A Fistful of Dollars

A Fistful of Dollars ★★★★½


Yojimbo is my favourite samurai film, so, naturally, I was a big fan of A Fistful of Dollars. Clint Eastwood is iconic as 'The Man with No Name'. Ennio Morricone's score is also perfect.

After watching so many American westerns you can really see the difference in the way Sergio Leone builds his world compared to somebody like John Ford. The setting feels a lot more primitive, the desert is an open wasteland and the village is small and dirty. It may have been Leone's vision or it may have been the film's small budget, but it still had a massive influence on the genre.

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