History Film / TheGoodTheBadAndTheUgly

29th Sep '16 8:09:06 PM SpaceDrake
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''The Good, the Bad and the Ugly'' (Italian: ''Il buono, il brutto, il cattivo'', literally "The Good One, the Ugly One, the Bad One"), released in 1966, is one of the Film/DollarsTrilogy of {{Spaghetti Western}}s that served as a DeconstructorFleet to the entire [[TheWestern Western genre]]. It is the last, and probably the most famous of the trilogy, and is credited with helping to kill the Western genre and inventing a bevy of new tropes (even popularizing the MexicanStandoff). It's had an incredible impact on nearly all films since then, and is generally regarded as one of the greatest films ever created.

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''The Good, the Bad and the Ugly'' (Italian: ''Il buono, il brutto, il cattivo'', literally "The Good One, the Ugly One, the Bad One"), released in 1966, is one of the Film/DollarsTrilogy of {{Spaghetti Western}}s that served as a DeconstructorFleet to the entire [[TheWestern Western genre]]. It is the last, and probably the most famous of the trilogy, and is credited with helping to kill the Western genre (due to how thoroughly it disassembles said genre) and inventing a bevy of new tropes (even popularizing the MexicanStandoff). It's had an incredible impact on nearly all films the ''entirety of film-making'' since then, and is generally regarded as one of the greatest films ever created.
19th Sep '16 11:58:07 PM SpaceDrake
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* BMovie: Astoundingly, perhaps, the film strictly speaking a B-feature by the 1960s definition of the term. It was made on a fairly thin budget and shot rather hastily, luminaries of the caliber of Creator/OrsonWelles said it would be box office poison due to dealing with the Civil War, and it wasn't terribly widely distributed at first. It went on to become one of the most important films of ''all time''.

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* BMovie: Astoundingly, perhaps, the film is strictly speaking a B-feature by the 1960s definition of the term. It was made on a fairly thin budget and shot rather hastily, luminaries of the caliber of Creator/OrsonWelles said it would be box office poison due to dealing with the Civil War, and it wasn't terribly widely distributed at first. It went on to become one of the most important films of ''all time''.
19th Sep '16 5:13:47 PM SpaceDrake
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* BMovie: Astoundingly, perhaps, the film strictly speaking a B-feature by the 1960s definition of the term. It was made on a fairly thin budget and shot rather hastily, luminaries of the caliber of Creator/OrsonWelles said it would be box office poison due to dealing with the Civil War, and it wasn't terribly widely distributed at first. It went on to become one of the most important films of ''all time''.
21st Aug '16 8:23:04 PM The_Glorious_SOB
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-->'''Tuco:''' God's on our side because he hates the yanks too!\\

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-->'''Tuco:''' God's on our side because he hates the yanks Yanks too!\\



** Blondie gets three; petting a ''kitten'', comforting the dying soldier and telling the dying Captain to [[{{Foreshadowing}} keep his ears open.]]

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** Blondie gets three; petting a ''kitten'', ''kitten,'' comforting the dying soldier and telling the dying Captain to [[{{Foreshadowing}} keep his ears open.]]



* RuleOfPerception: The rule for this movie seems to be anything that isn't shown on camera is invisible, not just to the audience, but also to the characters. This explains how Tuco and Blondie manage to stumble right into a massive union army camp without seeing it from a distance.

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* RuleOfPerception: The rule for this movie seems to be anything that isn't shown on camera is invisible, not just to the audience, but also to the characters. This explains how Tuco and Blondie manage to stumble right into a massive union army Union Army camp without seeing it from a distance.
21st Aug '16 8:17:35 PM The_Glorious_SOB
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* OutOfGenreExperience: It is set in the civil war, after all.

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* OutOfGenreExperience: It is set in the civil war, Civil War, after all.
21st Aug '16 8:12:05 PM The_Glorious_SOB
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* HiddenDepths: Tuco; the scene at the gunsmith's shop makes this clear--he manages not only to show that he can pick the best components of various revolvers and custom build one, he also demonstrates here that he's a deadly crack shot.

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* HiddenDepths: Tuco; the scene at the gunsmith's shop makes this clear--he manages not only to show that he can pick the best components of various revolvers and custom build custom-build one, he also demonstrates here that he's a deadly crack shot.



* ImprobableAimingSkills: Each main character demonstrates this, even when they're drunk, but Blondie really takes the cake for the ability to shoot a rope perfectly on three separate occasions. When Blondie and Tuco use revolvers, there are two things they almost never do: Aim or miss.

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* ImprobableAimingSkills: Each main character demonstrates this, even when they're drunk, but Blondie really takes the cake for the ability to shoot a rope perfectly on three separate occasions. When Blondie and Tuco use revolvers, there are two things they almost never do: Aim aim or miss.
21st Aug '16 8:07:53 PM The_Glorious_SOB
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* HiddenDepths: Tuco; the scene at the gunsmith's shop makes this clear- he manages not only to show that he can pick the best components of various revolvers and custom build one, he also demonstrates here that he's a deadly crack shot.

