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Once Upon a Time in the West

7 Ratings: 4.6
Cult Movies and Westerns movie directed by Sergio Leone

The so-called spaghetti Western achieved its apotheosis inSergio Leone's magnificently mythic (and utterly outlandish)Once upon a Time in the West. After a series of international hits starring Clint Eastwood (fromA Fistful of DollarstoThe Good, … see full wiki

Director: Sergio Leone
Genre: Western
3 reviews about Once Upon a Time in the West
review by . July 13, 2010
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The quintessential Western - it epitomizes what a good movie whould be
Sergio Leone is the master of “Spaghetti Westerns” – there is not one director working today that can achieve the same tone, feel, and look as his films [though the Coen Brothers made a fantastic run with “No Country for Old Men”…who knows what their remake of “True Grit” has in store]. Besides the fact that he somehow managed to transform Henry Fonda with his steel blue eyes into a bad guy is impressive enough, let alone the 2-part masterpiece of …
review by . March 04, 2008
posted in Movie Hype
One thing I like about Sergio Leone's Westerns is that they start out slowly -- they don't erupt into violence but simmer and let the tension build until it reaches a boiling point and, only then, all hell breaks loose.    The opening of this film is probably the best example. Three men ride into a train station. It is obvious they are trouble, and aren't going anywhere. They stow the station master in a closet, and send away his helper, and wait. The creaking of the windmill, …
review by . August 22, 2006
At the end of the 1960s, having had major success with his "Man With No Name" trilogy (starring Clint Eastwood), writer/director Sergio Leone was ready to give up westerns and try his hand at making some American productions. His first project was to be ONCE UPON A TIME IN AMERICA - which would finally be made and released in 1984 - but American studios wanted another western first. Eventually, Leone was convinced to make another western, and another trilogy as well, set through different periods …
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