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Venice Film Festival: John Exshaw's Report #5

4 September 2007 12:00 AM, PDT | Cinemaretro.com | See recent CinemaRetro news »

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Thursday 3:00 p.m.  For the Spaghetti Western posse, the day started with a press conference for the official launch of Spaghetti Western: The Secret History of Italian Cinema 4, overseen by Festival chairman, Davide Croff, and the co-curators, Marco Giusti and Manlio Gomarasca. The guest line-up was comprised of Franco Nero, Sergio Donati, and Tonino Valerii, with American director Eli Roth, and New York Times film critic Elvis Mitchell, also on hand. After Manlio had described the Spaghetti Western as, “the Italian genre which most contributed to change in worldwide cinema,” Nero spoke with passion about the Western and its continuing importance: “No male actor in the world doesn’t want to play in Westerns. Westerns were often A-movies in America, but B-movies in Italy. But these B-movies paid for all the auteur films. When I travelled to Japan and South America, in the hotel registers, »

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Venice sidebar salutes spaghetti Westerns

12 May 2007 | The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News news »

ROME -- With director and Italian film buff Quentin Tarantino on hand as a co-presenter, the fourth edition of the Venice International Film Festival's popular Secret History of Italian Film sidebar will examine more than 40 years of spaghetti Westerns.

Venice organizers said that Tarantino -- who also participated in the inaugural Secret History event in 2004 -- will be one of directors, producers, actors and writers honoring the genre of Italy-based westerns launched by Sergio Leone's 1964 classic "A Fistful of Dollars".

The program, selected in part by scholars, will feature some 40 completely restored classic features. Among the films scheduled to screen are "El Desperado" from Franco Rossetti, Sergio Corbucci's "Djanco", "Blood for a Silver Dollar" from Girgio Ferroni, and "Shoot the Living and Pray for the Dead" by Giuseppe Vari.

Other films inspired by the genre will screen in various parts of the festival, including at least two world premieres.

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