Last night we watched the 1973 mock western My Name is Nobody. It’s a great spoof on the Western as well as a lovingly playful homage to Sam Peckinpah’s The Wild Bunch (1968). In fact, the amorphous “villain” in this film is a rag-tag group of 150 bandits that are referred to as the “Wild Bunch” throughout, and there is an equally insane shootout to end the film replete with slow motion deaths as an overt nod to Peckinpah.
It’s also Henry Fonda’s last Western, and he remained one of the greats of the genre right up to the end—but for me it’s the Italian comedic actor Terence Hill that makes this film. His slapstick humor paired with bizarre moments wherein magical realism meets the Western by way of film speed manipulation makes him truly the fastest draw in Western film ever. And below is the celluloid proof in the form of animated GIFs.