La révolution Sergio Leone
Authors: Christopher Frayling, Gian Luca Farinelli
Publisher: La Table Ronde
Released October 4, 2018
By reinventing the western, popular genre par excellence, Sergio Leone will have changed the face of cinema. The public immediately made a triumphal welcome to his films while the critics did not understand that the West no longer needed to be American as it was now anchored in the universal imagination. Sergio Leone is a great filmmaker of the imagination. As popular as experimental, discoverer of Clint Eastwood as Charles Bronson, Leone is now adulated by filmmakers around the world as a huge formalist. The exhibition and the book dedicated by La Cinémathèque française and Fondazione Cineteca di Bologna propose to enter the laboratory of a genius creator and discover the biographical springs of his work. Composed of filmmaker's texts, testimonials from his collaborators and critical essays, illustrated with filming photos and posters, this book explores the many facets of a filmmaker who has found his cinema on his childhood dreams. Frédéric Bonnaud, Managing Director of La Cinémathèque française.