For most of the general viewing audience, the phrase .Spaghetti Western. conjures on of two reactions: one of nostalgia for a relatively lost genre of filmmaking, prevalent in the 1960.s and 70.s; or one of befuddled curiosity with a side of amused disbelief spurred by the name alone. Younger generations may not even be aware of the sheer joy of the unique classics, both domestic and foreign, that the more seasoned movie lovers experienced from the likes of Sergio Leone
and a young Clint Eastwood
, just to name a couple.
A few attempts have been made by filmmakers over the past decade or so to reintroduce new fans to the genre, mostly being foreign filmmakers, such as Takashi Miike
.s Sukiyaki Western Django
, or Jee-woon Kim
.s The Good, The Bad, And The Weird. Regrettably, the spaghetti western has somehow slipped the minds on American filmmakers. until now.