Once upon a Time in the West (1969) – Review by Dave Kehr

2018-08-03T16:01:50+00:00August 3rd, 2018|Categories: CINEMA|Tags: , , , , |

In Leone’s hands, capitalism itself becomes a mythic force, as much a part of the landscape (it’s embodied here by the building of a railroad across the desert) as the horses or mountain ranges. In criticizing the myth — in filling in the economic relationships American westerns have skipped over —Leone expands and enriches it, which is what the best criticism does.

ONCE UPON A TIME IN THE WEST (1968) – Review by Andrew Sarris [The Village Voice]

2017-12-17T11:25:38+00:00December 17th, 2017|Categories: Uncategorised|Tags: , , , , |

Once Upon a Time in the West is Sergio Leone’s most American Western, but it is still dominantly and paradoxically European in spirit, at one and the same time Christian and Marxist, despairing and exultant, nihilistic and regenerative.

SOMETHING TO DO WITH DEATH: A FISTFUL OF SERGIO LEONE – by Richard T. Jameson

2018-01-26T22:24:02+00:00November 30th, 2017|Categories: CINEMA|Tags: , , , , |

by Richard T. Jameson Early in 1967. United Artists undertook a massive publicity campaign to sell the country on a recent acquisition that had broken box-office records in its native Italy and might, just might do the same in the States. After all, its inspiration was American—what more American than [...]