Nov. 26, 2010, 11:26 p.m. CST
Nov. 26, 2010, 11:28 p.m. CST
You know there is a great story behind that image...
Nov. 26, 2010, 11:53 p.m. CST
by Tigger Tales
Nov. 27, 2010, 12:16 a.m. CST
by Tigger Tales
Even if he's just sittin' around!
Nov. 27, 2010, 1:05 a.m. CST
but do believe my preferences for the $ trilogy lie in their chronological order, meaning A Fistful of Dollars is my fave, followed by the next 2, even though admittedly it is nowhere near as epic or fully realized as The Good.... and i'm in the minority opinion. Also favor Once Upon a Time in the West, but Tuco, vintage Eastwood and Angel Eyes are right up there as Westerns definitely as well as all-time films. Nice pic that captures the manic energy of Leone.
Nov. 27, 2010, 2:12 a.m. CST
All bastards like you!
Nov. 27, 2010, 2:24 a.m. CST
...I think it was the location (they were mostly shot in Spain, right?) and of course, the music. They had an oddly surreal feeling about them that really got into my head.
Nov. 27, 2010, 2:25 a.m. CST
Nov. 27, 2010, 2:36 a.m. CST
by Cosmo Nautilus
And this pic is fucking tits!
Nov. 27, 2010, 2:39 a.m. CST
Nov. 27, 2010, 2:56 a.m. CST
shoot, don't talk.
Nov. 27, 2010, 3:07 a.m. CST
I saw Ennio Morricone at the Albert Hall earlier this year, and he told me that morricone used to play his music through a record player on set, loudly, to get the actors in the moment. Given that he's striking something of a conductorial pose, could that not be what he's doing here?
Nov. 27, 2010, 3:10 a.m. CST
You were right first time. They were indeed mostly shot in Spain. In Almeria, to be precise. You should check out a Spanish film called 800 Balas. It's something of a love letter to the spaghetti western, directed by one of the coolest, maddest directors going - Alex de la Iglesia. He even looks like Leone.
Nov. 27, 2010, 3:12 a.m. CST
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Nov. 27, 2010, 4:37 a.m. CST
by Righteous Brother
I fucking love The Good the bad and the Ugly, there should be a feature in this site where Quint reviews truly classic films.
Nov. 27, 2010, 4:44 a.m. CST
They were filmed in Spain. Maybe they should be called Paella Westerns.
Nov. 27, 2010, 4:47 a.m. CST
You got there first. Apologies.
Nov. 27, 2010, 5:33 a.m. CST
the lesser actors speaking Italian and their lips not quite matching the dubs while the stars used English.
Nov. 27, 2010, 6:32 a.m. CST
by Master Bruce
on TCM...it was part of a run of films scored by Morricone. Great film, & great ending to the Man With No Name trilogy.
Nov. 27, 2010, 7:36 a.m. CST
by Rebel Scumb
I need to rewatch it over the holidays
Nov. 27, 2010, 7:43 a.m. CST
This one and "Once Upon a Time in the West" are practically western 'art films'. Reminds me of Fellini's wit and pizazz as well. Roberto Benigni brings this too.
Nov. 27, 2010, 7:47 a.m. CST
My single favorite film of all time. I'm not going to claim that it is the best movie ever made, though it is one of the best. It is absolutely my favorite, though.
Nov. 27, 2010, 8:13 a.m. CST
....I still feel its one of the few films that I feel could do with a little trimming of around 10 minutes to tighten it up. Heresey I know but...... A Few Dollars More is my fave of the three. Just feels tighter and more even in tone to me.
Nov. 27, 2010, 8:15 a.m. CST
Love the movie, but HATE the new additions. The part where Tuco recruits some men -- that part in the cave with the totally out of place voiceover...ridiculous.
Nov. 27, 2010, 8:37 a.m. CST
A time when men were men and women were women.
