The Good, The Bad, and the Ugly
Il buono, il brutto, il cattivo
1966, Sergio Leone, Italy, 179 min.
With Clint Eastwood, Eli Wallach
- Sat, Aug 1st 7:30pm
- Tue, Aug 4th 6:30pm
“My absolute favorite movie and the greatest achievement in the history of cinema.” — Quentin Tarantino, ShortList.com
Given a mixed reception in its initial release, Sergio Leone’s epic amorality play has become not only the definitive Spaghetti western but also the cult western of the 1960s. The reasons for its cult status can be found in Leone’s continually inventive visual style, Ennio Morricone’s incredible whistling-chiming-twanging-wailing score, the sardonic gallows-humor of the script, and the vivid performances by Clint Eastwood as the ever-cool gunslinger Blondie, Lee Van Cleef as the sadistic killer Angel Eyes, and Eli Wallach as the boisterous swindler Tuco. These three cutthroat opportunists double- and triple-cross each other while searching for a hidden treasure amid the carnage of the Civil War. Widescreen 4K DCP digital restoration from Park Circus. (MR)