FOR LOVE AND GOLD
Wednesday, December 3
Starring VITTORIO GASSMAN and CATHERINE SPAAK
L’Armata Brancaleone (1966) Bandit-beleaguered villagers turn on their rescuing knight; a pillage-perfect village proves deserted for plague; a monk tries to lead doubters across a creaking bridge which promptly… Impalement, incineration at the stake – yes, it’s the Middle Ages! One of the biggest box office successes of Monicelli’s career, this biting, even surrealistic parody of medieval adventures features dialogue in a dizzying array of dialects, with Vittorio Gassman’s knightly straight arrow a career highlight. Approx.119 min. 35mm.
“Gags are fast and furious, humour often extremely far out."
–Robert F. Hawkins, Variety