Once Upon A Time in Italy

Once Upon A Time in Italy

The Westerns of Sergio Leone

Book - 2005
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In the mid-1960s an unknown Italian film director named Sergio Leone was given $200,000 and some leftover film stock, and he went to make a Western. With an American TV actor named Clint Eastwood and a script based on a samurai epic, Leone wound up creating "A Fistful of Dollars", the first in a trilogy of films (with "For a Few Dollars More" and "The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly") that was violent, cynical, and visually stunning. Along with his later masterpiece, "Once Upon a Time in the West", these films came to define the Spaghetti Western
Publisher: New York : Harry N. Abrams, in association with the Autry National Center, 2005
ISBN: 9780810958845
Branch Call Number: 791.43627 L58f
Characteristics: 240 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 27 cm
Additional Contributors: Autry National Center


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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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