Revisiting the cowboys

You see in this world there's two kinds of people, my friend –– those with loaded guns, and those who dig. You dig. - Blondie.

Most people who’ve seen The Good, The Bad and The Ugly, one of the most famous Westerns, ever to be made, have hoped to deliver this line with the same panache as Clint Eastwood did. Those who have seen the movie know the lines, the soundtrack is etched into their memory, when they think of this Western, they can still smell the rustic old saloons filled with greasy cowboys, they can feel the unquenchable thirst for gold even that hung about in the air. A true blue cult movie if there ever was one.

A bunch of people gathered at the Oxford Bookshop to enjoy the movie, old fans initiate newbies. The lights were turned low off at the Chai Bar where the screen was set up. A group of about 10 people ordered some snacks and settled down. Once the orders were placed, the movie began. Some lolled about comfortably, some had to square their shoulders in anticipation of what was to come. The gathering seemed thoroughly involved in the move. Very few people got up and left, a testimony to the brilliance of the movie.
The movie starring Clint Eastwood, Eli Wallach, Lee Van Cleef, Mario Brega, Aldo Giuffre, Chelo Alonso, Luigi Pistilli, Rada Rassimov, Enzo Petito, Claudio Scarchilli has been directed by Sergio Leone and revolves around, as most Westerns do, gold heist.

An English movie Channel, in association with the Oxford Bookshop, screened this movie as part of their monthly movie screenings.

In a bid to celebrate quality cinema, the channel has launched Shut-up And Watch for SAW, a film club. SAW has screenings at the Oxford Bookshop every month. The organisers intend to start a discussion post the screenings. These screenings are free and the membership to SAW is open for all. 

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