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Author Topic: Revolver (Sergio Sollima, 1973)  (Read 18441 times)

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Re: Revolver (Sergio Sollima, 1973)
« Reply #15 on: 18 Aug 2007 - 14:34 »

Thanks for putting me right about Reeds voice,i must have someone elses wax in my ears!! ???
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« Reply #16 on: 18 Aug 2007 - 15:05 »

i must have someone elses wax in my ears!! ???
Let's hope it wasn't Shreck's! ::)
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« Reply #17 on: 20 Oct 2007 - 10:10 »

Watched this a couple of days ago with the wife (her choice  anybody else here have a massive photo of Oliver Reed in his swimming trunks hanging up in their hallway? No? Just me then). Wasn't overly fussed on it, found it a bit bland apart from the ending.
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Re: Revolver (Sergio Sollima, 1973)
« Reply #18 on: 20 Oct 2007 - 10:51 »

This is probably the only Italian crime film that I hated. No matter how much I wanted to like it. Never understood why it has such a great reputation among fans. I like Sollima's VIOLENT CITY a lot though.
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« Reply #19 on: 20 Oct 2007 - 11:06 »

I've only seen this once, and that was four or five years ago, just when Blue Underground released the flick on DVD - I really liked it, have vague memories of it but seem teo remember liking it a lot though. I' really like Reed as an actor though, and I know others aren't.
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« Reply #20 on: 20 Oct 2007 - 11:59 »

Wow I've got the BU and thought this one was a cracker! Go it in the two-fer with the excellent Grand Slam. Top movie for me!
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« Reply #21 on: 20 Oct 2007 - 12:08 »

I really like this film, watched it with my parents once and my mum really liked it, don't know if it's because of the Ollie Reed factor though.
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« Reply #22 on: 20 Oct 2007 - 12:56 »

Great film this one, pity Oliver Reed did not do more Italian film work. 

While on the subject of Oliver Reed, who I was named after incidentally, anyone remember this great television moment?

http://youtube.com/watch?v=EZMXIxIQmPw
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« Reply #23 on: 18 Jan 2008 - 23:34 »

Great film this one, pity Oliver Reed did not do more Italian film work. 

While on the subject of Oliver Reed, who I was named after incidentally, anyone remember this great television moment?

http://youtube.com/watch?v=EZMXIxIQmPw
I vividly remember Reed's appareance on AFTER DARK during the early 1990s, when he threatened to put his 'plonker on the table' unless he was brought a plate of mushy peas  :-\ I seem to also remember him declaring 'I'm off to have a slash' before walking off the stage. (In honour of Ollie, I've used that line at work a time or two, mostly in particularly boring meetings  :D .)

There was also a funny incident when Reed was interviewed by Patrick Kielty. Kielty asked Reed how long he had been in Ireland, and Reed replied, 'How long is your dick?'

Anyway, blasts from the past aside REVOLVER is one of my favourite films, full stop. I make a ritual of rewatching this film on my birthday, and I've got the US one sheet (carrying the BLOOD IN THE STREETS title) hanging in our spare bedroom.

It's a clever reworking of the major theme of LA RESA DEI CONTI. (In fact, wasn't LA RESA DEI CONTI originally written as a contemporary thriller, and then reworked as a Western in order to capitalise on the growing popularity of the Western genre in Italy? Unless my memory is playing tricks on me, I'm sure Sollima tells this story in the interview that's contained in Koch's Sollima box set.)

It also helps that Reed is one of my favourite actors.

The closing scene brings tears to my eyes, because through his actions Reed has alienated the person for whom he has been fighting: it's classic tragedy.

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« Reply #24 on: 18 Jan 2008 - 23:45 »


The closing scene brings tears to my eyes, because through his actions Reed has alienated the person for whom he has been fighting: it's classic tragedy.

I agree. It must be the only Italian crime film that manages to be genuinely moving.
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« Reply #25 on: 19 Jan 2008 - 06:44 »

I find MANHUNT moving in parts as I feel for Mario Adorf, and the end of VIOLENT NAPLES as well in a funny sort of way, i'm sure there are others
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« Reply #26 on: 19 Jan 2008 - 08:04 »

I find MANHUNT moving in parts as I feel for Mario Adorf,

Agreed. He really isn't having the best of times, is he?
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« Reply #27 on: 19 Jan 2008 - 10:08 »

I find MANHUNT moving in parts as I feel for Mario Adorf,

Agreed. He really isn't having the best of times, is he?
He realy plays it well when his wife and child are killed, in pursuit of the killer he is 100% believable as the grief stricken father out for revenge!
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« Reply #28 on: 19 Jan 2008 - 10:15 »

That's my favourite part of the film. His relentless pursuit of the hit-man is fantastic.
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« Reply #29 on: 19 Jan 2008 - 10:56 »

That's my favourite part of the film. His relentless pursuit of the hit-man is fantastic.
Me aswell :P :P :P

headbutting his way through the windcscreen, pure class.
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