The Man with no name trilogy
I just got finished watching the last two. I had seen the first one a few years back, and it soured me on it, because I saw Walter Hill’s “Last Man Standing” and that is a shot for shot remake of a fistful of dollars. But I came back to “for a few dollars more” and “The Good, the bad and the ugly.” And yeah, I know why these films are in such high esteem. Leone is a hell of a filmmaker; His characters are flat and one-noted, but his camerawork is second to none, and I was surprised how effective the shootouts were. He manages to get right on the edge of building to a climax in each gun battle, I got tense watching them, esp. in for a few dollars more. It’s almost too many cuts to extreme close ups of faces, but just before I’ve had enough and the tension breaks, BAM BAM BAM. And I’m happy again. A hell of a trilogy and I’m so glad I watched them.