A Fistful of Dollars title sequence by Iginio Lardani
Like Bass and Binder, Lardani entered film by designing posters and other print collateral, and also cut countless trailers and promos throughout his career. Though it’s uncertain if he had already been involved with A Fistful of Dollars in such a capacity, he had no previous titling experience when Leone invited him to create its titles. Since there was no budget set aside, the relationship was mutually beneficial and afforded Lardani full creative control over the end product — a luxury extended to few in his field, particularly freshmen.
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