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Seen on: 08/07/2019

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Western, Italian Style (1968)

Directed by Patrick Morin

Documentary | Western | Short

Most recently watched by sleestakk

Overview

A featurette (most likely shot for American television) about the Spaghetti Western genre during the late 60’s and how it had affected Italy at that particular point in time. Contains behind-the-scenes footage from the films “Il Grande Silenzio” “Vado, Vedo e Sparo” “Ammazza Tutti e Torna Solo” and “Corri, Uomo, Corri” and interviews with their directors and cast.

Length 38 minutes

Actors

Donald O'Brien | Nello Pazzafini | Jean-Louis Trintignant | Anthony Steffen | Sergio Sollima | John Saxon | Antonio Sabàto | Wayne Parham | Tomás Milián | Marisa Merlini | Vonetta McGee | Klaus Kinski | John Ireson | Jacques Herlin | Sergio Corbucci | Chuck Connors | Enzo G. Castellari | Frank Wolff | Chelo Alonso | Mario Caiano

Viewing Notes

Pretty neat to see a BTS doc made at the same time as these spaghetti westerns. And to actually chat with some of these directors like Corbucci and Castellari is cool. I like Chuck Conners saying that he’s actually happy to not portray a pure hero in the film he’s doing in Italy (guessing he’s referring to “Kill Them All and Come Back Alone”).

This was a bonus feature on THE GREAT SILENCE dvd. I wish this doc was feature length and had more interviews with the actors, ex. Would’ve loved to hear Kinski talk about these films. He’s not interviewed at all on this.

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