I usually don’t write up regional stories, but I’m going to make an exception because I can. Tomorrow, the Plaza Atlanta and 1690 AM will be running Sergio Leone’s The Good, the Bad and the Ugly in 35mm. It is one of my all-time favorite movies and this will be the first time I’ve seen it projected on the big screen. The print is the 2 hour and 56 minute “extended English cut” and I’m counting down the hours until I see it. There will be a showing at 3:00 PM and 7:30 PM.
For those unfamiliar with The Plaza, it opened in 1939 and is Altanta’s oldest continuously operating theater. It is now a non-profit so come out an support independently-owned movie theaters and see an amazing film. If you’re unfamiliar with it, you can read the synopsis after the jump.
Here’s the synopsis for The Good, the Bad and the Ugly:
By far the most ambitious, unflinchingly graphic and stylistically influential western ever mounted, The Good, the Bad and the Ugly is an engrossing actioner shot through with a volatile mix of myth and realism. Clint Eastwood returns as the “Man With No Name,” this time teaming with two gunslingers (Eli Wallach and Lee Van Cleef) to pursue a cache of $200,000 and letting no one, not even warring factions in a civil war, stand in their way. From sun-drenched panoramas to bold,hard close-ups, exceptional camera work captures the beauty and cruelty of the barren landscape andthe hardened characters who stride unwaveringly through it. Forging a vibrant and yet detached style of action that had not been seen before, and has never been matched since, The Good, the Bad and the Ugly shatters the western mold in true Clint Eastwood style. [Amazon]