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The Good, the Bad and the Ugly Details

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In the last and the best installment of his so-called "Dollars" trilogy of Sergio Leone-directed "spaghetti westerns," Clint Eastwood reprised the role of a taciturn, enigmatic loner. Here he searches for a cache of stolen gold against rivals the Bad (Lee Van Cleef), a ruthless bounty hunter, and the Ugly (Eli Wallach), a Mexican bandit. Though dubbed "the Good," Eastwood's character is not much better than his opponents -- he is just smarter and shoots faster. The film's title reveals its ironic attitude toward the canonized heroes of the classical western. "The real West was the world of violence, fear, and brutal instincts," claimed Leone. "In pursuit of profit there is no such thing as good and evil, generosity or deviousness; everything depends on chance, and not the best wins but the luckiest." Immensely entertaining and beautifully shot in Techniscope by Tonino Delli Colli, the movie is a virtually definitive "spaghetti western," rivaled only by Leone's own Once Upon a Time in the West (1968). The main musical theme by Ennio Morricone hit #1 on the British pop charts. Originally released in Italy at 177 minutes, the movie was later cut for its international release. ~ Yuri German, Rovi

  • Release date:December 20, 1967

Crew

Sergio Leone
Director
Alberto Grimaldi
Producer
Luciano Vincenzoni
Screenwriter
Mickey Knox
Screen Story
Sergio Leone
Screenwriter
Furio Scarpelli
Screenwriter
Age
Screenwriter
Tonino Delli Colli
Cinematographer
Ennio Morricone
Composer (Music Score)
Bruno Nicolai
Musical Direction/Supervision
Nino Baragli
Editor
Carlo Simi
Art Director
Carlo Simi
Costume Designer
Gonzalo Gavira
Sound/Sound Designer
Eros Bacciucchi
Special Effects
Giancarlo Santi
First Assistant Director
Franco di Giacomo
Camera Operator
Rino Carboni
Makeup
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