Once Upon A Time in Italy

Once Upon A Time in Italy

The Westerns of Sergio Leone

Book - 2005
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An illustrated exploration of the mid-twentieth-century filmmaker's "spaghetti westerns" considers his role in defining the genre, his visual style and elliptical storytelling methods, and his creation of such works as A Fistful of Dollars and Once Upon a Time in the West. 12,500 first printing.

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Filled with color reproductions of vivid movie posters, as well a numerous black & white production stills, this book tells the story of the Italian film director whose work came to define the "spaghetti Western." Frayling (cultural history, London's Royal College of Art) examines the movies in detail, and lists Leone's citations of American Westerns. The book includes interviews with actors such as Clint Eastwood, Eli Wallach, and Claudia Cardinale; and with writers, visualizers, the composer, and the director. Discussion of Leone's legacy, a conversation with Martin Scorsese, and a filmography complete the volume. Annotation ©2004 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Publisher: New York : Harry N. Abrams, in association with the Autry National Center, c2005
ISBN: 9780810958845
Characteristics: 240 p. : ill.. (some col.) ; 27 cm
Additional Contributors: Autry National Center

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Dec 21, 2018

THIS IS A TREAT. Serious Coffee-Table sized book for Fans of Sergio and his Euro-Westerns. Filled with chapters on the actors; locations and behind the scenes drama. Thrill to many foreign or rare posters and trivia.

Mar 14, 2018

Born in Rome, Italy (1929) - Sergio Leone was a well-known film director, producer, and screenwriter. He is credited as being the "inventor" of the highly-popular movie-genre known as the "Spaghetti Western".

Meticulously compiled by Christopher Frayling - This glossy, well-researched volume of stills and text takes an in-depth look at Leone's 3 acclaimed Spaghetti Westerns of the 1960s - "A Fist Full Of Dollars", "For A Few Dollars More", and "The Good, The Bad, And The Ugly", all of which starred American TV actor, Clint Eastwood (the future "Donald Trump" supporter).

*Note* - In 1989 - Sergio Leone (60 at the time) died of a heart attack.


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