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Once Upon a Time in the West (1968)

Italy/US/Spain, 166m, Colour
Director: Sergio Leone; Cast: Claudia Cardinale, Henry Fonda, Jason Robards, Charles Bronson, Gabriele Ferzetti, Frank Wolff, Paolo Stoppa, Marco Zuanelli, Keenan Wynn, Lionel Stander, Woody Strode, Jack Elam

once-upon-a-time-in-the-old-westPerhaps Leone’s finest “Spaghetti Western”, Once Upon a Time in the West is a meticulously detailed and gorgeously shot and scored epic feature film. Cast as a sadistic villain, Henry Fonda’s character is the antithesis of the hero persona that he had cultivated for decades in numerous Hollywood productions.  This is a deeply nostalgic film in which Leone pays homage to the Western genre at every turn, while maintaining his trade-mark style of film making (Klaus Ming September 2016).

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This entry was posted on 09/11/2016 by in 1001 List, 1960s, All and tagged .
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