The Good, the Bad and the Ugly (Leone, 1966): Picturehouses Cinemas, 12 noon
Chicago Reader review:
'Sergio Leone's comic, cynical, inexplicably moving epic spaghetti
western (1966), in which all human motivation has been reduced to
greed—it's just a matter of degree between the Good (Clint Eastwood),
the Bad (Lee Van Cleef), and the Ugly (Eli Wallach). Leone's famous
close-ups—the “two beeg eyes”—are matched by his masterfully composed
long shots, which keep his crafty protagonists in the subversive
foreground of a massively absurd American Civil War. Though ordained
from the beginning, the three-way showdown that climaxes the film is
tense and thoroughly astonishing.'
Here is the justly famous Ecstasy of Gold sequence.