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Salient. Victoria University Student Newspaper. [Volume 39, Issue 8. April 1976]

A Fistful of Dollars

A Fistful of Dollars


This is the first and best of the series of Dollar films starring Clint Eastwood. It is a Mexican-American-Spanish-ltalian western because each of these countries has a pari to play in the final synthesis.

"Just about every western cliche that went with the old formula of the cool mysterious gunslinger who blows into an evil frontier town and takes on the wicked greedy varmints, knocking them off one by one, is in this egregiously synthetic but engrossingly morbid violent film "

New York Times

Eastwood plays the half cowboy half gangster hero who comes bouncing back no matter whether he gets beaten to a pulp.

The film is full of spectator violences and the professionalism of these scenes is partly due to the fact that the film is a rewrite of a Japanese samurai film made by Akira Kurosawa, one of the world's most accomplished directors.

Director -

Sergio Leone