A new guide covering the spaghetti western genre, which not only made a star out of Clint Eastwood, Klaus Kinski, Lee Van Cleef and many others but was a major influence on such directors as Sam Peckinpah and Quentin Tarantino. Everything readers need to know in one handy volume.
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.