Friday, September 21, 2007

Duck You Sucker

Giù la testa (1971) (aka A Fistful of Dynamite)

Staring: James Coburn, Rod Steiger, Romolo Valli, Franco Graziosi
Director: Sergio Leone

Honestly, this film isn't entirely bad, but from the man who mastered the Western, this film is a major disapointment.

Much of what made his previous films (Fistful of Dollars, For a Few Dollars More, The Good the Bad and the Ugly, and Once Upon a Time in the West so good were completely absent in this film. The visuals are missing, the music is below the normal standards of one of his films, and frankly the "message" is so heavy handed at times that it's laughable.

Coburn's stint as an IRA fugitive who has a fondness for dynamite is about the only positive aspect of the film.


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