From The Spaghetti Western Database
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Mark Hicks, editors Phil Hardcastle, Aarron Waite, Sebastian Haselbeck, and Rod Chambers, at the stone oval where For a Few Dollars More's showdown was shot, during the trip to Almeria (Spain 2008) Editors Daevid Binzel, Marc Biskup and Sebastian Haselbeck, after the Western von Gestern event in Magdeburg (Germany 2008)
The Spaghetti Western Database is a wiki, everyone can sign up and contribute. For quality assurance and in order to have experienced contributors available for projects and articles or reviews, we have a permanent staff of official editors as well. Meet the team! Each editor of the SWDB has his/her own page and Forum Profile, please click on them to find out more.
|Sebastian Haselbeck - (Forum Profile | Database page / Contributions)|
I am the founder and owner of The SWDB and serve as the Executive Editor. I coordinate projects, oversee the editing process, take care of technical administrator duties as well as the business and legal aspects. I have an undergraduate degree in political science and American studies and a master's degree in public policy. I am 26 years old and live in Germany.
|Tom Betts - (Forum Profile | Database page | Contributions)|
I'm probably the oldest editor as I actually saw A FISTFUL OF DOLLARS on it's opening night at a theater in Woodland Hills, California in 1966. I currently live in Anaheim, California, U.S.A. I've contributed research material to a dozen plus books and DVD releases on Spaghetti Westerns. I am the caretaker of our obituary site CEMETERY WITH CROSSES and I'm also the editor of "Westerns... All'Italiana!" fanzine since 1985.
|Daevid Binzel - (Forum Profile | Database page | Contributions)|
Daevid is a Spaghetti Western buff from Hesse, Germany. He is particularly interested in all kinds of Spaghetti Western pictures e.g. original film posters, lobby cards, DVD- and VHS covers to add to the database as well as reviewing the movies from the top to the bottom of the genre.
|Marc Biskup - (Forum Profile | Database page | Contributions)|
I am originally from Dresden, Germany. From nearly the beginning of this website I've been part of it and helped to build this whole thing. I am a student in Magdeburg where I work for the monthly releasing magazin Kulturschwärmer and the cultural centre Moritzhof.
|Simon Gelten - (Forum Profile | Database page | Contributions Conbributions new)|
"I'm not as old as Tom B. but I'm working on it. I hope to catch up with him by the end of the next decade.", he says. Simon saw all Leones and several of the Corbuccis in cinema, most of the time in Eindhoven, the city where he was born. Currently Simon is living in Turnhout, Belgium.
|Phil Hardcastle - (Forum Profile | Database page | Contributions)|
Phil is from London, England and is a lifelong Western movie fan in general and Spaghetti Western fan in particular. Phil writes fortnightly reviews of Spaghetti Westerns under the pseudonym Son of Django. You can check them out here.
|Pauli Hirtolahti - (Forum Profile | Database page | Contributions)|
As I'm known as a sick and deviant dvd trader I have obsession to collect every spaghetti western ever made. So far my collection is circa 500 titles. I'm also interested in other eurocult movies, art house cinema and old horror films.
|Piotr Kalinowski - (Forum Profile | Database page | Contributions)|
I'm living in Szczecin, Poland. I'm interested in all kinds of movies - from highbrow art-house stuff to cheap exploitation movies shot in director's backyard. I live and breathe cinema and I hope someday I can make my very own movies.
|Matthias Kuennecke - (Database page | Contributions)|
I'm a fan of all kinds of Euro films. Very often I find myself lost in the Spaghetti Western chaos of Italian, English and German titles: Django, Ringo or Rocco? Sabata, Sartana or Santana? 1.000, 10.000 or 100.000 Dollars? Did I see that film already or not? The SWDB is enormously helpful, I couldn’t live without it. I am located in Berlin and work in the music industry. Unfortunately not with Morricone, Cipriani, Ortolani or Fidenco, but I love them all and will take care especially of the SWDB OST section. May also write some film reviews soon.
|John D. Ryan - (Forum Profile | Database page | Contributions)|
JD is the owner/editor of the spag site Fistful of Pasta. He's also a fan of blaxplotiation films and other grindhouse genres, 70's progressive rock, and lives way out in the woods in Vermont, USA, where, when not watching movies or hiking, he grumbles about the government and other trivialities. And he likes pizza.
|Harm Siepel - (Forum Profile | Database page | Contributions)|
|Aarron Waite - (Forum Profile | Database page | Contributions)|
Hi, I am from London, England. I love most Euro cult cinema from the 60's and 70's and have a special place in my heart for Spaghetti westerns. My favourite spaghetti of all time is ONCE UPON A TIME IN THE WEST. If you already love spaghettis or are new to the genre this site is the place for you. Enjoy yourselves amigos!
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|Peter Nelson - (Forum Profile | Database page | Contributions)|
I am probably the amateur of the group. I'm not only one of the youngest but one of the newer fans of the genre. I started with The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly, then continued from then on. And though I have not seen as many as most of us fans, I'm working on it and have been expanding ever since I saw the Leone films. I will continue to do so with pride and no regrets.
Peter's name on the database is korano.
|Alexander Fischer - (Forum Profile | Database page | Contributions)|
I am a 16 year old- student from Vienna (Austria). The first SW I watched was “The Good, the Bad and the Ugly”, which is still my favourite one. I really liked it, so I continued watching, first with the other Leone-Films, then with Sergio Corbuccis “Django” and “The Great Silence”. I am trying to contribute something to this database by designing new graphics, polishing up old pages and adding more Trailers & Clips to the database. I am also responsible for the SWDB-YouTube-Chanel.
|Carl Mörth - (Forum Profile | Database page | Contributions)|
I'm the youngest of the group. My first SW was like most, The Good, The Bad The Ugly but my favorite is Django. I also really like Gialli. Much like Yodlaf, I like European (basically Italian and Spanish) Cult Cinema from the 60's, 70's and sometimes 80's but again like Yodlaf, there's something special about Spaghetti Westerns! The longer you dig in the cave of rare Spaghs, the better it gets!
|Dirk Marburger - (Forum Profile | Database page | Contributions)|
I was and still am a great film buff, and the western was always my favorite genre. My ongoing passion for the genre got new nourishment since I developed a special love for the Italian variant of the western a few years ago. Entertainment that's what life is about and I think I will have a great future.
|Chris Casey - (Forum Profile | Database page | Contributions)|
I am a musician, film buff, writer, occasional actor, and general loafer who enjoys being all of the above--and especially the latter! My obsession with Italian Westerns began in the early 1970's when, as a young lad, I saw a screening of Romolo Guerrieri's JOHNNY YUMA at a makeshift, outdoor theater in a small town in Oklahoma. Shortly after seeing that film I experienced the works of Sergio Leone via TV broadcasts of ONCE UPON A TIME IN THE WEST and the "Dollars" films and I haven't been the same ever since. I wouldn't have it any other way.
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|Brendon Schlitt - (Forum Profile | Database page | Contributions)|
I (36, New Jersey) am an avid movie watcher and I enjoy several genres outside of spaghetti westerns. Mostly what I will watch are 80's comedies, Hammer and Amicus horror, Shaw Brothers, Toho kaiju, Ray Harryhausen/Willis O'Brien movies, the Hellraiser series, and the works of George Romero.
|Clive Richerd - (Forum Profile | Database page | Contributions)|
Clive is a Spaghetti Western enthusiast from Yorkshire, England. He is particularly interested in original film posters to add to his growing Spaghetti Western collection. No longer active.