[quote=“Starblack, post:1, topic:2655”]Here’s a (rough) translation (by Matt Blake, of the excellent Wild Eye blog) of a fascinating article from La Stampa in 1966, announcing - prematurely, as it turns out - the death of the Italian Western:
This is what most people thought in Italy in those days : that the spaghetti western was a craze, that its days would soon be numbered and that all spaghettis, except for the Leones and a few others, would be forgotten. This was actually the idea in Italy until recently. They are in fact reinventing their own genre, that has been saved and preserved by others.
I’m currently translating an interview with Giulio Petroni, and he expresses similar thoughts in it