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Deserto di fuoco (1971)
El Marish, the neglected great character
George Wang's acting urged me watching this movie. It is undeniable that this movie is a poor Italian exploitation. However, the character of El Marish is gripping. He is an antagonist. On the other hand he is likeable, engaging and charismatic. The only really good scene in this movie was when El Marish told the people and the police chief of the city about the murder of his friends in the desert (which was certainly committed by him). He acted as a taleteller with rhetorical skills. I found that the movie borrowed a lot of spaghetti western elements: likeable antagonist with a unique appearance and charisma; killing the partners because of greed; in the opening scene blinding sun, blood red background, shots, Arabic horsemen (instead of cowboys) with moukhalas (instead of winchesters). El Marish is such a man because of George Wang's talent. So much more could have been made out of this character.