Summary Of Marcia Landy He Went Thataway

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In her essay “He Went Thataway”, Marcia Landy writes of how the “strongly affective nature” of Sergio Leone’s westerns invites a “comparison between Italian westerns and weepies, women’s films”. In the opinion of the author, this “affective nature” derives from several of Leone’s narrative and stylistic choices such as “iconography, bodily movement… the use of intense close-up” as well as the homosocial bonding that often takes place in lieu of heterosexual romance. The combination of all of these supposedly creates a film so melodramatic that it is “perhaps too emotional for the audiences of Britain and America”. In relation to Leone’s first western film, A Fistful of Dollars, Landy’s argument is considerably flawed. Although there are

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