The First of the Spaghetti Westerns A Fistful Of Dolars became an instant cult hit. It also launched the film careers of Italian Writer-Director Sergio Leone and a little known American television actor named Clint Eastwood. As the lean cold-eyed cobra-quick gunfighter-Clint became the first of the 'anti heroes'. The cynical enigmatic loner with a clouded past is the same character Eastwood fans have been savouring ever since. A fistful Of Dollars is the western taken to the extreme-with unremitting violence gritty realism and tongue-in-check humour. Leone's direction is taut and stylish and the visuals are striking-from the breathtaking panoramas (in Spain) to the extreme close-ups of quivering lips and darting eyes before the shoot-out begins. And all are accented by renowned film composer Ennio morricone's quickly haunting score.