| Friday Film | "You brought two too many"

If you know that line, you know one of the best "spaghetti westerns" ever made. Once Upon a Time in the West (1968) -- directed by Sergio Leone -- it stars Henry Fonda, Jason Robards, Charles Bronson and Claudia Cardinale, with a haunting soundtrack by Ennio Morricone.

Sans the inane fast cuts of most contemporary film, Leone lets our eyes linger on landscape and faces, sometimes exposing more texture in the latter. Here is the opening scene, which sets up the moral ambiguity of the characters and the violence that cuts through an eternal dark west of the soul.





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Sat, 10/25/2014 | Los Angeles Adventist Forum
October Adventist Forum
Ronald E. Osborn, Ph.D., A 2014-2016 Mellon Postdoctoral Fell ow in the Peace and Justice Program at Wellesley College (Boston), and a 2 015 Fullbright Scholar to Burma/Myanmar, Formerly an Adjunct Faculty Membe r in the Dept. of International Relations at USC, and in the Honors Progra m at UCLA. Topic: "Death Before the Fall?: A Conversation with Ronald Osbor n."

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