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Alex Cox's Top 20 Favourite Spaghetti Westerns

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Alex Cox at the 2007 Venice Film Festival Spaghetti Western Retrospective. (left to right) Roberto Silvestri, Alex Cox, Giulio Questi, Marco Giusti Photo by kind permission of Alex Cox.


"Whilst interviewing Alex Cox on the imminent release of his new book, 10,000 Ways To Die, I took the opportunity to urge him into sharing his personal Top 20 list with us here at the Spaghetti Western Database. If truth be told he didn't take much convincing. Like most fans he was only too happy to list the films which have struck a particular chord for him over the years. Alex's book goes into detail from a director's and fan's perspective on the strengths and weaknesses of a bevy of Italian Westerns set out in chronolgical order and is a must read for any enthusiast but if you want a brief hit list of which ones he recommends most highly then this list is for you."--Phil H 17:17, 28 April 2009 (UTC)

Alex Cox's favourite Spaghetti Westerns:

  1. For a Few Dollars more
  2. Once Upon a Time in the West
  3. The Good, The Bad and The Ugly
  4. Django
  5. The Great Silence
  6. Requiescant
  7. Johnny Hamlet
  8. Arizona Colt
  9. Django Kill...If You Live, Shoot!
  10. A Bullet for the General
  11. Tepepa
  12. Cemetery Without Crosses
  13. California
  14. Today It's Me...Tomorrow You!
  15. Black Jack
  16. The Ruthless Four
  17. $1000 on the Black
  18. Bandidos
  19. And God Said to Cain
  20. Don't Touch the White Woman


Thanks to Alex for sharing his list.

For a more in depth look at how he views the genre get his book, 10,000 Ways To Die [here].

To see how Alex's list compares with Quentin Tarantino's look here



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