Once upon a Time in the West (C'era una volta il west)

Once upon a Time in the West (C'era una volta il west)

Sergio Leone assembled a memorable international cast for his Western about a young woman (Claudia Cardinale), unexpectedly widowed, who finds herself struggling for survival against powerful forces including the mercenary Frank (an unforgettably evil Henry Fonda). Selected by the National Film Registry in 2009, Leone’s epic features vivid Techniscope cinematography by Tonino Delli Colli, memorable standalone sequences (the train station opening is a classic film all by itself), and a typically magnificent score by Ennio Morricone. 

DIRECTED BY: Sergio Leone. WRITTEN BY: Sergio Donati, Sergio Leone. STORY BY: Dario Argento, Bernardo Bertolucci, Sergio Leone. WITH: Claudia Cardinale, Henry Fonda, Jason Robards, Charles Bronson. 1968. 165 min. USA/Italy. Color. Scope. English. Rated PG-13. DCP. Courtesy of Cinecittà, 4K digital restoration by Cineteca di
Bologna in association with Paramount and Leone Film Group. 

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