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Once Upon a Time in the West
There were three men in her life. One to take her... one to love her... and one to kill her.
This classic western masterpiece is an epic film about a widow whose land and life are in danger as the railroad is getting closer and closer to taking them over. A mysterious harmonica player joins forces with a desperado to protect the woman and her land.
A true masterpiece in every sense of the word! The opening scene takes the mundane (sweaty gunslingers with weathered faces, dripping water, pesky fly and a rusty old windmill) and literally turns it into a work of art!
A western that's so real you can almost see the beard stubble grow by the minute and the sweat trickling from your screen!
Gorgeous cinematography with soundtracks ranging from glorious, to thrilling, to haunting! An all star cast as magnificent as the film itself! (Henry Fonda, Charles Bronson, Jason Robards, Claudia Cardinale)
As lusty as it is gutsy! A place and time when guns and grimaces did all of the talking!
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Although Sergio Leone never really made anything better or more entertaining than The Good, the Bad & the Ugly in my opinion, he did come incredibly close to repeating that cinematic feat with this spaghetti western epic. A stunning work of blazing originality & featuring precision craftsmanship in nearly all departments of filmmaking, Once Upon a Time in the West is western in its purest form that fuses breathtaking art into the legacy of Wild West unlike any other example before or after it.
The story revolves around a small chunk of land which is the region's only water source. The family that owns the land is slaughtered by Frank & his gang, after which the ownership transfers to Jill, the widow of…
Almost 50 years after it's release we're still guaranteed to be captivated by Once Upon a Time in the West's beautiful photography, the incredibly ambitious story, the untalkative ironic humor, the stylistic directing, the perfect ensemble cast and last but not least, Ennio Morricone's both grandiose and minimalist musical score. If there ever was a film that stood the test of time, without any signs of flaws, this is it.
Once Upon a Time in the West is - along side with The Good, the Bad and the Ugly - my favourite Sergio Leone film and describes one of the most mythical eras in American history: The building of the Pacific Railroad.
As the thematic and manufacturing scale of the…
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I know an argument is often presented for Once Upon A Time In The West being the greatest Western ever made. I would personally, and I'm probably not alone, put a case forward that it is the greatest film ever made full stop.
However, last month when I rewatched The Good, The Bad And The Ugly, I did find myself wondering if I actually preferred the last part of the Dollars trilogy to this film. As it turns out, I actually do and I'm now going to have to shuffle my top 4. Again!
Not that Once Upon A Time In The West proved to be a lesser spectacle on this viewing. I admired and enjoyed it every bit as…
"Time sure flies! It's already past twelve."
It's been a little over two hours since I finished watching Once Upon a Time in the West and I'm still not sure what to make of it.
I was at Book-Off a couple of weeks ago and spotted Once Upon a Time in the West on DVD for a cheap, low price of $5.00. I had never seen the film before -- and I rarely buy DVDs of films I have never seen -- but something told me to buy the DVD. I don't know if I came down to the decision by myself, or at the constant urging of my friend since he and I had…
Three gunfighters (Charles Bronson, Henry Fonda, and Jason Robards) and a former prostitute (Claudia Cardinale) become entangled in a web of greed and revenge when a powerful railroad magnate (Gabriele Ferzetti) tries to take over a strategic piece of land.
Sergio Leone’s classic Western certainly takes its time with carefully constructed sequences such as the 10-minute scene at the beginning in which three gunfighters await our hero’s arrival on the afternoon train. It’s a masterful construction of sound and visuals as small details accumulate to build tension and a deep sense of place, and there are several similar sequences throughout the film. It will test your patience if you aren’t into this type of storytelling, but the experience is very…
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Es muy buena, con un gran elenco y excelente escenarios pero creo que me sigue gustando mas la trilogía del dolar.
While The Good, the Bad and the Ugly (GBU) is Sergio Leone's most popular epic, hardcore Leone-philes consider his masterpiece to be the 1968 Western epic Once Upon a Time in the West (OUATITW), a film remarkably different not only from GBU but also Leone's previous films. This was not the old Leone, who was very comic and very fun. This was a newer Leone, a more sombre epic that was like his farewell to the West (think Unforgiven). And it is a mighty payoff. I agree with those who would consider this movie Sergio Leone's magnum opus. While GBU is definitely a masterpiece, Time represents a maturing of Leone, the outdoing of previous greatness, much like Charles Dickens's Great…
Very easy to see why this is regarded as one of the greatest and most iconic films ever made. It's beautiful to look at, has great performances, and Ennio Morricone's music is spectacular.
Having loved The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly since I was a child, I was afraid of being disappointed with this. Now that I've seen it I can't imagine what I was thinking. Its not as good The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly but its pretty darn amazing. I would highly recommend it to any one who loves movies!
An absolutely beautiful film with some of the finest cinematography you've ever seen. This is how you make a three hour film not with fucking robots!
El mejor western de la historia con un reparto arrollante.
Henry Fonda, con esa mirada, se come la pantalla. Claudia Cardinale, mujer despampanante. Charles Bronson y Jason Robards..
Una banda sonora que te pone los pelos de punta.
Una fotografía digna de admirar.
"Harmonica: And Frank?
Snaky: Frank sent us.
Harmonica: Did you bring a horse for me?
Snaky: Well... looks like we're...
Snaky: ...looks like we're shy one horse.
Harmonica: You brought two too many."
I remember i saw Once Upon a Time in the West a few years back, at the time i had already been trying to see the movie for a while and one day i noticed that the movie was going on TV, i didn't have a recorder or anything so i had to be up and at home at that time. The movie went on air at seven in the morning, which almost killed me, so i slept like a four hours and then went and…
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