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As an example of how much Leone could bring acting in synch with Morricone's music, here is a scene from Leone's final masterpiece, the nearly four-hour-long mafia epic Once Upon A Time In America -- this is one scen where I know for certain that the music was played for the actors (it's 09:59 long, with music in the first half and the last fourth):

Also watch this BBC documentary clip, where they talk about and demonstrate the synchronisation from 04:30 in. (But the speaker is wrong to claim Once Upon a Time In The West was the first they filmed this way.)

*Lunatic*, n.
One whose delusions are out of fashion.

by DoDo on Fri May 2nd, 2008 at 08:40:03 AM EST
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