Once upon a time in the West final duel build up (6 replies and 7 comments)
Dear master roger why so much build up in final duel scene for "once upon a time in the West". Creating tension is the major reason?
I am sorry i posted unnecessary video link. I don't know how to delete it. Here is the once upon a time in the West
You know that the scene in the actual film has score right, that the video you posted is someone swapping the soundtrack out?
This movie was unusual in that large sections were scored first by Ennio Morricone and then the scene was shot and timed to the music played on the set.
Thanks Mullen. I searched original version of that scene. But I can't get it. That's what I posted this version. But you are all talking about music scoring. I am asking about shot construction of the scene. There are lots of build up and slow pacing. Could Build up shots create tension?
The construction of the scene was built around pre-recorded music, that's my point. It's like an opera.
I don't understand the question -- isn't tension often built up through a series of shots, ala Hitchcock?
Well, did they? You can answer that question yourself.
This scene works even without the guide track imo. I haven’t heard the music for this scene but it seems to work without it, ofcourse the timing came from the music but I wonder how Roger would shoot it working with the same Director and
maintain that tension. Ofcourse, the close ups of eyes makes the viewer feel uneasy
which one would draw first, which one do you want to win, that’s what the DP is faced with, how do you photograph ‘fear’.
Master roger well... Then probably those build up shots create tension!
The posted video not only omits the glorious Morricone music but it is also missing the "reveal" of Frank/Harmonica relationship, which is masterfully told by Leone without any dialogue.
Vanniyn, do yourself a favor and just watch the whole movie.
I have watched already. I clearly told can't find original footage for post. That's what I posted that youtube link Canuck
Thankyou for sharing that, I’ve been trying to find the sound track for that scene.
Stunning piece of work imo, it’s that ‘harmonica’ that puts a chill down your spine.