Saturday, 16 June 2007

Keoma the Sheriff

Still in Keoma-mode, I was checking if and what Christopher Frayling wrote about Keoma in his 1981 book Spaghetti westerns: cowboys and europeans, from Karl May to Sergio Leone.

Not too much as it turns out, and also incorrect:

"Despite various attempts to fuse Spaghetti Westerns with popular fashions of the moment (for example, Lucio Fulci's Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse, which tried to look like Easy Rider, and Enzo Castellari's Keoma, which had the sheriff behaving like a Civil Rights marcher), the 'Trinity' films, starring the same partnership and directed by Enzo Barboni, continued to outsell them all." (p. 253)

Weird... But it might be corrected in newer prints, I only got my hands on a first edition.

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