The Spaghetti West documents the film genre referred to as Spaghetti Westerns. These movies were made in Italy, where production costs were very cheap and the terrain offered perfectly believable sets, during the 1950s and '60s. While Sergio Leone became the most well-known director that made his bones in the genre, a number of famous film personalities such as Clint Eastwood and Ennio Morricone established themselves in these Westerns. The film utilizes clips of some of the most famous spaghetti westerns, as well as interviews with those who made the films and those who have been inspired by these sparse, stylish movies. ~ Perry Seibert, Rovi
This IFC original documentary celebrates the history of the spaghetti western--the wildly popular genre of cinema classics of the 1960s created by Italy's finest filmmakers. Americans may have lost interest in Western pictures after the 1950s, but their European cousins carried on the tradition of the Wild West horse opera in hundreds of productions over subsequent decades. THE SPAGHETTI WEST explores the genre's rise and continued popularity over three decades with rare footage from dozens of classic Italian westerns, original trailers, and insightful interviews with cast and crew, including Clint Eastwood, Ennio Morricone, Ferdinando Baldi, Sergio Corbucci and Damiano Damiani.
|Publisher|| [New York] :Docurama Films :2007
Distributed by New Video,
Gregory, David, 1972-
Forster, Robert, 1942-2019
Independent Film Channel.
Blue Underground, Inc.
Narrator, Robert Forster. Featuring interviews with: Alessandro Alessandroni, Ferdinando Baldi, Manolo Bolognini, Enzo G. Castellari, Sergio Corbucci, Alex Cox, Damiano Damiani, Sergio Donati, Clint Eastwood, Christopher Frayling, Franco Geraldi, Howard Hughes, Sergio Leone, Sergio Martino, Tomas Milian, Ennio Morricone, Franco Nero, Giulio Questi, Sergio Sollima.
Directors of photography, Sonia Astonini, Matthew Marschner; editors, Tod Corman, Matthew Talesfore; music, Mark Raskin.
In English with portions of Italian dialog subtitled in English.
Originally produced as a documentary in 2005.
"An IFC original documentary"--Container.
DVD; Dolby Digital stereo., NTSC.
1 videodisc (56 min.) : sound, color with black and white sequences ; 4 3/4 in.