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Trailers from Hell: Brian Trenchard-Smith on Sergio Leone's Final Western 'Duck, You Sucker!'

6 December 2013 11:15 AM, PST | Thompson on Hollywood | See recent Thompson on Hollywood news »

Sergio Leone Week! concludes at Trailers from Hell, with director Brian Trenchard-Smith introducing "Duck, You Sucker!"Considered one of his most overtly political films, this final Leone western is a melancholy action film steeped in memory. It looks to have influenced Leone collaborator Bernardo Bertolucci’s own politically charged historical epic, 1900. Peter Bogdanovich was originally contracted to direct but ankled when he bridled at having to imitate Leone’s baroque pictorial style. James Coburn’s Irish revolutionary role was intended for Jason Robards and Rod Steiger’s Mexican peasant for Eli Wallach. When a shortened version was released in America to boxoffice indifference in 1971 the title was changed to A Fistful Of Dynamite. Also known in Europe as Once Upon A Time…The Revolution. It was banned in Mexico until 1979. »

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Looking back at Sergio Leone’s Dollars trilogy

17 January 2013 3:12 AM, PST | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Feature Paul Martinovic Jan 18, 2013

With Django Unchained out now in the UK, Paul looks back at Sergio Leone's classic Dollars trilogy that helped inspire it...

Howard Hawks, one of the most successful Western directors of all time and a key influence on Sergio Leone, once said a great movie can be defined as one with "three great scenes, and no bad ones." There can be few directors who understood the power of great scenes quite as strongly as Leone, the director of the Dollars trilogy and de facto godfather of the spaghetti western.

Some might argue his emphasis on great individual moments was to his detriment, as the MacGuffin-laden plots of his films seem to exist mainly as devices on which he can hang his elaborate setpieces, and were subsequently labeled as exercises in pure style. While the artistic and intellectual merits of the three films are up for debate, »

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