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Title: Man of the Cursed Valley (L'uomo della valle maledetta) (1964)
Post by: titoli on May 26, 2007, 04:10:27 PM

This is a living paradigm of what Leone was against in western: the clean-cut hero, the woman, the indians, the priest, her father: you name it. But most of all it is a highly static movie, with interminable spoken sequences filled with cliched dialogues.At IMDB the reviewer from Texas makes a great case about the movie's main theme being racism. But to choose a socially relevant theme for a genre movie is almost invariably a shortcut to boredom. In fact I recommend it to insomniac.