Forgive me if this topic has been discussed before or has it’s own topic. But I’ve been doing some thinking recently about why I like these films so much. And I’d like to know what is it about spaghettis that has made you a fan of the genre?
Me, I like the complex simplicity of the films. The performances, violence, style, and atmosphere were usually quite flamboyant during the Spaghettis heyday. I like all of these factors. But recently, I’ve taken more notice of the symoblism and imagery of the genre. Right now I’m watching Sentenza di Morte. The episode with the black shirted henchmen is a great example of why I like the genre. It is obviously unrealistic and inaccurate to the time period. But still says something about Italy. But the liberties these types of aspects take are great and make for great cinema. After all, if you wanted to see real life, just watch the news (or maybe a John Cassavetes movie). So, the over the top liberties they take with the western is a wonderful relief from much more renowned and serious films. Their just easy to sit back and watch.