Tuesday Movie Recommendation – the Spaghetti Bronson edition
It was cold and snowing, the wife and kids were off visiting relatives for the day, and I was drinking whiskey and cooking chili. I needed something to compliment the situation. I remembered a present I’d never had an opportunity to watch — Once Upon a Time in the West — so I popped it into the DVD player.
As I own many Spaghetti Westerns from Sergio Leone’s catalog, the opening notes from Ennio Morricone and the lush visuals were welcome. Claudia Cardinale was an inspired bit of casting.
Despite the lack of Clint Eastwood, the movie is nonetheless Leone’s spaghetti opus. Loaded with Henry Fonda, green-eyed “Mexicans,” and a harmonica-wielding, cool as a cucumber, ass-kicking Charles Bronson, Once Upon a Time in the West is 168 minutes of awesome. I give it two six-shooters unloaded wildly into the air. Your experience may differ depending on your whiskey consumption and what type of firearms you own.