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

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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.

Synopsis:

A readable, funny, vividly told account of everything you ever wanted to know about the Spaghetti West

About the Author

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

Table of Contents

"Life Can Be So Precious": Sergio Leone's A Fistful of Dollars * "It's a Matter of Principle": Duccio Tessari's A Pistol for Ringo * "A Man Who Hopes, Fears", Duccio Tessari's The Return of Ringo * "Were You Ever Young?": Sergio Leone's For a Few Dollars More * "I Was Away, Too Far Away": Sergio Corbucci's Django * "It's the Reason Why I Live, Why I Breathe": Carlo Lizzani's The Hills Run Red * "Time Was When We'd Pay a Dollar for His Scalp": Sergio Corbucci's Navajo Joe * "In This Life, One Can Die Too": Damiano Damiani's A Bullet for the General * "There Are Two Kinds of People in the World": Sergio Leone's The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly * "We Got Problems...Even up in Heaven": Giulio Questi's Django Kill * "I Don't Even Respect The Living": Sergio Corbucci's The Hellbenders * "The Dogs of Juarez": Sergio Sollima's The Big Gundown * "I See You're a Man of Your Word", Giulio Petroni's Death Rides a Horse * "All Men Must Die in Time": Sergio Sollima's Face to Face * "I'll Kill You Any Way You Want": Tonino Valerii's Day of Anger * "Since When Are Wolves Afraid of Wolves": Sergio Corbucci's The Big Silence * "You Play by the Rules, You Lose": Sergio Corbucci's A Professional Gun * "A Wise Man Keeps His Distance": Gianfranco Parolini's Sabata * "He Keeps Alive with His Colt .45": Enzo Barboni's They Call Me Trinity * "The Secret of a Long Life Is to Try Not to Shorten It": Tonino Valerii's My Name Is Nobody * Appendix 1: Spaghetti Western Top Tens * Appendix 2: Complete Bibliography * Index of Film and TV Titles * Index of Personnel

Product Details

ISBN:
9781850438960
Author:
Hughes, Howard
Publisher:
I. B. Tauris & Company
Subject:
Film - History & Criticism
Subject:
Film & Video - History & Criticism
Subject:
Film and Television-History and Criticism
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Paperback
Publication Date:
20060631
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
b/w illus. throughout
Pages:
288
Dimensions:
9.5 x 6.9 x 0.9 in 1.6 lb

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