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Sergio Leone: A Fistful of Dollars at BFI Southbank

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Time 21:00
Date 13/04/18
Price £15

With Akira Kurosawa's Yojimbo as his template, Leone's A Fistful of Dollars not only helped rejuvenated the ailing Western, but also catapulted Clint Eastwood to stardom.

Running from: Fri 13 - Thu 26 Apr.

The first part of Leone’s Dollars trilogy firmly sets out the winning blueprint for the other two: not least in establishing both the role of Clint Eastwood’s nameless anti-hero and the collaboration with Ennio Morricone, which resulted in some of the most memorable musical themes in movie history. Made on a small budget and based on Kurosawa’s Yojimbo, the film focuses on a small town caught up in a fight for control between two warring families. When a stranger arrives he manipulates the feud to his own advantage – resulting in a high body count and some great cinema.