My Name Is Nobody
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From Western legend Sergio Leone (The Good, the Bad and the Ugly) comes a rollicking shoot-'em-up! Young, ambitious gunman Nobody (They Call Me Trinity's Terence Hill) sets his eye on his idol, gunslinger Jack Beauregard (Once Upon a Time in the West's Henry Fonda), who's intent on sailing off into retirement. Deciding his hero should go out with guns blazing, Nobody sets him up for a showdown with a pack of the deadliest bad guys in the West, triggering an unforgettable finale that's become an action comedy legend!
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
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And having recently watched 'My Name is Nobody' for the first time in more than three decades, I know why I enjoyed them so much.
Terence Hill and Henry Fonda - yes, THE Henry Fonda - team up in this movie about an aging gunfighter who just wants to retire and a young protege who thinks that the legendary shootist has to go out with a bang.
Produced by Sergio Leone, who invented the spaghetti western, and featuring a musical score by Ennio Morricone - who did the famous scores for 'The Good, The Bad and The Ugly' as well as 'A Fistful of Dollars' - the film is a classic of the genre.
That sounds a little pretentious so let me just say that it has the requisite number of gunfights, appealing - if somewhat roguish - heroes and enough villains to go around. Hill, who starred in the 'My Name is Trinity' spaghetti westerns back in the Seventies, is at the top of his game as the raffish drifter who seems always to be just one jump ahead of a bullet. Fonda, he of the steely glare and the softly menacing voice, is just what you'd expect from an Academy Award-winning actor: Excellent as the aging gunslinger.
Hill would say later that 'My Name is Nobody' was his favorite movie and it's clear when you watch it that he is very much enjoying the opportunity to share screen time with Fonda.
If you like spaghetti westerns, you'll like 'My Name if Nobody.'
Shoot, pardner, even if you don't much like them I think you'll probably enjoy this one.
you laughing and begging for more. He comes off as a bumbling idiot, but he is anything but. Terence Hill is following his hero, played by Henry Fond, around. Fonda's character is a legend and someone is always calling him out to a gunfight, but all he wants to do is retire and live the rest of his life in peace. Nobody wants him to go out in a blaze of glory. They become friends and not to spoil it for you....Nobody becomes the legend.