Episode 16: A Fistful of Dollars (1964)

The guys form a posse at dawn to wrangle up their first Western film, and what a classic it is. Sergio Leone’s A Fistful of Dollars not only launched three massive careers in film (the director himself, his star Clint Eastwood, and the film’s composer, Ennio Morricone, who went on to become one of the world’s greatest, but the gritty film also helped launch an entire genre of film, the Spaghetti Western, that is still being replicated today. They discuss just what it is that makes the film stand up today, especially considering it has largely been bolstered by cult love, as well as the score, Eastwood’s performance, and the terrible physical acting by the slain gunmen strewn about A Fistful of Dollars. They also give themselves their own outlaw names, plan an activity they’d love Morricone to score, and run down what else they’ve been watching.

A Fistful of Dollars (1964)
Director
Sergio Leone
Stars
Clint Eastwood, Gian Maria Volonté, Marianne Koch

Curated by: Anders

3.6

Aired Friday, July 24, 2015
The guys form a posse at dawn to wrangle up their first Western film, and what a classic it is. Sergio Leone's A Fistful of Dollars not only launched three massive careers in film (the director himself, his star Clint Eastwood, and the film's composer, Ennio Morricone, who went on to become one of the world's greatest, but the gritty film also helped launch an entire genre of film, the Spaghetti Western, that is still being replicated today. They discuss just what it is that makes the film stand up today, especially considering it has largely been bolstered by cult love, as well as the score, Eastwood's performance, and the terrible physical acting by the slain gunmen strewn about A Fistful of Dollars. They also give themselves their own outlaw names, plan an activity they'd love Morricone to score, and run down what else they've been watching.