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The film that started it all...,
This review is from: A Fistful of Dollars (Two-Disc Special Edition) [DVD]  (DVD)
Fistfull of Dollars, introduced us to Sergio Leone's masterpiece that were Spaghetti Westerns. It also made clint Eastwood a star, and would lead to two extremely successful follow ups, For a Few Dollars More, and The Good, the Bad and the Ugly.
It introduced the world to Sergio Leone's sharp directing and fondness for extreme close ups, often copied since, but never really bettered.
Clint Eastwood stars as the man with no name, a remake of an old japaneese film called Yojimbo. Clint is perfectly cast as the clever gunslinger as a man of actions rather than words. Here, he plays two gangs off against each other, which all climaxes in a wonderfully memorable scene which reveals the full extent of Clint's cunning.
Deliciously topped off with Ennino Morricone's haunting score, Fistfull of Dollars is a wonderful film, bettered only slightly by its sequal and the third film, the sprawling epic which was The Good the Bad and the Ugly.
If you've seen the other films, it is well worth adding these to your collection, as its Clint in one of his best loved roles, and certainly his most iconic. (Only Dirty Harry would prove to be as equally iconic as the spaghetti western trilogy.)
So add to your collection and relive the golden era of spaghetti westerns at their finest!
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Initial post: 10 Apr 2009 14:38:50 BDT
Kenneth F. Mcara says:
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