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Spaghetti westerns : cowboys and Europeans from Karl May to Sergio Leone

Author: Christopher Frayling
Publisher: London ; Boston : Routledge & Kegan Paul, 1981.
Series: Cinema and society.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Christopher Frayling
ISBN: 0710005040 9780710005045 0710005032 9780710005038
OCLC Number: 10432313
Notes: Includes indexes.
Description: xvi, 304 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: Prologue: The European Western: Sutter and his gold --
The Context. Spaghettis and society; The studio; Karl May and the Noble Savage --
The critics. The 'Cultural Roots' controversy --
The films. Sergio Leone's films: The sources; The 'Dollars' trilogy: Décors and details; Once Upon a Time in the West; Spaghettis and politics --
Epilogue: Spaghettis in the looking-glass --
Appendix 1: Critical filmography --
Appendix 2: The cut sequences in Leone's Westerns --
Appendix 3: The impact of Spaghettis on the American Western --
Appendix 4: Box office receipts of A Fistful of Dollars in Italy --
Appendix 5: Umberto Eco's model of the superman formula.
Series Title: Cinema and society.
Responsibility: Christopher Frayling.

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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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