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.
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 April 22, 2013
Scherpshutter returns, now making the reviews of the Dollars trilogy complete on FFoP, with an extensive look at A Fistful of Dollars.
We're still actively seeking contributors, so if you're interested, please read the "Write for Fistful" link at the right, and get in touch.
In other news...
Also, for our Spanish-language readers out there, there is a new, limited-edition book on spaghettis out now that you should know about. "33 Spaghetti Westerns You Can' t Miss", a new book on the Eurowestern genre, edited in Spain by Josito Cro-Mag & Sam Torche. Includes a brief prologue made by Juan Gabriel García, author of the book "The Spanish on the Eurowestern" - 33 reviews with specification sheets, comments, pics and frames, a must-have for all the worldwide die-hard fans of the genre (included are such classic movies as "Keoma", "The Mercenary", "Day of Anger", "The Good, The Bad and The Ugly", "The Great silence", "Django", "Tepepa", "Once Upon a Time in the West", and more). 104 pages, budget size, limited edition of 100 copies. More info can be seen at http://libro33sw.wordpress.com/2013/01/29/edicion-limitada-a-100-copias/.
Prólogo de Juan Gabriel García, autor del libro "Los españoles del western" Incluye 33 críticas con fichas técnicas, comentarios y fotogramas (entre otras, "Gran duelo al amanecer", "Keoma", "El día de la ira", "Django", "Una pistola para Ringo", "Agáchate maldito", "Cara a cara", "Hasta que llegó su hora", "Oro sangriento", "Tepepa", "El gran silencio", "Un dolar agujereado", "El halcón y la presa", "Adiós, Texas", "El bueno, el feo y el malo", "El Cóndor", "Como lobos sedientos", "Salario para matar", "Por un puñado de dólares", "De hombre a hombre", "El valle de la muerte", "El justiciero ciego", "Mi nombre es ninguno", "La muerte tenía un precio", "Antes llega la muerte", "Voy, le mato y vuelvo", "El retorno de Ringo"…)
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