Once Upon A Time In The West

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A mysterious stranger with a harmonica joins forces with a notorious desperado to protect a beautiful widow from a ruthless assassin working for the railroad.

ACTORS :   Henry Fonda, Charles Bronson, Claudia Cardinale

YEAR OF RELEASE :  1968

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Storyline

Jill McBain travels to the wild frontier; Utah – where she and her new husband planned to settle down. Upon arrival, she finds him and his children dead. There’s a lot of land, and potential, but there’s those who want to take it – at any cost. Even if it means killing a man and his kids.

Art

This is my fav film. It is more like watching a piece of art. The look is fantastic. The director does a perfect job. The acting is wonderful. The story is not the strongest ever but it should be watched to experience it. If your a film lover you can’t fail but admire this film.Charles Bronson is the perfect broody loner. Henry Fonda surprises everyone by giving a strong performance as a bad guy. The close up of his eyes is stunning. The camera work and close ups have never been done better. The music is as good as anything you will find in a movie. Throw in the scenes when you first see Henry Fonda. The scene at the railway station which the water dripping on the hat. The sound of the spinning water tower. To me the closet movie to ART I have ever seen and I have seen a lot of films.
One for all time !!!
 
I thought I knew westerns, I’d seen John Wayne, Jimmy Stewart, Glen Ford, Audie Murphy, Richard Widmark, Alan Ladd, all of them save the day many times. I was wrong, I was 14 yrs old when I went to the local movie house to see this movie in 1969. My grandmother took me, she had always been a huge fan of Henry Fonda’s, and even though she didn’t care for western’s, she dragged me to this one. I’ll never forget how engrossed I was from beginning to end. And this one movie was the basis for all my future wish’s to have been born a cowboy. Everything about this movie impressed me one way or the other.

Simply put, this movie is the most visually stimulating and engrossing movie I have ever watched.

I have seen plenty of great movies in my in my fifty years of life, but this one, is in my opinion more than a movie, it’s a piece of history unfolding in front of your eyes with no censorship or BS added for flavor. True, the movie has been chopped up some for TV and other forms of presentation, but when I was in that theater in 1969, the movie was, to use a semi modern term “AWESOME”.

No one, not even if you dislike westerns, should pass on this one.

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