In this case, most interesting pages on Corbucci were all Italian
But in general the German pages on SWs are as interesting as English and Italian ones
The book by Giusti contains a lot of interesting info, but i’ve learned to check things as much as possible
Giusti has talked to a lot of people, so his info is ‘first-hand’, but a lot of people have a selective memory or like to make up things, and Giusti is a bit credulous
To give you an example: Giusti had read in an '84 interview that Corbucci had said that Cameron Mitchel was afraid of Ethel Rojo, because he already had several children from at least four different ex-women, and therefore couldn’t afford her. I could not find confirmation of all this info, so I watered it down a little to a more neutral ‘Mitchell having financial problems’ - the story was to nice to do absolutely nothing with it.
But he always has interesting details: he mentioned the influence of Brecht’s play on the original story by Solinas, so that was a reason for me to go to the Wikipedia pages on Brecht etc. He also mentioned the names of O’Toole, Lancaster, Poitier & Pontecorvo. He didn’t mention The Scalphunters: I made that link myself
For people who read a little Italian, or speak French or Spanish: Giusti writes a rather clear, not too complicated Italian; he is not influenced by French post-structuralist writers (like Frayling was when he wrote his famous book). People like Valenciano or Chris Casey, who speak Spanish, should be able to read Giusti like I read Spanish articles or reviews: with a lot of problems, very slowly, making a pretty wild guess here and there …
Thanks for linking the review