Once Upon A Time In The West

by Christopher Frayling
Once Upon A Time In The West
  • ISBN-13: 9781909526334
  • Author(s): Christopher Frayling
  • Foreword by: Quentin Tarantino
  • Photographs by: Angelo Novi
  • Subject: Films, cinema
  • Publisher: Reel Art Press
  • Imprint: Reel Art Press
  • Publication Date: 18-04-2019
  • Format: h/b

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Sergio Leone's film Once Upon a Time in the West set out to be the ultimate Western - a celebration of the power of classic Hollywood cinema, a meditation on the making of America, and a lament for the decline of one of the most cherished film genres in the form of a 'dance of death'. With this film, Leone said a fond farewell to the noisy and flamboyant world of the Italian Western, which he had created with A Fistful of Dollars and sequels (1964-6), and aimed for something much more ambitious - an exploration of the relationship between myth ('Once Upon a Time...'), history ('...in the West') and his own autobiography as an avid film-goer.
About the book

Sergio Leone's film Once Upon a Time in the West set out to be the ultimate Western - a celebration of the power of classic Hollywood cinema, a meditation on the making of America, and a lament for the decline of one of the most cherished film genres in the form of a 'dance of death'. With this film, Leone said a fond farewell to the noisy and flamboyant world of the Italian Western, which he had created with A Fistful of Dollars and sequels (1964-6), and aimed for something much more ambitious - an exploration of the relationship between myth ('Once Upon a Time...'), history ('...in the West') and his own autobiography as an avid film-goer.

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