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Once Upon a Time in the West (Tim's review)
3 August 2011
Excerpt: Sergio Leone, one of the greatest filmmakers ever to come out of Italy, had a sparse but rich output of material in the seven films that he made. It would certainly be a tough task for any follower of his work to pick a favorite.
Summary: For a film that Leone really didn’t want to do, it has become somewhat of a classic even though it never did well commercially. It’s the kind of film that other directors and insiders tend to like. It shows up in movie classes all the time.
Conclusion: Celebrated as the finest — if not the greatest — western ever filmed, Sergio Leone's 'Once Upon a Time in the West' is a beautifully rhythmic masterpiece about the introduction of industry and technology signaling the end of the mythic west and the gunslingers of romantic lore.
Conclusion: Once Upon A Time In The West is a masterpiece of a film. It deserves its place as one of the greatest western films of all time. Every scene, shot, and performance is amazing and filled with power.
Excerpt: The Film Not all westerns are forged from the same piece of steel (especially some of the more recent titles from Hollywood which were forged out of a material known as wuss) and even spaghetti western director Sergio Leone made the occasional piece of road kill.
Pros: Actors: Henry Fonda, Charles Bronson, Jason Robards, Claudia Cardinale, Jack Elam, Woody Strode, Lionel Stander, Director: Sergio Leone, Format: Widescreen, Dubbed, Subtitled, Video Codec: MPEG-4 AVC, Video Resolution: 1080p/24, Aspect Ratio: 2.35:1, Audio Codec: DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1, Dolby Di...
Conclusion: Once Upon a Time in the West is a marvelous picture that's a success because of its story and acting, yes, but more so for its raw craftsmanship. Leone is one the definitive Western directors and Once Upon a Time in the West is one of the genre's single greatest pictures, a rare feat where...
Excerpt: "People scare better when they're dying..." In the history of cinema, there are films that define who we are. There are films that define the careers of the people who made them. And there are films that purely and unabashedly define the genres they rest in.