so there’s an abba song called angel eyes, right…
thoughts on the themes of morality and “good vs bad” in the storyline of gbu
In canon? Honestly even though I resent the German title “Two Glorious Scoundrels” because it excludes Angel Eyes, my favourite, I do like it because it doesn’t delineate the “intended” morals as explicitly as the original title does.
There’s a lot of moral dubiousness to all three of the trio….I stand behind Angel Eyes as The Worst of the three (and proud)….but the other two are certainly villainous protagonists. The movie is a lot more about unfettered greed and pettiness than it is about good vs. evil.
I’ve had some good talks with @stephantom about whether or not there could be a moral angle to what Blondie does (even though it’s scammery) from the standpoint of allowing people to live who he deems worthy, or that have been dealt a rough hand. Since Blondie is kinda barely a character in that, more of the idea of a character, I could get behind that as a headcanon for why he’s more ‘good’.
I also can see why Tuco is the person most people get behind as deserving to get away with it– mainly because he’s the only character with a real arc in GBU. Because of the way things are stylistic/oversimplified in GBU I find the attempts to make him sympathetic irritating rather than endearing, but that’s just because from a modern lens, the trope of “villain with a sad backstory” is very overdone, whereas you don’t see as much of “villain who is the villainiest villain to villain” anymore (that’s Angel Eyes). So we’re dealing I think with a time before tropes were that hyper-examined and done to death.
Overall it’s a very stylistic film, which means it does have to fall in with the tropes– as @whilemybodyiswarm once put it to me “good must kill the bad, as it were”. So while the movie I don’t think really tries to make any other moral points other than the vague “War…….bad” mood throughout, it does stay consistent with what you expect.
“People with ropes around their necks don’t always hang.”
“What do you mean?”
“Even a filthy beggar like that has a protecting angel. A golden-haired angel watches over him.”
The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly (1966)
Blondie doesn’t quite lean forward to Angel’s lips like he wants to, just rests his head on the bones of Angel’s shoulder as soon as he gets close enough. He can feel Angel clench his fist again.
“You’re not making this any easier.”
“Just say it.”
“What do you think I’m going to say.”
So I found this picture and asked @chunchomunos if it was cursed or not and they responded with ‘hexed’ which is accurate tbh
Some art I’ve been meaning to make that….has very niche appeal, I guess?
Beyond Birthday (Death Note//Black Beats and Low Leads) and Angel Eyes (The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly) clothing/aesthetic swap.
“God’s not on our side because he hates idiots also.”
As CLINT EASTWOOD
is about to release his 39th movie as Director, The 15:17 To Paris, I wanted to highlight some of his movies, both as Director and Actor, thru the angle of one of my favorite movie poster format, i.e. the italian FOTOBUSTA in this 10 part Blog.
Wrongly translated as the Italian lobby card, the fotobusta is a colorful movie poster printed on glossy paper and part of a larger set comprising of between 4 to 16 posters, each with unique images and vivid colors, sometimes augmented by a double fotobusta called soggettone (or 1 Foglio/1F). The complete sets are now extremely hard to find and make it a joy when doing when finding them.
We start with the last two movies of The Man With No Name trilogy directed by Sergio Leone
Director: Sergio Leone
Above are two complete fotobusta movie posters set of 4 posters each printed for the 1969 rerelease of the 2 movies. They are augmented by the two soggettone (1F) posters. Click on each poster image for details
The posters above courtesy of ILLUSTRACTION GALLERY