Archive for the 'Italian Westerns' Category
It's finally here, the cap-off to the first serious look into Spaghetti Westerns on the podcast. This week Lee, Daniel and Paul take a look at an undisputed masterpiece of both the genre and just film itself. On deck is Sergio Leone's "Once Upon a Time in the West" from 1968. Of course, not every scrap of detail can be covered, especially when Lee wants to fit a bunch of music from the classic soundtrack in as well, but a lot of stuff is talked about, and we don't think you'll be let down, listeners.
"Once Upon a Time in the West" IMDB: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0064116/combined
Featured Music: "Man With a Harmonica"; "Cheyenne"; "As a Judgement"; "Main Theme"; and "Jill's Theme" by Ennio Morricone.
Lee, Daniel and Paul are back to tackle one of the greatest films in the Spaghetti Western genre (and one of the most depressing), in Sergio Corbucci's "The Great Silence". Listener comments and what they've watched as of late are also briefly touched upon in this briefer than usual episode. Make no mistake, however: a lot is discussed in regards to the film itself.
"The Great Silence" IMDB: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0063032/combined
Featured Music: "Barbara e Tagliente" & "Il Grande Silenzio (Restless)" by Ennio Morricone.
In this installment of the podcast's Spaghetti Western series, Daniel and Paul each have a separate conversation with Lee about three non-Leone Lee Van Cleef outings. Covered in this episode are "Death Rides a Horse" (1967); "Sabata" (1969); and "The Grand Duel" (1972). Besides just going on about what a badass Van Cleef is in these films, common tropes and themes between the three films are talked about, and the general trends of the twilight years of the genre. A lot is talked about and there's a bit more music than usual, so this is a long one. Strap yourselves in, kids.
"Death Rides a Horse" IMDB: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0064208/combined
"Sabata" IMDB: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0064916/combined
"The Grand Duel" IMDB: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0068657/combined
Featured Music: "Death Rides a Horse" by Ennio Morricone; "Ehi Amico C'è Sabata (Alternate Version 2)" by Marcello Giombini; "Parte Prima" by Luis Bacalov; and "Mystic and Severe" by Ennio Morricone.
TMBDOS! is back for more Italian westerns this week, focusing on two horror-themed entries in the genre. First up, Lee and Daniel tangle with the surreal Giulio Questi-directed "Django Kill... if You Live, Shoot!" from 1967. Then Paul joins them to take on Lucio Fulci's harrowing "Four of the Apocalypse" (1975). Also: listener comments and a round of the Movie God game.
"Django Kill... If You Live, Shoot!" IMDB: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0062082/combined
"Four of the Apocalypse" IMDB: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0073594/combined
Featured Music: The theme for "Django Kill..." by Ivan Vandor & "Movin' On" by Greenfield & Cook and Benjamin Franklin Group.
The whole gang is back together to kick-off the podcast's first look at Spaghetti westerns by talking about what is, perhaps, the second most well-known character of the genre, after Clint Eastwood's Man with No Name. Yes, on tap is Sergio Corbucci's "Django" (1966). The only true sequel, "Django Strikes Again" (1987), is also briefly talked about, and Lee gives some suggestions on which of the thirty or so unofficial sequels are worth checking out. Also covered: listener comments and Paul gets to play the There Can be Only One... Filmography game.
"Django" IMDB: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0060315/combined
The Spaghetti Western Database's article on the character of Django: https://www.spaghetti-western.net/index.php/Django_(character)
Featured Music: "Vamonos Muchachos" (3rd Version); "Town of Silence" by Luis Bacalov; and "Django" (Main Titles Song) by Luis Bacalov, vocals by Rocky Roberts.