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A FISTFUL OF DOLLARS (10pm Sky Cinema) was the film that launched Clint Eastwood (right) - and his seminal Man With No Name character - on to the world stage. Part of Sky's "Absolute Clint" season, Sergio Leone's classic spaghetti western is clearly based on the Kurosawa film, Yojimbo. Eastwood plays a mysterious gunman for hire who offers his services to both sides in a small-town feud. As a tribute to the film's influence, both Leone's innovative camera-work and Ennio Morricone's wonderfully distinctive score have been widely copied.

Not content with dominating sports coverage, Sky has been loudly trumpeting its coup in poaching the televising of the Oscars from the BBC. So if you couldn't make it through last night, here's what you missed at The 71st Academy Awards (6pm Sky Premier).

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