Many films have explored the mythology of gangsters, (often Italian) from Goodfellas to The Godfather but there is none so epic as Sergio Leone’s Once Upon a Time in America. Epic in scope and in length- one version is three hours long, another four. The film is Leone’s homage to the gangster films as Leone’s Once Upon a Time in the West is a homage to westerns.
The saga of the film is a large one, spanning over decades. Told through a dream-like non-linear storyline, the story [...]