- March 12-18:
- PLUS Sun, March 16 at 11am
- March 19 & 20:
THE GOOD, THE BAD
AND THE UGLY
$7 Member $12.50 Regular
Starring CLINT EASTWOOD, LEE VAN CLEEF and ELI WALLACH
Breathtaking new DCP restoration!
(1966, Sergio Leone) “If you’re gonna shoot, shoot! Don’t talk.” Lee Van Cleef’s icy bounty hunter (“The Bad”), Eli Wallach’s Mexican bandito (“The Ugly”) and Clint Eastwood’s con man (“The Good”) contend with each other and with battling Civil War armies in their relentless search for buried gold. Leone’s epic Western (accompanied by — Hwah, WAH, Wah — perhaps Ennio Morricone’s greatest score) conjures up opera, horse opera, the bullfight arena, and the blackest of black humor. This reconstruction of the complete version, including more than 15 minutes not in the already-classic original U.S. release, brought Eastwood and Wallach back to the sound studios to dub themselves for these previously un-Englished sequences. This full-length cut also refurbishes Tonino delli Colli's eye-stretch widescreen color vistas and features a newly-remixed 5.1 Dolby Digital soundtrack. Screenplay by Sergio Leone, Luciano Vincenzoni and the team of Age and Scarpelli (Divorce Italian Style, Mafioso). Approx. 180 min. DCP
"Boasting the most instantly familiar score, Leone's three-way Mexican standoff is the ultimate rush in spaghetti Westerns."
– Time Out New York
"Leone's masterpiece and the greatest of all Spaghetti Westerns."
– J. Hoberman, Village Voice
“With the help of Morricone, Leone turns it into opera, imbuing shakedowns, shootouts, and everything in between with ineluctable rhythms.”
– The New Yorker
“All told, and in giant widescreen, it's only blood-red adolescent fun, but it blooms like Douglas Sirk with a Gatling gun compared to the teenage demographic's current fare.”
– Michael Atkinson, Village Voice
“Leone's famous close-ups—the ‘two beeg eyes’—are matched by his masterfully composed long shots, which keep his crafty protagonists in the subversive foreground of a massively absurd American Civil War. Though ordained from the beginning, the three-way showdown that climaxes the film is tense and thoroughly astonishing.”
– Dave Kehr, Chicago Reader
“Art it is, summoned out of the imagination of Leone and painted on the wide screen so vividly that we forget what marginal productions these films were.”
– Roger Ebert
Trailers From Hell: Ernest Dickerson on THE GOOD THE BAD AND THE UGLY