Nov. 27, 2010, 9 a.m. CST
Most European movies made in the 60s, especially the Italian Spaghetti Westerns and the Sword and Sandal movies before them, were shot without sound since they were just going to be dubbed into the language of whatever market they were sold to. There were a lot of languages being spoken on those sets. Look at the credits of A Fistful Of Dollars and you'll see bunch of German names. I remember reading an interview with Steve Reeves in which he talked about a scene he did with five or six other actors that was shot on location in somewhere like Yugoslavia. None of the actors spoke the same language so they each had a visual cue to let the others know when they were coming to the end of their line. That's why in the extended cut of TGTBATU there's such a difference in the timber of Eastwood and Wallach's voices in the added scenes. Those scenes were cut from the English version before those two recorded their dialogue. They were near forty years older when they eventually did. And the irony is that Van Cleefe sounds more like himself in the extended cut because that's not him. He had died so an impressionist had to be hired to do his voice.
Nov. 27, 2010, 9:01 a.m. CST
by Col. Tigh-Fighter
Un-kn... Unkno... There's no name on it!
Nov. 27, 2010, 9:22 a.m. CST
Nov. 27, 2010, 9:28 a.m. CST
chronolgically, I believe they take place in the reverse order they were made. Meaning TGtB&TU, FaFDM, AFoD. Blondie gets his poncho at the end of TGtB&tU, then wears if for the next two films(that were already made before but take place after). I believe that's the case anyway.
Nov. 27, 2010, 10:21 a.m. CST
Nov. 27, 2010, 10:40 a.m. CST
by ben sheppard
..why is there a "man in black"?
Nov. 27, 2010, 10:57 a.m. CST
It reeks of awesomeness.
Nov. 27, 2010, 12:01 p.m. CST
I didn't like A Fistful of Dollars much, but I really liked For a Few Dollars More and I absolutely loved The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly. I can't believe I went so long without watching a movie that good. The ending cemetary scene amazed the crap out of me. And Morricone's music was incredible. Words don't exist that properly describe how good TGTB&TU is.
Nov. 27, 2010, 12:50 p.m. CST
by Tigger Tales
I loved all three movies, For a Few Dollars More being my favorite of the three. Yeah the cemetary scene was definitely one of the most epic scenes in the history of cinema!
Nov. 27, 2010, 12:57 p.m. CST
by Tigger Tales
Nov. 27, 2010, 12:58 p.m. CST
by Tigger Tales
Probably a lobbyist for alcohol and tobacco. "Fat man, put more of the cigar into that last shot!"
Nov. 27, 2010, 1:07 p.m. CST
But could be Tuco I guess. I can't tell from that pic for sure. They both had those fur vests at different points.
Nov. 27, 2010, 1:40 p.m. CST
probably an advertisement still or something.
Nov. 27, 2010, 1:44 p.m. CST
Interesting detail-I never noticed this, need to pay attention to that poncho scene next time. Would have been more accurate were I to say the "order in which they were released". If that would be accepted as the case it puts a completely different progression and character arc on Eastwood's character throughout the trilogy. Though I have read the speculation and arguments regarding Eastwood's character even being the same one in each of the $ movies. I can see these points, owing to the different names/labels of "Manco", "Joe", "Blondie" being applied to Eastwood in each film, and that Lee Van Cleef portrays 2 different roles, contradicting the continuity of the man with no name concept. If Van Cleef's roles from Few $ and TGTB&TU are to be viewed as separate from Eastwood, it's almost like Max and the different gyro captain roles of Bruce Spence from Road Warrior and Beyond Thunderdome, which still confuses me.
Nov. 27, 2010, 2:26 p.m. CST
GBU is a prequel,but then again you have the villain from Fistful and the villain from GBU in Few Dollars in entirely different roles. <p>i always viewed the Dollars Trilogy as stories of the Blondie character taken place in 3 alternate universes.heh.
Nov. 27, 2010, 2:37 p.m. CST
...in all three movies. Sure Lee Van Cleef plays different roles in two films but Joe Don Baker played a bad guy in The Living Daylights and a good guy in Goldeneye, all the while playing opposite James Bond played by two different actors. Meaning, the Van Cleef thing is not a big deal to me. <p> And about the chronology of the trilogy. Some people note that in TGtB&TU Clint is only interested in money, in FaFDM the same but more humanized, in AFoD he is still in it for profit but has a heart and no longer driven by his selfish desires. So it does work as a character arc if you watch the trilogy starting with TGtB&tU.
