Joshua Gizelt (swashbuckler332) wrote,
Joshua Gizelt

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"People like that have something inside... something to do with death."

"He not only plays. He can shoot too."

I had the chance to watch Once Upon A Time in the West yet again today. It is truly one of the greatest films ever made, I never get tired of watching it. It's interesting to observe that the central plot of the film basically ends about fifteen minutes before the conflicts are all resolved. Rather cheeky. And I never get over Henry Fonda and Jason Robards' performances, particularly Robards at the end of the film, communicating so much on so many different levels. And that score... wow. I'm sorry, I know people toss up The Mission and Once Upon a Time in America, but for my money this is Ennio Morricone's finest achievement.

One thing though... I love the way that Sergio Leone's films look (and if you haven't seen them in widescreen, you haven't seen them at all), but I'm so glad that they never invented Smelly-O, because those characters look like some smelly motherfuckers.

This isn't much of an entry. It's not much of anything, really.
Tags: cinema, film music, sergio leone

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