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spaghetti western archive – COMPAÑEROS

I’m not sure if Sergio Corbucci was a balls-out Communist, or a Marxist, but he was definitely a cynic who leaned far to the left, which was reflected in his westerns as early as Django. In his earlier films, Corbucci … Continue reading

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At Long Last…My Thoughts on DJANGO UNCHAINED

Initially, I had no plans to write about Quentin Tarantino’s Django Unchained. But in the weeks since its release, as so many people have chimed in—both negatively and positively—I regularly find myself being asked my thoughts about the movie, and … Continue reading

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spaghetti western archive – A FEW DOLLARS FOR DJANGO and DJANGO KILLS SILENTLY

It should come as no great surprise that there is no character named Django in A Few Dollars for Django, which is just one of the many problems with this in-name-only sequel that typifies much of what’s wrong with most … Continue reading

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spaghetti western archive – DJANGO (or, Everything You Need to Know About DJANGO, But Didn’t Know You Needed to Know)

With Quentin Tarantino’s Django Unchained coming to theaters in just a few weeks, it seems appropriate to share a little information about the original Django, as well as the spaghetti western genre. As far as the uninformed and uninitiated are … Continue reading

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Spaghetti Western Archive – NAVAJO JOE

Sergio Leone is the director most closely associated with the European-produced westerns popularly referred to as “spaghetti westerns.” Leone’s classics Dollars trilogy starring Clint Eastwood—A Fistful of Dollars, For a Few Dollars More and The Good, the Bad & the … Continue reading

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Spaghetti Western Archive – DEATH RIDES A HORSE

This grim tale of vengeance starts when young Bill Mecita witnesses the brutal murder of his family by a group of marauding bandits. An unseen stranger saves Bill from from the family’s burning house, and fifteen years later the boy … Continue reading

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