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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…
"Do you know anything about a guy going around playing the harmonica? He's someone you'd remember. Instead of talking, he plays. And when he better play, he talks."
What a pleasure it was for me to finally get to watch this masterpiece which I kept on putting off because of its nearly three hour runtime. I was blown away by Sergio Leone’s direction in The Good, The Bad, and the Ugly, and that was the only film of his that I’d seen up to this point, but now I honestly can’t say which of the two films I prefer. This is perhaps a better film because it is set on a grander and epic scale, but perhaps not as entertaining…
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.
As the thematic and manufacturing scale of the…
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Epic! Probably the movie that got me into "westerns".
This film had been on my Netflix watch list for over a year. I wanted to see it but was really never super excited about it. The running time is almost 3 hours which scared me. After watching this film, it's definitely long but it's definitely very good too.
It took awhile for me to get into it but once the plot became defined it started to become enjoyable. The cast is outstanding with Bronson, Fonda, Robards and Cardinale leading the way. Leone's direction was on point and the fantastic score just added to the experience.
The film could have been shortened just a bit and there were a few things that happened in the film that I didn't fully understand. Those small problems aside, I can confirm that Once Upon a Time in the West is indeed a classic western.
By the way, whoever ended up marrying Jill McBain and starting Sweetwater with her is one lucky fella.
Time sure flies. It's already past 12:00
Widescreen. That is all.
another master piece by Sergio Leone
ERA UMA VEZ NO OESTE
O maior crime de um ser humano é o preconceito seja de qualquer natureza que for. É algo fora de qualquer propósito e totalmente sem sentido. Com relação ao cinema sempre procurei assistir aos mais diversos filmes dos mais diversos gêneros e das mais diversas épocas, mas sempre fui um pouco resistente aos musicais (quando criança gostei de "Marry Poppins", mas foi mais em função do fato de ser uma produção infantil do que por causa das músicas) e westerns. O destino fez com que eu me apaixonasse por um musical, no caso "Moulin Rouge" e fez com que eu escolhesse "Era Uma Vez No Oeste" para quebrar essa resitência com relação aos westerns, pois…
My movie database has over 22,000 movies in it. One of my movie pages is the Top 100 Best Reviewed Movies of All-Time. www.ultimatemovierankings.com/top-100-best-reviewed-movies/ Coming in 17th place on that list is Once Upon A Time In The West.
This is simply a Sergio Leone masterpiece. This along with The Good, The Bad and The Ugly, Unforgiven and Butch Cassiday and the Sundance Kid are my favorite westerns of all time. Charles Bronson (the good role), Henry Fonda (the bad role) and Jason Robards (the ugly role) play dueling immortals in the land of humans. Humans can not kill them....and only they can kill one another (ok that is Danny Peary' of Cult Movies fame's theory...but I like it).
Wow. I haven't seen a lot of Westerns so my background is limited, but all I know is this movie is FREAKING AWESOME.
It's very deliberately paced, but just a little bit of patience goes a long way. It oozes style. The building of tension throughout specific scenes is completely gripping and often accomplished with little dialogue. They say film is a visual medium and this movie shows just how much can be accomplished with an expert craftsman at the helm. The flow of shots combined with very selective use of sound and sparse score make for something way above what I was expecting.
One of the greatest movies I've ever seen. I just purchased "The Man With No Name"…
I could hear the beards growing.
see also: Ennio Morricone is a treasure.
see also: Dario Argento!!!!