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1. Release of "A Fistful of Dollars" led to a successful lawsuit. Akira Kurosawa claimed it was a direct remake of his Samurai film, released in 1963. It was revealed that the Italian film-makers had viewed this film and decided to remake it as a Western. What was the title of the Japanese film?
2. Many actors do not make the transition from the small to the Silver Screen.
What is the name of the former TV star who was catapulted to movie stardom on the USA release of "A Fistful of Dollars"?
3. The Stranger arrives in a terrorised Mexican town where two families are feuding for control. What were the names of the warring families?
4. There is a woman, Marisol, played by Marianne Koch. She is taken hostage by the head of one of the warring sides. Which character, played by John Wells, has his wicked way with Marisol?
5. There were three westerns directed by Sergio Leone, similarly themed, and with the Stranger as the main protagonist. What was the popular collective name for these films?
6. "A Fistful of Dollars" was not just an Italian production. A German and a Spanish company co-produced it. What was the name of the German production and distribution company largely responsible for the film's release?
7. Many of the European cast and crew took on American sounding names for the USA release. What name did Sergio Leone assume?
8. The highly evocative music for "A Fistful of Dollars" was scored by an Italian composer, who has written over 500 film scores since 1946. What highly acclaimed composer (who assumed the 'stage name' of Dan Savio for this movie) was this?
9. Due to his low budget, Sergio Leone's western movies could not be filmed in the USA. Which country, with its deserts and large nature parks provided the background locations?
10. It was Sergio Leone and costume designer Carlo Simi who decided to use a Spanish poncho for the central character, but apart from that, they left it up to which actor to be responsible for creating the Stranger's unique visual style?
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