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post #11 of 20 Old 05-03-2013, 10:10 PM
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Uh true grit (remake) and cowboys and aliens lol

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LOL why Italy? I don't get this genre.
Well, because Italians directed them. They were also scored by people like the incredible Ennio Morricone.

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I don't know if Lonesome Dove is a spaghetti western, but that is my favorite western, in fact really the only western movie or series that I liked.
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LOL, when I think Spagetti westerns, I don't think of foreign directed movies, I just think of really cheesy westerns. You know, the ones where a guy gets shot and then stumbles around and moans for 3 hours before finally falling down.
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i am addicted to western movies i used to watch about 5-10 in one day on the holidays ! I LOVE WESTERN MOVIES SO much and outback Aussie movies and aboriginal movies.

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Loved both movies! Now I wanna watch again.
there are actually three of them.
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You can usually distinguish a SW by the soundtrack during the movie. They nearly all had the whistling or high pitch squeals all through the movie. Most were made in Spain and were directed by a lot of Italian and other European men.

Like Featherfeet mentioned, they were called Spaghetti Westerns because of the Italian Directors and we all know that Italians are famous for Spaghetti.

Hope that helps explain where the term came from.

Waresbear, Lonesome Dove is not a SW, albeit a truly great show to watch. I have it on the shelf and will still watch it every time it comes on the tele and I have the time to sit through it.

smrobs, I agree those always were fun to watch.


Joe, actually there are only the 2 , My Name is Trinity and They Still Call me Trinity. The others that came before these weren't true to canon. They had the same people( Spencer and Hill), but in different roles.

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Trinity rides again ? AKA Boot hill, saw them in a 3 movie set.
DOnt think most of the younger people here understand what Spaghetti western is. They were a groundbreaking movie genre. we dont get it now but they were a huge deal.
Back int he day actors were under contracts. basically worked a 9-5 and got a weekly pay check, might be a star in one show, and extra in another, all in a days work. Thats why when you look at alot of tv shows and movies from the 50-and 60's you see alot of similar faces even in background scenes. Hollywood would go on down off seasons and lay everyone off. Contracts preventedthem from working elsewhere so they went to the only place in the world with active studios to do commercials and some shows. Eastwood was one of these. But at that time the Man with no name trilogy that made him famous were really a big deal. Up to that time all the cowboys were squeaky clean ultra good guy, sparkly out fits, white hats. yadda yadda. A fist full of dollars changed that , suddenly you had a gritty antihero basically out for himself. The success changed Hollywood. Even established stars got in on the act. Just look at John Wayne movies before and after this era. He started in the singing cowboy era, but then morphed into characters like rooster cogborne and the shootist.
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The movie buff in me has to disagree. There were a number of westerns made that had nothing to do with a good guy in a white hat. John Wayne in Red River or The Searchers was not a nice guy, or even good by some standards. The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance in 1962 was another: "This is the West, sir. When the legend becomes fact, print the legend". Wayne's role in The Shootist was fully in line with what he had done throughout his career.

The spaghetti westerns took it further, almost into a caricature. That arguably was what killed the spaghetti westerns. They became caricatures of themselves and audiences moved away. I suspect the death of the traditional western had more to do with Vietnam than it did with the spaghetti westerns.

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