Barossa Film Club’s July showing is the classic Western “For a Few Dollars More”.
This pulse-pounding follow-up to Sergio Leone’s “A Fistful of Dollars” brings back Clint Eastwood as the poncho-clad, cigar-chewing “Man With No Name.” Engaged in an ongoing battle with bounty hunter Col. Douglas Mortimer (Lee Van Cleef), the Man joins forces with his enemy to capture homicidal bandit Indio (Gian Maria Volontè). Both the Eastwood and Van Cleef characters are given understandable motivations for their bloodletting tendencies, something that was lacking in” A Fistful of Dollars”. In both films, however, the violence is raw and uninhibited — and in many ways, curiously poetic. Leone’s tense, tight close-ups, pregnant pauses, and significant silences have since been absorbed into the standard spaghetti Western lexicon; likewise, Ennio Morricone’s haunting musical score has been endlessly imitated and parodied. For a Few Dollars More was originally titled Per Qualche Dollaro in Più.
“For a Few Dollars More” will screen at the Faith Wine Centre on Friday 17th July. The evening will commence at 7.30 with Finnish short film “The Date”, followed by the main feature after a break for refreshments. For more information, ring 8564 8225. See “2015 Programme” page for trailer.