All the films from all the editions, including those subsequently removed, presently totalling 1167. An easy way of seeing how…
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.
"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…
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…
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…
Part of "The Dissertation list" : letterboxd.com/rswapiti/list/the-dissertation-list/
Simply the best. My first time seeing it in HD, and it was incredible.
After AGES of telling myself I will watch this film, I finally got round to it.
I am not going to say what most other people say when reviewing this film: "This is the best western film ever" Mainly because I have not watched many if any westerns, what I will say is this is a very good film.
I would go into detail about why but there are a few thousand other people on the internet who can explain that to you in much much more detail, like, pages of detail.
Bottom line is this is an amazing film and deserves to be one of the most highly regarded films ever made, and it most certainly is regarded as such.
By far the best of the trilogy and possibly the best Western I've ever seen. 5 stars for the graveyard scene alone.
I don't usually like westerns, but this is the king of them all. An unpretentious, entretaining movie with a great cast, a lot of exciting moments and an awesome score. A 3-hour great adventure!
Film #12 of the "Scavenger Hunt" Challenge
18. A film with your favorite movie character of all time!
Choosing a favourite character actually ends up in a tie between too many great possible final choices, so I just went with the movie I watched way too young and totally fell in love with for eternity. In fact I'd say "The Good, the Bad and the Ugly" features two of my favourite characters, with "the Man with No Name" and "Tuco" equally deserving to be called the greatest ever. I'd go with Tuco for the amazing mix of being both sometimes the victim of circumstances and others a cold-blooded killer, cruel or caring, evil but also kind occasionally, and…
I didn't think I was going to like this because number 1, it is old. And number 2, it's a cowboy movie. But I convinced myself to stick with it and I ended up loving it! It is so well made that it almost like a spy movie with it's intensity. The characters you grew to love or hate..I think it's a great piece of filmmaking.
2003 transfer seen at Harkins Chandler.
Very hot shots throughout and the meandering quality of the film creates its strongest moments as it allows the characters to show who they are rather than forcing them into a situation with an obvious outcome.
Recently, I've become aware that certain films are able to transcend the medium by being completely self-assured in their atmospheres…