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Clint Eastwood on A Fistfull of Dollars
« on: July 03, 2018, 05:37:19 AM »

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Re: Clint Eastwood on A Fistfull of Dollars
« Reply #1 on: July 03, 2018, 06:12:25 AM »
So great. I should go back and watch a lot of those sometime soon.
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Re: Clint Eastwood on A Fistfull of Dollars
« Reply #2 on: July 03, 2018, 06:15:52 AM »
Here's the sibling interview for Dollars More:

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Re: Clint Eastwood on A Fistfull of Dollars
« Reply #3 on: July 03, 2018, 06:28:07 AM »
Different interview on the Dollar films:



"One of the fundamental structures of the western which was demolished by this film, was the black and white structure of the good guy and the bad guy." -- that's the host, whose name I can't recall, but when people say that with a straight face I realize they either haven't watched many westerns preceding this or hadn't paid much attention. There was moral complexity even in the TV westerns of the day. Even when a protagonist might be purely good, the situations he (usually he) was being put into might have any amount of moral complexity (which, if he was purely good on the Lone Ranger model, he'd be expected to sort out.)

That interview is mostly great and hilarious (from Eastwood) in a good way, though.  O:-) Clint's John Wayne impression is a highlight.
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Re: Clint Eastwood on A Fistfull of Dollars
« Reply #4 on: July 08, 2018, 10:01:54 AM »
Somewhere, Eli Wallach did an interview on the Good, The Bad, and the Ugly.
According to him, Leone took Eastwood and himself to the set and then showed them their room.
They were so tightly funded, that the two of them had to share a room.  Even worse, it was a small room with only one bed.
He recalled that he and Clint stared at the bed for a moment, and then Eli, who was extremely liberal, said he'd take the left side.

He also said that the scene where his character is taking a bath when a gunman barges in was very difficult. 
The gunman was someone who had been shot by Eli earlier, and his brother killed.  He catches Eli in the bath and tells him who he is and why he is going to kill Eli.
Eli's character had a gun with him in the bathtub, and shoots the gunman before he is shot.  Then he says, "You come to shoot - shoot.  Don't talk."
Well for some reason this gave Eli a case of the giggles and he couldn't do the scene without breaking up.  Leone, who loved a good joke, enjoyed it, for about an hour and then lost patience.
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