Leone, Sergio: Once upon a time in the West

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Today I want to present you Once upon a time in the West by Sergio Leone. Most of you will know the movie under the name of Spiel mir das Lied vom Tod . It is a classic of film history from 1968, but was first published on DVD a few months ago. It is about 167 minutes long. By critics the movie is considered the best western ever made. I am of the same opinion and in the following I will point out why. The movie is fairly complex so I will first give you some basic information about the main characters, the different groups involved and the background of the whole story. First of all Brett McBain, he is a farmer who bought a piece of land in the desert where the railroad has to come through for it has the only well within miles. He intends to build a station called Sweetwater to get prosperous. He lives with his daughter and two sons in Sweetwater. In New Orleans he married a prostitute named Jill (Claudia Cardinale) who is about to arrive by train in Flagstone near Sweetwater. She will be one of the main characters in the story. Another main character and the most important is a man called Harmonica (Charles Bronson), whose real name is unknown. He is named after the instrument he always takes with him. He is a mysterious character for he arrives at the beginning of the movie and the spectators have no idea why he arrives and what his intention is. The only evidence is that he asks for a certain Frank. Another main character is Cheyenne whose real name is Manuel Gutierrez ...

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