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Thursday, July 26, 2012

“Spaghetti Westerns Unchained" in LA this Weekend - 4 LVC Western Screenings

The genre known as spaghetti westerns featured more than just actor Clint Eastwood and director Sergio Leone. There were numerous directors and actors who appeared in these 1960s-era films. And the American Cinematheque’s “Spaghetti Westerns Unchained” series serves up treats from such masters as Sergio Corbucci and Carlo Lizzani.

The fun begins Thursday at the Egyptian Theatre with 1966’s “The Big Gundown,” directed by Sergio Sollima, with Lee Van Cleef, and Lizzani’s 1966 “The Hills Ran Red,” with Henry Silva and film noir icon Dan Duryea. Friday’s feature, 1966’s “The Good, the Bad and the Ugly,” is the only Leone/Eastwood collaboration in the retrospective.

On tap for Saturday is a new 35-millimeter print of Corbucci’s “The Mercenary” from 1968 with Franco Nero and Tony Musante. Van Cleef is back with John Philip Law in 1967’s “Death Rides a Horse,” directed by Giulio Petroni. And rounding out the weekend on Sunday is Gianfranco Parolini’s 1969 “Sabata,” with Van Cleef, and the filmmaker’s 1968 entry, “If You Meet Sartana Pray for Your Death,” with Gianni Garko and Klaus Kinski.

1 comment:

  1. All of a sudden I want to go to Egypt!! Well the LA version! I've seen all four on the big screen and saw them new but it would be great to see them on the big screen again!