Cult Film: Django
04/25/2013, 7:00 PM to 8:35 PM
$8/$6 Brooks members and students with valid i.d., free with VIP Film Pass. map
circa-1966 spaghetti western, which stars Franco Nero as a drifter who drags
around a closed coffin, is notoriously referred to as the most violent films
ever released. Though few cinemagoers have seen it, Django has spawned more than 100 unofficial sequels and countless
homages, the most notable being Quentin Tarantino’s 2012 feature Django Unchained, a double winner at the
2013 Academy Awards.
Corbucci crafted one
of the most popular Italian spaghetti westerns of the 1960s with this violently
stylish—and often nightmarish—action saga, which begins when a rough-hewn
stranger rides into a small town controlled by two rival factions: A racist group
of red-hooded Texan Confederates and a gang of gold-hungry Mexican revolutionaries.
Ala the better-known A Fistful of Dollars,
Corbucci’s protagonist pits both gangs against each other even as he attempts
to save a woman caught in the middle. Viewed as a precursor to the 1970s
exploitation genre and channeling the brute machismo that fueled Sam Peckinpah’s
best work, Django was banned in seven
countries before receiving the digital restoration treatment 46 years after its
| 1966 | 91 minutes
with English subtitles
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