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10,000 Ways to Die: A Director's Take on the Spaghetti Western

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Author's Note

40 years ago as a graduate student I wrote a book about Spaghetti Westerns, called 10,000 Ways to Die. It's an embarrassing tome when I look at it now: full of half-assed semiotics and other attenuated academic nonsense. In the intervening period I have had the interesting experience of being a film director. So now, when I watch these films, I'm looking at them from a different perspective. A professional perspective, maybe . . . I'm thinking about what the filmmakers intended, how they did that shot, how the director felt when his film was recut by the studio, and he was creatively and financially screwed. 10,000 Ways to Die is an entirely new book about an under-studied subject, the Spaghetti Western, from a director's POV. Not only have these films stood the test of time; some of them are very high art. — Alex Cox

Product Details

ISBN:
9781842433041
Author:
Cox, Alex
Publisher:
Oldcastle Books
Subject:
Film - History & Criticism
Subject:
Film & Video - History & Criticism
Subject:
Spaghetti Westerns - History and criticism
Subject:
Western films -- History and criticism.
Subject:
Film and Television-History and Criticism
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Publication Date:
20090931
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
336
Dimensions:
9.5 x 6 x 1.1 in 1.19 lb

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Product details 336 pages Oldcastle Books - English 9781842433041 Reviews:
"Review A Day" by , "Cox's critical writings here are relaxed and conversational (even in his footnotes), and free from unnecessary jargon or posturing. What's appealing is that he contextualizes the films within the conventions of the genre, not in the larger scheme of cinema and its aesthetics. And Cox is not afraid to dissect what is good, bad, and ugly about a given film." (read the entire Powells.com review)
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