Friday, September 24, 2010

Lee Van Cleef Article

Cinema Retro # 18 features a tribute to western legend Lee Van Cleef written by Howard Hughes, from Van Cleef’s beginnings as a supporting villain in Hollywood westerns, sci-fi and gangster movies, to his European stardom in spaghetti westerns in the 1960s and 1970s. See the Cinema Retro website for subscription details:
For Lee Van Cleef fans, Hughes also discusses Van Cleef’s films in detail in his Filmgoers’ Guide series. The Big Combo (1955) features in Crime Wave: The Filmgoers’ Guide to the Great Crime Movies

Van Cleef’s High Noon (1952), Gunfight at the O.K. Corral (1957) and Ride Lonesome (1959) are discussed in Stagecoach to Tombstone : The Filmgoers’ Guide to the Great Westerns

Van Cleef’s classic spaghetti westerns For a Few Dollars More (1965), The Good, the Bad and the Ugly (1966), The Big Gundown (1967), Death Rides a Horse (1967), Day of Anger (1967) and Sabata (1969) are reviewed at length in Once Upon a Time in the Italian West: The Filmgoers’ Guide to Spaghetti Westerns.

Lee VanCleef, Cinema Retro #18 available on UK ebay:

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