Last night at the Oscars was all about Leo.
Two films that C&I has spent a lot of time covering over the past year, The Revenant and The Hateful Eight, received a number of accolades last night. But it was the two six-time nominees — spaghetti western score maestro Ennio Morricone and iconic actor Leonardo DiCaprio — who finally walked away as winners. Here's a roundup of some of our previous coverage relating to these memorable films.
In director Alejandro G. Iñárritu’s spectacular new tale of survival and revenge on the brutal 1800s American frontier, Leonardo DiCaprio takes the lead as true-to-life stuff-of-legend mountain man Hugh Glass.
The odyssey of mountain man Hugh Glass, now immortalized in Alejandro G. Iñárritu’s film The Revenant, is probably the most epic personal saga ever recorded on the American frontier.
The Canadian First Nations actor plays Elk Dog in Alejandro G. Iñárritu's Oscar-nominated drama.
In The Hateful Eight — Quentin Tarantino’s follow-up to his acclaimed antebellum spaghetti western, Django Unchained — Russell plays a snappily dressed bounty hunter who ends up stuck in a room with his prisoner and various other characters of dubious background and intent. Unlike Wyatt Earp, this guy’s no hero — or is he?
From the tiny town of Thermopolis, Merlin’s Hide Out attracts clients from around the world — including, as of recently, Courtney Hoffman, costume designer for Quentin Tarantino’s The Hateful Eight.
In 2012, Leo paired up with director Quentin Tarrantino for a modern take on the spaghetti western.
Before Django was unchained, we had the influential spaghetti westerns of Sergio Corbucci.
The film's costume designer channeled Bonanza's Little Joe for a short and sexy Django Unchained jacket.
Only three westerns have ever won a Best Picture Oscar (Dances With Wolves, Cimarron, and Unforgiven). But there are plenty of others worth watching.