Once Upon a Time in the Italian West: The Filmgoers' Guide to Spaghetti Westerns

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I. B. Tauris, Jun 12, 2006 - Performing Arts - 288 pages
Covering every Italian Spaghetti Western--mainly the good but also the bad and the ugly--this is an authoritative, entertaining and comprehensive companion to the implausible international fusion of producers, directors, actors and composers who created the mythical Spaghetti West under the most improbable circumstances. Sergio Leone's Dollars Trilogy led the field but many more major Spaghetti Westerns were made by important directors, including Sergio Corbucci's Navajo Joe, Carlo Lizzani's The Hills Run Red, Duccio Tessari's A Pistol for Ringo. Combining analysis, information and lively anecdotes, this popular guide explores all of these films through the biographies and filmographies of key personnel, stories of each production, their locations and sets, sources, musical scores, detailed cast information and many illustrations, including original posters and stills.

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As both a fan and a scholar of the Italian spaghetti Western, Hughes (TheAmerican Indian Wars ) makes an ideal guide to the genre. Having selected 20 representative films, he examines each by ... Read full review

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Howard Hughes is an expert on the Spaghetti Western and the author of The Pocket Essentials Guide to Spaghetti Westerns (Trafalgar Square).

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