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How the West Was Lost (2008)

TV Movie  |   |  Documentary  |  14 June 2008 (UK)
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Rich Hall looks at how the most quintessentially American film genre, the Western, came to be killed off.

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Uneven.
25 November 2008 | by (Greece) – See all my reviews

Decent enough documentary for the greenhorns and freshcuts of the genre, with a political commentary that might alienate George W. supporters, but the tiny segment on the great maestro Sergio Leone is downright disgusting, uninformed, moronic, an embarrassment to all involved and immediately renders the entire docu irrelevant and by no means essential. As if insulting possibly the greatest director of westerns and certainly the most influential one since his time in all manner of modern films and susbequent western directors was not enough, peepsqueak Rich Hall completely ignores the avalanche of terrific spaghetti westerns that followed in A Fistful of Dollars' wake. I'm talking about the works of Corbucci, Sollima, Carnimeo, Castellari and other one hit wonders.


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