A film by Sergio Corbucci / Italy/Spain / 1966 / 87 minutes
Miami Beach Cinematheque. December 28 and 30, 2012 / January 2 and 3, 2013.
The inspiration for many of Quentin Tarantino’s signature film bits (Reservoir Dogs’ infamous ear-cutting scene was a direct reference), and now homaged in his upcoming Django Unchained (opening nationwide Christmas Day), it’s time to revisit the original 1966 Spaghetti Western blockbuster that spawned over 30 sequels and cemented the genre as an international phenomenon.
Starring Franco Nero as the title character, a horseless, dark-clad, blazingly blue-eyed stranger dragging a coffin through the mud of a desolate frontier town, Django is a red ragù of confederates, bandidos, Klansmen, dance hall gals, and a bloody trail of too-slow-on-the draw bad men. (Original Italian version with English subtitles).
“Corbucci’s style is a mix of social realism, highly decorative visuals, and finely mounted action sequences. For the rest, there are enough mud-wrestling prostitutes, whippings, ear-loppings, explosions and scenes of wholesale slaughter to keep any muchacho happy. Funny, visceral, bloody, no-nonsense entertainment with a touch of class.” – Time Out (London)
Miami Beach Cinematheque
1130 Washington Avenue
Miami Beach, FL 33139