Tag: Ennio Morricone

A Looooong Time Ago (Once Upon a Time In the West, 1968)

Once Upon a Time In the West specializes in a big trait of Sergio Leone’s work…patience. The film opens with a scene of three men waiting for a train to arrive.  Everything is quiet, with hardly a word spoken.  Only the sounds of a…

Fistful of Spaghetti Pt 4 (Duck, You Sucker, 1971)

Originally called a Fistful of Dynamite, Duck, You Sucker is Sergio Leone’s fourth Spaghetti Western, the first without Clint Eastwood.  While a certainly more “poetic” title, Fistful of Dynamite suggests a tie to the Man With No Name films when one does not exist….

Cold Hard Spaghetti Pt 3 (The Good, the Bad & the Ugly, 1966)

The third film in the Man With No Name trilogy finds Clint Eastwood and Lee Van Cleef returning.  Interestingly, Van Cleef is playing a different character in this film. This time around he is the untrustworthy villain Angel Eyes. Eastwood’s Blondie (the film’s “Good”)…

Cold Hard Spaghetti Pt 2 (For a Few Dollars More, 1965)

Eastwood returns for another round as the Man With No Name.  For a few Dollars More finds him living the life of a bounty hunter. The film opens by introducing us to Col Douglas Mortimer. On a train a man is trying to talk…

Cold Hard Spaghetti Pt 1 (A Fistful of Dollars, 1964)

A quiet drifter gets caught up in the local politics between two families of the town of San Miguel.   Playing both sides, he seeks to make, well, a fistful of dollars. While Eastwood built up some fame through the late fifties, especially with Rawhide,…