Historical Dictionary of Westerns in Cinema. . 2012.

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  • SPAGHETTI WESTERNS —    By the 1960s cinema Westerns were becoming so popular worldwide, especially in Europe, that the supply was having difficulty meeting the demand. Cinecitta Studios, among others, had been specializing in cheaply made, quickly produced action… …   Westerns in Cinema

  • ANTIMYTH WESTERNS —    Concurrent with the 1960s’revolution of cultural values, cinema Westerns began to challenge assumptions upon which classic Westerns were based. Perhaps the most obvious result was the deterritorialization of the classic Western by Italian… …   Westerns in Cinema

  • Spaghetti Western — Spaghetti Western, also known in some countries in mainland Europe as the Italo Western, is a nickname for a broad sub genre of Western film that emerged in the mid 1960s, so named because most were produced by Italian studios, usually in… …   Wikipedia

  • Terence Hill — Born Mario Girotti 29 March 1939 (1939 03 29) (age 72) Venice, Veneto, Italy Years active 1951–2011 Spouse Lori Hill (1967 present) 2 children Tere …   Wikipedia

  • Romolo e Remo — Directed by Sergio Corbucci Starring Steve Reeves Gordon Scott Virna Lisi Music by Piero Piccioni …   Wikipedia

  • PECKINPAH, Sam — (1925–1984)    At one point in The Wild Bunch (1969), Angel asks Pike, “Would you give guns to someone to kill your father or your mother or your brother?” Pike responds, “Ten thousand cuts an awful lot of family ties.” Such an attitude set the… …   Westerns in Cinema

  • The Aurum Film Encyclopedia — is a multi volume reference work on cinema, published in the UK by Aurum Press and edited by Phil Hardy. The first volume, devoted to western films, appeared in 1983, with eight subsequent volumes announced at that time as forthcoming . However,… …   Wikipedia

  • BROOKS, Richard — (1912–1992)    Born Ruben Sax, Richard Brooks earned numerous Academy Awards for writing and directing. He was nominated best director for his only Western as a director, The Professionals (1966). This film is frequently seen as the frontrunner… …   Westerns in Cinema

  • CINECITTA STUDIOS, ROME —    Cinecitta Studios was primarily responsible for the large numbers of Italian Westerns produced in the 1960s and 1970s. The studio had been specializing in epic action films (such as the 1950s Steve Reeves Hercules movies) before they entered… …   Westerns in Cinema

  • VAN CLEEF, Lee — (1929–1989)    From the earliest days in his film career it was obvious that Lee Van Cleef would always be bad. His first role, though a nonspeaking part, is still memorable that of one of Frank Miller’s thugs in High Noon (1952). Even here, the… …   Westerns in Cinema

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