I just watched A Fistful of Dollars. The first of Sergio Leone's Spaghetti Westerns that made Clint Eastwood a star. I had seen the the second and third films in the Dollars Triology long ago, but had never seen the film that spawned the genre. The film is a remake of Kurosawa's Yojimbo with the story transfered from Japan to a Mexican bordertown. Made in 1964, the film was not released in North America until 1967. The film is entertaining and holds up well for being almost 50 years old because of the strength of the story. However, the whole adaption seems to me to be more emotionally detached and somehow lacking compared to Yojimbo.