The Good, The Bad, And The Ugly: Behind-The-Scenes Of The Best Western In Film History

By Jacob Shelton

The Good, The Bad And The Ugly, the 1966 western starring Clint Eastwood, Eli Wallach and Lee Van Cleef, reminds us that there are films -- and then there are Films. Capital F. Italicized. The Good, The Bad And The Ugly is one of those movies. Its swagger and inherent cool almost immediately infiltrated American cinema, changing what a western could be. The look of the film, its sound and the story full of anti-heroes have informed cinema in ways that many films of the era have never been able to do. It’s impossible to talk about this thrilling Sergio Leone film without mentioning the work that Clint Eastwood does here. With barely more than a look he can telegraph an entire desert of emotion to the audience.