Saturday, March 3, 2012

Great new book out on Spaghetti Western participants

From James Prickette's web site:

Copyright © 2012 James Prickette

Spaghetti Westerns is a term tagged to the Italian film genre by fans across the world. This phenomenon era came into existence between mid 1960s to the 1970s. This new film era seemed to welcome all comers of actors. Many from in and around Europe, but also Americans came from across the big pond to join the action. Their participation would lend a more authentic feel to the films, relating to the American Old West. This revitalized genre, now coupled with colorful wide-screen action was sometimes sprinkled with maniacal violence that brought realism into a fantasy setting never seen by aficionados before.

Author James Prickette brings back the cynical morality tales of the said genre in Actors of the Spaghetti Westerns.

As a dedicated film researcher and collector, Prickette craftily compiles twenty-two of the popular actors of the Spaghetti Westerns era and charts the careers of the likes of Clint Eastwood, Klaus Kinski and Lee Van Cleef . It also scrutinizes the most popular offerings of the genre, like the Dollars trilogy to the obscure ones such as Sabata. Actors of the Spaghetti Westerns is certainly a unique and indispensable reference book delving deeper into the rowdy bunch of cult classics that invaded cinema and the world.

This is a must for all fans of the sw genre. Once you start reading it you won't put it down.

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