Skuzzles and JC Richard Are About To Release A New Print For One Of Our All-Time Favorite Westerns: “The Good, The Bad and The Ugly”

WAY back in 1966, Sergio Leone directed one of THE most iconic westerns EVER!  Staring Clint Eastwood, Eli Wallach, and Lee Van Cleef, “The Good, The Bad and the Ugly” is pure awesome. Top Leone’s work off with the timeless score by the brilliant Ennio Morricone and you have a film for the ages.

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In the Southwest during the Civil War, a mysterious stranger, Joe (Clint Eastwood), and a Mexican outlaw, Tuco (Eli Wallach), form an uneasy partnership — Joe turns in the bandit for the reward money, then rescues him just as he is being hanged. When Joe’s shot at the noose goes awry during one escapade, a furious Tuco tries to have him murdered. The men re-team abruptly, however, to beat out a sadistic criminal and the Union army and find $20,000 that a soldier has buried in the desert.

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Later today, December 23, 2014, Skuzzles will be releasing a fantastic print for the film.  Here is what they had to say about the project along with a few words from the artist, JC Richard.

We are extremely excited to announce our officially licensed limited edition screen print Screen Shot 2014-12-22 at 10.55.48 PMmovie poster for Sergio Leone’s epic western film The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly (Il Buono, Il Brutto, Il Cattivo). We are huge fans of western films and always wanted to add one to our roster of limited edition screen print movie posters. We created a small list of westerns that we would love to pay tribute and The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly #1 on our list. When we finalized the license for The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly it was a no brainer that JC Richard would absolutely knock this title out of the park–no doubt he did. This is our first time working with JC Richard and he has been nothing but a pleasure to work with. We love his artwork for The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly and hope that you do too! – SKUZZLES

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The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly – Regular
36″ X 12″
Edition of 200
10 Colors
$50

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Il Buono, Il Brutto, Il Cattivo – Variant
36″ X 12″
Edition of 90
10 Colors
$60

“What to say about this one? Simply one of the best films of all time, and a personal favorite. Soon after I began concept work on this one (and with “Ecstasy of Gold” playing in a loop in my head), I knew I had to head to Sad Hill Cemetery.

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Re-visiting the Sad Hill scenes over and over, I was constantly reminded of Leone’s version to conventional framing… I recalled reading how he looked to great masters such as Goya and Degas as visual inspiration, stating he viewed Degas “as if he was a great film director.” Apparently he composed many shots using Degas’ loose layout approach– he avoided centering actors within the frame and often kept a single figure close to the lens, where they would be be visually imposing yet largely cut off and compromised by the frame border. I wanted to emulate that approach for the poster– Blondie set in extreme foreground in well-known gunslinger pose, visually and symbolically splitting/ connecting the other two figures in the arena..

For the variant, the most obvious change is the title language. A nice fade sunset replaces the blue sky, and the poncho switches from dark green to red(dish)–not only to reflect the change in overall lighting but also to mirror the fact that the garment seems to appear different colors depending on which print or promo still you happen to stumble upon…” – JC RICHARD

This print will go on sale TODAY!!!!!  TUESDAY, DECEMBER 23rd, 2014 at 12 noon EST RIGHT HERE!

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