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Once Upon a Time in the West

Released 1969
Distributor Paramount

Sergio Leone’s 1968 masterpiece gives the lie to the term “spaghetti western”. In a hastily shortened version it was a box-office disappointment in the U.S.but it played in the same theater in Paris for years.

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FtAzh17LMxQ

About John Landis

John Landis is the director of Animal HouseThe Blues Brothers, An American Werewolf In LondonTrading PlacesComing To America, Kentucky Fried MovieSpies Like UsThree Amigos!Into The Night and Michael Jackson’s Thriller, and the recent Burke and Hare for Ealing Studios,  among many other films and television shows. His documentary Mr. Warmth: The Don Rickles Project premiered on HBO and won an Emmy for Best Music, Comedy or Variety Special.  He is also the subject of noted film critic Giulia D’Agnolo Vallan’s recent book “John Landis” and his own book “Monsters in the Movies’ was published to critical and popular acclaim in 2012.