They Were Collaborators #200


Mario Girotti and Carlo Pedersoli
(aka Terence Hill and Bud Spencer)

3 comments:

swac said...

To this day, I've never seen a Trinity movie. Mostly because all the copies out there seem to be public domain travesties. Are they worth my while?

Tom Sutpen said...

I'd say the first two are worth watching (added to which, I believe they're now available in better-than-p.d. quality); though it can't be overstressed that these movies represented the beginning of that whole slew of apolitical, comic Italian Westerns. In a sense they were like the films James Edward Grant wrote for John Wayne, but without the speechifying (Bud Spencer knocking out guys by bringing his fist down on their craniums, etc).

There'd been some pretty lighthearted entries before the Hill/Spencer series (Giulio Petroni's And for a Roof a Sky Full of Stars being the best of them), but They Call Me Trinity was a monster hit, as big as Django or the Leone pictures, which meant everyone and his brother went forth and made their own.

Bionda said...

Resteranno i migliori nella storia del cinema, due grandi attori come questi nn ne verranno più..