"The Good, the Bad and the Ugly (1966)" Movie Review Essay & Film Analysis

"In each of us there is a modicum of 'good, the bad and the evil" (c) Sergio Leone.
In 1966 came the publication of the final picture of the famous "dollar" trilogy of Italian director Sergio Leone under titled "The Good, the bad and the Ugly." Leone put, perhaps one of the most controversial westerns in the history of cinema. Italian rewrote a fair copy with all applicable laws of the genre, adding to the resulting dish several branded directorial spices. "The Good, the Bad and the Ugly" - the personification of spaghetti westerns and one of its inaccessible peaks. It was, no doubt, a worthy ending all quite unusual by the standards of the time series. A kind of crown. The unusual was the fact that, formally, in all parts of the trilogy, one of the main characters was the "man with no name" (Clint Eastwood). Only one in the picture itself is autonomous and is a separate film that is not associated with the other ribbons series.
has been more than forty years, and Western Leone was and remains the indisputable classics. He became a kind of phenomenon. It carried off a quote by him have learned to take the future well-known contemporary directors such as John Woo, Quentin Tarantino, Robert Rodriguez and Steven Spielberg. Some scenes from the western "The Good, the Bad and the Ugly" were repeated in the domestic film: in the film "Elusive Avengers" and "At Home Among Strangers". Leone destroyed the old myth, and on its ruins created a new, with its rules and canons. Next start event, Kojima was destined to become a legend.
In the sixties of the last century the genre of westerns slowly dying. A situation described in the classics - it was something to be changed urgently. John Ford tradition, Fred Zinnemann and other decrepit and in need of revision. Brave and valiant cowboys, strong and a little tired from the constant skirmishes and rescue villagers in general and pretty ladies in particular, rather tired audience. Leone said repeatedly - "Westerns drowned in psychology, the West was conquered by ordinary people, and this is the strength and simplicity, and I try to show in his paintings"
Such a straightforward formula and stuck to the director in the course of the entire trilogy.. His characters are not heroes in the usual sense of the word. They are not peculiar feelings and thoughts. Leone dispel the aura of a heroic soldier of fortune, do not hesitate to show on-screen violence (which then untie the hands of many directors who came to the cinema afterwards) and otherwise takes the viewer the possibility of affection and sympathy.
In fact, Der Freischütz, wandering from the series series - not the same character. However, if the bit to expand the scope of perception, the "man with no name" - a genre archetype, evolving from film to film, completely deprives klishirovannosti remaining from previous works. The man at the Leone varies with the course of history. With each picture trilogy heroes are becoming tougher. After all, they put on the brink of survival, and in this situation not to romantic acts. "The Good, the Bad and the Ugly" - not so much about war, but about people who find themselves in difficult circumstances, and united by one common goal
Sly director deliberately confuses the viewer, showing off in the last film, not only the aforementioned unflappable Eastwood in the company indelible poncho. but also the character Lee van Cliff. And if the Italian was able to attract (as intended) on the role of the wicked one another and Jean-Maria Volonte, then on set to reunite all the original composition of the painting "A Few Dollars More". The plot is looped, and play it the same characters. But each time with new shades. With each subsequent film trilogy in Leone growing number of main characters. Now the three of them: Bad, Bad, Good
division is highly conditional.. Even the poster does not give a clear answer - who is who, portraits of randomly scattered. After all, with equal success, each of them could be a good and bad and evil. Morality in war is often lost, and in its place comes very different forces.
introductory chords of music by Ennio Morricone on background unpretentious titles immediately set the tone for the entire story. Uncompromising, and the terrible, howling like hyenas, where a shot from a revolver resembles a short and quick crack of the whip, and from a fraction of a second human life depends. Leone consistently uses the motifs of the past two parts, summing up the whole of the work done - whether it's service to two masters, or the pursuit of the "potential" victim
blond, angelic eyes and Tuco.. The last of its kind. Nothing for the life not teach but how to shoot straight. But now they are an endangered species, and they need to stick together. The era of easy money is gone earnings. Now every farmer has a gun and is able to protect themselves. Blond (Clint Eastwood) and Tuco (Eli Uollek) ply cheating honest people, arranging ostentatious show, and Angel Eyes (Lee Van Cleef) executes orders competitors, resulting in the execution of sentences. Everything changes the day when the bandits know about the disappearance of a large party in the desert gold. And everyone knows that here it is, a chance, the last. And all three of them bite into it with his teeth.
comes the strange and memorable journey in the history of cinema. Blond, Tuco and Angel Eyes - three components of one big puzzle, the key to the treasures. Their road runs through the ruined country, across the border between the two states. The path resembles a post-apocalyptic scene: mountains of corpses and dying, destroyed buildings, scorched fields. Leone pitiless to their heroes. They are only the pale shadow of its former glorious era. Solubility of violence hundredfold overlaps outrages perpetrated in war. And in this chaos there is only one goal - to get to the money earlier than the rest. Life and acquire gold equivalent meaning in the eyes of the adventurers.
But here and now it is only important one hand will not tremble. Music, "Mexican stand-off" (when three people simultaneously routed to each other weapons), large sverhplany, which clearly shows internal stress characters, and minute that lasts forever. At this moment, there are no good and bad, and there is quick and the dead.
«I can not see America differently, as the eyes of Europeans. Obviously, it is fascinating and terrifying at the same time »
« There is only one difference between a samurai and a murderer:. Samurai known for many centuries, and assassins are not more than a few decades. The more they are no different. »
This is also the words of the famous Italian. A man who saw the part of the true essence of America, to debunk the Hollywood idea of ​​their own history. The slow pace of the narrative, emphasized naturalistic happening and full of authenticity can be traced features unique style of the author.
«In each of us there is a modicum of 'good, the bad and the evil". Connoisseur of human nature Italian Sergio Leone in the whole phrase. He is both good and bad, and evil. Genius.

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