Thread: My Name is Nobody
Fonda plays the old gunfighter who wants to retire. Hill plays the nobody who wants to build Fonda's reputation ever higher so that it would be written up in the history books. Towards this end Nobody arranges that Fonda has to take on the charging 'Wild Bunch', all 150 of them at once, with nothing but his Winchester, his trusty Colt, and a hidden substance. This film is best watched in letterbox mode due to this scene. Once Nobody had built up Fonda's reputation, they had a public face-down with a twist.
The Ennio Morricone musical soundtrack is reminiscent of all the Sergio Leone Spaghetti Westerns starring Clint Eastwood. Great fun.
edit: now that i do think about it, i have seen a film with Terence Hill, but it's called 'They call me Trinity' not 'My Name is Nobody', its one of my favourite films hilariously funny is that the one you are refering to???
edit again: ive done some research and it is who i think he is he's a great actor, your not on your own Grondy, you have me, i love the duo of Terence Hill and Bud Spencer
Do I understand then that you have had to wear donkey ears Vir or that you had to wear a dunce cap dear Grondy?
And no I DON'T like that Turin you funny boy. You Are a boy are you not(please don't let me be making a fool of myself.......yet again!)
proper consequences and teaching the child about respecting others and their rights is better don't you think?
Now what was this thread about anyway.? time to get back on track!
I found this review of My Name is Mr. Nobody on Amazon.com:
My Name is Nobody is a spoof of spaghetti Westerns, but it's also a legitimate, highly regarded entry in the genre. Its pedigree is purebred, as it was executive produced by the maestro of spaghetti Westerns, Sergio Leone, as a personal farewell to the genre that he helped to create. It's a transitional film, cheekily acknowledging the impact of The Wild Bunch and Sam Peckinpah (whose name is seen on a gravestone in one scene) and the popularity of Terence Hill, whose comedic "Trinity" films represented the last gasp of the once-glorious spaghetti Western. All of these elements are beautifully combined in the amusing tale of Nobody (Hill), an ambitious young gunman in 1899 who idolizes a legendary gunslinger Jack Beauregard, played by Henry Fonda in his final Western (and his second for Leone, after the classic Once Upon a Time in the West). Before Beauregard can retire in peace, Nobody sets up a final showdown of epic proportions, and the great Ennio Morricone enhances the abundance of memorable scenes with one of his most playfully inventive scores (including a comical use of Wagner's "Ride of the Valkyries"). Tonino Valerii fully deserved his director's credit, but Leone also made significant contributions (including the opening scene), and the result is a delightful and surprisingly resonant film that Steven Spielberg later called his favorite Leone production. It's easy to see why: Like many of Spielberg's films, My Name is Nobody qualifies as both art and entertainment. --Jeff Shannon