Once Upon a Time in the West: Shooting a Masterpiece (Christopher Frayling)


(Martin) #1

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New book by Christopher Frayling announced for October publication; foreword by Quentin Tarantino; published by Reel Art Press. Hopefully, the book’s content will be more original than its cover. Images of that scene have definitely been overused.

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As my good friend Bartleby the Scrivener put it, “Support Amazon? I would prefer not to.” :sunglasses:


#2

Cool, in time for its 50th anniversary.


(Martin) #3

Yes, almost exactly. I hope it’s not only a rehash of material from Frayling’s other books.


#4

I’m still reading Something to do with Death and it’ll be fresh in my mind when this comes out. So a rehash would be rather disappointing.


(Novecento) #5

Apparently based on set photographs by Angelo Novi:

http://www.fistful-of-leone.com/forums/index.php?topic=12605.msg183783#msg183783


(MMcG) #6

I was about to buy this book - do you know if it is available in a hardcover in English?

Thanks,


#7

I couldn’t find a hardback version, but it would be nice since the spine on mine is getting worn very easily.

Needless to say I highly recommend the book.


(Martin) #8

Thanks for the information! And this thread from 2015 is almost a sort of teaser for the upcoming
book: Behind the Scenes (Once Upon a Time in the West).


(Martin) #9

Only as softcover/paperback: first edition 2000, Faber & Faber; new edition 2012, University of Minnesota Press.

Essential reading. And very entertaining.


#10

Despite the couple of errors (Leone being in Cemetery Without Crosses, Volontè doing his own dubbing), an absolute wealth of information.


(Martin) #11

Should be out by now but isn’t. New publication dates given on various websites are a total mess, ranging from October 2018 to May 2019. According to user Le Bon on the Sergio Leone Web Board, “it will now be out March/April.” Taking into account that its publication was first announced around spring 2016, the book’s title has been changed to Everything and More: Publishing Once Upon a Time in the West: Shooting a Masterpiece, a Compact History of Infinity.


(MMcG) #12

I have just 1 chapter left to read but it has been very enjoyable.
I marked the comment about Leone playing a role in a movie and was going to check it out - no need now.

Another error - the book says that the Irish part of Duck you Sucker was shot in County Wicklow - it was shot in Howth Castle, County Dublin.


#13

I liked the part where John Ford fanboy Peter Bogdanovich called Leone, Spielberg & Lucas jerk-offs.