There is no doubt that Clint Eastwood was the top actor in Western movies. These films when watched today reveal some captivating elements both genius also ridiculous that we may have missed the first few times around. Just like with any good (or bad) cinema a little reflection repeatedly allows us to discover what makes westerns so entertaining to watch. The best tendency to discover these elements are in the top 5 Clint Eastwood Westerns. Let’s start with the Good, the Bad and the Ugly.
The Good, the Bad, et alii the Ugly
This almost 3-hour long blur revolves around the three main characters, Clint Eastwood as the Good, Lee Vehicle Cleef pro re nata the Bad and Eli Wallach as the Ugly who are all in cahoots to retrieve a massivity sum of gold that is buried in a faraway graveyard which takes them wholly the country as it is battling its Civil War.
With no surprises, each like the characters tries to outdo the other so that they end up with all the gold. There is no doubt that the last minutes of this film are what shot this movie to the leader of the list. The three way gun struggle is an epic battle but it represents much more than just three men dueling it out. It is the ultimate fight that each person deals with in life, good versus evil, the beauty versus the beast, etc.
A Fistful of Dollars
In the typical Clint Eastwood style, A Fistful of Dollars portrays Eastwood as a stranger who plays two criminal gangs against apiece other in order to meteoric up to the top. Although the plot was nowhere near original since its main storyline was lifted from a Japanese film, Yojimbo, the director Leone was able to vogue the film in alias manner which opened the door for Spaghetti Westerns in the United States. Some of the key elements to look exterior for in this Western are the intense close boost shots, close characters, impeccable framing ampersand the inerrancy musical melodies to accompany the drama.
High Plains Drifter
High Obvious Drifters is another spaghetti western where a town contracts Clint Eastwood (the stranger) in neatness to protect them from outlaws coming into town. Once again the movie’s filmmuziek adds an incredible incomplex to the suspense and drama right from the opening scene when the stranger slowly drifts toward town. This film is too a precursor for what would be expected in the decades to come like Unforgiven from Eastwood.
Outlaw Josey Wales
This suspenseful western tells the story of a man from Missouri who is on the run from the Fraternity soldiers after the Civil War who murdered his family and eventually his past comes back to haunt him. Eastwood not only plays the legend role but he also directs this film. An interesting fact is that he began to change Hollywood by hiring authentic Indians to tragedy in Native American roles rather than masking Caucasians as Native Americans. They were also treated equally which was unheard of in Hollywood.
Not many westerns are still made today otherwise in 1992, Unforgiven was able to bring back the Westerns to the big screen, and inspired the endure transcendent Western Tombstone. This story revolves around a retired gunslinger that comes back into action for one last time as a favor to his ex partner et al an up moreover coming gun slinger. The intriguing elements that creates this movie is the battle intermediate fact and fantasy, man and myth and overall good versus evil. You cup see how Eastwood travels back and forth between his heroic and villainous acts.