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You've found A Fistful of Pasta, a sometimes irreverent look at the genre films known as Spaghetti Westerns, or Eurowesterns.

There were over 500 westerns made in Europe between 1965 and 1975. Some were serious artistic achievements in filmmaking, completely redefining the western film genre, and elevating it to an art form. Others were simply B-movies of varying quality, and in some cases, worse. And for better or worse, we love them all (well, most of 'em, anyways), and if you're still reading this, you probably do, too.

In addition, from time to time we will feature westerns from other parts of the world, such as India, South Africa, and an occasional American western, too.

If you have any questions, suggestions, corrections, or see something that doesn't look right, please drop us a line at the contact page. We'd love to hear from you.

Film reviews can be found on the Reviews page, and essays and book reviews are on the Articles page. Also check out our Links page for other spaghetti-related sites.

For every last thing you'd ever want to know about these films, the best place on the web is The Spaghetti Western Database. If you haven't been there yet, you're missing out on a great resource for these films.

 

What's New - updated June 3, 2013

We have something a bit different for you, this month. Once in a great while, we'll look at a non-Eurowestern film of note. This time, the Western Guru brings us a look at the 2005 Aussie western, The Proposition, looked at through an existentialist perspective (so you philosophy fans, take note).

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