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All what you can expect from a western.
With apologies (not really) to fans who disagree, this is truly a classic western. I read a criticism that some scenes run long with agonizingly lengthy close-ups, but I found the cinematography intriguing. Those shots divulge nearly as much into the characters’ personalities as a wad of dialogue from older traditional westerns.
Sometimes in a spaghetti western I find myself thinking, aw, why did that innocent person have to die, but innocents did die in the old west, I imagine. I am sure there was a lot of senseless violence then, just as there is now. And Bronson seemed like an odd choice as hero to me, though who can question a director who had the instinct to make perennial good guy Henry Fonda the ultimate villain? He didn’t suck in this role, did he? And at least we get some back story with the harmonica playing Bronson character, unlike with old Blondie from Leone’s The Good The Bad and the Ugly.
And if you like the soundtrack, check out a YouTube video by The Danish National Symphony Orchestra And watch how they recreated the various parts of the music. It is pretty neat and just eight minutes long.
So yeah, I think Once Upon a Time in the West is a western classic, a Greek tragedy with spurs. So shoot me (at ten paces).
It doesn’t get any better than this: this is movie history
This one only gets better with each viewing. Leone’s masterful storytelling and Morricone’s crazy, beautiful, epic soundtrack; desperate, haunted faces which look like the barren landscapes the story is set in and a plot that unfolds with impeccable pacing to culminate in THE ultimate western finale.
As in Leone’s previous films, music isn’t just used to add to the atmosphere but is essential to the story, or perhaps even more: Morricone’s main musical theme plays the actual role of a (or rather: the) protagonist in the film.
Anyone who thought that the so called “Spaghetti westerns” were nothing but cheap, violent B-movies had to reconsider after seeing this film. It doesn’t get any better than this: this is movie history; iconic, classic, unforgettable, epic. For this film, I just run out of superlatives.
My vote: 10 out of 10
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It’s hard to believe this movie is from 1968. Very modern way of filming for the time. Sergio Leone gave time to each scene… something that new directors seem afraid to do… Great story about the last days of an era. Amazing music and the originality of linking a specific melody to each main character. And all these close-up to character’s eyes… Just a wonderful movie.
Original Language it
Runtime 2 hr 45 min (165 min), 2 hr 57 min (177 min) (extended) (Italy), 2 hr 17 min (137 min) (1970) (Finland), 2 hr 25 min (145 min) (theatrical) (USA), 2 hr 25 min (145 min) (U.S. theatrical) (USA)
Director Sergio Leone
Writer Sergio Donati (screenplay by), Sergio Leone (screenplay by), Dario Argento (from a story by), Bernardo Bertolucci (from a story by), Sergio Leone (from a story by)
Actors Claudia Cardinale, Henry Fonda, Jason Robards, Charles Bronson
Country Italy, USA
Awards 4 wins & 5 nominations.
Production Company Paramount Pictures
Sound Mix Mono, Dolby Digital (2003 DVD release)
Aspect Ratio 2.35 : 1
Camera Mitchell BNC
Laboratory Technicolor, Hollywood (CA), USA
Film Length 3,750 m (1970) (Finland), 4,485 m (cut version) (1977) (Finland), 4,869 m
Negative Format 35 mm
Cinematographic Process Techniscope (2-perf)
Printed Film Format 35 mm (anamorphic)