The Films of Sergio Leone

The Films of Sergio Leone Sergio Leone s renown as a filmmaker rests upon a fistful of films most notably the three Westerns he made with Clint Eastwood in the mid s A Fistful of Dollars For a Few Dollars More

  • Title: The Films of Sergio Leone
  • Author: Robert C. Cumbow
  • ISBN: 9780810860414
  • Page: 499
  • Format: Paperback
  • Sergio Leone s renown as a filmmaker rests upon a fistful of films, most notably the three Westerns he made with Clint Eastwood in the mid 1960s A Fistful of Dollars 1964 , For a Few Dollars More 1965 , and The Good, the Bad and the Ugly 1966 While the success of these movies ensured Leone s reputation would endure, the few films he made following The Man with No NamSergio Leone s renown as a filmmaker rests upon a fistful of films, most notably the three Westerns he made with Clint Eastwood in the mid 1960s A Fistful of Dollars 1964 , For a Few Dollars More 1965 , and The Good, the Bad and the Ugly 1966 While the success of these movies ensured Leone s reputation would endure, the few films he made following The Man with No Name Trilogy culminating in his American gangster epic, Once Upon a Time in America 1984 with Robert DeNiro would solidify Leone s place as one of the great visionaries of his time In this enhanced revision of Once upon a Time The Films of Sergio Leone, Robert C Cumbow examines the work of this Italian filmmaker who made his mark re envisioning the American Western This volume includes a greatly expanded introduction and contains newly revised essays in which Cumbow analyzes the transition from peplum films to westerns in the Italian popular tradition The book also examines each of Leone s major films as director, as well as the swan song Italian Western My Name Is Nobody, which Leone co wrote and guided as producer Cumbow also studies Leone s compositional style and the influence of Catholicism and the Italian grand opera tradition on his work He provides a critical evaluation of Leone s style in reshaping the Western genre and later, the crime film , as well an assessment of the influences on Leone s work, and his continuing impact on subsequent generations of film makers Additional features of this book include thumbnail comments on the professionals who most frequently made up Leone s cast and crew, as well as an entire chapter devoted to composer Ennio Morricone The book also includes an exhaustive bibliography, discography, and filmography, completely updated for this new edition For fans and scholars seeking original and illuminating discussion of his work, The Films of Sergio Leone provides a critical appreciation of this master stylist.

    One thought on “The Films of Sergio Leone”

    1. Good book, but not the best. The author is too much in the symbolic and mythic interpretation of Leone's works and not enough on the cinematic values of his films.

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