Sergio Leone

 

Sergio Leone was an Italian film director, producer and screenwriter, credited as the inventor of the “Spaghetti Western” genre.His most famous movies include the dollar trilogy, Once Upon a Time in the West and The Good, the Bad and the Ugly.Leone had a particular style of editing which is being used by many directors even today.Leone’s film-making style includes juxtaposing extreme close-up shots with lengthy long shots.He is considered as the best director of the European western genre.

Must watch Leone films:

1) The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

During the Civil War, two men, Blondie and Tuco, form an uncomfortable alliance while looking for treasure. They must also outwit Angel Eyes, an outlaw who wants to plunder the riches for himself.

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Watch it for:

Using civil war theme brilliantly, amazing performances by Clint Eastwood and Lee Van Cleef

 

2) Once Upon a Time in the West

A woman returns to her ranch out west to find her husband has been killed by a band of outlaws who want the railroad-valuable land. A brooding, young cowboy steps in to stop them.

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Watch it for:

Considered one of the best action/war films of all time. Need more reasons?

 

 

 

 

 

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