By Robert C. Cumbow
Sergio Leone's renown as a filmmaker rests upon a fistful of movies, such a lot significantly the 3 Westerns he made with Clint Eastwood within the mid-1960s: A Fistful of Dollars (1964), For a number of cash More (1965), and The reliable, the undesirable and the Ugly (1966). whereas the good fortune of those videos ensured Leone's attractiveness might suffer, the few motion pictures he made following The guy with out identify Trilogy—culminating in his American gangster epic, Once Upon a Time in America (1984) with Robert DeNiro—would solidify Leone's position as one of many nice visionaries of his time.
In this better revision of Once upon a Time: the flicks of Sergio Leone, Robert C. Cumbow examines the paintings of this Italian filmmaker who made his mark re-envisioning the yank Western. This quantity encompasses a vastly multiplied advent and includes newly revised essays within which Cumbow analyzes the transition from "peplum" movies to westerns within the Italian well known culture. The ebook additionally examines every one of Leone's significant movies as director, in addition to the swan music Italian Western My identify Is Nobody, which Leone co-wrote and guided as manufacturer. Cumbow additionally reviews Leone's compositional variety and the impression of Catholicism and the Italian grand opera culture on his paintings. He presents a serious overview of Leone's sort in reshaping the Western style (and later, the crime film), to boot an evaluate of the impacts on Leone's paintings, and his carrying on with influence on next generations of movie makers.
Additional beneficial properties of this e-book comprise thumbnail reviews at the execs who most often made up Leone's forged and team, in addition to a complete bankruptcy dedicated to composer Ennio Morricone. The ebook additionally comprises an exhaustive bibliography, discography, and filmography, thoroughly up-to-date for this new version. For fanatics and students looking unique and illuminating dialogue of his paintings, The movies of Sergio Leone offers a serious appreciation of this grasp stylist.