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

2019-12-06T11:23:04+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.