Gila Bend hideout of convicted murderer - or is he? - Peter O’Brien, but ex-lawman Lee Van Cleef has another candidate for the Patriarch’s killer. Former Antonioni/Leone assistant director Santi riffs on the style of the Maestro. Another of Tarantino’s 20 favorite spaghetti Westerns. In English.


Screening formats: Blu-Ray (DJANGO), HD-Cam (THE GRAND DUEL)
Egyptian Theatre • Sat, Aug 11, 2012 • 7:30pm

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