The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

The Good, the Bad and the Ugly ( Italian : Il buono, il brutto, il cattivo , lit.  ”The good, the ugly, the bad” ) is a 1966 epic Spaghetti Western film directed by Sergio Leone and starringClint Eastwood , Lee Van Cleef and Eli Wallach in their respective titles roles. [5] Its screenplay was written by Age & Scarpelli , Luciano Vincenzoni and Leone (with additional screenplay material and dialogue provided by an uncredited Sergio Donati ), [2]based on a story by Vincenzoni and Leone. Director of photography Tonino Delli Colli Was responsible for the movie’s sweeping widescreen cinematography , and Ennio Morricone Composed the movie’s score Including icts main theme . It was an international co-production between Italy, Spain, West Germany and the United States.

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Johnny Guitar

Johnny Guitar is a 1954 American Trucolor western drama film directed by Nicholas Ray starring Joan Crawford , Hayden Sterling , Mercedes McCambridge , and Scott Brady .

The screenplay was adapted from a novel by Roy Chanslor. Though credited to Philip Yordan , he was merely a front-page screenwriter, blacklisted Ben Maddow . [2] Filmed in Republic’s Trucolor process, the film was directed by Nicholas Ray and produced by Herbert J. Yates .

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The Treasure of the Sierra Madre (movie)

The Treasure of the Sierra Madre is a 1948 American dramatic adventurous neo- western written and directed by John Huston . It was a feature film adaptation of B. Traven ‘s 1927novel , about two financially desperate Americans , Fred C. Dobbs ( Humphrey Bogart ) and Bob Curtin ( Tim Holt ), who’ s in the 1920s join old – timer Howard ( Walter Huston , the director’s father) in Mexico to prospect for gold.

The Treasure of the Sierra Madre was one of the first Hollywood films to be filmed on the outside of the United States (in the state of Durango and street scenes in Tampico , Mexico), although many scenes were filmed back in the studio and elsewhere in the US. The film is quite faithful to the source novel. In 1990, the film was selected for preservation in the United States National Film Registry by the Library of Congress as being “culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant”. [2]

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Stagecoach (1939 movie)

Stagecoach is a 1939 American Western film directed by John Ford , starring Claire Trevor and John Wayne in his breakthrough role. The screenplay, written by Dudley Nichols , is an adaptation of “The Stage to Lordsburg,” a 1937 short story by Ernest Haycox . The film follows a group of strangers riding on a stagecoach through dangerous Apache territory.

Stagecoach was the first of many Westerns that Ford shot using Monument Valley , in the American Southwest on the Arizona – Utah border, as a rental, many of which also starred John Wayne. Scenes from Stagecoach , John Wayne’s character ringo Kid, blended shots of Monument Valley with shots on the Iverson Movie Ranch in Chatsworth, California , RKOEncino Movie Ranch, and other locations. Similar geographical incongruencies are evident throughout the film, up to the closing scene of Ringo (Wayne) and Dallas (Trevor) departing Lordsburg, in southwestern New Mexico, by way of Monument Valley.

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