Friday, February 19, 2010

Pic of the Day

Inspired by my good friend Win Scott Eckert, I shall be posting on a quasi-regular basis cool images that have a special significance to me. This time it's a Turkish poster for Enzo G. Castellari's (Inglorious Bastards, The Big Racket) brilliant 1976 Spaghetti Western Keoma, one of the genre's last great films. Featuring Franco Nero (Django, Hitch-Hike) in the title role of the half-Indian gunslinger, this film also features such luminaries as Olga Karlatos (Zombi 2), Woody Strode (Once Upon a Time in the West), William Berger (Sabata), and Donald O'Brien (Run, Man, Run). Featuring a very unusual score that improves with repeated viewings and Peckinpah-style slow-motion carnage, this film is a must-see for genre fans. Quoth our hero: "He can't die! And you know why? Because he's free, and a man who is free never dies!"

3 comments:

Win Scott Eckert said...

Cool!

Sean Levin said...

You can thank Henry for introducing me to this one. :)

steven said...

The haunting KEOMA THEME keeps running thru the metal plate in my skull.Mommy I'm scared!