Once Upon a Time in the Italian West: The Filmgoers’ Guide to Spaghetti Westerns This features extensive coverage of the great Italian westerns A Fistful of Dollars, A Pistol for Ringo, The Return of Ringo, For a Few Dollars More, Django, The Hills Run Red, Navajo Joe, A Bullet for the General, The Good, the Bad and the Ugly, Django Kill!, The Hellbenders, The Big Gundown, Death Rides a Horse, Face to Face, Day of Anger, The Big Silence, A Professional Gun, Sabata, They Call me Trinity and My Name is Nobody.
This includes chapters on the background and making of the classic crime films The Public Enemy, High Sierra, The Maltese Falcon, White Heat, The Asphalt Jungle, Kiss Me Deadly, The Big Combo, Point Blank, Bonne and Clyde, On Her Majesty’s Secret Service, Get Carter, Shaft, Dirty Harry, The Godfather, Chinatown, The Godfather Part II, Once Upon a Time in America, Lethal Weapon, GoodFellas, Pulp Fiction, L.A. Confidential and Ocean’s Eleven.
The great American west and the films set there is celebrated. Films featured include Stagecoach, My Darling Clementine, Red River, She Wore a Yellow Ribbon, High Noon, Shane, Johnny Guitar, Vera Cruz, The Man from Laramie, The Searchers, Gunfight at the O.K. Corral, Forty Guns, Ride Lonesome, Rio Bravo, The Magnificent Seven, One-Eyed Jacks, Ride the High Country, The Sons of Katie Elder, Once Upon a Time in the West, Support Your Local Sheriff!, The Wild Bunch, Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, McCabe & Mrs Miller, Ulzana’s Raid, The Outlaw Josey Wales, Unforgiven and Tombstone.
This covers Eastwood’s career in front of and behind the camera, from Revenge of the Creature to Gran Torino, with chapters focusing on The Westerns (including the Dollars trilogy, Hang ‘Em High, Two Mules for Sister Sara, The Outlaw Josey Wales, Unforgiven), The Cops (the Dirty Harry quintet, The Gauntlet, Tightrope, In the Line of Fire, A Perfect World), The Lovers (The Beguiled, Play Misty for Me, Breezy, The Bridges of Madison County), The Comedies (the Clyde the orang-utan movies, Bronco Billy), The Dramas (Honkytonk Man, Bird, Mystic River, Million Dollar Baby), The Thrillers (Thunderbolt and Lightfoot, Escape from Alcatraz, Absolute Power, True Crime, Blood Work), and The War Movies (Where Eagles Dare, Kelly’s Heroes, Firefox, Heartbreak Ridge, Flags of our Fathers, Letter from Iwo Jima).
Uncover a treasure trove of Italian films from The Leopard to Puma Man. Chapters discuss mythological epics, gothic horrors, science-fiction, spy films, war movies, costume adventures, swashbucklers, political cinema, spaghetti westerns, comedies, gialli and ‘poliziotteschi’ crime films. Films include: La dolce vita, Hercules Conquers Atlantis, The Leopard, The Terror of Dr Hichcock, Contempt, The Gospel According to St Matthew, Castle of Blood, Fists in the Pocket, Django, Battle of Algiers, The Good, the Bad and the Ugly, Blowup, Diabolik, The Bird with the Crystal Plumage, The Conformist, They Call Me Trinity, Violent City, The Marseilles Connection, Illustrious Corpses, Suspiria, The Big Silence, The Mask of Satan, Maciste in Hell, Blood and Black Lace, Hercules Against the Moon Men, The Last Man on Earth, The Wild, Wild Planet, Special Mission Lady Chaplin, Django Kill!, Fellini Satyricon, Deep Red, Sons of Thunder, Tentacles, The Inglorious Bastards, Zombie Flesh Eaters, Puma Man, 1990: Bronx Warriors, 8½, Once Upon a Time in the West, L’Avventura, Black Sabbath, Investigation of a Citizen Above Suspicion.