Poster title: Once Upon a Time in the West
Poster Year: 1980
Poster Origin: US
Film title: C'era Una Volta Il West
Film Year: 1968
Film Directors: Sergio Leone
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.
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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 super rare 1980 re-release 1-sheet (27×41″) features an incredible, minimalist design that is highly sought after by fans of revisionist westerns and Sergio Leone. Leone has surged in popularity lately and gets plenty of street cred from younger generations due to his oversized influence on auteur Quentin Tarantino. Don’t miss this rare, ROLLED poster.