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Re: Sergio Leone

Posted: 28 Aug 2019, 00:39
by Jimbly
Matt Wilson wrote:The real question is: who made more quality films, Leone or Peckinpah?

In my opinion there's no contest, Sergio. but I'm not really a fan of Peckipah.

Re: Sergio Leone

Posted: 28 Aug 2019, 01:33
by Matt Wilson
I've always compared them for some reason - but then I'm looking at it through the lens of a western-lover. Leone made films about Americans with a Euro-filter, creating an America that existed only in his fantasies. Only Once Upon a Time in America isn't a western but some think that's his best picture.

Peckinpah probably only has one five-star film to Leone's three, but he made more movies and was very consistent from '62 - '77 with only one dud during that era. After that, a study in how cocaine and alcohol can derail a career. I honestly don't know who I like better.