Egyptian and
Aero Theatres
Hollywood & Santa Monica
Fri, Feb 17, 2012 - Fri, Feb 24, 2012
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ONCE UPON A TIME: THE FILMS OF SERGIO LEONE

February 17-18 & 23-24, 2012, at the Egyptian and Aero Theatres

Italian director Sergio Leone began his career with the sword-and-sandals opus COLOSSUS OF RHODES in 1961. In 1964, inspired by Akira Kurosawa’s YOJIMBO, Leone helmed A FISTFUL OF DOLLARS, which starred then virtually unknown Clint Eastwood. The picture proved a mega-hit in Europe and did well enough in the U.S. to encourage United Artists to release its sequel, FOR A FEW DOLLARS MORE, and the majestic conclusion of the trilogy, THE GOOD, THE BAD AND THE UGLY. Next up were Leone’s operatic masterworks ONCE UPON A TIME IN THE WEST and the tragicomic DUCK YOU SUCKER (aka A FISTFUL OF DYNAMITE). It wasn’t until 1984 that his next effort was released, a magnum opus about Prohibition-era Jewish gangsters in New York, ONCE UPON A TIME IN AMERICA, starring Robert De Niro. Sadly, it turned out to be the maestro’s swan song. Sergio Leone died in 1989, having influenced a generation of filmmakers and audiences.

Series compiled by Grant Moninger and Gwen Deglise.

Both TheatresFri, Feb 17, 2012 - Fri, Feb 24, 2012
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Films in this Series at the Egyptian

Thu, Feb 23, 2012 - 7:30pm
Egyptian Theatre
Beautiful Digital Presentation!
Fri, Feb 24, 2012 - 7:30pm
Egyptian Theatre

Films in this Series at the Aero

Fri, Feb 17, 2012 - 7:30pm
Aero Theatre
Sat, Feb 18, 2012 - 7:30pm
Aero Theatre