One of Clint Eastwood’s great classics is among the most watched on Netflix

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One of the best things about streaming in general and Netflix in particular is that many times among the most viewed there are not only premieres. The appearance of this feature film starring, produced and directed by the master Clint Eastwood is proof of this. revenge of the dead it is the second feature film he directed and it was a huge box office success. It is also the first western that he dared to make, this being the genre that made him a star. But beyond its popularity, it should be mentioned that it is a controversial, very risky film that, almost fifty years after its release, has absolute aesthetic and thematic validity.

Clint Eastwood plays a character whose name we don’t know. He arrives riding to the small town of Lago, where a community lives in apparent normality. But with his arrival, an old trauma of the locals is awakened, a horrible crime committed long ago that still weighs on his conscience. The stranger played by Eastwood faces off against the three protectors the town had to face three other outlaws who are soon to be released from prison with a vengeance. Without that help, now the inhabitants will have to beg for the help of that violent cowboy who has just arrived.

Images of "the revenge of a dead"
Images of “the revenge of a dead man”

Clint Eastwood makes what is possibly his most misanthropic film of the 1970s. The town is made up almost entirely of treacherous cowards, silent accomplices of that crime of the past. The stranger understands instantly and takes advantage of the situation. But what is the reason why he has arrived just at that moment? That is the question that everyone is asking, meanwhile all hell is breaking loose. The main character is not nice either, even with the director’s charisma and humor, this is possibly the most sinister of all his cowboys. In fact the next western he starred in and directed, The fugitive Josey Wales (1976) was the other side of this.

The film plays from the beginning, with a possible fantastic reading that the Spanish title seems to support. This aspect is ambiguous, but what is completely true is that the film opens and closes with a shot identical to that of the pale rider (1985) another western where the protagonist has mysterious elements that have never been clarified. Since Eastwood began directing, all the films of his work talk to each other, as befits any great film auteur. In revenge of the dead he gives himself an extra luxury, paying homage to his teachers, Sergio Leone and Don Siegel. Not only does it take specific references to his work, it also plays the humor that his names appear in the town cemetery. It was the wink to say that now he would be the director.

Images of "the revenge of a dead"
Images of “the revenge of a dead man”

Netflix not only has revenge of the dead in its catalogue, it has also just incorporated Joe Kidd (1972) by John Sturges and still in the catalog Alcatraz, escape impossible (1979) by Don Siegel. These three memorable feature films demonstrate why Clint Eastwood is the legend that he is. We must take advantage of the appearance of these great films, because they are the ones that have made the history of cinema. These are true classics that have not stopped growing over time.

poster of "The revenge of a dead"
Poster of “The revenge of a dead man”

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