[quote=“Phil H, post:14, topic:1645”]So Cemetery Without Crosses doesn’t qualify?
Or did you mean any of the four criteria equals qualification?[/quote]
Well I think 3 out of the 4 would do. Cemetery without crosses is definitely an SW.
[quote=“korano, post:15, topic:1645”]Beyond the production details, I define a Spaghetti Western.
Short on dialogue
Quick on action
Cold heartless killer
over the top bad guy
long pauses before action
I agree that those elements you listed are hallmarks of the genre and would serve as a guideline as to what to expect when watching an SW but I don’t think you can define SW’s based on a list of traits as some Hollywood westerns have alot of those traits while some Italian westerns don’t. I believe the overall feel of a western as a whole is probably more pertinent than any individual element.