Today’s DS106 / Western Daily Create was to do some “research” on spaghetti westerns:
— ds106 Daily Create (@ds106dc) January 4, 2016
This is one of those tasks that could be as simple as tweeting a link like Paul Bond’s refernece to a Mario Bava western, or the more in depth analysis of Johnny Guitar as a Bavatuesdays blog post by Jim Groom (oh the bava-dipity).
That’s why we love the Daily Create, you can drive it anyway you like. I worded today’s vaguely, somewhat as a change up from the easier to do visual / photography ones.
I’ve not yet seen it (but as I am finding there is an almost limitless supply of full length westerns on YouTube, here is the full version, but as I have read, it’s almost a bit of Leone spoofing his own genre. Terance Hill, born Mario Giotti (half Italian, half German) had a run of successful westerns as sort of a wise cracking, almost goofball shooter, in contrast to the almost silent brooding Clint Eastwood (man with no name) characters in Leone’s earlier work.
My Name Is Nobody (1973) is an Affectionate Parody of the Spaghetti Western, originally released in Italy as Il mio nome è Nessuno and starring Henry Fonda as an aging, legendary gunslinger named Jack Beauregard who wants nothing more than to retire in peace, and Terence Hill as “Nobody”, a man who idolized Beauregard and wants to see him die in a blaze of glory fighting singlehanded against the infamous Wild Bunch.
This Wild Bunch Fonda’s character takes on is a gang of 150!
The trailer does a nifty job of mixing the minimalist poster style of the era with the scene footage.
I have some interest in the films that signal the impeding end of the wild west (the Shootist, John Wayne), Dead Man (Johnny Depp), and… and… well I am learning.
Okay, this is gone farther than a Daily Create typically does.
NOBODY should watch My Name is Nobody, NOBODY! (I will)
Top / Featured Image credit: screen grab at 2:18 in My Name is Nobody trailer found on YouTube