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There are subtle clues inside the films to establish their individual timeframes, but no concrete evidence that they are connected in any way beyond the actor Clint Eastwood, and any connecting mannerisms he places in the character. Sergio Leone himself said that it was merely a packaging ploy by the American distribution company to link the films. The best ...


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Each of the films works as a stand-alone movie, so there's no real reason to view them in any particular order. I watched them all separately when I was growing up, and it wasn't until years later that I even found out that The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly was connected to the other two movies by more than having the same actor/director pair. From the ...


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It's impossible to definitively say. The film was only intended as a one off movie, with three films being created out of it. It was certainly suggested by the film makers that in the second film Eastwood was playing the same character as in the first. Robert C. Cumbrow discussed this ongoing questions in "The Films of Sergio Leone", commenting: We ...


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For me he is not. Yet I don't have a hard proof either. But until we get some definite affirmation or denial from Sergio Leone or anyone else acquainted with the project, let's take a look at what in particular might speak for the theory of him being the same character in all the movies: They are commonly known as the Dollars Trilogy (or sometimes "Man ...


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This is covered in some detail in the movie's wiki. The toss up wasn't between Van Cleef and Volonté for Angel Eyes, the Bad. It was actually between Van Cleef and Charles Bronson (who he later cast in Once Upon a Time in the West): Originally, Leone wanted Charles Bronson to play Angel Eyes but he was already committed to playing in The Dirty Dozen ...


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Two soldiers passed with a stretcher right when they were ready to drop the explosives. So they dropped the stretcher proceeded to pick up the solider. When the other batch left, you can see Blondie and Tuco look over their shoulders drop the leg and continue back to carrying the explosives to the bridge. The point is to show that they were trying to blend ...


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It's a map, either hand drawn or official. The map could be coded in such a way that only Tuco understands it. Earlier on before the bridge explosion and the drunk captain, Tuco pulls it out looks at it and says to Blondie, There should be a bridge across that river. Also the way he folds it when he tells Blondie to trust him indicates that the paper ...


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It looks a bit like this picture: The material is steel wire (Original description in (German) is Gedreht, Stahldraht, mit Öse.). So, it doesn't need to be Nylon. I found also a picture from a German museum: The brush is from 19. century. The material for the brush is bristle, but if you change the color it may be the same as in the film. (The ...


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Well, wbogacz already gave a very good answer to the question about the chronology and its clarity. But as to if it was intended or how far it is consistent with the overall story, I think it is rather us audience who just want to draw a connection between different characters where there is none. This motivation lead at least to the coining of the term "Man ...


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It seems The Good, the Bad and the Ugly is considered a sort of prequel, but this doesn't mean you need to watch it before the other ones. Apart from the various "pieces" I've seen now and then, I've finally watched them "completely" using the order of release: (1964) A Fistful of Dollars (1965) For a Few Dollars More (1966) The Good, the Bad and the Ugly ...


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As a kid I thought they were but I bought the trilogy a few years ago and was struck with that question, not because of the name differences, that can be explained away as he is a drifter and using the same name too much may build up a reputation for a man who ultimately wants to remain anonymous, element of surprise and all that. What got me was his ...


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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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Effectively, there is a an order to watch them in, if judging by the historical events that serve as a backdrop, and it is not the order of production but rather: The Good, The Bad and The Ugly (takes place during the civil war) For a Few Dollars More (the location of the railways is the clue here) A Fistful of Dollars (both weapons and uniforms are what ...



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