Last night I found Once Upon a Time in the West (C'era una volta il West) on Netflix. The opening scene shows the difference between modern action thrillers and even most of the new westerns. There is so much build up to the initial gun battle, which is short. Lots of setting and character visuals. Over the next few months I plan to explore Netflix for all of the old classics. I don't have time to write a long article on this movie, but hope to check in later during the week.
Once Upon a Time in the West
Directed by Sergio Leone
Written by Sergio Donati and Sergio Leone
Staring Henry Fonda, Charles Bronson, Claudia Cardinale
Benjamin Walker Colt
Writes westerns driven by suspense, strong characters in bad situations, and the panoramic greatness of the adventurous age.