Posts tagged: westerns
Sergio Leone on the set of Once Upon a Time in the West.
Why did you decide to become a filmmaker?
SL: My mother was an actress. My father was an actor and a director. I am the son of filmmakers. I was born with this bow tie made of celluloid on my collar.
And why did you decide to make westerns?
SL: I had never thought of making a western even as I was making it. I think that my films are westerns only in their exterior aspects. Within them are some of my truths, which happily, I see, belong to lots of parts of the world. Not just America. My discussion is one that has gone all the way from Fistful of Dollars through Once Upon a Time in America. But if you look closely at all these films, you find in them the same meanings, the same humor, the same point of view, and, also, the same pains.
Which filmmakers influenced you, and what were your favorite films?
SL: I must be honest and say that I was under the fascination of films. I was
fascinated by all films, even the words of them. If I was to do a more-precise
analysis of the situation, I have to admit that I was more entertained by the bad films than the good ones. Because when something is beautiful, it is there; it is finished; it is done. It doesn’t have to be touched or be worked upon. But if it is badly realized and not completely expressed, sometimes that is more provocative and interesting than when you see something that is perfectly and beautifully done. But if there is an auteur who influenced me—and there is only one—that is Charlie Chaplin. And he never won an Oscar.
Interview with Sergio Leone (1987)
By Marlaine Glicksman
Previously on Cinephilia & Beyond:
Cover of Sixth Gun: Sons of the Gun and an interior page. Written by Cullen Bunn & Brian Hurtt with art by Brian Churilla and colors by Bill Crabtree. From Oni’s press release:
Since the very first issue of THE SIXTH GUN, readers have clamored for more information about General Hume’s horsemen. And now the story can be told. What happened to the horsemen after their master died? The answers can be found the in February debuting series THE SIXTH GUN: SONS OF THE GUN….each issue features a look at a different member of Hume’s ghastly gang.
A gorgeous page from The Sixth Gun, “Winter Wolves, Part 2” by Cullen Bunn, with art by Brian Hurtt and colors by Bill Crabtree.I love The Sixth Gun and I love supernatural wolves.
From Oni’s description:
Winter Wolves, Part 2. Caught in the heart of a supernatural cold snap, Drake and Becky fight off a vicious creature intent on ripping them to shreds. Even the otherworldly powers of the Six seem ineffectual against a creature that can become one with the
blizzard. Meanwhile, as Gord Cantrell hurries to find his friends, he encounters an old enemy—Kirby Hale.
Happy Birthday, Lee Byung-hun! Celebrate with the train-jacking scene from The Good, The Bad, The Weird.
The third Autumn Brother from Jonah Hex: Riders of the Worm and Such by Joe R. Lansdale, Timothy Truman and Sam Glanzman.
At the Gutter, Carol writes about Jonah Hex in “Hero To Some.”