Mario Bava's colorful and eccentric adaptation of the Italian super-criminal Diabolik is wonderful; especially for those of us with an anarchist streak. John Phillip Law is at his coolest in this.
It has one of the most unique endings you can imagine. The final comment about it on the Mystery Science Theater version is absolutely priceless.
I love Diabolik's expression of glee as he melts the gold down, spraying it all over the place because he doesn't actually care about the gold, he's just doing it for the fun of antagnoizing the government. I wonder if the creator of Diabolik read Max Stirner or Renzo Novatore
. I know Benito Mussolini praised Stirner at one point, which would explain why he was such a political opportunist (for peace, for war, an anarchist, a communist, a fascist, etc.)
Nihilistic individualism endured in Italy longer than anywhere else I know of. "The Italians are not hard to govern, it just doesn't make any difference."
Edited by RJMooreII, 08 July 2012 - 02:29 AM.