Monday, October 24, 2022

New Sergio Leone documentary


L’italiano che invento l’America


L’italiano che invento l’America – Italian title


A 2022 Italian documentary [Leone Film Group (Rome), Sky Studios (Milan)]

Producers: Rafaella Leone, Andrea Leone, Roberto Pisoni, Dino Vannini, Gaia Pasetto

Director: Francesco Zippel

Screenplay: Francesco Zippel

Cinematography: Carlo Alberto Orecchia, Marco Tomaselli, Luca Ciuti

Music: Rodrigo D’Erasmo

Running time: 107 minutes



Clint Eastwood, Robert De Niro, Steven Spielberg, Jennifer Connelly, Quentin Tarantino, Ennio Morricone, Darren Aronofsky, Damien Chazelle, Eli Wallach, Arnon Milchan, Frank Miller, Martin Scorsese, Carlo Verdone, Tsui Hark, Giulianno Montaldo, Giuseppe Tornatore, Gian Luca Farinelli, Dario Argento, Sir Christopher Frayling, Noel Simsolo, Jacques Audiard, Arnon Milchan, Enzo Di Liberto, Fausto Ancillai, Andrea Leone, Francisca Leone, Raffaella Leone


Story: To mark the recent thirtieth anniversary of Sergio Leone’s death, this documentary sets out to pay tribute to one of the great legends of world cinema. The singular artistic vision of Sergio Leone has transcended national borders, creating the Spaghetti Western genre and transforming the international cinematic panorama forever with his innovative stylistic and narrative solutions, which have now become part of the language of the movies. The film, which is enriched with precious archive footage from the Cineteca di Bologna, including rare audio recordings and film clips shot behind the scenes, sees for the first time the direct participation of the Leone family and has interviews both with Leone’s longtime collaborators and with icons of Hollywood who have been profoundly influenced by his work. This documentary paints an unprecedented picture of a visionary and deeply cultured man who had lived and breathed movies from his birth and whose idea of cinema continues to be central to its enjoyment and to contemporary debate over the medium.

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