2 weeks ago
💰A FISTFUL OF DOLLARS (1964) Being the first movie of the dollars trilogy (fistful of dollars, for a few dollars more & the good, the bad & the ugly), this is a must-see classic. The iconic role played by Clint Eastwood (the man with no name), along with the brilliant directing by Sergio Leone, and the everlasting music by Ennio Morricone, this spaghetti western can be enjoyable to any audience, not just western fans or film fanatics. Although Morricone‘s score becomes much more legendary in the other 2 films, I really enjoyed watching this one, more than ‘for a few dollars more' (will do special review on that one). Even though ‘for a few dollars more’ had much more interesting elements (especially Lee Van Cleef, just love the guy), the pacing just felt dated and I believe that’s the biggest problem. About ‘The good, the bad & the ugly’ I have to rewatch it in order for me to be able to make a proper conclusion and comparison which I will do in the following days. Pacing is no problem in this movie, at the start we are introduced to this strange character, in the Wild West, coming to a ‘town with two bosses’. The main villain is exciting, intelligent and senses ‘trouble’ as he immediately sees that the ‘gringo’ is competent, smart and good on the gun (much like him). I will not go into details but the movie is filled with interesting action scenes, traps, and how it came those to happen is what really makes this movie go up. At times the protagonist may seem selfish, but in the end we see the hero in him, his personal sacrifice, because ‘he knew someone like them and there was no one to help’ (that someone might be his younger self)!
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