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Film

Once Upon a Time in the West

Country

Italy

Director

Sergio Leone

Year

1968

Cast

Henry Fonda, Charles Bronson, Claudia Cardinale

Details

Colour 166 mins

A classic film. It celebrates Hollywood Westerns which mythologised the Wild West into heroic tales of good and evil. It inverts famous scenes from those Westerns such as the masterly opening inverts a scene from High Noon. The plot focusses around the coming of the railroad to the wild frontier, bringing civilisation but also driving the mythic creatures like Charles Bronson's Harmonica away.

A must see.