Every film from Roger Ebert's "Great Movies" essays.
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 Good, the Bad and the Ugly is easily the best western I've seen so far. I must say I haven't explored many films from this genre, but I had the opportunity to watch a few classics such as Unforgiven and Once Upon A Time in the West in theaters a year ago. There is so much to like here I don't even know where to begin. We have plenty of humorous moments that work remarkably well thanks to a great comedic timing by the actors and how they provide their lines just effortlessly. The shootout scenes are always thrilling and very stylish to see, making the journey thoroughly entertaining. The iconic score by Ennio Morricone is simply amazing and…
You see, in this world there's two kinds of people, my friend: Those with loaded guns and those who dig. You dig.
There's two kinds of people, those who think John Wayne was the greatest Western movie actor, and those who think it was Clint Eastwood. I'm with Eastwood, the rest of you are just wrong. Here he plays "the man with no name" for the third and last time in the so-called Dollars Trilogy. He is the personification of everything that makes a gunslinger cool.
I called it a "so-called" trilogy because Sergio Leone claims it wasn't his intention that they be sequels to each other, even though Eastwood is dressed the same way, acts the same way…
"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…
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.
I want to start off by saying two things…
One: I want Clint Eastwood’s cigar collection from this movie. He must have about 20,000 just in his pockets. He’s always smoking one, and he always has more. He even had enough to leave a trail for someone in the film. Geez.
Two: A good part of recognizing your favorite films is being able to look objectively at every aspect of the film, good or bad to see how they work in conjunction with each other to craft the unique experience you love. This is why I will look at the Good, the Bad and the Ugly of the Good,…
I make-a tha movie! I use-a the close, medium, far trick, yes? You watch-a, you love. I hate-a the women! You-a too? Bella, bella.
Obra maestra absoluta. Pocas veces el cine llegará más lejos.
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No, but seriously. The Good, the Bad, & the Ugly is undoubtedly my favorite western. Ever. The direction, the characters, the camerawork, the cinematography, it's all truly astounding. It's nearly 3 hours, and it feels like half that length.
I find this movie almost impossible to dislike. There are so many great things about it. Perfect A+
An old classic that I never saw before for some reason.
"When you have to shoot,shoot.Don't talk."
Bravo,Bravo,From Performance to Direction to Bullets,everything is well-executed and patiently constructed.You won't realize you have been through nearly three hours with it.A Western's Myth.
Well, its great. But you already know that. Everyone knows that. Classic movies are hyped to hell and beyond, and few can live up to their reputation. But TGTBaTU does it. Fantastically. It's not your typical western film. Its a fantastic adventure between two "friends" and the ridiculousness they encounter on their way to 200,000 dollars worth of gold.
The characters are fantastic. Clint Eastwood easily lives up to his reputation as a witty, squinting badass, who's surprisingly accurate with a rifle and a cannon. Puco is a hilarious and fitting "sidekick" of sorts to go alongside him, and all of the characters they met along the way really help to flesh out the movie. The Union war general, who…
Una de mis películas preferidas.
¡¡¡Hijo de mil padres!!!
Thrilling, intelligent, and beautifully paced. This is a movie that takes you on a journey into another world, and immediately makes you feel like you've lived there your whole life.
Sergio Leone is one of the greatest directors to ever have lived, and this film is evidence of why. There are few others who can so deftly paint a multi-faceted portrait of a fascinating character, while keeping the audience at arms-length. We empathise with Blondie, but he remains a mystery to us.
The acting is solid and the cinematography is stunning. Despite the 3 hour runtime, the narrative never feels slow or drawn out. It's pacing is perhaps better than any other film I have seen.
Every scene is worth…
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