Earlier today we showed you an amazing video essay that explains how good action should also engage the overall plot and character motivations within a film. Now Max Tohline gives us a totally unrelated yet perfect companion piece with this breakdown of The Good, The Bad And The Ugly. Like samandniko ’s video the action is the focus, but this time the pacing and cross-cutting done by editors Eugenio Alabiso and Giorgio Serrallonga tells us a story within a story.

Tohline picks up on some truly amazing editing techniques from The Good, The Bad, And The Ugly. The kind that demands that I give that particular film a another look. At first his commentary may seem like over-analyzation, however, as he comes to his conclusion, this certified western classic will take on new meaning.

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Troy-Jeffrey Allen writes about action/adventure for Action A Go Go. He is a comic book writer whose works include BamnComics.com, The Magic Bullet, Dr. Dremo’s Taphouse of Tall Tales, and the Harvey Award nominated District Comics. In addition, Allen has been a contributing writer for ComicBookBin.com, OfNote Magazine, and ForcesOfGeek.com. His work has been featured in the City Paper, The Baltimore Sun, Bethesda Magazine, The Examiner, and The Washington Post. Yes, he wrote this bio.