The Spaghetti Western: A Thematic Analysis

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The 1960s and 1970s were the heyday of spaghetti westerns--low-budget films about the early American West mostly filmed in Italy. Though sometimes derided as excessively violent imitations of American-made westerns, they attracted a substantial following that has endured. With its classic elements of gunfights, gambling, heroes, sidekicks, love, and death, the genre is now perceived by critics as an intriguing object of study. This book analyzes the construction of the stories presented in spaghetti westerns. It examines ...

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    • Title: The Spaghetti Western by Bert Fridlund
    • Publisher: McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers
    • Print ISBN: 9780786425075, 0786425075
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    • Edition: 2006
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