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The Good, the Bad and the Ugly


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#1 of 48 Holadem

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Posted May 09 2002 - 07:22 AM

I saw this movie for the first time a couple ofweeks ago :b. It is easily the best Western I ever watched and one of the greatest movies I ever sat through. I didn't even know they made westerns like that Posted Image. Tuco is the life and soul of this movie in my opinion. Few characters ever engaged me as much as he did. My favorite line of his is "When you want to kill, kill! Don't talk!". I wish more vilains would heed that advice. Posted Image

I am interested in your tougths on this one.

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#2 of 48 RobertR

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Posted May 09 2002 - 07:32 AM

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My favorite line of his is "When you want to kill, kill! Don't talk!".


Yeah, the original Han Solo knew that concept well.

Great movie, and my all time favorite western.

#3 of 48 Alex S

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Posted May 09 2002 - 07:44 AM

Definatley one of the best westerns ever made.
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#4 of 48 Alex Prosak

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Posted May 09 2002 - 07:45 AM

"When you feel that noose tighten around your neck, you can feel the devil bite your a**."

I love this movie, my all time favorite western.


#5 of 48 Mike Broadman

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Posted May 09 2002 - 08:13 AM

Recentely, a couple of friends pressured me into trying to figure out what is my favorite movie. I've narrowed it down to two: The Godfather and The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly.

I'm a huge Clint Eastwood fan, but I admit that Eli Wallach steals the show. His is the main character. Just a wonderful movie, enjoyable on any level and at every moment. It's gripping from the beginning where the guy is at home eating his stew when the killer comes in, up through the bridge batte scene, to the dual at the end, all to the accompaniment to the greatest movie theme music of all time.

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#6 of 48 Jeff Pryor

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Posted May 09 2002 - 09:00 AM

I love the whole trilogy.
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#7 of 48 Matthew R

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Posted May 09 2002 - 09:12 AM

Every once in a while, there's a thread here titled something like "Is [movie title] a perfect film?" I think this film is a good candidate for a thread like that. The framing, the music, the plot, the acting... this is a great film and I'm struck by it more every time I watch it.

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#8 of 48 Edwin Pereyra

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Posted May 09 2002 - 09:20 AM

Yes, this is a very good spaghetti western.

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#9 of 48 Ken Chan

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Posted May 09 2002 - 10:04 AM

It's great in its widescreen OAR, especially at the final standoff, where you can see The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly all in the same shot Posted Image

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#10 of 48 Jordan_E

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Posted May 09 2002 - 10:11 AM

Those looooonnggg lingering shots are fantastic! Could you imagine someone trying to hold a shot that long nowadays?
And you believe, at heart, everyone's a killer...

#11 of 48 Blu

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Posted May 09 2002 - 10:31 AM

This movie is equal to (IMHO) The Searchers, Once upon a time in the west, and Rio Bravo in greatness.
All are equal in plot, development, characters, etc.

#12 of 48 Ron-P

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Posted May 09 2002 - 10:34 AM

Yes, one of Clints best, but I'd have to put High Plains Drifter at the top of my list.


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#13 of 48 JonZ

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Posted May 09 2002 - 10:37 AM

Its a damn Masterpiece.

#14 of 48 Steve Enemark

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Posted May 09 2002 - 12:23 PM

I kinda like this movie. Posted Image
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#15 of 48 Steve Christou

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Posted May 09 2002 - 12:53 PM

One of the greatest westerns ever, and along with 'Once Upon a Time in the West' the best Italian westerns ever made, also with probably the most memorable western theme of all time (alongside Magnificent 7).
I can never tire of watching this movie.

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#16 of 48 Ben Osborne

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Posted May 09 2002 - 02:36 PM

I borrowed this DVD from a friend at work as the sound was Dolby Digital 1.0. Is there a better version out?

Yes, the movie is awesome. I guess I have to see "A Fistful of Dollars" and "A Few Dollars More" now.

My only complaint is that the bridge seemed to blow up too easily. Would all of the dynamite go off at the same time like that?


#17 of 48 Yee-Ming

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Posted May 09 2002 - 05:24 PM

I still remember the first time I watched it in its entirety (up till then I'd watched bits and pieces).

I was still in college, had borrowed the VHS tape (this is back in the Dark Ages Posted Image )from someone at around midnight, started watching around 1-something, by the time it finished nearly 3 hours later (4+am) I couldn't believe that it had been a neary 3hr movie. i.e it may be bloody long, but it sure didn't feel like it. Posted Image and considering the time, I hadn't nodded off at all anytime during the movie.

#18 of 48 Wayne Bundrick

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Posted May 09 2002 - 06:32 PM

Great film. Awesome cinematography making full use of widescreen, especially the shootout.

Speaking of "Once Upon a Time in the West", when are we going to see that on DVD? And doesn't Julia Stiles resemble Claudia Cardinale as she appeared back then?
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#19 of 48 Ben Motley

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Posted May 09 2002 - 07:45 PM

"Also known as The Rat"

This is the spaghetti western. Yes, Blondie (Eastwood) takes a back seat to Wallach's Tuco, only by a bit, but that's okay, as he had his day in the sun in Fistful and For a Few Dollars More. Blondie is The Man With No Name anyway pretty much, so it's fitting that he keeps a low profile.

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Blondie's a sniper, laying in wait to pick his moments carefully, capitalizing on his opponents mistakes. Tuco is a worthy opponent, but he's a braggart, is all unbridled ambition, and so provides Blondie with the very opportunities he thrives on.


And come on folks, let's not leave out Lee Van Cleef. He's a bad mofo, and his Angel Eye's is no slouch. Posted Image

Of course, the architects of this film, and many more masterpieces, are Sergio Leone and Ennio Morricone, and their worth can't be measured conventionally. All of these guys, director, composer, and actors, all came together in such a time and place that was magical, and their respective talents gave us some incredibly memorable moments of cinematic history, The Good, The Bad and The Ugly being a true cornerstone to, if not pinnacle of, the genre. Posted Image

Leone reigns supreme...
Fistful of Dollars
For a Few Dollars More
The Good, The Bad and The Ugly
Once Upon a TIme in the West
Fistful of Dynamite (Duck, You Sucker!)
Once Upon a Time in America
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#20 of 48 Dharmesh C

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Posted May 09 2002 - 10:01 PM

When is the restored reissue coming out???