The Good, The Bad and The Ugly / Episode 15

There are two kinds of people in the world: Macintoshes who love and revere Sergio Leone movies, and Mauds who rightly call out a 3-hour movie for being waaaaayyyy too long. Fortunately for you, both are here to discuss their respective feelings on Leone's quintessential spaghetti western classic, The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly (1966). We talk about how Clint Eastwood was a badass in the 60's; talk about Ennio Morricone's masterful score; and then generally agree that there's way too little going on in this movie for it to be so long.

After the break, we talk about Greta Gerwig's new indie dramedy, Lady Bird. With some delightful performances from Saoirse Ronan, Laurie Metcalf and Tracy Letts, and a story with firm roots in reality, this is a breath of fresh air from the bigger movies. It's likely to be the little indie that could at this year's Oscars, though Mac and Maud disagree whether it's poised to be a contender.

NEXT WEEK: The Sound of Music (1965).

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Music taken from the Second Movement of Ludwig von Beethoven's 9th Symphony. Licensed under an Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 Hong Kong (CC BY-NC-ND 3.0 HK) license. To hear the full performance or get more information, visit the song page at the Internet Archive.