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Western, Italian Style (1968)

Not Rated | | Documentary, Short | TV Short 1968
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 ... See full summary »

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Frank Wolff ...
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Jacques Herlin ...
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Herself (as Vanetta McGee)
Marisa Merlini ...
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Donald O'Brien ...
Himself (as Donal O'Brien)
Antonio Sabato ...
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Anthony Steffen ...
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Himself (as Enzo Castellari)
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Sergio Sollima ...
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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. Written by D. Adam Becvar (aka Luigi Bastardo)

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[Sergio Corbucci is directing Jean-Louis Trintignant in the final shootout in "The Great Silence"]
Sergio Corbucci: Action! Go ahead.
[Trintignant drops to his knees]
Sergio Corbucci: Hold it. Watch out. Your hands are hurting bad, Jean Louis. Very bad. But wait... you feel that everything is slipping away. It's your life that's going!
[Trintignant begins reaching for his gun]
Sergio Corbucci: Careful. Look again! Now reach for your gun! Go on, try to make it fast! Try, go ahead! Go on, GRAB IT!
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too bland
13 April 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This 38 minute documentary from 1968 narrated by Frank Wolff, is a very simplified overview of Italian Westerns. It also has behind-the-scene footage of various Westerns, interviews with their respectable directors, and it's impact on Italian life. Then it seems to dissolve into a travelogue for Italy itself, before telling of twists on westerns. I found this film to be way too bland and basic to be that enjoyable. Good only as a curiosity, I believe this was made for American TV. This documentary can be found as an extra on the "Run, Man, Run" disk of the Blue Underground Spahetti Western DVD collection.

My Grade: D+


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