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A ringing instance of a sequel far outstripping its predecessor, Sergio Leone's For a Few Dollars More takes the lethal antihero from A Fistful of Dollars, gives him both a rival and an adversary worthy of sharing a gun-blazing corrida, and ratchets up the stylization to something approaching grandeur. This time the Man with No Name (Clint Eastwood) is a bounty hunter whose desert Southwest killing ground is suddenly crowded by the presence of an older, black-clad shootist (Lee Van Cleef). Individually and together, they terminate sundry grotesques while closing in on their biggest quarry, a memorably insane bandit called El Indio (Gian Maria Volonté is brilliant). There's just enough plot to imbue Van Cleef with genuine mystery, a dark avenging angel from a lost past whose pull would supply the emotional core of Leone's later masterworks Once upon a Time in the West and Once upon a Time in America. Leone's bravura widescreen compositions are breathtaking, and Ennio Morricone's music score--tinged with lunatic religiosity--is his first great one. --Richard T. Jameson --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
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weakest of the trilogy
GB&U has the epic scope and a monumental story spread over an
agreeably long film. fistful is a remake of yojimbo, but done
competently enough, and the freshness of the character and the
new style that it heralded, make it a memorable event
but a few dollars more suffers from a number of sequel problems;
clint's character is not evolved far in this; instead, the
character development is left for the van cleef character
of course, using a number of the same actors from the first
film always manages to confuse (given that this is a sequel
but the main problem with this episode in the series is that the
violence just becomes overdone. in place of the relatively
few actual shoot-outs in the first, this one has an almost
continual stream of people falling to the guns of the two leads.
the repetitiveness of it becomes tedious
but, as part of a truely novel series, this film is still worthy
Clint Eastwood reprises his role as the Man with No Name although he is referred to as Manco in this role. The part is better than in a Fistful of Dollars and right up there with The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly. Lee Van Cleef plays the role of Colonel Mortimer, the bounty hunter who teams up with Eastwood to track down the notorious gang. There is a mystery about why he is hunting down the gang that is revealed late in the movie. Gina Maria Volonte must be mentioned as the sadistic, marijuana smoking gang leader El Indio. His villain is still one of the best in the spaghetti genre. The rest of the cast included Mara Krup, Luigi Pistilli, Mario Brega, Aldo Sambrell, Benito Stefanelli, Panos Papadopulos, and Klaus Kinski as the crazed hunchbacked gunfighter. The DVD is very good with an informative booklet included, widescreen presentation that looks great, and theatrical trailer all there. Well worth it for such a classic western!
With his epic "Once Upon a Time in the West" and "The Man With No Name" trilogy, Leone not only resuscitated the Western genre, but set a new standard. His first Western, "A Fistful of Dollars," was basically a retelling of Akira Kurosawa's "Yojimbo"; a Samurai tale transplanted south of the border in old Mexico. With "For a Few Dollars More," Leone really opens up as a screenwriter and director. Gone is the claustrophobic town of "Fistful," replaced by the full sweep of the great American Southwest (for which the drier regions of Spain provide a reasonable facsimile for those of us who know that Tucumcari is hardly so dry and El Paso nary as mountainous).
Leone also begins staking out his territory as director with this one, too. "For a Few Dollars More" bears more traces of Cecil B. deMille than Kurosawa, as Leone starts trending toward an epic production that reaches full fruition in "The Good, the Bad and the Ugly" and "Once Upon A Time in the West." However, Leone's *style* of Western could never be confused with John Ford -- rather, it hearkens back to the more violent moments found in Westerns such as "Winchester '73" (Anthony Mann), "High Noon" (Fred Zinnemann) and "Rio Bravo" (Howard Hawks), and looks forward to the gritty, realistic violence from directors influenced by Leone, such as Sam Peckinpah, Francis Ford Coppola and Martin Scorsese.Read more ›
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Again, gritty, well filmed western. Beautifully shot by the excellent camera work.Published 2 days ago by Fred Conrad
Great performances by Eastwood and Van Cleef. The final showdown is understated cliff-hanger suspense, typical of Sergio Leone.Published 5 months ago by DFK
Great to add to my Clint Eastwood collection. Perfect Amazon.Thank youPublished 5 months ago by gsauter1
A little glass of Chianti with your Spaghetti Western? Classic Clint EastwoodPublished 14 months ago by P Cunningham
This is a sequel to Fistful of Dollars. Clint Eastwood reprises the role of the man with no name. The character was inspired by Toshiro Mifune's character in the samurai trilogy... Read morePublished 19 months ago by Nat Hawthorne
Clint Eastwood is entertaining. A revisit now and then is ok.Published 22 months ago by Geraldine Bob