Faster than death
|of German titles:||Faster than death|
|original title:||The Quick and the DEAD|
|production country:||The USA|
|length (PAL - DVD):||103 minutes|
|of source language:||English|
|age release:||FSK 16|
|film script:||Simon of moorlands|
|production:|| Joshua Donen|
of fast as death, in the English. Original The Quick and the DEAD is a Western of the American director SAM Raimi from the year 1995.
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inches (Sharon Stone), an unknown gun heroine, rides into the small prairie city Redemtion in, with a secret that it does not abandon anybody. In the city, which is governed by the “mayor” or better Tyrannen John Herod (genes Hackman), annually a competition for Duellanten from the whole country takes place. In this also inches, an adventurer (Keith David) want to participate, a Swedish champion (Sven oils Thorsen) and Herods own son (Leonardo DiCaprio). Briefly after Ellens arrival is dragged along the priest Cort (Russell Crowe) by Herods men. He is a former gun hero however never again of the weapon into the hand to take wants. Herod is however decided its will with all means to implement and it forces in the match to participate, even if it should mean the death of others. After Herod experienced that a head money hunter rented by the inhabitants participates in the tournament, that is to liquidate it, he changes the rules in such a way that no more does not win, which still stands, but that, which still lives. Inches after several successful rounds from the impressed Herod to the Dinner is invited to kill its plan this by an assassination attempt fails however because of its nerves. It wants to flee first from the city, however by the physician is held back, who knows its secret. She is the daughter of the marshal, who became to gefangenommen from Herod. Herod gave her the chance to shoot their father from the Galgen to it missed however the rope and shot it. In the semi-final Herod shoots its not recognized son, and inches dies apparently in the fight with the again shooting Cort, after a common night with this and after she red ink before bought. Herods Schergen hurt this at the night before the final Corts hand, however to the Unwillen Herods, which wanted to kill its ex partner in the fair fight. In the crucial moment of the final between Herod and Cort the city is shaken by explosions and inches dips living and provokes Herod. This answered, them are not fast enough for it, them answered only “… this Time, I to " and stretches it down. Afterwards it throws the star of its father to Cort, noticed the fact that the law is again in the city and rides away.
Stories, older than the life, border this film. Like always are a matter it of revenge, love, power and Opportunismus, force and justice.
Although an American production with substantial budget is however strongly inspired of the Spagettiwestern à la Sergio Leone the film. The similarity of the Plots to play me the song of death and for a few dollar more is substantial and the successful figures, the atmosphere and the sound TRACK comes of rather the Italogenre.
Nevertheless the film can set own Aktenze beyond these category characteristics with a woman as a rächende gun hero (in) and man as first alleged weapon opponent and many original Nebenfiguren. Sharon Stone states this revenge pos in the style of old Western, for which she brought at that time still relatively unknown Russell Crowe on the Hollywoodbühne. In addition with it: a young Leonardo DiCaprio, before as well as it became famous by the film Titanic fieser however deep genes Hackman as well as many different historical gun models.
in the year 1996 nominating for the Saturn Award for Sharon Stone took place as a best actress.
- Gebhard Hölzl, Thomas leaving, Sharon Stone: With “basic Instinct” to success, William Heyne publishing house, Munich 1995, ISBN 3-453-06551-4, S. 156-168, 237-238