A Fistful of Dynamite (1972)
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as John H. "Sean" Mallo...
as Dr. Villego
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Critic Reviews for A Fistful of Dynamite
The idiosyncrasies are there, all right, but they have never seemed less interesting.
Features one of the most glorious and unforgettable scores by Leone's composer, Ennio Morricone.
The combination of Leone's obsessive close-ups, Ennio Morricone's melodious music, and the comradely chemistry of Coburn and Steiger ignite an emotional explosion comparable to that of Once Upon a Time in the West.
Audience Reviews for A Fistful of Dynamite
A minor classic that sadly pales in comparison with those other superior films made by Leone, but still it is a great Western about friendship in a political revolution and has an enchanting melancholy score by Ennio Morricone and mesmerizing performances.
This great film gets harsh judgement after the masterpieces that Leone directed before it., but put it up against any other Italian Western or any other Western for that matter and it's still a classic. James Coburn and Rod Steiger are great and this film features one of Morricone's greatest scores.
Another solid Leone film. Thematically it feels as though it were a companion piece to The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly. While the characters may not be as memorable as the ones that Eastwood, Wallach, and Cleef created, Coburn and Stieger really hold their own. (In fact, Steiger's performance is so solid that I am almost convinced that DePalma later lifted many of Stieger's mannerisms for his remake of Scarface.) Although it isn't as visually enthralling as TGTBTU, Leone still crafts some scenes that make the viewer wonder how he dreamed up such a sequence. Being Leone's last Western, fans can at least rejoice that he ended on a good note.
A Fistful of Dynamite Quotes
|Juan Miranda:||I know what I am talking about when I am talking about the revolutions. The people who read the books go to the people who can't read the books, the poor people, and say, 'We have to have a change.' So, the poor people make the change, ah? And then, the people who read the books, they all sit around the big polished tables, and they talk and talk and talk and eat and eat and eat, eh? But what has happened to the poor people? They're dead! That's your revolution. Shhh... So, please, don't tell me about revolutions! And what happens afterwards? The same fucking thing starts all over again!|
|John H. "Sean" Mallory:||Duck, you suckers!|
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