An Inspiration: Leone's Dreams
I can’t see America any other way than with a European’s eyes. It fascinates me and terrifies me at the same time.
Sergio Leone’s films gradually evolved from old Italian spaghetti westers (with his “Dollars” trio), to masterful storytelling of an epic western (“Once Upon a Time in the West”), and finally to his only work in the United States – his childhood fantasy land – with his epic story of crime and corruption (“Once Upon a Time in America”)
Note: Leone is the uncredited co-director of My Name is Nobody.