For All the Dollars

March 19, 2018

          By the mid 70s, Italian studios were moving onto different trends, like giallo horror, poliziotteschi crime, and macaroni war. For those that still produced spaghetti westerns, the rule of the day was comedy. Yet, some directors weren't ready to hang up their colt pistols. The pictures ...

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As with any successful franchise, eventually something gets so popular, it becomes the target of satire, parody, and at times, insult. Sadly, this happened to spaghetti westerns as the 70s came along. This doesn't mean the subgenre was losing its soul. At the forefront of this new phase, They Call ...

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          The next spaghetti western on this list foreshadows where the subgenre was eventually heading: comedy. This may disappoint some enthusiasts. However, it doesn’t mean the picture isn't worth viewing.           Fresh off the set from the first Sartana movie, director Gianfranco Parolini ...

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        Also directed by Sergio Corbucci, The Great Silence is considered his greatest achievement. While Sergio Leone portrayed the Old West as a gritty place filled with morally ambivalent figures, Corbucci's Old West was a darker dog-eat-dog world.   Once again, spaghetti westerns were ...

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          Are you a fan of James Bond? If so, then you’ll love this spaghetti western. The leading man may go by different titles from his rivals and enemies: a coyote snuffling for corpses, a ruthless bounty killer, an insurance company, or a rattlesnake. He's the man with a musical watch that ...

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          If Death Rides a Horse wasn’t enough to satisfy, and you wish to see another spaghetti western where payback is overdue, Day of Anger is a great choice.           Once again, Lee Van Cleef takes the lead as Frank Talby, an opportunist who strolls into the quiet town of Clifton to set ...

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           Historical events weren't always a focus of spaghetti westerns. But there was one event that fueled the imagination of Italian directors: the Mexican Revolution of 1910-20.            These spaghetti westerns often featured stories about Mexican protagonists (peasants, criminals, or ...

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     They say revenge is a dish best served cold. If so, then you'll love this spaghetti western! After all, who doesn't love to see a despicable villain get his just dessert, especially if the good guy is an underdog who was only a child when his whole family was murdered?      Death Rides a ...

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    What's the best part of a western? The final showdown! And this spaghetti western makes it a grand spectacle.     The Big Gundown is only one of three spaghetti westerns directed by Sergio Sollima. Whereas most Italian directors stayed in the subgenre until it became outdated, Sollima seemed ...

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What's the best part of a western? The final showdown! And this spaghetti western makes it a grand spectacle.     The Big Gundown is only one of three spaghetti westerns directed by Sergio Sollima. Whereas most Italian directors stayed in the subgenre until it became outdated, Sollima seemed ...

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If there was another spaghetti western that acts as a game changer for westerns, alongside The Dollars Trilogy, it is Django. In a classical John Ford-style western, you can expect to see a poetic portrayal of the Old West with visual beauty of western landscapes like the Monument Valley. With ...

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