Dollars Trilogy 1: A Fistful of Dollars (1964)

This was the first one of the trilogy to come out. The movie tells the story of “Joe” a drifter gunman who comes to an almost deserted town and finds out that the town is torn apart by the the old rivalry between two powerful families and the only flourishing job is that of the undertaker.
Joe then uses his brain and the skills with gun to play both the families against each other and ultimately getting the town rid of the troublemakers and earning a lot of money on the way. The movie also shows the good side of Joe when he frees a couple being held captive by one of the bad families.
The movie is slow at times, but still I like the way he directs gun fights. Sergio Leone has the habit of building up the scenes, with long shots of people staring at each other with nice music playing in the background. Well, thats what western movies are about and I totally enjoyed the gun fights in the climax of this one. The background score is pretty cool and exciting which gives the finishing touch to the scenes. The only problem with the movie is that the story is very simple and straight, there is no guess work here, you know whats going to happen from the start itself.

Rating: “If a Man with a .45 fights a man with a rifle, the man with a pistol is a dead man!” Is it??? Nah, nay, never, the man with .45 always rocks outta 10 😉

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