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Three Clint Eastwood movies coming up, get your holsters out


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Lucky us get to see three Clint Eastwood movies, holsters required, lol.

 

h1. 5:00 PM

h2. [Fistful Of Dollars, A (1964)|http://www.tcm.com/tcmdb/title/3645/Fistful-Of-Dollars-A/]

 

 

A mysterious stranger plays dueling families against each other in a Mexican border town.

 

 

*Dir*: [sergio Leone|http://www.tcm.com/tcmdb/person/112180%7C139416/Sergio-Leone/] *Cast*: [Clint Eastwood|http://www.tcm.com/tcmdb/person/55386%7C33326/Clint-Eastwood/] , [Marianne Koch|http://www.tcm.com/tcmdb/person/103966%7C106069/Marianne-Koch/] , [Gian Maria Volontè|http://www.tcm.com/tcmdb/person/0%7C61153/Gian-Maria-Volont-/] .

 

 

C-100 mins, TV-14, CC, Letterbox Format

 

 

 

h1. 6:45 PM

h2. [For a Few Dollars More (1965)|http://www.tcm.com/tcmdb/title/3646/For-a-Few-Dollars-More/]

 

 

Two bounty hunters join forces to bring an outlaw to justice.

 

 

*Dir*: [sergio Leone|http://www.tcm.com/tcmdb/person/112180%7C139416/Sergio-Leone/] *Cast*: [Clint Eastwood|http://www.tcm.com/tcmdb/person/55386%7C33326/Clint-Eastwood/] , [Lee Van Cleef|http://www.tcm.com/tcmdb/person/196666%7C96762/Lee-Van-Cleef/] , [Gian Maria Volontè|http://www.tcm.com/tcmdb/person/0%7C61153/Gian-Maria-Volont-/] .

 

 

BW-132 mins, TV-14, CC, Letterbox Format

 

 

 

h1. 9:00 PM

h2. [Good, The Bad, And The Ugly, The (1966)|http://www.tcm.com/tcmdb/title/18724/Good-The-Bad-And-The-Ugly-The/]

 

 

Three men seek hidden loot during the Civil War.

 

 

*Dir*: [sergio Leone|http://www.tcm.com/tcmdb/person/112180%7C139416/Sergio-Leone/] *Cast*: [Clint Eastwood|http://www.tcm.com/tcmdb/person/55386%7C33326/Clint-Eastwood/] , [Eli Wallach|http://www.tcm.com/tcmdb/person/201192%7C46248/Eli-Wallach/] , [Lee Van Cleef|http://www.tcm.com/tcmdb/person/196666%7C96762/Lee-Van-Cleef/] .

 

 

C-179 mins, TV-14, CC, Letterbox Format

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> {quote:title=cigarjoe wrote:}{quote}*clore wrote:

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> I didn't call them anything in the first place.* its for the OP

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Wouldn't have been preferable then to respond to the OP?

 

Anyway, here's some phony Leone, a prologue for A FISTFUL OF DOLLARS that was shot for the 1977 ABC network airing of the film. It was shot by cult director Monte Hellman and features Harry Dean Stanton and a stand-in for Eastwood. My jaw dropped when I saw this back then, even the wife noticed that he must have traded the horse for a mule.

 

 

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I think that Kurosawa also borrowed a bit of THE GLASS KEY for YOJIMBO, so it all gets to be a bit interesting when one throws in LAST MAN STANDING and MILLER'S CROSSING as variations on a theme.

 

One of these days, someone is going to set the story in outer space with a lone hero conspiring between two warring nations on some far distant planet.

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Try Harry Harrison's Deathworld series, particularly Deathworld 2 and Deathworld 3.

 

A long time ago, in a city far away, a theater scheduled an entire day of Leone films, including all of Eastwood's no-names, plus Once Upon a Time in the West. A group of friends decided to see all of them. Some ten hours or so later, emerging into the sunset light, groggy, disoriented, our brains gooey, we felt like we had just eaten two Thanksgiving dinners in a row with our minds.

