Sunday, November 7, 2010
English 111 1230PM
In the film The Good, The Bad and The Ugly directed by Sergio Leone tells the story of three men who basically go on a simple treasure hunt. Tuco, “the Ugly,” is friends with Blondie, “the Good,” who later turns against Tuco because of the gold treasure. Angel Eyes, “the Bad,” learns about the possession of the gold belonging to a man named Bill Carson and sets off to find it.
Blondie leaves his and Tuco’s friendship behind and goes on to torture Tuco by abandoning him in the desert. Tuco of course seeks revenge on Blondie, but in the process runs into Bill Carson. Tuco gets persuaded to do something for Bill in exchange for the location of the treasure. Bill dies while Tuco is doing his favor, but reveals the location of the treasure to Blondie.
By now, Tuco and Blondie are impersonating Confederate soldiers and Blondie is near death. So, Tuco takes him to recover at his brother’s religious mission and they are captured because they are impersonating Confederate soldiers. They are taken to a Union prison camp. Meanwhile, Angel Eyes is still on the mission of the treasure.
Angel Eyes runs into Tuco and beats him up for the information he believes he has about the treasure. Angel Eyes then learns he knows nothing and Blondie knows all. Blondie and Tuco resume their old friendship and decide to team up and get the treasure before Angel Eyes does.
All three men arrive at the graveyard of where the treasure is located and of course conflict arises. The men hold each other at gunpoint for information of the treasure. Blondie shoots Angel Eyes and Tuco shoots Blondie only to see that his gun was emptied by Blondie the previous night. Blondie tricks Tuco into digging up the treasure for him and then ties him up and runs away with it. Strangely, as Blondie rides off he shoots Tuco down from being tied up.
The Good, The Bad and The Ugly was an alright movie in my opinion. It was really long. I do appreciate Sergio Leone’s director style though. I appreciate it in that his effective use of the whistle is pretty legendary. The close ups in the movie are impressive. I would rather not watch this movie again. I wouldn’t because I remember watching it all the time as a kid because my dad believes it to be the best movie ever made so he made us watch it all the time.
"The good, the bad and the ugly" is the epitome of Spaghetti Western, a genre of movies directed in Italia and Spain in the sixties. The superb music by Ennio Morricone is the highlight of the movie, with its simple yet extremely tense melodies. Together with the closeup shot at each character's eyes, the music creates a creepy suspense each and every time something is about to happen. Although Clint East Wood basically does nothing but frown, his character is well portrayed. He is still a badass despite his being The good, since he kills so many people. The character Tuco is the most well acted protagonist in the film. The actor, Eli Wallach, succeeds in depicting a dumb and funny yet emotional Mexican bandit in such a natural way that the audience is most attracted to him and even develop a sympathy with the character.
Gold will attract the good men, the bad men, and of course the ugly men. The movie was fantastic. I have only seen the ending before, but watching the entire film was totally awesome and completely worth it. The overall story was simply genius; a movie with a good and bad guy is classic, but involving an ugly guy is humorous. The dual between the three men was so intense, it kept me on the edge of my seat and my mind was constantly thinking when is the bad guy going to die. The performance of the actors was amazing; my favorites were Blondie and Tuco because they unconsciously have a love hate relationship. I enjoyed the movie so much, I give it two big thumbs up.
"You see, in this world there's two kinds of people, my friend: Those with loaded guns and those who dig. You dig."
I thought this was an awesome movie. I totally love the music, love Clint Eastwood and his amazing hair and just overall loved all the actors. I can definitely see why this is a classic. It had amazing suspense that kept my eyes glued to the screen. It made me really hungry too. I never knew what they were eating but I wanted some. I was never into western movies, but now I want to see more. It was just a classic “badass” movie.
The good, the bad and the ugly were three characters who were interested in money and wanted to get gold that was hidden by Bill Carson in a cemetery called Sad Hill. These characters were Blondie, Angel eyes and Tuco. Tuco and Blondie new each other because Tuco was wanted in many states and Blondie would turned him in to the authorities and get the reward that he was worth. When Tuco was turned in he would get hanged by a rope but Blondie would save him every time by shooting a bullet through the rope and split 40-60 with Tuco. Blondie didn't want to work with Tuco anymore and left Tuco in the middle of nowhere after he saved him for the last time. Tuco and Blondie were back together but Tuco wanted to get revenge on Blondie by crossing the hardest hot hill and without giving him any water. After he saw that Blondie couldn't walk anymore and fell on the ground he stopped, as he stopped he saw a couple horses pulling a carriage. When he was going through the dead men’s stuff in the carriage he finds out that a Bill Carson is in the carriage and is dying. Bill Carson tells Tuco where the 200,000 Dollars worth of gold were located at but he needed water and it was getting hard for him to talk. Tuco runs to get Carson some water, when he got back Carson was dead already. Locally Blondie was there and was able to get the name of the grave that the gold was located at, but Blondie was not in good conditions and was dying. That’s when Tuco realized that he had to do everything to keep Blondie alive so he could tell him the name of the grave. Once Blondie got better they had to face many obstacles to get to their destination because they were not the only ones who wanted the gold. once they got to the Sad Hill Tuco thought he had found the grave and was digging up to find the gold when Angel Eyes caught up to them and wanted to get the gold all to himself and kill Blondie and Tuco. Blondie had the idea to battle for the gold once everyone agreed and was ready to shoot, they all tried t take a shot and Blondie killed Angel Eyes and took Tucos bullets the night before. Blondie and Tuco dug up the gold and Blondie hung Tuco from a rope took fifty percent of the gold and left Tuco hanging from the rope along with the other half of the gold. When he was riding off with his horse and Tuco was hanging, Blondie turned around and shot a bullet through the rope like old times.
This movie was interesting to me; I liked the music in the movie and the story of the movie. The only thing that I didn’t like was that it was a little too long. But other than that it was a good movie.
From start to finish, this movie was interesting and full of action. The tension that built up between the characters only left me thinking what was going to happen next and kept me hooked throughout the whole movie. This was a great movie with great music throughout.