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« #45 : March 02, 2013, 02:22:40 AM »

What about from OUATITW to OUATIA? Would you say there's a leap there?

I have yet to see COR to make the comparisons, but I can see what you mean with the leaps from FOD to OUATITW.


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« #46 : March 02, 2013, 02:37:53 AM »

OuTW is the peak of his style. In his later films he only could move sidewards with varying results. DYS shows how much his style developed since FoD, but is still less interesting for me. MNIN on the other hand could have become another masterpiece, but he gave the complete control away, could not make up his mind if he wanted to do the film or not. Even if it is doubtless for me his film for nearly every second. And with some really brilliant material in it.

QuTA was another way for him to make a film which was original, and was not a direct repeating of his then well known style.

Too bad he made so few films after OuTW, and then died much too early.

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« #47 : March 02, 2013, 05:08:36 AM »

One similar shot between two movies isn't much of a connection Jenkins. That particular one could just as easily come from The Magnificent Seven or any number of other Westerns.



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« #48 : March 02, 2013, 08:05:28 AM »

This is what a typical Hollywood Western would do with a similar shot:


The American Western liked to keep the camera on an even level with the horses. Leone varied things, even when he wasn't innovating. And he was a master of camera placement. Before Delli Colli came on board and added a dizzying amount of movement, camera placement and composition was all Leone had. But as CJ points out, a lot of the compositional techniques that SL became famous for are in evidence in COR.



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« #49 : March 02, 2013, 04:57:22 PM »

Leone could've paying a homage to the american westerns grew up with, with these shots, but added his own style later on.


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