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Title: The seething subtextual homoeroticism in Sergio Leone's great spaghetti western
Post by: ellisc on June 13, 2004, 09:28:50 AM
"There’s something deliciously ripe going on in director Sergio Leone’s deservedly popular spaghetti western trilogy, featuring A Fistful of Dollars, For a Few Dollars More and The Good, the Bad and the Ugly. These stylized studies of frontier brutality are orgies of more than simply violence. Early on Leone develops a schtick around the incessant inhalation of noxious substances derived from the tobacco plant and the recurrent deployment of handheld projected missiles that he soon builds to a fevered crescendo in the middle child of his trio, For a Few Dollars More. He indulges in a certain sexually-charged imagery lifted straight from film noir, but which he adeptly adapts to the demands and rigors of the spaghetti western genre of which he was both creator and master. Though Leone appears to back off some from the first two film’s steady leer in the series wildly successful finale, The Good, the Bad and the Ugly, I reckon an argument could be made that it’s really just an elaborately staged menage a trois between Eli Wallach, Lee van Cleef and Clint Eastwood. Anyways, throughout his magnificent trilogy, Leone crams his work with the sorta man on man action that would have made those most infamous ancient Greeks proud."

Here's the link.  It gets even better.
http://djardine.blogspot.com/2004_05_30_djardine_archive.html (http://djardine.blogspot.com/2004_05_30_djardine_archive.html)
Title: Re:The seething subtextual homoeroticism in Sergio Leone's great spaghetti west
Post by: Cusser on June 13, 2004, 11:10:16 AM
Wake up call: someone needs to get a life !!!
Title: Re:The seething subtextual homoeroticism in Sergio Leone's great spaghetti west
Post by: Tucster on June 13, 2004, 01:14:32 PM
Cusser I agree....why would anyone post such obvious baloney.
Title: Re:The seething subtextual homoeroticism in Sergio Leone's great spaghetti west
Post by: DJIMBO on June 13, 2004, 02:39:50 PM
yeah im not sure about that i think the whole point of these films is that they are completely unsexual
Title: Re:The seething subtextual homoeroticism in Sergio Leone's great spaghetti west
Post by: cigar joe on June 13, 2004, 02:40:16 PM
lol, yea all of us.....
Title: Re:The seething subtextual homoeroticism in Sergio Leone's great spaghetti west
Post by: redyred on June 14, 2004, 09:12:19 AM
Cusser I agree....why would anyone post such obvious baloney.

Haha. It's probably someone's psychology disertation.
Title: Re:The seething subtextual homoeroticism in Sergio Leone's great spaghetti west
Post by: General Sibley on June 14, 2004, 11:00:47 AM
Hey  >:(  Esteban Rojo is 200% straight
Title: Re:The seething subtextual homoeroticism in Sergio Leone's great spaghetti west
Post by: djardine on June 14, 2004, 03:29:15 PM
Hey there! Welcome to Cinemania. I'd defend my discourse on Mr. Leone, but prefer to let my words speak for themselves. Frankly, I'm just happy somebody's reading it.

I will let you in on a little secret, though:

[The piece is meant to be tongue in cheek]

Oh, and whatever else you do: Keep reading!