The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

“You see, in this world, there’s two kinds of people, my friend: those with loaded guns and those who dig. You dig.”


The last of Leone’s ‘Man with no name’ trilogy is the longest and considered by many to be the best. By the time he made it, he was a much more assured and mature storyteller. And it shows. Join us — Pete Wright and Andy Nelson — as we finish the trilogy with 1966’s “The Good, the Bad and the Ugly.” We talk about Leone and the style he’s been developing over the course of this trilogy, and what he brings to the table this go-around. We chat about both the climactic gun fight as well as the scene immediately after it, and look at what the filmmakers and storytellers were working to convey in these sequences. We discuss Clint Eastwood, Lee Van Cleef and the new-to-Leone’s-films Eli Wallach, who brilliantly plays Tuco. And we chat about many on the crew who helped make this film what it is. It’s a fantastic film, even if Pete prefers the prior one. Watch the movie then tune in!

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Trailers of the Week

Pete's Trailer: Rosewater — “Here it is: fans of The Daily Show will remember when Jon Stewart took his hiatus to shoot his first film as director, and the trailer debuted this week. Bast on the true story of the imprisonment of Maziar Bahari, a journalist covering the elections in Iran. I’m not sure how to feel about this one — it’s a feel good curiosity coming to theaters this November."

Andy's Trailer: Men, Women & Children — "Jason Reitman's new movie looks to be something that will really tap into the modern problems of communication and what that's doing to interpersonal relationships of all types. I hope it is as good as the trailer is. Adam Sandler's in it, which always makes me worry. But at least Diablo Cody didn't write it, so that's a plus!"