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Films of Sergio Leone => Once Upon A Time In The West => Topic started by: Il Buono on December 21, 2003, 04:09:21 AM

Title: Archetypes
Post by: Il Buono on December 21, 2003, 04:09:21 AM
I wonder if the archetypical proportions of Leone films are in direct relation to why we like the films so much.  I do think so.
After all, OUTIW deals with thematics that affects life the most

-Thanatos, fear of dying
      aging and becoming useless: Cheyenne
      being very physically ill: Morton

-Eros: Jill is the only (important) woman in this film

-Good vs. evil: Harmonica vs. Frank

-Power: Morton vs. Frank

-Childhood memories/traumas: Harmonica

-Loneliness: Harmonica

And so on...
Title: Re:Archetypes
Post by: cigar joe on December 21, 2003, 05:53:56 AM
Interesting points, of course Leone's magical style and Morrecones fantastic music  created what would have been meer melodrama in another's hands into Olympian Epics.