Best Scenes: Two from Sergio Leone
The two train station scenes in Sergio Leoneâ€™s â€œOnce Upon a Time in the Westâ€.
The beginning, where we wait with the three gunmen for ten minutes, until the man with the armonica comes. And later in the movie, when Claudia Cardinale arrives at the station but nobodyâ€™s waiting for her (and we know why)
I basically love them, becauseâ€¦ thatâ€™s what I call cinema! Editing, costumes, musicâ€¦ theyâ€™re not just a contribution to the narration, but a fundamental part of it.
One of my favorite scenes is also a Sergio Leone moment from â€œA Fistful of Dollarsâ€.
Early in the movie Clint Eastwood guns down a few guys in order to show off his pistol skills. (And exact some revenge for his mule) Iâ€™ve always loved the scene, Clint seems down to earth, almost funny at the beginning, but turns incredibly mean looking when laughed at. The music builds to a climax as the camera goes from face to face. You notice Eastwoodâ€™s eyes follow the spit come from the terribly dubbed actors mouth. Clint then guns them all down before they can get off one shot. Just a classic â€œmans manâ€ scene.
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