10,000 Ways to Die: A Director's Take on the Spaghetti Western

10,000 Ways to Die: A Director's Take on the Spaghetti Western by Alex Cox

Title: 10,000 Ways to Die: A Director's Take on the Spaghetti Western
Author: Alex Cox
ISBN10: 1842433040
ISBN13: 978-1842433041
Publisher: Oldcastle Books (September 1, 2009)
Language: English
Subcategory: Humanities
Size PDF: 1453 kb
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Rating: 5.0/5
Votes: 309
Pages: 336 pages
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10,000 Ways to Die: A Director's Take on the Spaghetti Western by Alex Cox


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"40 years ago as a graduate student I wrote a book about Spaghetti Westerns, called 10,000 Ways to Die. It’s an embarrassing tome when I look at it now: full of half-assed semiotics and other attenuated academic nonsense. In the intervening period I have had the interesting experience of being a film director. So now, when I watch these films, I’m looking at them from a different perspective. A professional perspective, maybe . . . I’m thinking about what the filmmakers intended, how they did that shot, how the director felt when his film was recut by the studio, and he was creatively and financially screwed. 10,000 Ways to Die is an entirely new book about an under-studied subject, the Spaghetti Western, from a director’s POV. Not only have these films stood the test of time; some of them are very high art." —Alex Cox