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: john fawell's "the Art of Leone's OUTIW"  ( 1981 )
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« : September 24, 2005, 01:44:07 AM »

I don't know if someone's allready posted about that,if so I apologize.I just finished the new john fawell's  book  about OUATIW.It's a very elaborate work and the only subject is the movie .Very detailed critic's work.Obviously,author is a big fan of Leone,and even bigger of OUATIW.If you look for biography or trivia you're not gonna find any.Personally I liked the book, though it's a bit hard to read well, maybe cause I love OUATIW so much,that didn't bother me.The only thihg I disagree with the author is that every time he mentions OUATIA he makes it look as a lesser movie,less of a movie than OUATIW.Lord, I love them both.

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« #1 : September 25, 2005, 04:47:30 PM »

To be perfectly frank (but not perfectly "Frank," or I'd have to kill you) I was disappointed with the book. It pretty much just rehashes ideas put out by Frayling and others, sometimes without giving proper credit. I didn't find a single new insight or idea anywhere in it. For $35.00 dollars, I was hoping for a lot more.



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