A Fistful of Dollars

A Fistful of Dollars ★★★★

An interesting start to a formula Leone would perfect in The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly. The real draw here is Eastwood. His Man With No Name is such a stark contrast to other Western heroes. He is driven by his own specific moral code, and that makes his decisions interesting. He is really an anti-hero. The music is perfect, and Leone’s style is really distinct and artistic. He made a Western that Americans probably wouldn’t make, and it paid off.

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