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I always think of this bizarrely-themed Spaghetti Western as The Gospel According to Sam Colt or Paul’s Letter to Smith & Wesson. Our title gunslinger is played by Jeffrey “Captain Pike on… 672 more words

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"The Ruthless Logic Of Commercial Production"... THE SERGIO MARTINO INTERVIEW

Sergio Martino interviewed in March 1997.

Were you surprised to learn that Quentin Tarantino was one of your biggest fans?

When I first read his comments in Giallo Pages, yes – but after reflecting a lot on it, I realised that he was paying tribute to myself and also to a whole generation of Italian film-makers who knew, above all, how to improvise,  and use their imaginations to overcome restricted resources and shooting schedules. 2,906 more words


Book Time - Day 23 NaBloPoMo 2016

After our short blast of summer, today was wet and surprisingly cool. So I went into the city and cleared my holds and lay-by at… 415 more words


534-535: Spanish Cultural Extremes

534 – Saturday 12th November 2016:  Granada’s Alhambra

I was to be the first of us to do the grand tour – we arrived at the ticket office before it opened at 0800 hours – and queued for over an hour! 973 more words

Tour 2016-17

Spaghetti Westerns

Dad and I used to watch old movies together.  Memories from my childhood include the movie theater, the cable channels American Movie Classics (AMC) and Turner Broadcasting System (TBS), and lots of black and white movies.  637 more words

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(Ch. 11) The Western: A Brief History

The Western:

  • The Western is the only true American Film genre. Why because it is about a truly American experience of exploration and the search for a better life.
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High Plains Drifter screening, 5 November 2016

Andrew P Nelson will introduce a screening of Clint Eastwood’s supernatural Western High Plains Drifter (USA, 1973) at the C. M. Russell Museum in Great Falls, Montana on 5 November 2016. 6 more words