Sir Christopher Frayling on Sergio Leone’s Very Italian Western
In this keynote talk, Leone’s biographer will examine the distinctively Italian character of Leone’s unique films.
Joint ticket available with Once Upon a Time in the West + intro by Sir Christopher Frayling on Friday 6 April 19:50 £15, concs £12 (Members pay £2 less).
Total runtime 90min
When first released, Leone’s westerns were popular but dismissed as inferior imitations of the American genre. Yet time has been kind to the ‘spaghetti western.’ In this keynote talk, Leone’s biographer Sir Christopher Frayling will examine the distinctively Italian character of these unique films, and chart how they’ve been re-interpreted and celebrated as flamboyant commentary on the values and techniques of Hollywood: ‘a myth about a myth,’ as novelist Alberto Moravia put it.