For a Few Dollars More (1965/Leone)


(Silence) #1

It looks like there was no thread for this classic so I had to create one! Good movie, my favorite from the dollar trilogy.


(scherpschutter) #2

There was one:

http://www.spaghetti-western.net/forum/index.php/topic,358.0.html

It’s not your fault, there is no link to the thread on the film’s page, there is no link to the Film Review either; we’re a bit behind schedule, so to speak (we’re slackers). Anyway, in case you hadn’t noticed it yet:

http://www.spaghetti-western.net/index.php/For_a_Few_Dollars_More_Review


(Phil H) #3

[quote=“scherpschutter, post:2, topic:1648”]There was one:

http://www.spaghetti-western.net/forum/index.php/topic,358.0.html

It’s not your fault, there is no link to the thread on the film’s page, there is no link to the Film Review either; we’re a bit behind schedule, so to speak (we’re slackers). Anyway, in case you hadn’t noticed it yet:

http://www.spaghetti-western.net/index.php/For_a_Few_Dollars_More_Review[/quote]

We also seem to have lost our search options on the forum since the revamp.
Or is that just me?


(Dillinger) #4

I can find all the movie threads I want. You just have to choose “search in topics” and that’s it…


(Phil H) #5

You’re right. But we used to have a search box open on the page which was easy for folks to see. That has gone now.


(Stanton) #6

Rewatched this one.

I always forgot that it really is there, but there is a dialogue in which Clint tells the Colonel that he’s doing the bounty hunting to buy a farm afterwards. Oh boy!
The funny conclusion I have to draw out of this is that Leone at the time of making FaFDM didn’t understand completely his own creation.

The great modernization of the Eastwood character in the Leone films was for me, that he was totally blank. There was no moral to justify his doings, only greed for money. Only that this was also only an abstract thing, so that you never had the slightest clue what he would do with the money.

For this interpretation the cut scenes in FaFDM and GBU, which would have shown Clint with a woman in a bed, would also have been a great mistake. Amongst the desinterest in common values there should be also ideally a desinterest in woman. And skipping woman roles if they are not necessary for the plot was another great idea by Leone.

Apart from that I have to admit that still the 2nd half is not as brilliantly developed as the first, in which Leone unfolds a a new way of story telling. In the 2nd half many things are pretty far fetched and only half as convincing as in the beginning.

All in all FaFdM is despite many brilliant scenes more a preliminary design for the films to come, by losing at the same time some of the direct power and freshness of FoD. In fact every scene or idea, which could be found in a similar way in GBU, is made or presented in GBU in a much more brilliant way. In a direct comparison GBU is without any doubt the much more mature film.

So FaFDM is a work in progression, but is still better than nearly every other SW.


(Col. Douglas Mortimer) #7

I think its time for a merger!


(Silence) #8

Not another of these button threads! BL?


(Stanton) #9

No need to merge, there is nothing in this thread to keep. Just away with it.

The link on the film’s page was strangely to this thread and not to the other. It was, but no longer.