Dollars Trilogy Directed by Sergio Leone Produced by Arrigo Colombo
Written by Sergio Leone
Víctor Andrés Catena
Starring Clint Eastwood
Lee Van Cleef
Gian Maria Volonté
Music by Ennio Morricone Studio United Artists Distributed by United Artists Country Italian
The "Dollars Trilogy" (Italian: Trilogia del dollaro), also known as the "Man with No Name Trilogy", refers to the three Spaghetti Westerns starring Clint Eastwood and directed by Sergio Leone: A Fistful of Dollars (1964), For a Few Dollars More (1965), and The Good, the Bad and the Ugly (1966).
A Fistful of Dollars is an unofficial remake of Akira Kurosawa's 1961 film Yojimbo starring Toshirō Mifune. Although it was not Leone's intention, the three movies came to be considered a trilogy following the exploits of the same "Man with No Name" (Eastwood, wearing the same clothes and acting with the same mannerisms).
The "Man with No Name" concept was invented by the American distributor, looking for a strong angle to sell the movies as a trilogy. Eastwood's character does have a (nick)name in all three movies: a different one in each. The Good, the Bad and the Ugly is theorized to be a prequel by some, since Eastwood's character gradually acquires the clothing he wears in the other two films and because it takes place during the American Civil War (1861–1865), whereas the Lee Van Cleef character in For a Few Dollars More appears to be a Confederate veteran who has come down in the world and a graveyard scene in A Fistful of Dollars features a gravestone dated 1873; some, however, believe the discrepancies with dates to be nothing more than a simple error. Both the DVD and Blu-ray box set releases make specific reference to the set of films as "The Man With No Name Trilogy."
Four actors have appeared twice in the trilogy, playing different characters. They are: Lee Van Cleef, Gian Maria Volonté, Luigi Pistilli, and Joseph Egger. The only actors to appear in all three movies besides Eastwood are Mario Brega, Aldo Sambrell, Benito Stefanelli, and Lorenzo Robledo. Composer Ennio Morricone provided original music score for the three films, although in A Fistful of Dollars he was credited as "Dan Savio".
All three films were released by United Artists.
- ^ The Man with No Name Trilogy (DVD) (20 March 2008): "A Fistful of Dollars, For a Few Dollars More, The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly" (1967)
- ^ The Man with No Name Trilogy (Blu-ray) (1 June 2010): "A Fistful of Dollars, For a Few Dollars More, The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly" (1967)
- ^ Eliot (2009), p.114-115
- Eliot, Marc (2009). American Rebel: The Life of Clint Eastwood. Harmony Books. ISBN 978-0-307-33688-0.
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