Spaghetti Westerns: Cowboys and Europeans from Karl May to Sergio Leone

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I.B.Tauris, Apr 2, 2006 - Performing Arts - 304 pages
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Spaghetti Westerns is the major critical exploration of the European Western. Christopher Frayling approaches the Westerns produced at Cinecitta Studios in Rome from a variety of perspectives, placing them in the Italian, social, political, industrial and cinematic contexts from which they evolved. Over 400 Spaghetti Westerns were produced during their 1960s peak period; Frayling deals with the most interesting examples, giving special attention to the films of Sergio Leone and Clint Eastwood.
 

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Contents

Pickford
8
THE CONTEXT
13
poster 1911
30
Spaghettis and Society
37
The Studio
68
Karl May and Noble Savage
103
The Cultural Roots Controversy
121
Sergio Leones Films The Sources
141
The Dollars Trilogy Decors
160
The DollarsTrilogyAnalysis
180
Once Upon a Time in the West
192
Spaghettis and Politics
217
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Christopher Frayling is Rector of the Royal College of Art in London.

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