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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…
Sergio Leone's Dollars Trilogy is a meditation on three interrelated symbolic points: money, labor, and bodies. Although the characters across the three movies are technically different (they have different names), the Clint Eastwood character in particular and the Lee Van Cleef character to a slightly lesser extent develop during the series, and as a whole the films follow a tangible thematic arc.
This begins in A Fistful of Dollars, where The Man with No Name sells both his work (he offers his violent services to both families) and his body (he puts his life on the line), as well as the bodies of others (he kills people). He exchanges both body and labor for money. This is the trilogy's approximation…
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.
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…
"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…
50 years have elapsed since its release and it remains as challenging to comprehend its craft and scope today as I imagine it would have been upon initial release. The performances, characters and the dynamics between each of the three characters referenced in the title are amazing. The score is arguably the finest ever to have graced cinema and both its opening and closing sequences are examples as to the true power of cinema that is so rarely realized nowadays. A masterpiece from beginning to end, The Good the Bad and the Ugly is infinitely re-watchable and that is praise of the highest form.
I'd say its worth watching for the score alone but that would take away from the sheer awesomeness of the gorgeous framing, the intense standoffs, and the wall-to-wall brutality of the action.
This is obviously a classic of the genre that absolutely can't be missed.
But seriously though, I feel like the internet is pranking me by not acknowledging that this is a prequel. and how that fact elevates everything about all these films.
You see, in this world there's two kinds of people, my friend: Thise with loaded guns and those who dig. You dig.
Today was good
O melhor filme da trilogia do dolar. Este filme de Sergio Leone assim como os outros serviram de referência para muitos diretores atuais, inclusive o consagrado Tarantino.
Ótima fotografia, história e atuações principalmente de Clint Eastwood, que desde aquele tempo ja mostrava o seu talento.
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The Good, the Bad and the Ugly
A very good film that I respect more than I flat out love but I do enjoy it as well. How could I discard the importance this film has on my favorite filmmaker Quentin Tarantino, this film influenced the man who has made some of the most entertaining films I have ever seen and it's clear when you watch this epic western. You feel every bit of the the three hour runtime but not in a bad way, you just know for damn sure you watched and went on a journey with three great characters on a hunt for gold that leads them from place to place and through a war, with each character getting and losing the upper hand on the other at certain points. It really is a great film and the best of the Man with No Name trilogy.
I loved this film a lot while growing up but lately other Sergio Leone films have replaced The Good, the Bad and the Ugly as my favorite and go-to recommendation. With that being said there is still a lot of magic in this that can be enthralling to watch at times. And then there is of course the big showdown that has earned this movie's mark in the category of standout westerns. As usual we get to see some beautiful landscapes, some interesting and top-notch performances, and of course we got the score which adds oh so much to Sergio Leone's films. This is less meditative and more about attitude though and I think it works both well and to…
All the films from all the editions, including those subsequently removed, presently totalling 1177. An easy way of seeing how…