Franco Nero is cool , he bears a remarkable physical resemblance to JesusChrist , he helps a hapless pregnant and is crucified in a symbolic sequence. I also like the character of the old woman who seems to havesome kind of supernatural link to Keoma. It ruins some of the great gunfights, especially at the end where Keoma is battling his brothers in a barn while the pregnant lady's screams drown out all the gun battle sound. The dialogue is not always brilliant to say the least, and it is not helped by Nero's far from accent-less English. Good use ofabstract lighting and composition, he knows how to keep the viewer atbay with slam-bang set pieces towards the end and a downbeatundercurrent.Next
Nero also does a 10 minute interview explaining how the film came about, along with a secondary audio track by director Enzo Castellari giving details about the filming. Lançamentos Torrent - Todos os Direitos Reservados 2018 Todo os arquivos de indexados em nosso site são coletados da internet automaticamente por um robô, nenhum arquivo está hospedado em nossos servidores. Breathing high on mood andatmosphere, photographer Aiace Parolin exquisitely frames themercilessly brooding locations and Castellari's stylishly first-ratedirection keeps the film sombre with a brutally unsparing anddirt-laced tone in its dramatic images and context. Keoma is a half-breed returning home from the American Civil War to find his hometown ravaged by the plague and overtaken by the villainous Caldwell Donal O' Brien ; among his cohorts are Nero's three half-brothers who had made his childhood a living hell, with his surrogate father William Berger and colored mentor turned banjo-playing town-drunk Woody Strode unable to do much to counter Caldwell's oppression. I have to pretty much agree with the two negative reviews below, and I'll explain why in a minute. Throughout the movie is laced with the anguish ofhaunted souls, and punctuated by the slow-mo killings after the fashionof Peckinpah.Next
Allen,Siegel,Peckinpah,Aldrich,are for the American one. Only one or two more Spaghetti Westerns were made before it died, but this particular entry is among the best and can stand comparison with anything made in the 1960s. Determined to break Caldwell and his brothers' grip on the town, Keoma partners with his father's former ranch hand to exact violent revenge. He holds power over the town by letting the plague infect the inhabitants, and since he won't let any sort of treatment be transported in. Mainly, this movie was plagued with the worst score I've ever had the misfortune to hear! This gave it a real singular vibe to set it apart from the crowd.Next
Donald O'Brien nails it down in a starch turn as the villainous Caldwell. If you enjoyed this as much as I did then check out other classicspaghetti western flicks, Day of Anger 1967, A Fistfull of Dollars1964, For a Few Dollars More 1965, The Good, the Bad and the Ugly 1966,The Great Silence 1968, Have a Good Funeral My Friend Sartana 1971,Once Upon a Time in the West 1968, Deadly Trackers 1972 and Run, Man,Run 1968. Still, this is a hugely enjoyable late entry in the spaghetti Western oeuvre that I highly recommend. His three half-brothers have joined Caldwell, and I don't think that highly of their brother's return. I'm not sure what Woody Strode was doing in this picture, but flashbacks of him shooting his bow add to the trippiness. Also starring William Berger who has also been in another classicspaghetti western flick, If You Meet Sartana Pray for Your Death 1968.Next
Keoma is a half-breed returning home from the American Civil War tofind his hometown ravaged by the plague and overtaken by the villainousCaldwell Donal O' Brien ; among his cohorts are Nero's threehalf-brothers who had made his childhood a living hell, with hissurrogate father William Berger and colored mentor turnedbanjo-playing town-drunk Woody Strode unable to do much to counterCaldwell's oppression. As far as negatives go, the music sucks. Ireally like the female vocals. The only consistency to the movie is that of image and emotion. Inventive framing and exposition also shows the quality of his direction. Because of this, he is ostracized and treated like crap--even by his own half-brothers.Next
The direction and cinematography areexcellent, with a fantastic choreography of the fights, set decorationand costumes: in the dusty, windy and dirty city, the men's clothes and themselves are very dirty, and not like in most of Hollywoodmovies, where the cowboys wear very clean clothes. William Berger brought class, and Olga Karlatos decently balanced out an innocent side that really was moving. Seus meio-irmãos Butch, Sam e Lenny trabalham para o Capitão e Keoma se vê sozinho contra todos eles. There is full of action in the movie , guaranteeing fist-play , stunts and shootouts every few minutes in Sam Peckimpah style. Seeing him shove his pistol down the back ofhis trousers against his bare back will make the ladies a littlequeasy.Next
What distinguishes this banal storyline is the overt use of not just allegorical mysticism, but also borrowings from ancient Greek plays, such as the wandering Earth-mother character, which is splendidly played by Gabriella Giacobbe. Elements of Peckinpaugh and Hong Kong action flicks- but not integrated in any way. People may be run off their land or be claim-jumped, but they are never forced into slave labour. Yeah the spaghetti western genre was dead by the time this film was made, but Castellari says it did very well in Italy although not enough to revive the genre. The town is left to the henchmen and their trollops. And then there is the music, famous itself among spaghetti western fans for being almost unlistenably bad, which seems to sum up the feeling of the entire film. To make matters worse, Keoma's three half-brothers have joined forces with Caldwell, and make it painfully clear that his return is an unwelcome one.
Bottom line for me, it was a seriously misguided attempt that is waaaay too conscious of its being what it is, the swan song of the classic pasta western. The impressively committed Woody Strode was excellent. The way it actuallyinterlocked with the film's sequences, I thought it gave the film somesoul and a backbone well other than always charismatically reliableNero. Half-breed Keoma returns to his border hometown after service in the Civil War and finds it under the control of Caldwell, an ex-Confederate raider, and his vicious gang of thugs. Both mentally and psychically in his scrappy determination and seldom figure Keoma. Keoma is likewise a more fittinghero for such a landscape, he is almost a Christ-like figure in thesense that he is betrayed or deserted by everyone in this movie, hisfamily, the oppressed, and the liberated.Next