12 January 2011
Il buono, il Brutto, il Cattivo (1966)
There are two kinds of people in the world, my friend: Those with a rope around the neck, and the people who have the job of doing the cutting.
So basically: The last instalment of The Man With No Name, this time as Blondie. Blondie teams up with Tuco, a criminal, to cash in on his reward money. They have a pretty good scam going on, but the two of them come across a dying Bill Carson. Bill Carson tells them of a buried treasure, but each of them only has half the information: Tuco knows the cemetery where the treasure is buried in and Blondie knows the name on the gravestone. To add into the mix, a bounty hunter, Angel Eyes, was hunting Bill Carson and is now hot on the trail of Blondie and Tuco.
Westerns are slow paced. Everyone knows this. The first time I watched this film I turned it off within 10 minutes because I just couldn’t get into it. Not to mention it was a crappy version and I rly didn’t want to sit through it if it was going to be this slow throughout. But, I borrowed a DVD copy and sat through it. And, if you can get through the introduction, it is defs worth it! I watched it twice in the same day – I wanted to show a friend who had showed up just after it ended! It’s better paced than a lot of westerns I’ve seen, and it’s funny! And by it I mean Tuco. I also think Clint Eastwood is pretty in the Dollars trilogy … maybe that is just me.
Yes, definitely deserves to be on the list!
Ziggi seal of approval!