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* HiddenDepths: Tuco; the scene at the gunsmith's shop makes this clear- he clear--he manages not only to show that he can pick the best components of various revolvers and custom build one, he also demonstrates here that he's a deadly crack shot.
21st Aug '16 7:53:02 PM The_Glorious_SOB
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* CantBatheWithoutAWeapon: Tuco has a gun with him, hidden in a bath foam.

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* CantBatheWithoutAWeapon: Tuco has a gun with him, hidden in a bath foam.



* CrossingTheDesert: Blondie enforces a "walk through" on Tuco as he lefts him stranded in the middle of a desert and far from the nearest town. Reversed later with added IronicEcho.

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* CrossingTheDesert: Blondie enforces a "walk through" on Tuco as he lefts leaves him stranded in the middle of a desert and far from the nearest town. Reversed later with added IronicEcho.
31st Jul '16 9:58:15 AM moloch
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Somewhat ironically -- given that the "Dollars" trilogy started with an unauthorized knockoff of ''Film/{{Yojimbo}}'' -- ''The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly'' now has a ForeignRemake in ''Film/TheGoodTheBadTheWeird'' (which is Korean and moves the setting to [[UsefulNotes/ImperialJapan Japanese-controlled]] Manchuria in the [[UsefulNotes/SecondSinoJapaneseWar 1930s]]).

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Somewhat ironically fittingly -- given that the "Dollars" trilogy started with an unauthorized knockoff of ''Film/{{Yojimbo}}'' -- ''The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly'' now has a ForeignRemake in ''Film/TheGoodTheBadTheWeird'' (which is Korean and moves the setting to [[UsefulNotes/ImperialJapan Japanese-controlled]] Manchuria in the [[UsefulNotes/SecondSinoJapaneseWar 1930s]]).
30th Jul '16 7:15:14 PM SpectralTime
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** Arguably also [[spoiler: shooting the rope so Tuco doesn't die, even though he's the one who put Tuco in that situation]]

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** Arguably also [[spoiler: shooting coming back to shoot the rope so Tuco doesn't die, even die. Even though he's the one who put Tuco in that situation]]situation, he also left him with his share of the gold and just took the opportunity to get a nice head start.]]



* ShootingGallery: Tuco crawls out of the desert, staggers into a store and after angrily rejecting the revolvers he's offered, assembles a custom model from the stripped parts of other guns. The store owner suggests he test it out the back where he has three targets painted like Native Americans. [[ImprobableAimingSkills Shooting from the hip, Tuco hits all three targets so they spin sideways, then shoots them again even through they're edge on to him]]. The store owner is impressed until Tuco makes a BallisticDiscount.

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* ShootingGallery: Tuco crawls out of the desert, staggers into a store and after angrily rejecting the revolvers he's offered, assembles a custom model from the stripped parts of other guns. The store owner suggests he test it out the back where he has three targets painted like Native Americans. [[ImprobableAimingSkills Shooting from the hip, Tuco hits all three targets so they spin sideways, then shoots them again even through they're edge on to him]]. The store owner is impressed until Tuco makes secures a BallisticDiscount.



* TortureAlwaysWorks: Subverted. Angel Eyes tortures Tuco for information, but not Blondie. Angel Eyes explains that this isn't because Blondie won't break under torture, but because he knows talking won't save him, and thus is likely to lie.

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* TortureAlwaysWorks: Subverted. Angel Eyes tortures Tuco for information, but not Blondie. Angel Eyes explains that this isn't because Blondie won't break under torture, but because he knows Blondie knows that talking won't save him, and thus is likely to lie.



* WarIsHell: UsefulNotes/TheAmericanCivilWar is integral to the fabric of the film, and Leone is here to serve it up raw. This is remarkable in a film known primarily as a classic Western. Tattered armies in retreat. Exhausted, demoralized drunken commanders, chaos, dirt and unregarded bodies in the sun. Corn cobs to eat, scabrous prison camps, and summary justice meted out on the streets. The trope is perhaps most strongly in play during the futile fight for a bridge that Blondie and Tuco witness. An unremarked mass of shallow war graves make up [[spoiler: the film's final setting.]]

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* WarIsHell: UsefulNotes/TheAmericanCivilWar is integral to the fabric of the film, and Leone is here to serve it up raw. This is remarkable in a film known primarily as a classic Western. Tattered armies in retreat. Exhausted, demoralized drunken commanders, chaos, dirt and unregarded abandoned bodies in the sun. Corn cobs to eat, scabrous prison camps, and summary justice meted out on the streets. The trope is perhaps most strongly in play during the futile fight for a bridge that Blondie and Tuco witness. An unremarked mass of shallow war graves make up [[spoiler: the film's final setting.]]
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