Iginio Lardani's FF$M titles (incl. SANS a Grimaldi credit)
Fri Jun 29, 2018 6:29pm

Just went lookin' the "original" (sans Grimaldi cred) titles to FF$M, and re-acquainted myself with their designer, perhaps the single most influential artist when it comes to title sequences used in the heyday of the Spaghetti Western genre: Iginio Lardani. (I'd come across him years back, but had forgotten his name, alas...)

Anyone interested can find a fair batch of examples of Lardani's work here:

That page inclues a nice clean print of the (Grimaldi-included) FF$M titles, without the added garbage of the prior link I provided -- if anyone wants to jump right to it:

And, after viewin' over half-a-dozen FF$M title sequence posts on GooToob, I *finally* found one SANS the Grimaldi credit!! It's the Spanish version, but here ya go...

Enjoy, amigo!

  • Smoke humming whistling etcBob O, Fri Jun 29 9:38am
    Hi DCG. I just watched your link to refresh my memory. Yes he whistles then just before he lights his cigar, he hums. And to the right you see smoke. Then when he fires the rifle more smoke. That... more
    • Iginio Lardani's FF$M titles (incl. SANS a Grimaldi credit) — DCG, Fri Jun 29 6:29pm
      • DCG. Your opinion on Gramaldi credit.Bob 0, Fri Jun 29 8:06pm
        What do you think was the reason Gramaldi was left off the credits? Was it an oversight or done intentionally? It seems unlikely the darn producer is not likely to be over looked. And for decades the ... more
    • Smoke humming whistling etc 2Bob O, Fri Jun 29 9:43am
      I've read several times and Christopher Fraylin who is not always reliable that it's Leone himself whistling and humming. A film produced by Alberto Gramaldi also is first on the GBU credits which... more
      • I've heard other SW lay scholars...DCG, Fri Jun 29 6:37pm
        ...point out that Sir Christopher Frayling occasionally made errors in his otherwise in-depth SOMETHING TO DO WITH DEATH tome on Leone. (Hell, who's perfect when compiling a 500+ page epic, eh?) For... more
        • Yes in 1967Bob 0, Fri Jun 29 8:25pm
          In 1967 I was so impressed with FAF$F when it played first run I saw it 9 times in week. Eventually I noticed there was no producer in the credits. Later at a Drive-inn showing about 1970, Alberto... more
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