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For a Few Dollars More (1965)

Italy/Spain/Germany 132m, Colour
Director: Sergio Leone; Cast:  Clint Eastwood, Lee Van Cleef, Gian Maria Volonté, Mario Brega, Luigi Pistilli, Aldo Sambrell, Klaus Kinski

As the follow-up to A Fistful of Dollars (1964), Clint Eastwood reprises his poncho’d persona as “The Man with No Name” in the role of a bounty hunter who reluctantly is persuaded to join forces with another sharpshooter played by Lee Van Cleef. Together, they infiltrate a gang of murderous bank robbing villains in an attempt to collect a hefty reward. As with “Fistful”, For a Few Dollars More cleverly uses its dubbed dialogue sparingly, relying on photography, Morricone’s memorable score, and exaggerated sound effects to tell much of the story. Like all of Leone’s westerns, this film is full of charismatic characters with interesting faces which are captured close up and cut into the action in a style which has come to epitomize Leone’s direction and unique cinematography (Klaus Ming July 2011).

5 comments on “For a Few Dollars More (1965)

  1. Klaus
    07/16/2011

    I’ve already reviewed The Good, the Bad and the Ugly here:
    https://klausming.wordpress.com/2009/11/10/the-good-the-bad-and-the-ugly-1967/

  2. joem18b
    07/17/2011

    it bugged me when van cleef showed up in the good the bad and the ugly as the bad, after being the good in this one.

    • Klaus
      07/17/2011

      Funny I was thinking the same thing. Curious choice.

  3. Walt
    04/09/2012

    FAFDM is my favorite Lee Van Cleef movie. I first saw FAFDM in 1969 aboard ship while serving in the U.S. Navy. Us young navy guys really liked the Col. Mortimer character and his assortment of guns (in saddle mounted gun role) for every situation.

    • Klaus
      04/11/2012

      Van Cleef was an amazing character actor – definitely died too young!

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