Mr Angus loves a Fist full of Dollars (by Deanna Rastvorov)
Today was a good day, they showed Mr Angus’s favorite movie on TCM. Mr Angus loves horses, and specially loves spaghetti westerns. Paco has to hang back and not to get in Angus’s way while he is watching the movie, you can hear him barking in the background.
A Fistful of Dollars
(Per un pugno di dollari)
A Fistful of Dollars (Italian: Per un pugno di dollari) is a 1964 spaghetti western film directed by Sergio Leone and starring Clint Eastwood, alongside Gian Maria Volonté, Marianne Koch, Wolfgang Lukschy, Sieghardt Rupp, José Calvo, Antonio Prieto, and Joseph Egger.
Released in Italy in 1964 and then in the United States in 1967, it initiated the popularity of the Spaghetti Western film genre. It was followed by For a Few Dollars More (1965) and The Good, the Bad and the Ugly (1966), also starring Eastwood. Collectively, the films are commonly known as the “Dollars Trilogy,” or “The Man With No Name Trilogy.” The film is an unofficial remake of the Akira Kurosawa film Yojimbo (1961), resulting in a successful lawsuit by Toho. In the United States, the United Artists publicity campaign referred to Eastwood’s character in all three films as the “Man with No Name.”
As one of the first Spaghetti Westerns to be released in the United States, many of the European cast and crew took on American-sounding stage names. These included Leone himself (“Bob Robertson”), Gian Maria Volonté (“Johnny Wels”), and composer Ennio Morricone (“Dan Savio”). A Fistful of Dollars was shot in Spain, mostly near Hoyo de Manzanares close to Madrid, but also (like its two sequels) in the Cabo de Gata-Níjar Natural Park in Almería province.