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The Good The Bad and the Ugly The Good The Bad and the Ugly is the most famous of all of Sergio Leones work and probably one of the most famous westerns of all times Not only it became part of our culture but it has also created a sub-genre of Westerns tenderly called Spaghetti Westerns - mostly because of the Italian origins of the filmmaker and the fact that his movies were shot in Europe instead of Hollywood Despite the characteristic western tradition found in the movie the movie is free of any western clich as any traditional western theme is either given a unique twist or absolutely removed by Leones masterful storytelling The plot of the movie is a classic western plot it concerns three people searching for two hundred thousand dollars worth of gold nothing more than the essential quest for money Two of the characters are typical western individuals a hero and a nemesis while the third character is far more complex and quite revolutionary for the Western genre Clint Eastwood is playing The Good a good fellow of course only relatively good called Blondie although his real name remains undisclosed and he officially goes under the surname Man With No Name Clint Eastwoods character is a characteristic western character not really good in a traditional sense but he has an evident sense of honor and tries to do the fair thing The scene when Blondie gives a dying Confederate soldier a puff of his cigar is a very powerful moment which characterizes the Man With No Name better than any other sequence without saying a single word This role built the foundation of Clint Eastwoods stardom and his typical western personage He became a Western icon through this movie and the public still remembers him as The Man With No Name the charismatic enigmatic and laid-back Blondie Lee van Cleef is The Bad he plays the role of
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