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Was Captain Jack Sparrow Inspired by a Spaghetti Western Character?

I sat down to watch the spaghetti western classic Four of the Apocalypse, when it dawned on me. Tomas Milian’s chracter Chaco has an uncanny resemblance to Captain Jack Sparrow. Did the inspiration for Jack Sparrow’s character come from this nearly forgotten… Continue Reading →

Companeros aka “Vamos a matar, compañeros” (1970) – Movie Review

“Vamos a matar compañeros” bellows a shaggy Franco Nero atop his horse in a most memorable scene from director Sergio Corbucci’s Companeros. Set during the Mexican Revolution, Compañeros presents us with the misadventures of two unlikely bedfellows brought together by a common desire… Continue Reading →

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