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 movies, so much significantly 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 strong, the undesirable and the Ugly (1966). whereas the luck of those video clips ensured Leone's recognition might undergo, the few movies he made following The guy with out 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 better 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 contains a enormously multiplied advent and includes newly revised essays within which Cumbow analyzes the transition from "peplum" movies to westerns within the Italian well known culture. The booklet additionally examines every one of Leone's significant movies as director, in addition to the swan music Italian Western My identify Is Nobody, which Leone co-wrote and guided as manufacturer. Cumbow additionally reviews Leone's compositional variety and the impression of Catholicism and the Italian grand opera culture on his paintings. He presents a severe evaluate of Leone's sort in reshaping the Western style (and later, the crime film), in addition an review of the affects on Leone's paintings, and his carrying on with influence on next generations of movie makers.

Additional beneficial properties of this e-book comprise thumbnail reviews at the pros who most often made up Leone's solid and workforce, in addition to a whole bankruptcy dedicated to composer Ennio Morricone. The publication additionally contains an exhaustive bibliography, discography, and filmography, thoroughly up-to-date for this new version. For fanatics and students looking unique and illuminating dialogue of his paintings, The motion pictures of Sergio Leone offers a severe appreciation of this grasp stylist.

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