This October, we’re jumping back in time to an era of Spaghetti Westerns for our Monday Movie Nights.
2016.10.10：A Fistful of Dollars 荒野大镖客
2016.10.17: For A Few Dollars More 黄昏双镖客
2016.10.24: The Good, The Bad & The Ugly 黄金三镖客
2016.10.31: Once Upon a Time in the West 西部往事
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Spaghetti Western, also known as Italian Western or Macaroni Western (primarily in Japan), is a broad subgenre of Western films that emerged in the mid-1960s in the wake of Sergio Leone’s film-making style and international box-office success. The term was used by American critics and other countries because most of these Westerns were produced and directed by Italians.
These movies were originally released in Italian, but as most of the films featured multilingual casts and sound was post-synched, most “western all’italiana” do not have an official dominant language. The typical Spaghetti Western team was made up of an Italian director, Italo-Spanish technical staff, and a cast of Italian, Spanish, German and American actors, sometimes a fading Hollywood star and sometimes a rising one like the young Clint Eastwood in three of Sergio Leone’s films.
Over six hundred European Westerns were made between 1960 and 1980. The best-known Spaghetti Westerns were directed by Sergio Leone and scored by Ennio Morricone, notably the three films of the Dollars Trilogy – A Fistful of Dollars (1964), For a Few Dollars More (1965), and The Good, the Bad and the Ugly (1966) – as well as Once Upon a Time in the West (1968). In fact these are consistently listed among the best Westerns of any variety.