Howard Hughes is a freelance writer on film, history and music.

He is author of a range of books including Cinema Italiano: The Complete Guide from Classics to Cult and When Eagles Dared: The Filmgoers’ History of World War II. He is the writer-researcher of the Filmgoers Guides series on popular genres: Outer Limits (sci-fi), Stagecoach to Tombstone (westerns), Crime Wave (crime cinema) and Once Upon a Time in the Italian West (spaghetti westerns), all published by I.B. Tauris.


In 2012 Howard was a contributing author on Taschen’s best-selling The James Bond Archives (the official 50th anniversary history of the 007 films) and the updated Spectre Edition (2015), and also worked on The Charlie Chaplin Archives, Taschen’s centenary celebration of the Little Tramp in 2015.

Chaplin book

Howard’s other books include the Kamera  Guide to Spaghetti Westerns and the Pocket Essential History Guide The American Indian Wars.  He’s written essays for DVD and Blu-ray releases, including The Sartana Collection, A Pistol for Ringo, The Return of Ringo, Get Mean, Day of Anger, Blood and Black Lace, Face to Face, Django Prepare a Coffin, Commando Leopard and a host of giallo releases, including  The Case of the Scorpion’s Tail, The Bird With the Crystal Plumage, Cat O’Nine Tails, The Bloodstained Butterfly and What Have You Done to Solange? He has contributed articles to many websites and publications including The Good Book Guide, Gallery, DVD & Blu-ray Review, The Spaghetti Western Database, The Dark Side, Fantastic Fifties and Cinema Retro. Howard appeared in the IFC documentary The Spaghetti West (2005, directed by David Gregory), a history of Italian westerns which aired on US TV in September 2005. It features many film clips and interviews with Clint Eastwood, Sergio Leone, Tomas Milian, Ennio Morricone, Franco Nero, Christopher Frayling, Sergio Sollima and Alex Cox. He is currently a regular writer on sci-fi and fantasy magazine Infinity.

AMAZON AUTHOR PAGE UK: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Howard-Hughes/e/B001HOU58K/ref=sr_tc_2_0?qid=1470663274&sr=1-2-ent

AMAZON AUTHOR PAGE USA: https://www.amazon.com/Howard-Hughes/e/B001HOU58K/ref=sr_tc_2_0?qid=1470663421&sr=1-2-ent

Howard Hughes


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