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Le Streghe (1966) - Various directors

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Le Streghe (1966) - Various directors


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Le Streghe (aka Les Sorcieres; The Witches) 1966 - France/Italy

Hard-core Clint Eastwood or Dino De Laurentiis fans will definitely appreciate this truly bizarre film... well... maybe. One of De Laurentiis' more eclectic films, it was produced at the same time Eastwood was filming his three Spaghetti Westerns with Sergio Leone (Per un pugno di dollari, Per qualche dollaro in pił, and Il Buono, il brutto, il cattivo - respectively: A Fistfull of Dollars, For a Few Dollars More, and The Good, the Bad and the Ugly.

The fact that two Hollywood greats worked on this film lends it an innocent credibility that should have seen it rise into cult film status... but unfortunately didn't.

Dan Pavlides, of All Movie Guide, had this to say...

This Dino De Laurentiis production from 1965 is actually an anthology of five different directors' work, each telling their own stories about witches. The five stories are "The Witch Burned Alive", "Civic Sense", "The Earth As Seen From The Moon", "The Girl From Sicily", and "A Night Like Any Other". Silvana Mangano appears in all five, with Clint Eastwood starring in the last featured vignette. Like many gang-directed projects, this film is also plagued by a lack of continuity and by the pretentiousness of the individual directors.

The five segments were directed by Franco Rossi, Luchino Visconti, Mauro Bolognini, Pier Paolo Pasolini and Vittorio De Sica. --http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Le_Streghe [Aug 2005]

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