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The Good, the Bad and the Ugly (1966)

(Approved) 179 mins

(Approved) 179 mins

Plot Summary: A bounty hunting scam joins two men in an uneasy alliance against a third in a race to find a fortune in gold buried in a remote cemetery.

Director: Sergio Leone

Writers: Luciano Vincenzoni (story & screenplay), Sergio Leone (story & screenplay), Agenore Incrocci (screenplay, as Age), Furio Scarpelli (screenplay, as Scarpelli), Mickey Knox (English version by)

Stars: Clint Eastwood, Eli Wallach, Lee Van Cleef

Serious Jest: animated beer mug 25% (transparent bkgrd)animated beer mug 25% (transparent bkgrd)animated beer mug 25% (transparent bkgrd)animated beer mug 25% (transparent bkgrd)animated beer mug 25% (transparent bkgrd) (Must Own)  Unless you hate spaghetti Westerns, this film needs to be in your collection.  It’s a classic tale of greed, backstabbing, strategy, and dumb luck.  If you ever want to really understand a director like Quentin Tarantino, you need to watch at least one Leone film.  Leone was a visionary!  This is my favorite of the “Dollars Trilogy” thematic series.  Eastwood and Van Cleef are completely badass in this one, but Wallach steals the show as Tuco!  The cinematography is awesome, Ennio Morricone‘s score enhances the action and tension, and this film starts and ends epicly.

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About Serious Jest

Film & TV Reviewer by Choice, Attorney at Law, Marine to the Corps (excuse the pun), Nupe Under Pressure, and MC by Nature

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