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The Good, the Bad and the Ugly
For three men the Civil War wasn't hell. It was practice.
While the Civil War rages between the Union and the Confederacy, three men – a quiet loner, a ruthless hit man and a Mexican bandit – comb the American Southwest in search of a strongbox containing $200,000 in stolen gold.
The death of the western came with a bang. The gunshot fired by Italian hack Sergio Leone. One shot wasn't enough for Leone though, he emptied five shots into the body of the once great genre, and of those shots, The Good, the Bad and the Ugly was the most fatal.
Whereas revisionist westerns around this time were brave, bold, and fresh coming from true auteurs like Sam Peckinpah and Alejandro Jodorowsky, Leone was stuck in the past, and a past he frankly couldn't understand. To him, Westerns were not about a new frontier. They were not about heroes looking for a fresh start, succeeding or failing for various reasons. They even lack the ability to subtly subvert roles and…
Considered by many to be one of the greatest Westerns of all time, Sergio Leone's "The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly" is a gritty, textured tale steeped in the tragedy of war and a character-driven sense of humor. The grit and sly, subtle humor make Leone's epic fully engrossing and widely entertaining.
The film's premise is a streamlined thing of Western genre beauty: three men are on the trail of a treasure trove of gold buried in a cemetery. With the American Civil War being fought around them, the men attempt to make their way to the fortune. The narrative bursts with allegiances, schemes, and vendettas, linking the men together and tearing them apart. At its core, it is…
Dirty Harry stars in Sergio Leone's meaty spaghetti western. A badass with Angel eyes. An ugly-ass bandit with a long name. Doing the job you were paid to do. Playing a game of shoot Tuco's noose. Enjoying a smoke. Punching a priest. Taking a piss off a train. A long walk in the desert. A one-eyed solider with an important name. A mini Johnny Reb. Andersonville's cousin. You don't fuck with a man while he is taking a bubble bath. Hijacking a stretcher to blow up a bridge. Showdown in the big-ass cemetery. The ultimate 3-way duel. Blondie has a name and he sure as fuck can shoot.
Film #31 of Eighty-Eight Favorites
"There are two kinds of people in the world, my friend: Those with a rope around their neck, and the people who have the job of doing the cutting."
The Good, the Bad and the Ugly AKA The Film That Gave Me Writer's Block.
Look at the date I rewatched this film: June 25th. It has been nearly a month since I've seen this movie and it's been nearly a month since the worst writer's block I've ever experienced on this site came swarming in and clouded my mind.
I watched the first half of TGBU on the day that Eli Wallach died. The film felt different and there were…
"The way I figure, there's really not too much future with a sawed-off runt like you." - Blondie
Wow, wow, wow, wow, and WOW! Why did I wait so long to watch this movie, WHY???!!!??
Again, I am embarrassed with myself, and yet I am also very happy and lucky that I got to watch a gem like this for the first time. I realize now that I need to stop being so stubborn and resistant to watching movies from certain genres and time periods.
There are some Westerns and classics that I have enjoyed in the past, but in particular, classic westerns have been something…
In a span of 3 years, Sergio Leone changed the entire landscape of westerns with his Dollars Trilogy. The change began with A Fistful of Dollars, got accelerated with For A Few Dollars More but it wasn't until Leone unveiled The Good, the Bad & the Ugly that the final nail on the coffin of the traditional westerns was hammered for good. Making major upgrades in all departments, the third chapter not only turns out to be the best of the three but is also one of the greatest & most influential motion pictures ever made.
The Good, the Bad & the Ugly is the story of three men racing against each other to find a fortune in gold buried in a distant…
The sick, the bad and the ugly. Great description of my condition right now and a good film as well.
The final 20 minutes of this film must easily be the greatest moment of cinematic history
Great soundtrack, great characters, simple but effective story what more could you want out of a move?
One of my favourite movies of all time. Beautiful, memorable, funny, and entertaining. 5-stars for this movie.
It's sooooooooo looooong.
Without getting too far off track, I really disliked A Fistful of Dollars. Having seen Yojimbo, the inspiration of Sergio Leone’s western, a movie which is 100% derivative, Dollars just doesn’t bring anything to the table to make it worth watching after seeing Kurosawa’s movie. Then I saw A Few Dollars More and was stunned. The movie was magnificent. Exceptional camera work mixed with a fun plot featuring the strikingly stark performance of Lee Van Cleef made for a masterpiece.
I then began to question, did Yojimbo bias my thoughts on A Fistful of Dollars? I’ve seen both multiple times, but my appraisal remains the same. The same thought filled my head watching The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly.…
Um italiano explica aos americanos como se faz um filme de cobóis e pelo caminho faz uma obra prima do cinema. Coincidências da vida.
Después de haber visto las dos películas restantes de la Triología del Dólar, la conclusión se ha quedado insípida. Me parecen mucho más divertidas y en general mejores las dos primeras. Ni Clint Eastwood está lo suficientemente badass ni Lee Van Cleef impone lo que imponía en la segunda.
Muy sobrevalorada en mi opinión.
Esta es una de las mejores películas que he visto. Maneja un lenguaje audiovisual muy atrevido y que hoy se hace actual. (Y no sé qué rayos estoy diciendo). La banda sonora es MAN, DEMASIADO. Agh, esta película es muy, muy buena.
Y lo siento, pero tengo que decir esto: qué intensamente atractivo era Clint Eastwood.
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