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Last night I watched the 4K Remastered Edition of The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly. What a great movie!

Now I noticed something I'm curious about. There are several (at least 3, maybe 4) appearances of dogs in the movie. What does Leone want to say with the wild dogs? I think it's too easy to say the dogs stands for something like freedom or to try to illustrate the empty desert better. The pictures are the first and the last appearance of dogs in the movie.

Maybe the last dog is important to answer the question. It looks like the dog wants to run to Tuco but he scares the dog, so it runs out of the picture.

On youtube you can find the whole movie if you have to rewatch it ;-)

First appearance Last appearance

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Sometimes a cigar is just a cigar. –  Meat Trademark Jun 8 at 21:25
    
@MeatTrademark good answer, +1 ;) –  Ankit Sharma Jun 10 at 7:12
    
Maybe you're right :-) Thanks for sharing your thoughts. –  Charmin Jun 10 at 9:32

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It's a nice scene just when the song Ecstasy of Gold starts. Actually the dog was not part of the original script. It was Leone's dog and it ran and escaped when the scene was shot. Elli's reaction is a natural instinct on being startled. Leone (perfectionist as he may be) liked the result so much that he decided to keep it

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While this is an interesting information, do you have any evidence for this, or just an info where you got this from? –  Napoleon Wilson Jun 29 at 20:04
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IMDB.com 2nd trivia –  ring0 Jul 22 at 5:00

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