Matalo! Dizionario dei Film Western Italiani
Authors: Silvio Giobbio, Marco Morosini
Once upon a time there was the western cinema. Great prairies, heroes without spot, bad Indians, girls to save, good feelings. Then Sergio Leone arrived. Almeria and Cinecittà, dirty and bearded gunslingers, friendly greasy and greasy Mexicans, cynicism and violence. From "For a Fistful of Dollars" onwards the cinema of the wild west has completely changed, thanks (or for fault) of those features "made in Italy", dirty, bad and hopeless, but also ironic, parodistic, full of anti-heroes from the biblical names, from Trinity to Holy Spirit, that have succeeded on the screens of the whole world for more than a decade. A few hundred, to be exact. And they are all here. In this dictionary. The spaghetti western is dead. Long live the spaghetti western.