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The art of Sergio Leone's Once upon a time in the West : a critical appreciation

Author: John Wesley Fawell
Publisher: Jefferson, N.C. : McFarland, ©2005.
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Few directors are characterized by both extraordinary film craft and the ironic reputation for lowbrow films. Despite his many achievements as a child of the Italian Cinecitta studios, however, Sergio Leone has been judged severely by writers who find his films lacking in ideas and moralists who find his films unduly cynical. Nevertheless, Leone's greatest cinematic achievement, Once Upon a Time in the West, served  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Fawell, John Wesley, 1959-
Art of Sergio Leone's Once upon a time in the West.
Jefferson, N.C. : McFarland, ©2005
(DLC) 2005004750
(OCoLC)57731023
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: John Wesley Fawell
ISBN: 9781476601816 147660181X
OCLC Number: 607614107
Reproduction Notes: Electronic reproduction. [S.l.] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010. MiAaHDL
Description: 1 online resource (vii, 215 pages) : illustrations
Details: Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Contents: 1. Defending Leone --
2. Once upon a time in the West: the meta-western --
3. Ford and Once upon a time in the West --
4. Harmonica and Cheyenne --
5. Jill --
6. Morton and the politics of Once upon a time in the West --
7. A neo-realist fairy tale, Leone's set design --
8. Composition --
9. Leone's close-ups --
10. "A rhythm he believes in": Leone's editing --
11. The Leone-Morricone soundtrack --
12. The music of sound and dialogue.
Responsibility: by John Fawell.
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As Sergio Leone's fourth successful American western film, "Once Upon a Time in the West" earned him acclaim for liberating the western genre, restoring it to antique American simplicity. The  Read more...

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"critical study"--Wrangler's Roost; "a scholarly and an engaging book"--Film International; "illuminates...enthusiastic and thoughtful...a treasure"--Cinescape.

 
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