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THE GOOD THE BAD AND THE UGLY Theme The central of this film is greed This theme is portrayed through various techniques and scenarios such as the quest for the confederate gold by Blondie Angel Eyes and Tuco as well as the hotel manager talking about how hell be glad to get the Northerners in town for the money theyll bring in Death The entire notion of death is removed from the film and left emotionless expected and accepted Graphic violence is omitted in the representation of death and the audience is desensitized to the violence and images of death depicted Historical Framework The plot of this story is in reference to the 1863 Reynolds Gang and their exploits After being released from Civil War prison camps for Confederate sympathizers The Reynolds Gang began making robberies Their loot was buried somewhere in the area of Handcart Gulch and Spanish Peaks in Colorado Territory and after most of the gang had be dismembered the location of the loot was whispered to an associate Manipulation of Music The Good The Bad and The Ugly not only popularized and publicized what is now one of the most famous theme tunes on the plant but also uses music to add extra tension and drama to various scenes The best examples being in Blondies torturous walk across the desert Tucos frantic search through the cemetery and of course the final three-way shoot-out THREE KINGS Theme Throughout the film one axial idea is conveyed and illustrated the notion of greed It is best portrayed through the main plot involving the four main characters searching for the stolen Kuwaiti gold Death The notion of death takes its rightful position in Russells film as something to be feared and loathed This is most avidly portrayed through the death of background characters and the intense depiction of emotions that come
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