Il buono, il brutto, il cattivo (The Good, The Bad and the Ugly)
1966
****½
Director: Sergio Leone
Cast: Clint Eastwood, Lee Van Cleef, Eli Wallach, Aldo Giuffrè, Mario Brega, Luigi Pistilli, Al Muloch

A gunslinger (The Good), a ruthless mercenary (The Bad) and a wanted bandit (The Ugly) try to outwit each other and find the stolen gold buried in a grave in the final, most popular part of the Dollars Trilogy (following A Fistful of Dollars and For a Few Dollars More). This time Leone turns everything to eleven. The plot is more elaborate, the shots hang longer, and Morricone’s music plays a more pivotal role than ever before. The result is a highly enjoyable Spaghetti Western, even if it can’t quite justify its nearly 3 hour length.