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Although I believe this important film is inferior to the two other movies in Sergio Leone's spaghetti western trilogy,I can still truly respect it's groundbreaking effect on cinema.It made stars out of the director,former tv actor Clint Eastwood and of course Ennio Morricone,one of the most influential men in film soundtracks to this day.Its a basic enough plot-rehashed in thousands of latter day imitations-Clint's anti-hero (the man with no name) rides into town to get rid of a bunch of bad guys. That's when you start to mine gold-featuring unremitting violence for it's era,it is a taut and exciting operation with dark humour-startling shoot-outs directed with style and considerable panache aided by a gritty Eastwood performance,accented by Morricone's haunting,quirky score.
By User - cadzy from Cork,Ireland - posted at Amazon.co.uk
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