Friday, December 26, 2003

hawaiian pizza: remastered

As a Christmas present to myself, I caught the last showing of a special week-long engagement of the extended remastered version of Sergio Leone's operatic prequel in the Spaghetti Western trilogy, The Good The Bad and The Ugly. Some may find the film slow, but an honest and fair observation would be acknowledging Leone's audacious sense of style and spectacle. Christopher Frayling's Sergio Leone: Something to do with Death presents Leone as a film buff, whose enthusiasm and talent was evident, but who could often tick off his associates, simply by denying credit where it was due. Naysayers would call him a pretentious wannabe hack. But there is no denying the importance of his ouevre and the influence his films have had on cinema itself. That said, it was a pleasure to watch the (intentionally) innapropriately named trio race to find buried treasure in a graveyard. The journey is fun as is the shootout at the end. And silence has never sounded so wonderful and ominous at the same time.

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