Michael Glover Smith reviews “The Good, The Bad and the Ugly” for this week’s Cine-File list

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Sergio Leone is to the “spaghetti western,” a popular subgenre of American-set westerns made in Europe in the 60s and 70s, what Jean-Pierre Melville is to the French crime film: Leone, like Melville, made outrageously entertaining movies that reflected a punch-drunk love for American genre fare, the conventions of which he inflated to a near-operatic scale after refracting them through his own unique cultural sensibility. And THE GOOD, THE BAD AND THE UGLY remains the high point of both Leone’s career and the spaghetti western in general.

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