Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Sir Christopher Frayling – For a Few Dollars More

Saturday April 12, 2014
4:00 p.m.

A showing of For a Few Dollars More
A discussion by Sir Christopher Frayling “The Widescreen Aesthetics of Sergio Leone”

The acknowledged expert on all things Leone, Christopher Frayling delves into the mindset of a director who brought a new look and completely fresh approach to the traditional Hollywood western. This style of ‘cowboys and outlaws’ was radically different from what had come before. Leone utilised over-the-top violence with sombre or wicked humour and his work spurned a new term in cinema vocabulary – the Spaghetti Western – due to its European roots.Numerous spaghetti westerns utilised the widescreen Techniscope format to dazzling effect (including the film which follows this event) and Christopher Frayling will cover the use of this and how the look and style created a different dynamic to the conventional western.

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