The Good The Bad And The Ugly Analysis

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The film I chose to do a critical analysis of the cinematic elements of is "The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly." The Good, The Bad and the Ugly is a 1966 Spaghetti Western film, directed by Sergio Leone, it was marketed as the third installment of what became known as the Dollars Trilogy. The film is about three outlaws during the civil war that try to outsmart each other in a journey to unearth a fortune in stolen gold buried in an unmarked grave. Clint Eastwood stars as the main character known as “Blondie” or the man with no name, and supposedly the "Good", with Lee Van Cleef the "Bad", and Eli Wallach playing the "Ugly". Sergio Leone utilizes a variety of cinematic techniques in the film, “The Good, The Bad and The Ugly” that enhances the audience’s entertainment level and helps make this film a classic Western movie. Some of the more noticeable cinematic elements used are non-diegetic sound and movement and expression.
The first cinematic element that I would like to analyze is the music. It’s probably the most noticeable element and is in the category of what is known as the non-diegetic sound. The famous title track, composed by Ennio
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Leone’s use of these cinematic elements enhances the audiences viewing with music which fits perfectly and remains utterly memorable more than forty years after its first release. The close-up shots seemed to be two-fold in that it helped create tension during the fighting scenes but also was a way to give the audience a look into the mind of the character. Leone’s use of the camera panning over the whole field that gave an effect that the setting was very important. It's not hard to see why The Good, The Bad and The Ugly is so critically acclaimed, and why I would recommend everyone to watch

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