Los Angeles Times
Date: 2012-02-17
Author: Sari Heifetz-Stricke, Special To The Los Angeles Times

Article Mentions
Author, Sari Heifetz-Stricke, Special To The Los Angeles Times
Mentioned, Martin Scorsese
Mentioned, Clint Eastwood
Mentioned, Robert Rodriguez
Mentioned, Quentin Tarantino
Mentioned, George Lucas
Mentioned, Ennio Morricone
Mentioned, John Carpenter
Mentioned, James Coburn
Mentioned, American Cinematheque
Mentioned, BLVD
Mentioned, UPS
Mentioned, Hollywood
The best way to find a good guy in the westerns of director Sergio Leone is to look for a worse guy. The Italian director's penchant for blurring of the lines between heroes and villains stood in stark contrast with the clear distinctions found in traditional Hollywood westerns and helped modernize and revitalize the genre, two facts readily apparent "Once Upon a Time: The Films of Sergio Leone" at the American Cinematheque beginning Friday. Born in Rome in 1929, Leone was the son of a film director and a silent film actress. After a brief stint in law school, the young Sergio promptly joined the family business in 1948, working as an assistant to the legendary Italian director Vittorio de Sica on his neorealist classic "Bicycle Thieves" (1...(read more)
... The best way to find a good guy in the westerns of director Sergio Leone is to look for a worse guy. The Italian director's penchant for blurring of the lines between heroes and villains stood in stark contrast with the clear distinctions found in tr ...
... John Carpenter, Robert Rodriguez and George Lucas. "Each time [the Cinematheque presents a retrospective], a new, young audience discovers the iconic cinema of Sergio Leone," Deglise said. "This experience is made for the big screen." 'Once Upon a T ...


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