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A Fistful of Dollars
Dollars Trilogy - Wikipedia
The films were not originally intended to be a series, but the American distributor, United Artists , invented the concept for marketing purposes, establishing Clint Eastwood 's character in each film to actually be the same person. Thus, the films have been considered by many to be a series ever since. Additionally, a series of novels released in the years after the films establish the films as belonging to the same continuity. Although the films were not originally envisioned as a series, they do not contain any major continuity errors when viewed as such.
A Fistful of Dollars Italian : Per un pugno di dollari , lit. Lukschy , S. Released in Italy in and then in the United States in , it initiated the popularity of the Spaghetti Western genre. Collectively, the films are known as the " Dollars Trilogy ", or the " Man with No Name Trilogy " after the United Artists publicity campaign referred to Eastwood's character in all three films as the "Man with No Name". All three films were later released in sequence in the United States in , catapulting Eastwood into stardom.
The series has become known for establishing the Spaghetti Western genre, and inspiring the creation of many more Spaghetti Western films. The three films are consistently listed among the best rated Western films in history. Although not Leone's intention, the three films came to be considered a trilogy following the exploits of the same so-called " Man with No Name " portrayed by Clint Eastwood , wearing the same clothes and acting with the same mannerisms. The "Man with No Name" concept was invented by the American distributor United Artists , looking for a strong angle to sell the films as a trilogy.