The Good, The Bad & The Ugly
THE GOOD, THE BAD & THE UGLY (aka IL BUENO, IL BRUTTO, IL CATTIVO) (18)
D: Sergio Leone
PEA (Alberto Grimaldi)
Italy/Spain 🇮🇹 🇪🇸 1966
W: Luciano Vincenzoni & Sergio Leone
DP: Tonino Delli Colli
Ed: Nino Baragli
Mus: Ennio Morricone
PD/Cos: Carlo Simi
Clint Eastwood (The Man With No Name), Eli Wallach (Tuco Ramirez), Lee Van Cleef (Angel Eyes), Aldo Guiffre (Capt. Clinton), Mario Brega (Cpl. Wallace), Luigi Pistilli (Father Pablo Ramirez)
Sergio Leone's Spaghetti Western trilogy concludes with this seminal piece of work, arguably the greatest Western ever made.
The Good, The Bad & The Ugly are Clint Eastwood, Lee Van Cleef & Eli Wallach, respectively, although it could be argued that all three characters have each of the three traits as they double-cross and back stab each other while on the hunt for buried fortune during the American civil war.
Eli Wallach steals the movie as the despicable villain for whom you wait in anticipation to get his comeuppance, but when he finally gets it, you can't help but feel sorry for him.
While A Fistful Of Dollars & For A Few Dollars More shaped this new genre of filmmaking, Leone's third part truly immortalised it, featuring a Mexican stand off towards the end of the film which is amongst the most dramatic scenes ever put on film, for any genre.
As well as great performances, story and direction, there's also the iconic movie score - Ennio Morricone's music needs no explanation as to why it's one of the all time classic movie themes.