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The Good, the Bad and the Ugly (DVD)
Advantages: Genre defining western
The Good the Bad and the Ugly follows the fortunes of three cowboys who are all searching for a fortune buried in a remote cemetery. Their paths cross in numerous ways and it is the dynamic of these three loners forced to sometimes work together that lends this film it's appeal. Of the spaghetti western genre the film was shot in Spain by an Italian Director Sergio Leone and is the third, and best, in a trilogy of films which star Clint Eastwood and include a Fistful of Dollars and For a Few Dollars More. The Good, the Bad and the Ugly has transcended the genre of the western in the same way that Muhammad Ali has transcended boxing. The majority of movie goers have heard of this film even if they have not seen it. The score by Enio Morricone has become legendary after its spell in the charts. Clint Eastwood, who plays the lead, has come to symbolise the cowboy in western culture.