Ok, I don’t really know if this is a proper title for my question, nor how I should explain it, but I’ll try;
Lately I’ve been entertaining my statistics-loving mind trying to analyze spaghetti western budgets as an attempt calculate how much money was spent on pure material matters such as sets, costumes, filming, etc. Let’s take For A Few Dollars More as the example, whose budget is reported to have been 600k dollars. Starting from there, I proceed to subtract the known salaries for the stars - Eastwood and Van Cleef’s reported salaries combined makes for 67,000, but Leones salary for the film, from what I’ve read, was a whopping 350,000 dollars PLUS 60% of the profits (well, Luciano Vincenzoni did remember him as “very greedy”. If he decided about this himself, I think it safe to say he… wasn’t shy on getting well paid). So we got approximately 180,000 left, and I’m trying to calculate how this remaining money was distributed (salaries for the producer, remaining cast and crew, constructing the sets, etc). The most interesting thing here would be trying to find out how much more many was actually spent on that one compared to Fistful if salary increases are subtracted. But I haven’t found any data concerning salaries for people such as Alberto Grimaldi and Carlo Simi, which I assume made up no small part of the budgets (at least not with the former).
Is there anyone here who has some related information to give?