The Films of Sergio Leone

The Films of Sergio Leone

Robert C. Cumbow

Sergio Leone's renown as a filmmaker rests upon a fistful of flicks, such a lot particularly the 3 Westerns he made with Clint Eastwood within the mid-1960s: A Fistful of Dollars (1964), For a couple of cash More (1965), and The stable, the undesirable and the Ugly (1966). whereas the luck of those video clips ensured Leone's acceptance could undergo, the few movies he made following The guy without identify Trilogy―culminating in his American gangster epic, Once Upon a Time in America (1984) with Robert DeNiro―would solidify Leone's position as one of many nice visionaries of his time.

In this more suitable revision of Once upon a Time: the movies of Sergio Leone, Robert C. Cumbow examines the paintings of this Italian filmmaker who made his mark re-envisioning the yank Western. This quantity features a drastically extended advent and includes newly revised essays within which Cumbow analyzes the transition from "peplum" motion pictures to westerns within the Italian well known culture. The e-book additionally examines each one of Leone's significant motion pictures as director, in addition to the swan music Italian Western My identify Is Nobody, which Leone co-wrote and guided as manufacturer. Cumbow additionally experiences Leone's compositional variety and the effect of Catholicism and the Italian grand opera culture on his paintings. He presents a severe assessment of Leone's type in reshaping the Western style (and later, the crime film), in addition an evaluation of the impacts on Leone's paintings, and his carrying on with effect on next generations of movie makers.

Additional positive factors of this ebook comprise thumbnail reviews at the execs who most often made up Leone's solid and staff, in addition to a complete bankruptcy dedicated to composer Ennio Morricone. The publication additionally comprises an exhaustive bibliography, discography, and filmography, thoroughly up to date for this new version. For lovers and students looking unique and illuminating dialogue of his paintings, The movies of Sergio Leone offers a severe appreciation of this grasp stylist.

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