Questions tagged [once-upon-a-time-in-the-west]

1968 Italian epic Spaghetti Western film directed by Sergio Leone and starring Henry Fonda, Charles Bronson, Jason Robards, and Claudia Cardinale.

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What are the characters thinking/trying to convey during the scene where Cheyenne first meets Harmonica?

The splendid movie Once Upon a Time in the West is way too enigmatic for me sometimes. I haven't seen many westerns really, but the dollars trilogy I mostly figured out. Can someone explain what are ...
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Why was Cheyenne following Harmonica?

We see throughout the whole movie that Cheyenne follows Harmonica, but they first meet in the bar where they have a harmonica-talking conversation. After that we see that Cheyenne meets Jill at her ...
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Why did Frank let Harmonica live?

In the beginning of the film Once Upon a Time in the West (1968) the main bad guy, Frank, kills an entire family at a ranch including the youngest child of the family. The scene is meant to show how ...
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Is there a connection between these “Once Upon a Time In…” titled films?

Sergio Leone directed two similarly titled films: Once Upon a Time in the West (1968) Once Upon a Time in America (1984) What is the connection between the films? Is there a reason the film titles ...
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Who did send three gunmen to kill Harmonica in the beginning if Frank didn't know Harmonica?

In Once Upon a Time in the West, Frank says 'who are you?' before dying, revealing that he doesn't know who Harmonica is. So if he didn't know Harmonica was coming, who sent the three gunmen to kill ...
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Why did Harmonica tear off Jill's clothes?

A question regarding Once Upon a Time in the West. When Harmonica first met Jill in McBain's farm he tore off her clothes and his behavior looks very unpredictable. Was the purpose that he did not ...
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Considering his wound, wouldn't Cheyenne have suffered far more?

In Sergio Leone's Once Upon a Time in the West, Cheyenne gets shot on the left side, just above the belt (intestines?) by Morton. This is revealed only at the end of the film, when he finally succumbs ...
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Round, yellow you rap them on a stone and they go ding

In Once Upon a Time in the West, Cheyenne is telling Jill that there is a whole heap of whys, and then he says "Round, yellow, you know the kind, you rap them around a stone and they go ding..." and ...
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Over what time period does Once Upon A Time In The West take place?

I have the question regarding the movie Once Upon A Time In The West. I am not able to fix the time of the story. How long does the story last? Days or weeks?
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What does Harmonica's brother say before he dies?

Here is the scene : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_kD54-q1uFM It is right before the final duel and lets the audience know Harmonica's motivation in wanting to kill Frank. Harmonica's brother is ...
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How was the opening scene with the fly made?

This may sound like a bit of an odd question, but I was wondering how the opening scene in Once Upon A Time in The West was made and more specifically, how they made the fly do what it did. It must ...