Rating: 7.5 stars
Seen 2 times
Seen on: 07/06/2020, 05/02/2006 (rewatch)
Jack Beauregard, one of the greatest gunman of the Old West, only wants to retire in peace and move to Europe. But a young gunfighter, known as “Nobody”, who idolizes Beauregard, wants him to go out in glory. So he arranges for Jack to face the 150-man gang known as The Wild Bunch and earn his place in history.
Rated PG | Length 117 minutes
R.G. Armstrong | Benito Stefanelli | Henry Fonda | Antoine Saint-John | Angelo Novi | Terence Hill | Mario Brega | Geoffrey Lewis | Alexander Allerson | Carla Mancini | Marc Mazza | Jean Martin | Steve Kanaly | Piero Lulli | Franco Angrisano | Leo Gordon | Karl Braun | Neil Summers | Luigi Antonio Guerra | Rainer Peets | Maurice Kowalewski | Tommy Polgár | Hubert Mittendorf | Antonio Palombi | Emil Feist | Ullrich Müller | Claus Schmidt
RIP Ennio Morricone
To celebrate the life of Il Maestro who we learned left us last night, I decided to go with a spaghetti western I haven’t seen in while. Didn’t realize it has been 14 years but this was back when I was rented DVDs from Netflix and catching up on many spaghetti westerns I hadn’t seen.
I really love the score to this and it manages the tonal shifts between humor and seriousness as well as the sweeping orchestral pieces that mirror the story: the aging gunfighter going out with one last hurrah to make him legendary.
Pairing the older Henry Fonda with the younger Terrence Hill works because they compliment each other both in attitude and style. I really like this movie and it’s a fun one to revisit.