Movie Once Upon a Time in the West (1968)

Watched 201111014 (Netflix, Instant) (English subtitles) 165 min
Once Upon a Time in the West (1968) Sergio Leon. 175 min
also known as C'era una volta il West (original title)


Relevant Links:
Once Upon a Time in the West (IMDb.com)
Once Upon a Time in the West (Wikipedia.org)

20111014: [20111015][20150319 Edit]
This movie was a great western. It's definitely one of my top five western movies.


I can't decide at the moment whether I like Once Upon a Time in the West or The Good, the Bad and the Ugly (1966) better.

Let me analyze a couple of aspects. While I like the harmonica theme in this movie, it's not as memorable as the theme in The Good, the Bad and the Ugly. Though I suppose The Good, the Bad and the Ugly theme has the advantage of being something I've heard even before watching the movie.


I enjoy Clint Eastwood's character more than Charles Bronson's character. I also enjoy the final showdown in The Good, the Bad and the Ugly more than the final showdown in this movie for two reasons. First, three is better than two. Second, the one in The Good, the Bad and the Ugly has more suspense.

I conclude that I like The Good, the Bad and the Ugly more than Once Upon a Time in the West.


Instant Comments:
The introduction focuses on so much sound and I guess with the exception of a couple words, it's also quite visual. How'd they do the scene with the fly?
Oh wow, love the harmonica. Definitely has to be a theme song of sorts.
Oh snaps, "You brought two too many."
"Like what?" "Like that."


The first time (@1 hr 23 min) that the harmonica theme plays without the harmonica actually playing.
Ooo... "Frank wait!" hahaha "I told you to keep quiet."
Lol, why is it that some of her lines seem out of place? "Station. I said print station."
Lol "What are you suppose to do? Build a station. Idiots!"

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