theoldman posted:jcocktosten posted:Rothko posted:
Do you know, I've never seen The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly.
Got to put that on my list.
It is a very long film, but Sergio Leone was a brilliant director (Once upon a Time in the West is an all time favorite of mine) - his use of the camera and the scores of Ennio Morricone are incomparable to me although I am no expert. Final scene of G, B and U is simply amazing.
G, B, and the U. is easily the best Leone with Eastwood. Leone's best movie, and one of the top five westerns, is certainly Once Upon a Time in the West. However I think Eastwood's own Unforgiven is in the top three westerns of all time. I put only The Searchers and The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance ahead of it.
Intellectually, I know Unforgiven is probably Clint’s best film. But I’m not a huge western fan. Although the film’s greatness rests on the the shoulders of Malkovitch, In the Line of Fire is my *favorite* film starring Eastwood.