The Good the Bad and the Ugly

Topics: Clint Eastwood, Sergio Leone, Lee Van Cleef Pages: 3 (461 words) Published: May 7, 2014


Released in December 1966 and directed by Sergio Leone this film tells the story of

three men who pursue, often at the expense of others, information about the location of

a buried treasure of coins. The first character introduced in the movie is Tuco Benedicto

Pacifico Juan Maria Ramirez the Ugly called Tuco - Eli Wallach, who has a bounty on

his head for numerous crimes. Tuco has a partnership with Blondie The Good, played

by Clint Eastwood in which the latter turns him in for the reward money which the two

then split after Blondie saves Tuco from hanging at the last moment. Meanwhile, a third

character called Angel Eyes Lee Van Cleef, playing the Bad has learned of a hidden

trunk of gold owned by a Confederate soldier named Bill Carson. He sets off to find the

gold. At 2:53 The introduction; the main characters thus far, the bandits are introduced

to us. The director keeps the camera just on their faces for the solid 2:53 seconds. From

their expressions we the audience get the emotion of exhaustion, hurt, determination,

and focus. During this 2:53 seconds all that the main charecters thus far, the bounty

hunters are doing is walking to the saloon. and walking, and walking some more.

Personally I feel that this is way too long of an intro and that the director should have

just gotten to the action already. The first dialouge isnt even until 12:52 minutes into the

movie when the bounty hunter goes hunting for information about Jackson... We the

audience have to sit through a lot of slow events and stare downs until even the first

conversation happens. At 31:04 seconds we the audience just finish seeing how the

good, saves tuco from being hanged only to leave him in the desert. I feel that this is

important because it shows us that the good really does...
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