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View Poll Results: What is your favorite western from Sergio Corbucci
Minnesota Clay (1964)
Django (1966)
Ringo and His Golden Pistol (Johnny Oro) (1966)
Navajo Joe (1966)
The Hellbenders (1967)
The Great Silence (1968)
The Mercenary (1968)
The Specialists (1969)
CompaŮeros (1970)
Sonny and Jed (1972)
What Am I Doing in the Middle of a Revolution? (1972)
The White, the Yellow, and the Black (1975)
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The Westerns of Sergio Corbucci

Old 11-11-21, 05:54 PM
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The Westerns of Sergio Corbucci

The other Sergio that was most famous for westerns. He had a really nice run of westerns in the '60s. If you are into spaghetti westerns and have never checked out his work, it is definitely worth it. He was a big influence on Tarantino.

If you have seen his work what is your favorite? Django is probably the most famous, but I think The Great Silence is a better film.

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Re: The Westerns of Sergio Corbucci

I think The Great Silence and Django are easily his two best. However, I haven't seen them all.

I probably prefer The Great Silence over Django, but I haven't seen Django in years. I need to get around to watching my Arrow BD.

And even though it's not my favorite of his movies, I love this scene in The Mercenary; both because of how blatantly Corbucci's aping Leone, and because of the music. One of my absolute favorite Morricone cues.

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Re: The Westerns of Sergio Corbucci

Woah, never heard of his films but will certainly be doing a mini-festival soon. Thanks for the intro.
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Re: The Westerns of Sergio Corbucci

The only film of his that Iíve seen is Django and I really liked it.

Iíve heard good things about The Great Silence but Iíve always held off mostly because I like my Spaghetti Westerns to be sweaty and dusty, not bundled up and snowy. Iíll have to give it a try someday though.
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Re: The Westerns of Sergio Corbucci

I’ve seen six of his but my top two are the same as everyone else’s. Django is probably the tops, but the Great Silence is really outstanding.
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Re: The Westerns of Sergio Corbucci

Voted for Companeros. My most favorite team-up Buddy film of all time.
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Re: The Westerns of Sergio Corbucci

Iíve seen 3 Corbucci westerns. One of which I can remember neither the title nor the plot. All I can remember is really disliking it. The second, Django which is a terrific film. And finally, The Great Silence, which is a flat out masterpiece that in my opinion is only eclipsed as a spaghetti western by 2 films directed by the other Sergio.
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Re: The Westerns of Sergio Corbucci

I've seen nine of the films listed in the poll and my favorite remains the first one I saw, THE MERCENARY, which I saw in 1970 on a double bill with HALLS OF ANGER (a pre-blaxploitation drama about school busing) and then again in 1973 on a double bill with THE CHINESE CONNECTION, the only Bruce Lee movie I saw while Lee was still alive. I've since seen THE MERCENARY several more times and enjoy it each time. It was one of a number of films at the time dealing with the Mexican Revolution (e.g. VILLA RIDES, THE WILD BUNCH, 100 RIFLES, etc.). I saw the sequel, COMPANEROS, in a theater (on a double bill with TROUBLE MAN), but I was less enamored of the film's more comical approach, although I liked Tomas Milian in the Tony Musante role.
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Re: The Westerns of Sergio Corbucci

Tough call. The Great Silence is a fantastic movie -- directly influenced The Hateful Eight. It does stand apart from other Italian oaters from the time in that it is set in the bitter cold, not the scorching sun and the violence is brutal but not stylized. Definitely worth a watch.

Not his best, but honorable mention to Sonny and Jed. Stars Tomas Milian (one of my favorites from the genre), Susan George and Telly Savalas. Also worth checking out for the Corbucci completists out there.

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Re: The Westerns of Sergio Corbucci

The only one I've seen is Django, and that was great.

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