Nov. 27, 2010, 2:48 p.m. CST
the one before it. We got the Civil war in TGtB&tU, an ex conferderate soldier in FaFDM(Van Cleef), and I read something about a date on a grave in AFoD being from the early 1870's. <p> The question is: Is Clint the same character? <p> Again, I like to think so. I know that wasn't Leone's intent but after all these years it works because in none of the movies are we ever given a distinctive background to his character that is negated in the other films.
Nov. 27, 2010, 3:11 p.m. CST
just an ugly son of a.. <p>A.A.A.A.A.A.A.A.A
Nov. 27, 2010, 3:11 p.m. CST
is one of my all time favorite scenes. Just great music and extreme closeups, drawn out as long as possible.
Nov. 27, 2010, 3:16 p.m. CST
Tuco's "singing" monologue in the cave.completely out of place with the rest of the movie.for a moment i thought that i had downloaded the wrong movie.heh.
Nov. 27, 2010, 3:19 p.m. CST
who steals your precious money.i have brought the SE DVD of GBU the moment it was released,but i am not rich enough to spend money every time you release a new version of your movies. <p>on the other hand,i dont intend to wait until i get rich to watch UGB in glorioud HD.so suck it.
Nov. 27, 2010, 3:52 p.m. CST
by Tigger Tales
Nov. 27, 2010, 3:54 p.m. CST
by Tigger Tales
Nov. 27, 2010, 4:23 p.m. CST
Those who whine,and those who hate.But they are both virgins.
Nov. 27, 2010, 5:16 p.m. CST
I caught it just at the start of the ending sequence, right before they go for the stand off. Doesn't matter how many times I watch this movie, that sequence is still one of my favorites ever.
Nov. 27, 2010, 5:23 p.m. CST
lot's o' behind the scenes pics.. and DVD competition winners... but no new news... okaaaaaaay.... zzzzzzzzz
Nov. 27, 2010, 5:39 p.m. CST
just want to see a book and I'll buy it... but quit taking up space and give us some frickin' news!
Nov. 27, 2010, 6:25 p.m. CST
about the other films and differing dual roles by one actor. Watching "backwards" does put a different spin on things. Be interesting to watch and really look for the details you noted; the civil war, date on the grave, etc. And yes, thinking of the differences of Eastwood from film to film does put character arc into perspective. I too have always considered Clint's role as the same throughout the films, or as Kilik noted, the same in alternate universes in the worst case scenario. Not sure if because of the unexpected success and enduring legacy of the $ trilogy as the years passed, perhaps Leone or those really emotionally invested in the 3 films almost ret-conned the man with no name's continuity, regardless of the details? Interesting points just the same...
Nov. 27, 2010, 6:31 p.m. CST
and Once Upon a Time in the West. Besides 3:10 to Yuma, have trouble trying to remember a more recent Western movie that left a lasting impression. Tombstone is semi-recent, though its been 17 years(!) Watched and bought Sukiyaki Western Django (on sale blu ray), another take on "Yojimbo", and enjoy some parts of it, but still cant quite decide if its laughably bad or something unique.
Nov. 27, 2010, 8:11 p.m. CST
Nov. 27, 2010, 9:33 p.m. CST
by Star Hump
The simplest schoolboy is now familiar with truths for which Archimedes would have given his life.
Nov. 27, 2010, 9:50 p.m. CST
No Braindrain. I'm stating that the date tells us AFoD was set after the other two. This means nothing about whether the character is the same. It just fits the backward chronology of Blonide's/Manco's/Joe's redemptive character arc.
Nov. 28, 2010, 1:18 a.m. CST
And, IMHO, the best Western of all time, followed closely by The Outlaw Josey Wales and Once Upon a Time in the West.<p> I still get chills from the incredible combination of music, kinetic direction and cinematography during Tuco's run through the cemetary.<p>And the final duel (including music) is one for the ages.<p>I must have seen this movie almost as many times as I have seen Jaws, and it never get's old.
Nov. 28, 2010, 1:21 a.m. CST
I've been waiting for some Poltergeist love. Friggin' classic movie.
Nov. 28, 2010, 1:22 a.m. CST
Nov. 28, 2010, 10:39 a.m. CST
I agree with "Poltergeist" as one of Jerry Goldsmith's greatest scores. In my book, it has one of the greatest film scores of all time. The abduction scene and correlating score are so multi-layered, that when you hear it you just know that composers will never be that great again. Ever.