So next week we will honor Halloween and release a shitstorm of old and new movies that have shocked the world then and now. We will be prepared!
But for this week, we continue with Carsploitation and my personal favourite: Spaghetti Westerns. This Friday will be a complete Spaghetti Western Special so hold your horses!
We'll start off with a famous "Carsploitation" movie. If you haven't seen it, shame on you!
The Blues Brothers is a 1980 American musical comedy film directed by John Landis and starring John Belushi and Dan Aykroyd as "Joliet" Jake and Elwood Blues, characters developed from a musical sketch on the NBC variety series Saturday Night Live.
The story is a tale of redemption for paroled convict Jake (Belushi) and his brother Elwood (Aykroyd), who take on "a mission from God" to save from foreclosure the Catholic orphanage in which they grew up. To do so they must reunite their rhythm and blues band, The Blues Brothers, and organize a performance to earn $5,000 to pay the tax assessor. Along the way they are targeted by a destructive "mystery woman", Neo-Nazis, and a country and western band—all while being relentlessly pursued by the police.
Next one is a real Carsploitation, for fans of the seventies'cars:
Two-Lane Blacktop is a 1971 road movie directed by Monte Hellman, starring singer-songwriter James Taylor, Beach Boys drummer Dennis Wilson, Warren Oates, and Laurie Bird. Esquire magazine declared the film its movie of the year for 1971, and even published the entire screenplay in its April, 1971 issue, but the film was not a commercial success. The film has since become a cult classic. Brock Yates, organizer of the Cannonball Baker Sea-To-Shining-Sea Memorial Trophy Dash (better known as the Cannonball Run) cites Two-Lane Blacktop as one source of inspiration for the creation of the race, and commented on it in his Car and Driver column announcing the first Cannonball.
Two-Lane Blacktop is notable as a time capsule film of U.S. Route 66 during the pre-Interstate Highway era, and for its stark footage and minimal dialogue. As such it has become popular with fans of Route 66. Two-Lane Blacktop has been compared to similar road movies with an existentialist message from the era, such as Vanishing Point, Easy Rider, and Electra Glide in Blue.
Now, my favourite genre! I examined alot of the Spaghetti Westerns because i wanted to make a short film about it. It went pretty well and for me, it's got that Leone feeling so i'm really happy! The Spaghetti Westerns were terrorised by the crappy dubbing as most of the films we're Italian. What really makes these movies is the soundtrack and the music. If you aren't touched by the music, you are a huge douche. Luckily today's technology gave us alot of new releases with this problem fixed! Let's "present" you the most famous one first, if you haven't seen it, i'll hang, burn, decapitate, roast, shoot you six times with a revolver, throw your body in a coffin, rope the coffin, walk through a lone mud pile and shoot every red headed motherfucker on the way. After saying this, i wanna show TWO of the best.
I dont even give an introduction to this one: The Good, The Bad and The Ugly
Next one is The Big Gundown
The Big Gundown (Italian title: La resa dei conti - roughly The Settling of Accounts) is a 1966 spaghetti western directed by Sergio Sollima and starring Lee Van Cleef and Tomas Milian.
Some critics, such as Leonard Maltin, consider the film one of the finest spaghetti westerns, second only to Sergio Leone's "Dollars Trilogy". It was the first film Van Cleef made following The Good, the Bad and the Ugly (1966) and was his first leading man or hero role. Tomas Milian played Cuchillo, a charming rogue accused of rape and murder. Van Cleef as Jonathan Corbett hunts him down to help further his own political ambitions.
More of the Westerns on Friday! I LOVE EM!! Also, i changed the layout to make it a bit nicer!