From an underrated film to one that I consider overrated - "Once Upon a Time in the West". On my day off I decided to watch it all the way through. Previously, when I had tried to watch it on the TV I had turned it off because I found the wailing harmonica and the other music annoying. I also found some of the camera work pretentious and boring. Well, I have to admit it is a great film - great, but not that great. Why do reviewers rave about it so much? I certainly do not consider it to be the greatest western ever made, and I would struggle to place it in the top ten. This is no doubt a kind of cinematic blasphemy to some, but I would regard myself as, from an early age, a western aficionado, and I have seen most of them. This does not come anywhere near "Shane" or "The Searchers". Ultimately, if Sergio Leone was trying to write a glorious epitaph for the western, it didn't work. The western is not dead because myth does not die, and the "myth" of the struggle between good and evil which lies at the heart of all good westerns will never die as (to quote Wayne in "The Searchers") "sure as the turnin o' the earth"