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A.k.a.
A Fistful of Dollars
Year
1964
Runtime
99 min.
Director
Sergio Leone
Genres
Action, Drama, Western
Rating *
8.0
Votes *
134,334
Checks
17,790
Favs
1,336
Dislikes
50
Favs/checks
7.5% (1:13)
Favs/dislikes
27:1
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  1. Siskoid's avatar

    Siskoid

    A Fistful of Dollars' low budget can be seen in its worse-than-usual dub and ridiculous day-for-night, but it made stars out of Sergio Leone, Clint Eastwood, and Ennio Morricone. Rightly so. Leone manages to create a Wild West that is at once iconic and unique, using giant close-ups, violent action, and stark Spanish locations. Morricone's whistling score is the first of several that would become synonymous with the western. And Eastwood's poncho-wearing "Man with No Name" cuts a distinct figure and an ambiguous personality. In the first of a loose trilogy, he is a sort of trickster who plays two criminal factions against one another to make money, but also free a family enslaved by evil men. He's both selfish and altruistic, a con man and a gunfighter, a Coyote god and an arrogant man whose hubris will get him into trouble. There's something mythic about the story and the way it plays out, with strong action beats we haven't seen a hundred times. It's like Leone doesn't really know how thing are normally done, so his take remains fresh to this day. 3 years 2 months ago
  2. Malfumax's avatar

    Malfumax

    Get 3 coffins ready

    ...
    My mistake, 4 coffins
    10 years 2 months ago
  3. The_Comatorium's avatar

    The_Comatorium

    Hey guys, was it better than Yojimbo? 9 years 6 months ago
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  1. This movie ranks #7 in The Spaghetti Western Database's Essential Top 50 Films
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  3. This movie ranks #23 in BFI's 100 Westerns
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  4. This movie ranks #46 in IMDb's 1960s Top 50
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  5. This movie ranks #167 in Roy Menarini's Il Grande Cinema Italiano
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  8. This movie ranks #340 in Time Out's 1000 Films to Change Your Life
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  9. This movie ranks #633 in TSPDT's 1,000 Greatest Films: 1001-2000
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