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Author Topic: 10,000 Ways To Die: A Director's Take On The Spaghetti Western (Alex Cox, 2009)  (Read 7018 times)

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What seems like ages in the planning, Alex Cox's guide to spaghetti westerns is finally coming out in May. I pre-ordered it from Amazon a couple of months ago and am really looking forward to giving it a read.

10,000 Ways To Die: A Director's Take On The Spaghetti Western on Amazon


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Yup, this one sounds interesting!
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What seems like ages in the planning, Alex Cox's guide to spaghetti westerns is finally coming out in May. I pre-ordered it from Amazon a couple of months ago and am really looking forward to giving it a read.

Thanks for the heads-up pardner!  :P

I like Alex Cox and I like, like, like Spaghetti Westerns so I'll be picking this up.  :-X



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Looks like a MUST buy.
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I take it this must be a revised version of the manuscript that was available for download on his site. I'm guessing he must have updated it a bit, as I think he originally wrote it about 20 years ago, and if memory serves, what I read was a bit patchy, though I shouldn't really comment without looking at it again. I like Cox though, and really enjoyed his old Moviedrome intros, though I was a little disappointed that he mixed up Horst Frank and Peter O'Brien in his intro for THE BIG SHOWDOWN on ITV4 - Thomas Weisser makes the same error in his book, so perhaps Cox was blindly using that for his info...big mistake.
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The impression I'm under is that this is a complete rewrite, with Cox working his way through his big spaghetti collection and doing new reviews for them all.
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The impression I'm under is that this is a complete rewrite,

Yeah, my understanding is that the title is the only thing the two books have in common.
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I've downloaded the document and read the intro and the Good section so far.  Pretty good stuff.  I'm lookin' forward to the updated book.  :-X
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Had an email nofication from Amazon saying that this has gone back until the beginning of May.
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Thanks for the heads-up on this, looks like it'll be well worth getting. I think Alex also mentioned on his website that that he'll be curating a season of Spaghetti Westerns at the NFT in London sometime this summer.
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This finally arrived on n Monday – was flicking through it last night and I have to say, it's a nice book. Definitely an essential purchase for lovers of spaghetti westerns.
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This finally arrived on n Monday – was flicking through it last night and I have to say, it's a nice book. Definitely an essential purchase for lovers of spaghetti westerns.

My copy arrived about a week ago.  I'm up to 1964 and watching any film in the book (if I haven't seen it yet) before reading Cox's comments on said film.

Very enjoyable read.  :-X
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I'm just over 200 pages in, well worth a read ::)
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I'm slowly working my way through this as well. I'm not really a fan of Cox's films, but he writes well, with insight and a lot of love. Some good snippets of information, too.


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