Sergio Leone – 30 years of ‘Once upon… …in America’.
Often attributed with perfecting the spaghetti western genre with A FISTFUL OF DOLLARS (1964), THE GOOD, THE BAD AND THE UGLY (1966) and ONCE UPON A TIME IN THE WEST (1968), Sergio Leone confides about the arduous and lonely process of film-making throughout the 10-year process on what would be his last and arguably greatest film, ‘ONCE UPON A TIME IN AMERICA’. Throughout the candid interview, it’s clear film-making is a sacred belief to Leone who hails from a family steeped in the tradition of film-making.
Here he speaks to the sacraments of technical film-making and his devoted belief in the idealized American dream with the sentiment, “America is the determined negation of the Old World, the Adult World.”
Here is the link to the full interview from the archives of AFI’s official magazine, American Film.