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I watched ''Once Upon a Time in the West'' more than ten times when shown in the theatres in the late sixties and early seventies. For forty years I avoided the non-Leone spaghetti westerns, out of pietism. However, sometime in 2012 I started wondering; as Leone made five great films all by himself, maybe his other Italian film-maker colleagues achieved five decent films all of them together. I ended up watching about 150 spags in the next 15 months, using the SWDB as a roadmap, everything from Greek tragedy to slapstick comedy. I found a number of perfectly good anti-oppressive political films, and an even larger number of maybe not so perfect, even far from perfect, but perfectly amoral, bleak, noirish westerns, different from Leone’s films. This, I think, is where spaghetti western gets real interesting…
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These are my favorite 50 (not strictly spag) SWDB films
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* [[C'era una volta il West|Once upon a Time in the West]]
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* [[Buono, il brutto, il cattivo, Il|The Good, the Bad and the Ugly]]
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* [[Grande silenzio, Il|The Great Silence]]
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* [[Per qualche dollaro in più|For a Few dollars More]]
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* [[Per qualche dollaro in più|For a Few dollars More]]
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* [[Bandidos]]
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* [[Faccia a faccia|Face to face]]
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* [[Per qualche dollaro in più|For a Few dollars More]]
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* [[Resa dei conti, La|The Big Gundown]]
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* [[Vamos a matar, compañeros|Compañeros]]
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* [[Mercenario, Il|The Mercenary]]
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* [[Da uomo a uomo|Death Rides a Horse]]
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I watched ''Once Upon a Time in the West'' more than ten times when shown in the theatres in the late sixties and early seventies. For forty years I avoided the non-Leone spaghetti westerns, out of pietism. However, sometime in 2012 I started wondering; as Leone made five great films all by himself, maybe his other Italian film-maker colleagues achieved five decent films all of them together.  
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I ended up watching about 150 spags in the next 15 months, using the SWDB as a roadmap, everything from Greek tragedy to slapstick comedy. I found a number of perfectly good anti-oppressive political films, and an even larger number of maybe not so perfect, even far from perfect, but perfectly amoral, bleak, noirish westerns, different from Leone’s films. This, I think, is where spaghetti western gets real interesting…
  
 
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I watched Once Upon a Time in the West more than ten times when shown in the theatres in the late sixties and early seventies. For forty years I avoided the non-Leone spaghetti westerns, out of pietism. However, sometime in 2012 I started wondering; as Leone made five great films all by himself, maybe his other Italian film-maker colleagues achieved five decent films all of them together.

I ended up watching about 150 spags in the next 15 months, using the SWDB as a roadmap, everything from Greek tragedy to slapstick comedy. I found a number of perfectly good anti-oppressive political films, and an even larger number of maybe not so perfect, even far from perfect, but perfectly amoral, bleak, noirish westerns, different from Leone’s films. This, I think, is where spaghetti western gets real interesting…

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