Directed by: Sergio Leone
Genre: Gangster Thriller
Produced by: Warner Bros. Pictures
Official Trailer - Once Upon A Time in
This shot also comes from the opening scene, Eve has just discovered bullet holes in the cover of the bed, the camera then pans out whilst she pulls the cover off of the bed, to discover the shape of a body made by gunshots in the bed. At a crime scene it is the shape of the body that police create around the body, to indicate to them where it was found, when the body is taken away. Sergio Leone is using irony here, it is similar to that at a crime scene, but we do not expect the police to commit the crime, but that is exactly what happens, he has used this purposely to signify the violence and crime soon to occur.
Their costumes can be referred to 'reservoir dogs' (1992) directed by Quentin Tarantino. The group of men that stand in this shot can also be linked to the group of men in that film also. In both films, the group of men act like a pack, it is a feature that Tarantino and Leone have used to symbolise which are the main characters, by putting them in almsot identical suits, this shows they are all important and that they work together.