You may be interested to know that Intellect Books’ forthcoming Directory of World Cinema: Italy contains a chapter on the Spaghetti Western edited by little old me and containing film reviews by Christopher Frayling and SWDB’s very own Phil Hardcastle (and me). The volume as a whole is a collection of writing from leading scholars in the field of Italian cinema, but is aimed at a broader public than academia so should be exciting and - most importantly - readable.
I’ve put more details up on my blog here: http://www.austinfisher.me.uk/2010/12/directory-of-world-cinema-italy-2/[/url]
The volume is released in May and (whisper) will be available for free pdf download for a limited time. I’ll post a link (end whisper). It can also be pre-ordered from Amazon at a fairly reasonable price if you prefer to get your hands on hard-copy books: