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07.27.2013 | | Posted at 10:51 AM
By David Luhrssen
  Fellini, Antonioni and Visconti were dominant Italians on the international art house circuit in the '60s and '70s, but Italy's thriving movie industry knocked out scores of films in more populist genres. Spaghetti westerns, thanks to the success of Sergio Leone's The Good, The Bad and The Ugly, were the most familiar Italian exports in the U.S but horror and crime dramas also snuck ...
Sunday, March 24, 2013

Twenty great films featuring cowboys, outlaws and legends of an earlier America

 Westerns are the most cherished American film genre, providing rip-roaring action and powerful drama. Some of the most provocative, often in black-and-white, probed the psychology beneath the gunplay. In my favorite
09.28.2012 | | Posted at 09:53 AM

Rawhide on DVD

By David Luhrssen
  Clint Eastwood was still a whippersnapper when he debuted on “Rawhide” as Rowdy Yates. But, especially when the going got tough on the trail and he furrowed those iron brows, the outline of the persona he revealed a few years later in Sergio Leone’s The Good, The Bad and The Ugly could be discerned. On “Rawhide Season Five,” a two-volume DVD set (with some 27 hours of pro...
07.26.2010 | | Posted at 09:32 AM

Classic Clint on Blu-ray

By David Luhrssen
A barely perceptible silhouette crawls forward on the trail, a slight shadow on the face of the rocky desert. The silhouette is a horseman at the onset of For A Few Dollars More and the only sounds are the absent-minded humming and jangling of the distant rider�until a rifle shot cracks the stillness and the tiny silhouette collapses. The perspective is like that of an uncaring god, mirroring th...