The Good, the Bad and the Ugly
Director: Sergio Leone Run Time: 210 min. Format: DCP Rating: NR Release Year: 1966
Starring: Clint Eastwood, Eli Wallach, Lee Van Cleef
Nitehawk’s COUNTRY BRUNCHIN’ goes Spaghetti Western with the Sergio Leone epic, THE GOOD, THE BAD AND THE UGLY. The screening features a live pre-show serenade by ARTHUR VINT & ASSOCIATES.
In The Good, The Bad and the Ugly (Il buono, il brutto, il cattivo) depicts three gunslingers competing to find fortune in a buried cache of Confederate gold. Arguably the most stylish and influential film of the western genre, it is the third and final installment in Leone’s Dollars Trilogy (following A Fistful of Dollars and For a Few Dollars More). Clint Eastwood returns as the “Man With No Name,” this time teaming with two gunslingers (Eli Wallach and Lee Van Cleef) to pursue a cache of $200,000 and letting no one, not even warring factions in the American Civil War, stand in their way. From sun-drenched panoramas to bold, hard close-ups, exceptional camera work captures the beauty and cruelty of the barren landscape and the hardened characters who stride unwaveringly through it.