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That's better than the fest that I went to - the three Eastwood/Leone films plus HANG 'EM HIGH. I don't know why we stayed for the latter, we had all seen it before and found it lacking to say the least.

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But it's a very mediocre revenge flick - my least favorite Eastwood movie.

 

Mine also, at least among his westerns. It's the only one that I don't have, I even bought JOE KIDD and I think that one pretty much rots also.

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> {quote:title=slaytonf wrote:}{quote}HIgh Plains Drifter was his last good western. The Unforgiven, like many of his movies, was High Plains Drifter, which, in turn, was A Fistfull of Dollars. That is, man comes to town, man shoots everyone, man leaves.

Yes indeed, and this is why these movies appeal almost exclusively to men.

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> {quote:title=MovieMadness wrote:}{quote}Lucky us get to see three Clint Eastwood movies, holsters required, lol.

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> h1. 5:00 PM

> h2. [Fistful Of Dollars, A (1964)|http://www.tcm.com/tcmdb/title/3645/Fistful-Of-Dollars-A/]

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> A mysterious stranger plays dueling families against each other in a Mexican border town.

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> *Dir*: [sergio Leone|http://www.tcm.com/tcmdb/person/112180%7C139416/Sergio-Leone/] *Cast*: [Clint Eastwood|http://www.tcm.com/tcmdb/person/55386%7C33326/Clint-Eastwood/] , [Marianne Koch|http://www.tcm.com/tcmdb/person/103966%7C106069/Marianne-Koch/] , [Gian Maria Volontè|http://www.tcm.com/tcmdb/person/0%7C61153/Gian-Maria-Volont-/] .

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> h1. 6:45 PM

> h2. [For a Few Dollars More (1965)|http://www.tcm.com/tcmdb/title/3646/For-a-Few-Dollars-More/]

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> Two bounty hunters join forces to bring an outlaw to justice.

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> *Dir*: [sergio Leone|http://www.tcm.com/tcmdb/person/112180%7C139416/Sergio-Leone/] *Cast*: [Clint Eastwood|http://www.tcm.com/tcmdb/person/55386%7C33326/Clint-Eastwood/] , [Lee Van Cleef|http://www.tcm.com/tcmdb/person/196666%7C96762/Lee-Van-Cleef/] , [Gian Maria Volontè|http://www.tcm.com/tcmdb/person/0%7C61153/Gian-Maria-Volont-/] .

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> h1. 9:00 PM

> h2. [Good, The Bad, And The Ugly, The (1966)|http://www.tcm.com/tcmdb/title/18724/Good-The-Bad-And-The-Ugly-The/]

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> Three men seek hidden loot during the Civil War.

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> *Dir*: [sergio Leone|http://www.tcm.com/tcmdb/person/112180%7C139416/Sergio-Leone/] *Cast*: [Clint Eastwood|http://www.tcm.com/tcmdb/person/55386%7C33326/Clint-Eastwood/] , [Eli Wallach|http://www.tcm.com/tcmdb/person/201192%7C46248/Eli-Wallach/] , [Lee Van Cleef|http://www.tcm.com/tcmdb/person/196666%7C96762/Lee-Van-Cleef/] .

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> C-179 mins, TV-14, CC, Letterbox Format

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My empty chair enjoyed 'em.

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Despite the lack of women characters, the trilogy of films are well made, well acted, and well directed. Sergio Leone was a superior visual stylist, with innovative ways of using both the field of the picture and it's border, perspective, different planes, and visual contrast. As cigarjoe posted, Once Upon a Time in the West is not all male. There is only one woman character, but Claudia Cardinale more than holds her own against all the males arrayed around her.

 

For a western with a majority of women roles, try Westward the Women, by William Wellman, a great Western, unfortunately overlooked, and shown on TCM periodically.

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