Definition of spaghetti western noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary


spaghetti western

; NAmE
Types of film
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a film/movie about cowboys, made in Europe by Italian companies See related entries: Types of film Culture Spaghetti westerns were made in the 1960s and 1970s. They often had complicated stories and contained a lot of violence. The first were directed by Sergio Leone, including A Fistful of Dollars (1964). Several US actors, especially Clint Eastwood, first became famous by appearing in spaghetti westerns.
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