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Navajo Joe

1966

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  • Joe isn’t as iconic as Django (obviously) and this doesn’t have the tragic sweep, snowy magnificence or star power of the The Great Silence, but the Morricone score helps, and a young Burt Reynolds gives his all in bringing a wild west symbol to Fairbanks style life, leaping and running and strangling up a storm.

  • Notwithstanding its Ennio Morricone score (later repurposed by Tarantino for his Kill Bill films) and its startling violence, Navajo Joe plays more like a '50s B western in its fluid pacing, compact narrative construction, and hokey emphasis on star power than it does the kinds of sprawling genre re-workings common to its era.