Monday, December 12, 2011

Face to Face (1967)

Professor Brett Fletcher (Gian Maria Volonté) quits his teaching job due to health problems and heads west. On the way he meets outlaw Bennet (Thomas Milian) and ends up saving his life in a gun fight. Fletcher joins "Bennets raiders" and starts to enjoy this outlaw way of life. Flether's slow tranformation from good to evil starts.

At first i didn't like Gian Maria Volonté's character. To me it felt like wrong casting. It was odd to see Volonté play a good and well-spoken character. But then when his character started show his evil side things got way better. Tomas Milian (oh man that hair cut/wig) did a pretty solid job as an outlaw who still has something good in him.

Ennio Morricone's score is ok, nothing special if you ask me. The main score was good, but rest of it was pretty standard.

Directed by Sergio Sollima. All in all, Face to Face is a good spaghetti western, the story about good guy turning bad and vice versa is pretty interesting, but not nearly as good as Sollima's Big Gundown.


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