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Old 26-03-2013, 07:43
gemma-the-husky
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Saw an interview with Sergio Leone some years back, where he explained the long opening sequence.

He wanted to maximize the "Holy Shit - it's Henry Fonda!" impact on the audience.
which wouldn't mean much if you didn't know much about Fonda.

mind you, he was also a bit of a baddy" (with redeeming deatures) in Warlock as well, which is another good Western.
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