Author: Oreste de Fornari
Available: November 19, 2018
"When a man with a rifle meets a man with a gun, the one with the gun is a dead man" (For a Fistful of Dollars). "So you found out that you're not a businessman after all ..." "Only a man". "An ancient race. Morton will come and make it disappear" (Once Upon a Time in the West). "What have you done all these years, Noodles?" "I went to bed early" (Once Upon a Time in America). Jokes like these, accompanied by the music of Morricone, are impressed in the memory of the spectators and film lovers of half the world. So that the most modern filmmakers, from Carpenter to Tarantino, do not stop paying tribute to Leone and are inspired by the barbarian and baroque style with which he told the American legend of the executioners and the outlaws, contaminating it with the Italian cynicism of the Borgias, Boccaccio, Machiavelli. This book, which inserts the artistic path of Sergio Leone in the Italian cinema scene of the '60s,' 70s and '80s, includes a critical essay, a synthetic biography, detailed plots and the best jokes of all Leone's films, the testimonies of his and his collaborators, an anthology of reviews and many other materials, including more than 700 images taken from the frames of the films of Leone and other directors who were inspired or inspired by him.