The so-called spaghetti Western achieved its apotheosis in Sergio Leone's magnificently mythic (and utterly outlandish) Once upon a Time in the West. After a series of international hits starring Clint Eastwood (from A Fistful of Dollars to The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly), Leone outdid himself with this spectacular, larger-than-life, horse-operatic epic about how the West was won.
From the innovative "James Bond Western" style of A Fistful of Dollars (1964) to the complete restoration of Duck You Sucker (1971), The Sergio Leone Anthology pays lavish tribute to one of the greatest of all Italian directors. A lifelong film buff deeply influenced by the movies he enjoyed as an uneducated youth in southern Italy, Leone (1929-1989) had officially directed only one previous film (1961's The Colossus of Rhodes) when he recruited a relatively unknown American TV star named Clint Eastwood (on a modest salary of $15,000) and made cinema history with A Fistful of Dollars, not the first Western made by an Italian but certainly the first truly Italian entry in the "Spaghetti Western" genre that Leone virtually invented.
COVER BILINGUE - PISTE AUDIO EN FRANCAIS ( ENGLISH AND FRENCH LANGUAGE ) Il était une fois la Révolution - A Fistful of Dynamite est un film italien de Sergio Leone sorti en 1971.Mexique, 1913. Deux personnages font connaissance : un pilleur de diligences, Juan Miranda (Rod Steiger), et un Irlandais, membre de l'IRA en fuite, spécialiste en explosifs, John Mallory (James Coburn) - mais dont le véritable prénom est Sean, le personnage souhaitant occulter son passé irlandais en dissimulant son identité.