Sergio Leone, Inspirations
La Cinémathèque française
For the writing of “Once Upon a Time in the West”, Sergio Leone desired to work with young cinephiles. He picked the directors-to-be Dario Argento and Bernardo Bertolucci. Their passionate knowledge of the great American westerns prompted them to sprinkle the script with quotations. A selection.
The references for this video come from a text by Christopher Frayling, Sergio Leone’s biographer. (actes-sud.fr/catalogue/cinema/sergio-leone-quelque-chose-voir-avec-la-mort)