- Hardcover: 480 pages
- Publisher: FAB Press; First Edition edition (1 Jun. 2011)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1903254604
- ISBN-13: 978-1903254608
- Product Dimensions: 19 x 3.8 x 25.4 cm
- Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars See all reviews (9 customer reviews)
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,413,356 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
Any Gun Can Play: The Essential Guide to Euro-westerns Hardcover – Illustrated, 1 Jun 2011
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A major new work on the genre. --Irish Times
An essential purchase. --Cinema Retro
A hefty tome which manages to be both a reference guide and intelligent discussion of this rich and fascinating slice of commercial Italian cinema. And as if this weren t enough, it functions just as well as a coffee table book to flick through for purely visual pleasure. --Spaghetti-Western.net
About the Author
About the author Kevin Grant is a freelance journalist and film writer with a passion for perfectly crafted genre pieces, particularly Continental and Oriental productions. A fan of American westerns since childhood, he was led astray at an early age by the irreverent interpretations of Sergio Leone, whose radical visions placed him - and certain of his European contemporaries - alongside the likes of Peckinpah and Mann in the pantheon of maverick directors of westerns. He has contributed reviews and articles to a range of film publications including the Euro-western journal Blood, Money and Vengeance, European Trash Cinema, Delirium, Flesh & Blood and Hotdog. Any Gun Can Play is his first book. ********** Foreword by Franco Nero As the alter ego of Django and Keoma, Franco Nero's iconic status among Euro-western aficionados is second to none. He gave vigorous performances in more than a dozen westerns in all, and he remains an impassioned ambassador for the genre. One of relatively few Italian actors to make an impact on a global scale, he has appeared in more than 120 films since his breakthrough in the mid-Sixties, alternating starring roles in popular movies with character turns in more prestigious productions. A frequent collaborator of Sergio Corbucci and Enzo Castellari, he has also worked with Luis Bunuel, Claude Chabrol, Elio Petri and John Huston, and has written, produced and directed for the screen.
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Top Customer Reviews
Under youtube, the essential guide to euro westerns Äny gun can play" you can really watch in the book.
With a foreword by franco nero, this English book about the euro westerns is the best book written about the subject so far.
Any gun can play puts the phenomenon into perspective, showing its themes, characters and motifs. The actors, the musicians, the directors and the films relation witch their american ancestors are brought in the spotlight. Interviews with the main actors, directors and musicians makes this book of Kevin Grant a beauty into your bookshell.
With 64 pages in colour, the book is nice in combination with books like "the screen greats Clint eastwood" (exeter), Clint a retrospective (sterling) or Christopher Frayling's Sergio Leone once upon a time in Italy or "spagetti western buch (german language).
Most Recent Customer Reviews
This was a present for a friend. Have since been told that the book is an excellent readPublished 8 months ago by Kim
Anyone who enjoys spagheti westerns has to get this book. Full of facts about the films/actors/directors et.c. Crammed full of fascinating photos and promotional posters too.Published on 13 Jan. 2012 by MOURINHO
You just cannot reasonably ask for more on the Genre than this Book, with the Colour Sections and the monumental reseach, a labour of love indded. Read morePublished on 31 Oct. 2011 by CYMRO