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Once Upon A Time In The West / Gabriele Ferzetti / Antonioni
« on: February 18, 2003, 01:08:26 AM »
Gabriele Ferzetti, who plays Morton, is also at the center of another one of the greatest films of all time, Antonioni's "L'Avventura."

I definitely see a huge influence on Leone from Antonioni, by the way.  Particularly in their love of close-up compositions, placing one person on one side of the widescreen frame and then surprising you when another person suddenly enters the frame from the other side.  

This happens startlingly in "L'Avventura," and is one of the things I also love about "Once Upon a Time in the West."

While I don't know if Leone ever expressed any influence from Antonioni, his visual language was considered very revolutionary at the time and was much discussed in film circles worldwide.  

The Colossus of Rhodes / The Old General thread!
« on: February 18, 2003, 12:58:34 AM »
Leone's first film is available in widescreen on DVD and can be found from various websites like Luminous Video   The only thing is, it's not subtitled and you'd need an all-systems DVD player to watch it.

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