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Once Upon a Time in the West


Henry Fonda, Claudia Cardinale, Jason Robards, Charles Bronson View All


Sergio Leone (Director), Dario Argento (Story), Bernardo Bertolucci (Story), Sergio Leone (Story) View All

Released: Dec. 21st, 1968
Runtime: 2 hours, 55 minutes
This classic western masterpiece is an epic film about a widow whose land and life are in danger as the railroad is getting closer and closer to taking them over. A mysterious harmonica player joins forces with a desperado to protect the woman and her land.
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But you know, I could have done without the ultra close-ups of the actors. I don't want to know how many pores are in Charles Bronson's face. Nor do I need to check out the dental work on Henry Fonda.
Though it'd be easy to go in expecting Charles Bronson's harmonica-playing gunslinger to be the so-called hero of this little venture, he really is just a supporting player in a greater narrative about the aforementioned widow (Claudia Cardinale) expecting to come home to her family's new ranch only to....
There's more emotion and sophistication to the story, there's an allround sadness to it all, something tragic.
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