• Sergio Leone Had To Fight For The Rights To Make Once Upon A Time In America

    1 day ago - By Slash Film

    Sergio Leone only made seven films in his career, but the best of them sealed his reputation as one of the most stylish and influential directors of the 20th century. Like Wim Wenders with the road movie and Paul Verhoeven with sci-fi, he used genre to view America through the eyes of an outsider, using his operatic violence and gallows humor to put his distinct slant on two of the most American genres of them all: the Western and the gangster movie. Leone's "Dollars" trilogy, ostensibly set in the States but shot in Spain, made the Old Hollywood Western formula look prehistoric. The films...
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