Wednesday, April 15, 2009

The Great Silence and Before the Music dies

After this movie I really want to see all the Sergio Corbucci movies. This is alot more introspective then Django. In fact it's almost like these films are done by two different directors. making Corbucci that much more awesome.
It's a spaghetti westerns in the snow. yeah the fucking snow. there arn't that many westerns in the snow. I mean sure alot of them have scenes in the snow. but a whole fucking movie. shit man. and it works. like heat and the sun you think of as such important parts to a western and espically a spaghetti western. whats even better just like Leone before him he did research. he used actual snow storm the Great Blizzard of 1899 in Utah. showing he actually knew about the real west.
The movie plays with the convention of a western in such a way that really it's a western masterpiece. sure his previous film Django is a more fun and in my opinion a better film. This is almost a playful essay about westerns. he even decided to have the main hero be a mute because he felt that how often does the hero in a spaghetti western talk anyway. and have a title that is both a pun and introspective.
Then you get Klaus Kinski as the villian. which is good enough just to see this really. but even better. you spend more time with him. so your almost morally confused who is the hero. the film brings up moral questions.
and to top it all off. you get a haunting and amazing score by none other then Ennio Morricone. who anytime you hear he scores a spaghetti western it's gonna be fucking awesome.
I really like this movie and i think it would actually play really well after Altman's McCabe and Ms. Miller. This is an awesome western and i think you'll like it even if you like westerns. cause it's fucking great. this movie is a spaghetti western masterpiece check it out.

This documentary is a nice idea. but just communism and the democratic party it never really gets there (OOOOOOO super new york liberal burn). well ok it gets there a couple of times. but this documentary never really fullfills it's self righteous views on music.
This documentary basically claims that the music industry is more about hits then making careers. that's probably true. however they seem more intrested in focusing on artists that wouldn't really ever sell that many albums in the current music climate anyway. To bring up that U2 and Ray Charels and Steve Wonder wouldn't get signed today. well yeah but then if they were around then they probably wouldn't sound the same as they liked them. also who wants to sign people who sound like 40 years ago. there not gonna sell. this whole notion is kinda a dumb point.
And of course they don't bring up how many small labels get kick ass distrabution deals with majors and do make coo music. and how alot of artists have control over whats going on now. instead this movie just wants to show people who got screwed over. but there people that when you see them play your like holy shit thats lame. I'm not gonna buy that.
Listen this documentary has some good things about it but it just was too over blown to call it good. for instance i didn't know that before 1996 a company could only own up to 5 stations however after legislation can own as many as they want. spooky. but if you really love widespread panic and dave matthews band and really think that music will never be as good as the 70's. well you should understand that popular music evolves and sometimes not in your favor you can either grow up and realise that or you can watch this movie. cause you'll probably like it.


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