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

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

by Howard Hughes


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The ideal popular guide to the key Spaghetti Westerns - mainly the good but also the bad and the ugly - this is an authoritative, entertaining and comprehensive companion to the films that created the mythical Spaghetti West in the most improbable circumstances. Sergio Leone's "Dollars" trilogy is covered, with many more major and minor Spaghetti Westerns, including Sergio Corbucci's "Navajo Joe", Carlo Lizzani's "The Hills Run Red" and Duccio Tessari's "A Pistol for Ringo". This popular guide explores the films through the biographies and filmographies of key personnel, stories of the films' making, their locations and sets, sources, musical scores, detailed cast information, box office fortunes internationally, with many illustrations, including original posters and stills.

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781850438960
Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic
Publication date: 03/31/2006
Pages: 288
Sales rank: 741,519
Product dimensions: 6.69(w) x 9.61(h) x 0.61(d)

About the Author

Howard Hughes is the author of 'The Pocket Essentials Guide to Spaghetti Westerns' and the forthcoming Crime Wave (I.B.Tauris).

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 Returban 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

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