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From The Spaghetti Western Database

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These are some favorite spaghetti westerns by former staff members.

Lindberg's pick

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Viva Maria (1965 / Director: Louis Malle). Maybe not quite a true Spaghetti-Western, Viva Maria is still one of my most favourite European westerns, I love this film. The beautiful French actresses Brigitte Bardot and Jeanne Moreau make a wonderful team in this humorous adventure. The film deals with revolutions in Latin America and was an influence to some of the later more light-hearted political spaghettis. It has a lot of spaghetti-style action with machine-guns, explosives, and specially designed weapons. There are also a lot of jokes involving the Church, the Military, rich people etc. On top of this you have the charming Bardot and Moreau, they are at the front of all these on-goings, and also do some fun musical performances with their travelling circus, where they invent strip-tease! --Lindberg 03:38, 24 October 2007 (CEST)

The Halitosis Kid's pick

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My Name is Nobody / Il Mio nome è Nessuno (1973, Tonino Valerii / Sergio Leone) - If A Fistful of Dollars started the whole Spaghetti Western cycle then this possibly ended it (later classics of the genre apart), a film as much concerned with the Western Movie as the Old West itself. Leone puts the Trinity character into a serious setting, Nobody (Terence Hill) the new contender pitting ageing gunfighter Jack Beauregard (Henry Fonda) against “one hundred and fifty pure-bred sons-of-bitches on horseback", in this must-see masterpiece. Brilliant cinematography, amazing action scenes, hilarious comedy moments, a wonderful score (Ennio Morricone) and a totally engrossing story that will have you guessing what Nobody's real intentions are right up to the very end.--The Halitosis Kid 20:08, 9 October 2007 (CEST)

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