Once Upon a Time in America (1983) – Sergio Leone

Clocking in at almost four hours long, Leone’s cinematic adaptation of  Harry Grey’s original novel is the next recommendation from the Great Movies – 100 Years of Film book following my screening of The Godfather. Robert De Niro stars as David ‘Noodles’ Aaronson, a gangster, who after fleeing New York returns over thirty years later…

Once Upon a Time in the West (1968) – Sergio Leone

The Great Movies – The 100 Years of Film book returns me to the western genre with this Sergio Leone epic that stars Jason Robards, Chalres Bronson, Henry Fonda and Claudia Cardinale. Playing against type, Fonda is the villain, Frank, who is working for the railroad, and trying to drive a woman, Jill McBain (Cardinale),…

For A Few Dollars More (1965)

Clint Eastwood returns as The Man With No Name (although the name of his character in this film is revealed as Manco) in Sergio Leone’s follow-up to Fistful of Dollars, For A Few Dollars More. Joining Clilnt in Spain for this shoot was fellow American Lee Van Cleef as Colonel Douglas Mortimer. The two men are competing…