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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…
Beautifully composed, shot, and told, Sergio Leone's "Once Upon a Time in the West" is well deserving of its reputation as one of the best Westerns ever made. An epic story of lawlessness, vengeance, and the women and men conquering the untamed American west, Leone's film is meditative and gritty, sweeping and violent. It compels with its carefully composed aesthetic, archetypal-yet-specifically drawn characters, and grand themes.
Steeped in dirt, sweat, and stubble, Leone's film is made up of narrative threads well-known to genre fans. Murder, westward expansion, and frontier justice dominate the plot. The story focuses on a widow whose husband owned precious water rights near the town of Flagstone. With parties trying to forcibly rid the widow of her…
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 western. It describes one of the most mythical eras in American history: The building of the Pacific Railroad.
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Sergio Leone has always been one of my favourite directors, not only because I'd probably consider him the most important filmmaker who ever lived, but also because he directed the one that might be my all-time favourite film. I first saw The Good, The Bad & The Ugly when I was 5 or 6 and that was the first time I truly loved a film without even understanding what was going on the screen, I just knew I had seen the best film in the history of cinema because of what I had experienced.
Director Sergio Leone does that. He offers his audience spetacles no one can forget—his films are long and atmospheric, but, instead of feeling exhausting, the 170-minutes run…
I always thought The Good, The Bad and The Ugly was the greatest Western film I ever laid my my eyes on since childhood, but after seeing Once Upon A Time In The West for the first time in my mid 20s, I am completely convinced that THIS is the greatest Western film I'm ever likely to see!
Beautiful. A beautiful film.
You would think Leone had hit as high as he would go with The Good, the Bad and the Ugly but no, with Once Upon a Time in the West he reaches even greater heights and creates what might just be the greatest Western film to ever grace the big screen.
No Eastwood this time around, instead we get Charles Bronson as the nameless hero, Jason Robards with a beard and Henry Fonda as the bad guy. We also get an even better score than before, with some legendary themes and better sets, locations, costumes and overall production.
The story is epic and sprawling, slow yet gripping, very adult and, in a word, archetypal. Everything here is just so well…
“O ritmo do filme pretendeu criar a sensação dos últimos suspiros que uma pessoa exala antes de morrer. Era Uma Vez no Oeste é, do começo ao fim, uma dança da morte. Todos os personagens do filme, exceto Claudia (Cardinale), têm consciência de que não chegarão vivos ao final”
- Sérgio Leone
Em mais um dia de sol intenso no Oeste, três homens com longas capas bege aguardam a chegada do trem em sua estação. Não querem bilhetes, mas também não pretendem viajar. De arma em punho, eles apenas esperam, no mais puro tédio que resume a palavra. Um está embaixo de uma goteira, bebendo a água que se acumula em seu chapéu. Outro brinca com uma mosca, que passeava…
I never gave much thought to this supposedly being the first film in Leone's "Once Upon a Time..." trilogy, because it came out two years after The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly and the main role was initially offered to Clint Eastwood. So I was quite surprised to find that this is stylistically more akin to Leone's mob epic Once Upon a Time in America than his earlier "Dollars" pictures.
Once Upon a Time in America is a brilliant, flawed film. It is confusing (fans would say, "enigmatic"; detractors, "muddled"), beautifully shot, morally ambiguous and emotionally remote. I'm not sure what it's about, but it's certainly told with bravura. For the most part, this also describes Once Upon a…
"How can you trust a man who wears both a belt and suspenders? Man can't even trust his own pants."
The film that finally made me appreciate the Western genre (or made me realize that Spaghetti Westerns are the best Westerns). Epic in scope, vision, running time, and homages to previous American western films. Every frame of the Sergio Leones film feels enormous in detail and meticulous intent; combined with Ennio Morricone's perfect score, each scene is a masterpiece.
One of the best revenge films ever made. Charles Bronson is nonstop tough motherfucker throughout (Quentin Tarantino loves this film), and Henry Fonda shoots children for fun (John Carpenter loves this film too). Dario Argento co-wrote the story prior to stepping behind the camera to make his own films (I definitely love this film).
I've never watched this movie from beginning to the end before, yet I've seen bits and pieces dozens of times. After a complete viewing (on Blu-ray) this moves into my very top films. It is the complete package. The story, vistas, acting, colors, music and on……… It transports you back to a time that very likely played out many times in many different ways. Yet it was made evident that even though these players were all powerful, their passing was little noted nor remembered. Experience this film on the biggest screen you have with the best sound, and you will be well rewarded. Highly recommended!
A real film and that harmonica tho
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