- Tapa blanda: 570 páginas
- Editor: Univ of Minnesota Pr; Edición: Reprint (1 de enero de 2012)
- Idioma: Inglés
- ISBN-10: 081664683X
- ISBN-13: 978-0816646838
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Sergio Leone: Something to Do with Death (Inglés) Tapa blanda – ene 2012
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"Comprehensive and scrupulously prepared." --"Publishers Weekly" "Comprehensive in scope, epic in achievement, "Sergio Leone: Something to Do with Death" is likely to be the definitive work on Leone." "Times Higher Education Supplement"" "Comprehensive and scrupulously prepared." "Publishers Weekly"" "Frayling is a perceptive, witty writer . . . [who] depicts the zany, underconsidered Italian cinematic watershed with haunting clarity." "Kirkus"" "Comprehensive and scrupulously prepared." --Publishers Weekly "Anyone who cares for these violent and poetic films will want to take a look at Frayling's painstaking biography." --Michael Dirda, Washington Post "Comprehensive in scope, epic in achievement, Sergio Leone: Something to Do with Death is likely to be the definitive work on Leone." --Times Higher Education Supplement
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This Italian mastermind helmed a handful of films, nearly all of which would rank among my favorites. More than creating some damn fine work, Leone's style influenced untold filmmakers. His films were operas powered by the music of Ennio Morricone. His dialogue's sparseness made it all the more powerful. Leone didn't shy away from embracing the language of cinema and creating his own dialect.
Remarkably, though Leone's filmography can be tallied on both hands, the breadth of rumours and conflicting stories are enough to easily fill Frayling's tome. Luckily, Fraying isn't above questioning the veracity of his subject. While never denying Leone respect, Frayling doesn't shirk his journalistic duty to present as many facets of the fiery, passive-aggressive auteur as possible.
Something to Do with Death takes its sweet time to get moving (I had to skip the second chapter and skim a few others before getting to the real "meat" of the book) but, once it gets going, there's little that can deter the reader from delving into the life of a truly enigmatic talent. (ISBN: 0571164382)
Sergio Leone is my favorite filmmaker ever, and in this amazing and incredibly well-researched book by Christopher Frayling, there is now a biography worthy of the Master's brilliant life.
I have read, listened to, and watched just about every word Frayling has said about Leone that is available to the public (eg. books, blu-ray disc commentaries, podcasts, YouTube videos, speeches, magazine pieces), and I just love this guy. I thank God every day that we have a person like Frayling to make the world of Leone accessible to the English-speaking public.
Carla Leone, Sergio's widow, has recalled fondly how Frayling was the first one to knock on their door, ie. the first film scholar to take Leone's work seriously. Today, Leone is widely considered a great filmmaker, but when his movies were first released, they were mostly ignored by the scholars and critics (though not by audiences). But Frayling has been an unabashed Leone fan from Day 1.
One of the points Frayling has always made is that while many critics criticized Leone's films (like all spaghetti westerns) as trying to copy American Westerns, these films instead have to be looked at from a Mediterranean perspective: these films are a part of ITALIAN culture, they are not ersatz versions of American films. Frayling does a great job of tracing Leone's artistic influences and putting his work in the context of where the Italian film industry was at the time.
If I was marooned on an island for the rest of my life and all I could take along with me was one book, this would be it :-)