Once Upon a Time in The West - Hardcover


"Trust ya? How can you trust a man who wears both a belt and suspenders, a man who can't even trust his own pants?" - Frank, Once Upon a Time in The West

  • Once Upon a Time in The West: Shooting a Masterpiece.
  • This book, by the world-renowned authority on Sergio Leone, Christopher Frayling, includes revealing personal interviews with all the key players involved in Once Upon a Time in the West – in front of the camera and behind it.
  • It contains a wealth of never-before-published documents, designs and photographs, and the latest research into the making of a masterpiece, shot by shot.
  • Introduced with a foreword by Quentin Tarantino.

Sergio Leone's film Once Upon a Time in the West set out to be the ultimate Western – a celebration of the power of classic Hollywood cinema, a meditation on the making of America, and a lament for the decline of one of the most cherished film genres in the form of a "dance of death". With this film, Leone said a fond farewell to the noisy and flamboyant world of the Italian Western, which he had created with A Fistful of Dollars and sequels (1964-6), and aimed for something much more ambitious – an exploration of the relationship between myth ('Once Upon a Time...'), history ('...in the West') and his own autobiography as an avid film-goer. 

    Pages: 336

    Published: February 2019.

    Size (cm): 26 x 30 x 4

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