50 Reasons Why The Good, The Bad and The Ugly Might Just Be The Greatest Film of all Time

21. Music: Il Tramonto (The Sundown)


22. It Greatly Influenced Quentin Tarantino

Tarantino makes it no secret that his filmmaking style owes a great debt to the films which he himself grew up idolizing and re-watching endlessly. The Good, the Bad and the Ugly is perhaps the greatest influence on Tarantino, being both his favorite film of all-time and the one which is frequently alluded to with similar scenes and references throughout his work. 'Reservoir Dogs' torture sequence is a tribute to the Tuco torture sequence, while 'Inglorious Basterds' and 'Kill Bill' are stuffed to the brim with references to Leone's masterpiece. The entire opening of 'Inglourious Basterds', where Christoph Waltz's sinister Nazi "Jew Hunter" turns up to a small house to seek out any hidden Jews, is incredibly reminiscent to the introduction of Angel Eyes in The Good, the Bad and the Ugly - complete with an Ennio Morricone score. Tarantino has praised the film on numerous occasions and labeled it as "The best-directed film of all time" Love him or hate him (I sit in the middle) he's got a point !

23. These Custom Figures

Sadly these awesome figures aren't for sale, but are the handiwork of work of artist Geoff Trapp and designed in the style of NECA's Batsu figures. If they were available for sale, these would be at the top of my Christmas wishlist.

24. Scene - "Your Spurs"


25. It Turned Clint Eastwood Into A Star

While Clint had appeared in several films (including classic '50s B-Movie 'Tarantula') and TV shows prior to the 'Dollars Trilogy', it wasn't until the worldwide success of The Good, the Bad and the Ugly that Clint's career truly took off. Two years later he'd work with director Don Siegel on 'Coogan's Bluff', which would lead to another four collaborations with the director including 'Dirty Harry' and 'Escape From Alcatraz'. Now at the age of 81, Clint Eastwood is a true Hollywood legend with an academy award winning directorial career which has included classics such as 'Million Dollar Baby', 'Gran Torino' and his own definitive take on the western genre, 'Unforgiven'.

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