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Classics of Cinema - Aguirre, the Wrath of God

Aguirre, the Wrath of God (1972)

Written and Directed by: Werner Herzog

The film begins with a prologue:

“After the conquest and plundering of the Inca Empire by Spain the Indians invented the legend of El Dorado a land of gold located in the swamps of the Amazon headwaters.

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Aguirre

Circus of Fear (1966)

aka Psycho-Circus

Take equal parts Christopher Lee, Klaus Kinski, Margaret Lee, Leo Genn, Suzy Kendall backed by producer Harry Alan Towers and director John Llewelyn Moxey and voila…… you have a perfect “B” flick for a rainy Sunday afternoon viewing. 643 more words

Daily Take

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Jesus Franco’s “Count Dracula” (“El Conde Dracula”) was promoted as an authentic filming of Bram Stoker’s novel–and to an extent it is, taking budgetary restraints into account. 691 more words

Film Criticism

Sergio Corbucci's The Great Silence (1968) has been restored

The Cinémathèque Française have announced that Sergio Corbucci’s classic Spaghetti Western The Great Silence (Il grande silenzio, Italy/France, 1968) has been undergoing restoration work recently. 189 more words

Westerns

The Great Silence (1968, Sergio Corbucci)

The first act of The Great Silence at least implies some traditional Western tropes. Jean-Louis Trintignant is a gunslinger who fights with evil bounty hunters. Frank Wolff is the new sheriff. 697 more words

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The Dollars Trilogy Pt 2: FOR A FEW DOLLARS MORE (United Artists 1965)

After the huge international success of his A FISTFUL OF DOLLARS , Sergio Leone was red hot. Another Spaghetti Western was hastily written by Leone and Luciano Vincenzoni (and an uncredited assist from Sergio Donati), but FOR A FEW DOLLARS MORE is pure Leone, from the visual style to the bits of humor interspersed between the violence. 514 more words

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