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Old 21st July 2021, 10:46 PM
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Oh agreed.
His man with no name spaghetti's are my favourites,but even Joe Kidd,Two Mules and Hang 'em High are all great.
Have you seen Two Mules recently at all?

I watched it a couple of times this last 18 months. It's a spaghetti in all but name. Even that classic theme is pure spaghetti western.
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Just don't mention Paint Your Wagon......
I didn't. I forgot all about it when i did my list.
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Talk to the trees....
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Talk to the trees....
Well, that beats my Unforgiven quote.
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The Outlaw Josey Wales (1976)

Clint Eastwood directs and stars in this sprawling western set in the aftermath of the Civil War.

The story, about a wronged farmer whose home was burnt and wife and child murdered who is now out for revenge whilst also on the run from a renegade army officer. Although vast in scope this feels something of a personal journey for Eastwood and kind of plays out as a series of vignettes (if that's the right word) as Wales attempts to salvage some sort of life for himself whilst picking up an assortment of stragglers along the way. For me it's reminiscent of a western take on Easy Rider (1969) with horses substituted for motorcycles.

Part of the fun of the film is the characters who join Wales in his journey. There's the brilliant Chief Dan George as Lone Wattie, an old Cherokee man whose better days seem to be long gone. We also have a young Navajo woman saved from a life of slavery and an elderly woman and her grand daughter, rescued by Wales and Wattie from a group of marauding Comancheros. Oh and a dog. There's a dog too.

Eventually the rag tag group make a home which again reminded me of the commune from Dennis Hopper's Easy Rider until of course trouble arrives in the form of Union killers.

Despite running to two and a quarter hours and it's episodic style structure The Outlaw Josey Wales never flounders and holds the attention from first to last. Eastwood is as dryly cool as ever and this is one of his great westerns.
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El Topo. 1970

A mysterious gunslinger and his son encounter bizarre characters while wondering the desert looking for revenge.

This was a bit violent, brutal, confusing and yet captivating film that had me peeled to the screen from start to finish, first time seeing this and was it always like sharp editing that it was missing bits or skipping through it? Aside from that this was thoroughly enjoyable and would watch it again, Alejandro Jodorowsky who wrote, directed and starred as the main title role always make bizarre films yet somehow makes them entertaining.

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