Monday, September 27, 2010

For a Few Dollars More (1965)

Director: Sergio Leone (better known as Bob Robertson - ahahahahahaha)

Starring: Clint Eastwood, Gian Maria Volante, Lee Van Cleef

More info: IMDb

Tagline: The man with no name is back.

Plot: Two bounty hunters with completely different intentions team up to track down a Western outlaw.

My rating: 9/10

Will I watch it again? Sure as shootin'!


For as good as A FISTFUL OF DOLLARS (1964) is, FaFDM is even better and that's saying something. So why is that? Everything that worked then works here but better. Clint is more comfortable with the character, Volante is given more depth with his, Lee Van Cleef joins the two for an interesting three way of a different kind. Cleef is particularly amazing in this role that made him an international star and deservedly so, too. The story is more compelling, it covers more real estate not only in geography but with the characters and it ends with one hell of a duel.

Watch the Blu-ray on this one if you can; it's gorgeous!

Morricone's music plays even more of an essential role as his tune in the pocket watch is brilliant and it's so simple and memorable that you'll be humming along to it throughout the film and it never gets old. I REALLY dig THE GOOD, THE BAD AND THE UGLY (1966) a lot but there's something about FaFDM's revenge plot that resonates with me...not that there's anyone out there with my brother-in-law's pocket watch with their name on this bullet sitting on my desk or anything...Nah. It's just a coincidence.

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