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Il tempo di massacro (Massacre Time)
Directed by Lucio Fulci
Written by Fernando Di Leo
Lucio Fulci’s Massacre Time is playing at Fantasia in conjunction with the Festival du Nouveau Cinema as part of the The Django Project. The series takes a look at the western genre, as appropriated by other cultures, as it blends with irony, excess and pop-art. Though best known for his giallo thrillers, Fulci’s Massacre Time is an exuberant and exciting spaghetti western. Starring Franco Nero in a role obviously evocative of his work in Django, he plays a prospector who must return to his home and reclaim his family’s ranch from a man named Scott and his sadistic son Junior.
Massacre Time opens with a bewildering pre-credit sequence demonstrating Fulci’s greatest assets as a filmmaker: The ever moving camera, the swift cuts and the perverse penchant for sadism. Following a »
From the Fantasia Film Festival press release:
The Festival du nouveau cinéma de Montréal and the Fantasia International Film Festival are teaming up for a second year running to present the Django Project, a retrospective that traces a parallel history of the Western. On the heels of the successful Nikkatsu retrospective organized last year, the two festivals will continue working together through a joint programming initiative. The Django Project will take the form of a two-part series that looks at the way a mythical genre was reappropriated – with irreverence, irony and outrageous excess – by other cultures.
The retrospective will begin during the 17th Fantasia festival (July 18 to August 6) with a first section featuring five films: Lucio Fulci’s Massacre Time (1966), Enzo Barboni’s They Call Me Trinity (1970), its sequel, Trinity Is Still My Name (1971), as well as two other films to be revealed at a later date.
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- Kyle Reese
2 items from 2013
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