This is one true masterpiece, I can't remember any other movie that is so powerful like this one. This movie has everything great ambient, scenes larger then life, hypnotic Ennio Morricone music and what is most important great acting.
In this move Sergio Leone proved that he is one of the most unique directors in movie history. If you saw this movie you know that almost every scene is great piece of art in almost every scene you are amazed by visual style of Leone. In all other great movies (like: Godfather, Casablanca, Citizen Cane, Notorious,Big Sleep, The Third Man, etc.), you won't find these many great scenes like in this one.
This is an ultimate Western and i want to say: Thank you Sergio Leone for your great vision and this masterpiece, after this one there is no need for any other western, in compare to this one John Fords westerns are movies for kids and women.
Filmed on location in Spain and in Monument Valley in the USA, Once Upon a Time in the West (1968) bridged the gap between the traditional idealistic American West of John Ford and the cynical, violent Eurowestern.
For the locations in Spain, visit Regis Cluseau website
Following are the shots I took in Monument Valley (USA):
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I brought back a bunch of piece of brick from the Arch.
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The arch was built for the movie. As you can see on the above picture, the tracks for the traveling shot are still there.
Note: I picked up only the bricks on the ground. Not from the standing arch. These bricks were scattered around the arch. One day, this arch would be gone forever.
So, own a piece of this classic movie.