Sergio Leone

Old West

Old West opens with a wide shot of a western(Texas?) landscape immediately followed by a close-up of a match lighting a pipe, setting the visual mood for the film. Nearly every shot in this is impressive, the wide ones, the close up of faces, the pans, and the zoom ins. There’s definitely a Sergio Leone influence here. The plot is nothing new, it’s pretty straight forward and simple, along with the characters and dialogue. That’s not what matters here, what is to be noted is the fact that there’s enough emotion(a lot of it visual) in each scene to keep your attention throughout the 18 minute run time.