Monday, August 29, 2016

For a Few Dollars More (1965)

Pax and Michael continue exploring the Dollars Trilogy with the second installment, For a Few Dollars More, starring Clint Eastwood, Lee Van Cleef, and a bunch of Sergio Leone's other favorite actors. We talk about the difference in Eastwood's character between Fistful of Dollars and this one, and we also start the discussion of whether or not the Dollars Trilogy works as a straightforward story of one man's adventures in the West. Plus: much love for Van Cleef and Gian Maria Volontè.

In our "Whatcha Been Westerning?" segment, we cover the Vertigo comics series El Diablo by Brian Azzarello and Danijel Zezelj, John Ostrander and Leonardo Manco's Blaze of Glory for Marvel, Alejandro Iñárritu's film The Revenant, and Elmore Leonard's classic novel Hombre.


  1. The relationship of the couple in the flashback is even more complicated. The man is Mortimer's son - which is indicated by the Prophet when he talks about Mortimer. The woman is Indio's sister, which is implied by Mortimer when he talks about the picture in the locket at the end and mentions the resemblance between brother and sister.

    1. Dang. I'm gonna have to watch it all over again now with that in mind. I was kind of disappointed that I had to read extra material to learn the relationships, but it sounds like the clues are there and we just missed them.