Once Upon a Time in the West

C'era Una Volta Il West

1968 Italian 2-foglio 39x55" (100x140cm)

Artist: Gasparri, Rodolfo

Grade: Fine to Very Fine



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English title: Once Upon a Time in the West

Poster title: C'era Una Volta Il West

Artist: Gasparri, Rodolfo

Poster Year: 1968

Poster Origin: Italian

Size: 2-foglio  39x55"  (100x140cm)

Style: brown border style

Film title: C'era Una Volta Il West

Film Year: 1968

Film Origin: Italy | USA | Spain

Film Directors: Sergio Leone

Film Actors: Claudia CardinaleHenry FondaJason RobardsCharles Bronson

Film Genres: Western

Film Plot: Epic story of a mysterious stranger with a harmonica who joins forces with a notorious desperado to protect a beautiful widow from a ruthless assassin working for the railroad.

Categories: AuteurBold ColorsFilmLarge Posters

Keywords: 1960sbrowngunhatillustration artredrevisionist western

Grade: C7-C8  Fine to Very Fine. Folded, single-sided. Theater used poster with minimal handling/edge/fold wear, writing on verso that does not bleed through, a few places of very slight fold separation near the edges, and at one point the top few inches and bottom few inches were folded back while framed.

Framing: List prices are for posters only. Please inquire to discuss framing options.

Price: $1,250

Sergio Leone’s man-with-no-name trilogy (starring Clint Eastwood) often overshadows this western masterpiece. However, among Leone fans it wouldn’t be controversial at all to make the case that Once Upon a Time in the West could very well be his best movie. It has all the Leone hallmarks including dark anti heroes, and even darker villains. In fact, Henry Fonda’s turn as a mercenary named Frank will go down in film history as one of the most evil, despicable characters ever put to celluloid. Already cast against his good-guy-in-white type, Fonda wanted to use brown contacts to make his character appear even more dark and sinister. Luckily for audiences, Leone convinced Fonda that the baby blue, doughy eyes audiences were familiar with would come off cold as ice in this particularly villainous role.

This country-of-origin Italian poster is very rare and features wonderful art of all the principal cast members from Rodolfo Gasparri. Not to be missed!


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