Monday, August 22, 2016

A Fistful of Dollars (1964)

In this episode Mike and Pax start their three-episode look at Sergio Leone's Dollars Trilogy. We start with the movie that made Clint Eastwood a star, 1964's A Fistful of Dollars. We talk about our history with this movie, Clint's performance, Ennio Morricone's score, and we even discuss the rarely seen 4-minute CBS TV prologue filmed with Harry Dean Stanton.

In our newly named "Whatchoo Been Westerning?" segment, we also talk about Bo Hampton's supernatural Western comic 3 Devils, the Gene Autry serial The Phantom Empire, and circle back around to the slim-waisted "SeƱorita Scorpion."

1 comment:

  1. I dislike a lot of the "spaghetti westerns" filmed in Spain, with some exceptions. This trilogy blends together in my mind so that I can't remember which one I liked and which one I didn't. I think I thought The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly was the best with this being the second and For a Few Dollars More the least. I could be wrong because I've not seen this series in about 20 years. I've seen the series at least twice though. It certainly made Eastwood a star which has proven great for film! He has become a great actor and director.