Deadlines? What Deadlines? Posted March 21 Share Posted March 21 1 hour ago, polishgenius said: Fistful of Dollars got absolutely crucified in the press on release. To be fair, I'm not sure it would have mattered if he had. Fistful of Dollars wasn't made in the American system, I'm not sure it had American money involved, and I'm not sure it was really made for Americans either, at the time. Leone didn't need to care about American studio rules (since I'm assuming that's what they were). I'd imagine a good bit of it was plain old American chauvinism. What business does a European director, filming in Europe with primarily European cast and crew doing messing around with a distinctly American genre? Pfft. I bet he doesn't even drive a Chevy. His films were also somewhat more gritty than most westerns of the time if I'm not mistaken. I wonder if they had any expectations that these films would play in the United States at all. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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