Speaks his mind on music & movies!
Desolate town out in the middle of nowhere. Dog runs across the dirt street. Two riders approach from one end of town and a lone man approaches from the opposite end. Looks like their going to settle a score. The riders dismount and start walking towards the lone man. They meet in front of hotel, saloon. They pull out their guns and together bust through the door and start shooting. We don’t see the action inside but moments later a wild looking guy comes busting through the big front window with a gun in one hand and a big meat bone and chewing on some food. The movie stops and big red letters ‘the ugly’ comes across the screen with some cool music. The crazy looking bugger jumps on a horse and hauls ass out of town. Cincinnati Babyhead was along for the ride from that moment.
We meet the ‘Bad’ next and he is bad. Then we meet the ‘Good’ who just looks good next to the other two. Ugly and Good after forging an up and down relationship, hook up to find a cash box with $200,oo0 in gold. The Bad also catches word of the cash box and then it’s a race for the cash.
This is one of CB’s favorite films. He got a taste of Leone with the first two $$$ films. This was the third and it delivered the goods. CB likes everything about this movie. Direction, cinematography, casting ,music etc…Great scene after scene. Leone nails it with a lot of help. Lots of solid character actors sprinkled in with the leads.
Eastwood does his no name guy to perfection. His relationship with Wallach’s ‘Tuco’ is one great partnership in the movies. These two were made for each other.
Lee Van Cleef is , well Lee Van. He is the man and he’s bad and smooth. Great performance.
Eli Wallach almost steals the show. He really lets loose and gives a great, great performance. Funny, pathetic, nasty, sad. Check out the scene with his brother the priest. Babyhead loved this guy.
Babyhead has to mention the music because Morricone’s soundtrack is the icing on this cake. Or maybe the sauce on the spaghetti.
The movie is long but CB still straps in from time to time for a treat. So much he likes about it. Hey he can’t help himself.
From the opening scene to the ending ( killer scene ) CB is in movie heaven. So make a big tub of popcorn, big package of Licorice (red) a gallon of pop, couple chocolate bars and get watch’n people.
“I’m looking for the owner of that horse. He’s tall, blonde, he smokes a cigar and he’s a pig”
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