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Daily Briefing. Sergio Leone, John Huston and More

10 November 2011 3:13 AM, PST | MUBI | See recent MUBI news »

"He's best known for his westerns, which traditionally are sagas about how civilization begins, how ruthless and cynical men rip it out of the throat of the wilderness," writes Peter Keough in the Boston Phoenix. "But the end of civilization is what really fascinated Sergio Leone, and the poison within that undoes every would-be paradise. Death and doom and dark hilarity overshadow his films, not just the westerns, but all of them, which are on view this month in a two-week retrospective at the Harvard Film Archive. From his first directorial effort, The Colossus of Rhodes (1961; screens November 13 at 4:30 pm), to the script about the 900-day siege of Leningrad that he left behind when he died in 1989 at the age of 60, Sergio Leone showed us how the world ends — be it by the slow brutal murder of a modern city, or the catastrophic destruction of an ancient one."

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Community Cast Discuss Season Finale

16 March 2011 11:48 AM, PDT | | See recent news »

Josh Holloway, best known as hunky con-man castaway Sawyer on Lost, will be joining Community for their two-part season finale. This morning, E! Online posted some quotes from the cast today about the finale and working with Mr. Holloway.

Producers have teased that the finale will have a “Sergio Leone homage.” Well, just who is Sergio Leone? He's the Italian film director / screenwriter best known for his association with the “Spaghetti western” genre. His films include The Good, The Bad and the Ugly, Once Upon a Time in America and The Colossus of Rhodes.

Joel McHale (Jeff Winger) on the theory that Holloway is one of the only guys who would be believable as someone cooler than Jeff: "I agree fully with that theory, because he is cooler than me, just by walking in a room, and Jeff is a little unhappy about it. Or happy about it. Maybe he »

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