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One map. Three villains. Winner takes all.

April 21, 2010

An rather spiffy alternative poster for The Good, The Bad, The Weird developed for western markets.

A couple of observations here. First, the prominent tagline declares “three villains” which seems to explicitly contradict the very title of the movie (whither “good”?) but also confirms the moral ambiguity displayed by the supposed hero of the film that Nick discussed below. The prominence of Kim Ji-woon‘s name is a nice touch, as is the playful oxymoron “oriental western” which nonetheless does a succint job of accurately promoting exactly what the film is trying to do. In short, I really need to get around to watching the whole damn thing (I’ve only seen the train robbery set piece that opens the film).

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