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* 3 January 1929
* 30 April 1989


Sergio Leone

Sergio Leone is probably the most famous director of Spaghetti Westerns. Not only were his films the most successful ones, they are also those that are regarded the best. He started quite small as assistant director on numerous Italian genre films before he started directing. After his Spaghetti Westerns he also made Once Upon a Time in America.

Trademarks:

  • Long, slow paced epics that explore the mythology of the West and Western.
  • Ritualistic build up to action or death.
  • Work with Clint Eastwood.
  • Fascination with faces.
  • Deep zooms.
  • Widescreen photography.
  • Little dialogue.
  • Long opening scenes.
  • Impressive camera work and set design.
  • Tedious attention to detail.
  • Crane shots.
  • Revolutionary screen violence.

Biography

Filmography

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