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March 6, 2003


for a few dollars more is by far the most remarkable of the leone trilogy. the plot unfolds with an almost reckless relentlessness and yet at the same time is framed from within with slow deliberate unbelievable balletic undercurrents. all kinds of tragedic asides are conducted by way of inference and hidden suggestion. all are borne along using mood atmosphere and indelibly hued chiaroscuro. the whole building to an operatic climax between lee van cleef and gian maria volonte where clint eastwoods man with no name is reduced to a candide. an innocent abroad stumbling into he knows not what