logo 2007

GIFFONI FILM FESTIVAL 2007 - 10.21 July

Sections & Films

FOR A FEW DOLLARS MORE

Category: Edition 2007

Synopsis

FOR A FEW DOLLARS MORE is one of Sergio Leone’s masterpieces with Clint Eastwood, Lee Van Cleef and Gian Maria Volontè. The film – in the version restored in High Definition by SKY Cinema and accomplished by the Cineteca di Bologna (Laboratorio L’immagine Ritrovata) – will be presented to the young cinéphiles of the Giffoni Film Festival. In the past few years SKY Cinema has been involved in the protection and restoration of the cinema from the past, above all Italian movies such as THE TRAFFIC POLICEMAN by di Luigi Zampa, THE EASY LIFE by Dino Risi, OSSESSIONE by Luchino Visconti.
The restoration of FOR A FEW DOLLARS MORE has been obtained from the original negatives of the film, using photochemical and digital technology. During the years the print had become a strange Magenta colour. Thanks to the restoration, the original colour has been restored and we have discovered that actors were illuminated in different ways: the divo Lee Van Cleef, and all his close-ups were homogeneously illuminated. On the contrary the frames with close-ups concerning Eastwood and Volontè are not always technically perfect. An important element was the restoration of the original 2:35 format. The audience will finally see every inch of the frame. Leone usually used all the inches that the panoramic format offered him. An example: after the first meeting between Clint Eastwood and Lee Van Cleef, there is a backwards tracking shot, that ends exactly on the legs of Eastwood that are evenly positioned in a geometric perfection, on the two borders of the screen. With the standards of some years ago it was impossible to catch the perfect construction of this frame.
Maimed, young and courageous gunman, plus Colonel Mortimer, go after Indio, the chief of a band on which there is a reward of 20.000 dollars. In El Paso, Texas, after an initial mistrust, the two make a deal: they will work together. Maimed enters the band while Colonel remains out of it. But something goes wrong: they are discovered and have to face Indio and his men. At this point the two get the chance to exploit the greed of chief. The man frees them, hoping they will kill many members of the band. In doing so chief would have the entire spoil of the El Paso robbery at his disposal. The two gunmen will face their enemies.

Original Title PER QUALCHE DOLLARO IN PIÙ
Italian Title PER QUALCHE DOLLARO IN PIÙ
Category Out of competition
Section Special Screenings
Tipology Feature Film
Duration 127'
Production Year 1965
Nationality Italy, Spain
Directed by Sergio Leone
Screenplay Sergio Leone, Luciano Vincenzoni
Script Sergio Leone, Fulvio Morsella
Director of photography Massimo Dallamano
Editor Eugenio Alabiso, Giorgio Serralonga
Production Design Carlo Simi
Costume Design Carlo Simi
Sound Oscar De Arcangelis, Guido Ortenzi
Music Ennio Morricone
Main cast Clint Eastwood (il Monco)
Lee Van Cleef (Col. Douglas Mortimer)
Gian Maria Volonté (l’Indio/the Indian)
Mara Krup (Mary)
Luigi Pistilli (Groggy)
Klaus Kinski (Juan Wild)
Produced by Alberto Grimaldi, Arturo Gonzales

Production

Produzioni Europee Associati (P.E.A. Rome)

--
Arturo González Producciones Cinematográficas (Madrid)

--
Constantin Film Produktion (Munich)

 

Distribuzione

Leone Films

 

Restauro promosso da

SKY Cinema
www.sky.it

 

Restauro realizzato da

Cineteca di Bologna - Laboratorio L’Immagine Ritrovata
www.immagineritrovata.it