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« on: October 01, 2005, 05:49:20 PM »

If so, I'd like to see one Smiley

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« Reply #1 on: October 02, 2005, 01:48:57 PM »

Right off had here are two French ones:

Cemetery Without Crosses

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0063740/


Renegade (Blueberry)

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0276830/

And I think the Shatterhand/Winnetou flicks were all German.

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« Reply #2 on: October 03, 2005, 04:44:18 AM »

I'm not sure whether the very entertaining co-French/Italian production VIVA MARIA could count as a French western.The director,Louis Malle and one of the female leads Briggitte Bardot are certainly French but without digging out and studying my copy taped of the TV i could not say about the filming locations,although it is listed as a spaghetti western in my pocket guide.It has been suggested that this movie from 1965 was Corbucci's inspiration for his great THE MERCENARY and COMPANEROS,and i recall there are similarities in VIVA MARIA's humourous style and set pieces to Corbucci's later classics.

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« Reply #3 on: September 05, 2006, 09:08:18 PM »

There were 11 "German" Westerns based on the stories of Karl May....between 1962-68.
They were filmed in what is now Croatia..formerly Yugoslavia........& featured quite a few supporting actors who went on to spaghetti-land...like Mario Girotti (Terence Hill)..Rik Battaglia..Walter Barnes and more.

Actors such as Lex Barker..Stewart Granger..& Rod Cameron starred in these along with Pierre Brice as "Winnetou"..chief of the Mescalero Apaches.

I just finished watching "Treasure Of Silver Lake"...the first one of the series...the scenery was spectacular...the music by composer Martin Boettcher  is very nice, & without doubt influenced guys like Riz Ortolani, who scored some of these films, as well as Morricone & others.....the movie was at times very interesting..there are some nice 'twists' on the American Western...sometimes laughable..but it was immensely successful and madly popular...laying the groundwork for Spaghetti Westerns and all "Euro" Westerns to follow.


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« Reply #4 on: September 10, 2006, 04:16:04 AM »

There were 11 "German" Westerns based on the stories of Karl May....between 1962-68.
They were filmed in what is now Croatia..formerly Yugoslavia........& featured quite a few supporting actors who went on to spaghetti-land...like Mario Girotti (Terence Hill)..Rik Battaglia..Walter Barnes and more.

Actors such as Lex Barker..Stewart Granger..& Rod Cameron starred in these along with Pierre Brice as "Winnetou"..chief of the Mescalero Apaches.

I just finished watching "Treasure Of Silver Lake"...the first one of the series...the scenery was spectacular...the music by composer Martin Boettcher  is very nice, & without doubt influenced guys like Riz Ortolani, who scored some of these films, as well as Morricone & others.....the movie was at times very interesting..there are some nice 'twists' on the American Western...sometimes laughable..but it was immensely successful and madly popular...laying the groundwork for Spaghetti Westerns and all "Euro" Westerns to follow.

Winnetou films are surely worth seeing, if only for the landscape and music; and some of the actors you could know from Spaghetti's - also Kinski is in one of them.
For me the films are also connected to the actors who dubbed them in Czech...

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