Sergio Leone, Once upon a time in Italy
In the mid-1960s, an unknown Italian film director, Sergio Leone, made "A Fistful of Dollars", the first in a trilogy of films that came to define the spaghetti western. The films that complete the trilogy, "For a Few Dollars More" and "The Good, the Bad and the Ugly", are, like the first film, violent, cynical and visually stunning, and together they form the backbone of an important film genre that has influenced many contemporary filmmakers. This book, newly available in paperback, is an authoritative, in-depth study of Leone and the Italian Western by film expert and cultural historian Sir Christopher Frayling. Featuring analyzes of and interviews with all the key players, including Leone himself, it forms a wonderful tribute to one of the master filmmakers of the 20th century.