The summer screenings of the Progressive Association of Kozani start this year again Wednesday 25 August 2021 with one of the best westerns of all time, the famous, «For A Handful of Dollars» (For a handful of dollars, 1964) directed by Sergio Leone starring him Clint Eastwood in his first starring role and with them Gian Maria Volonte, Mariane Koch, Jose Calvo, Joseph Egger.
Filmed in Italy with "a handful of dollars" (reports talk about 200 thousands of US dollars) with Eastwood's pay being 15.000 dollars for his role. The film was screened in Italy in 1964 and in the USA the 1967 and is based on the unofficial remake of his Yozimbo movie 1961 of Akira Kurosawa.
"For a Handful of Dollars" is the first film in Leone's trilogy also known as the "Dollar Trilogy", with the second being the Duel at El Paso (1965) and third to be The Good, The Evil and the Ugly (1966).
It sparked the fashion of spaghetti westerns and made the key contributors rich and famous.. No one believed in this film. Except for an infamous American actor who had nothing to lose, the rest used pseudonyms. A little later, the name of the director Sergio Leone was on everyone's lips, composer Ennio Morricone became sought after and Clint Eastwood established himself as protagonist.
A man takes advantage of the conflict between two factions, goes with the place when of men and when of not, and ends up moving the threads of the story. Definitely not a movie with many levels of reading or one that delves into the genre. It was the simple approach to the issue, the diffuse cynicism, the charm of the anonymous hero and above all the harmonization of action and music that made the difference. Hundreds of films have been made since then. But the stylized shots, Morricone's sarcastic dialogues and famous musical themes make this production shine even today, despite almost 60 years that weigh on her.
Clint Eastwood was not the first choice for the role of "Man without a name". Sergio Leone offered the role to James Coburn, who, however, demanded a tremendous reward. Charles Bronson turned down the role, calling it "the worst screenplay I've ever read.". Richard Harrison, one of the stars of the TV show "Rawhide" also turned down the role, However, Sergio Leone turned his attention to the protagonist Eric Fleming, who in turn introduced his co-star, Clint Eastwood.
Clint Eastwood is in charge of the "Man Without a Name" style. Buy black jeans from a store on Hollywood Boulevard, the hat was found in Santa Monica, and black cigars from a Beverly Hills store. Eastwood, non-smoking, he himself cut the cigars into three pieces to make them closer.
He also wears the same poncho in all three movies. It was never replaced, nor was it washed for all the shooting until the trilogy was completed.
For another year, We invite those who honor us with their presence in our screenings, to bring everything,what are available from long-lasting foods, for the Social Grocery of the Association.
Wednesday 25 August 2021 at 9:30 pm.
in the courtyard of Philoproodos
Arrival time 8:30 pm.
The use of a mask is mandatory at entrance and exit from the space.
The start of attendance at the venue, to avoid overcrowding, is in 8:30 pm. while we only sit where there is a pillow which we do not move.
The start time of the screening is at 9:30 pm. without a break.
Warm Supporter Cinema "Olympian»