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A Fistful of Dollars 1964
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  • Sergio Leone
  • January 18, 1967
  • 99 mins
  • Italian
  • Western
In his own way he is perhaps, the most dangerous man who ever lived!
The Man With No Name enters the Mexican village of San Miguel in the midst of a power struggle among the three Rojo brothers and sheriff John Baxter. When a regiment of Mexican soldiers bearing gold intended to pay for new weapons is waylaid by the Rojo brothers, the stranger inserts himself into the middle of the long-simmering battle, selling false information to both sides for his own benefit.

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See this film for the first time after 60y it's not the same. We have already seen this kind of heroic stance in hundreds of movie. That's why just 7/10.

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Here it is, the start of Clint Eastwood's ongoing career. He's just got it all in every scene. No matter what is going on, The Man with No Name is owning it all. Especially those smokes. Damn he smokes a lot in this movie. Of course, this soundtrack is wonderful. Ennio Morricone always knocks it out of the park with his music. Especially in the climax. The music just makes it sooooo much more tense.

Not to say that the climax, or any of it, would have been flat otherwise. The cinematography is wonderful throughout. Sergio is a great director, and this is a nice start to what would escalate even better down the road. I only have a couple minor issues that take it out of a higher rating. First, the start of the movie takes a bit of time to get into. What exactly is happening is tough to understand your first time through. And of course, the voices barely match the lips. You get past both of these issues after about 15 minutes or so, not a huge problem. If you like anything related to Westerns, I'd say watch this spaghetti for sure.

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"a fine movie, but it was MY movie."
- Akira Kurosawa

Este filme do Sergio Leone é sem dúvida um bom filme, mas continuo a preferir o original, o Yojimbo (1961) do Kurosawa.

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