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Coen Bros. to make Spaghetti Western


#1

The universe explodes in happiness!!!





Coen Brothers to Make Spaghetti Western



Filmmaking siblings Joel and Ethan Coen are set to make their goriest film ever - a Spaghetti Western featuring scenes of primitive torture methods. The brothers, whose notoriously gory new film No Country for Old Men has been tipped for Oscar glory, are desperate to make a film about the days of cowboys and Indians battling it out in the Wild West of America. But - as Joel warns - it won’t be one for the faint-hearted. He says, “We’ve written a western with a lot of violence in it. There’s scalping and hanging … it’s good. Indians torturing people with ants, cutting their eyelids off.” Ethan adds, “It’s a proper western, a real western, set in the 1870s. It’s got a scene that no one will ever forget because of one particular chicken.”


#2

By the way, I saw on imdb that they let Clooney direct a movie written by them.


#3

How can it be a Spaghetti Western? They arent Italian.


#4

[quote=“Bad Max”]
The universe explodes in happiness!!!





Coen Brothers to Make Spaghetti Western



Filmmaking siblings Joel and Ethan Coen are set to make their goriest film ever - a Spaghetti Western featuring scenes of primitive torture methods. The brothers, whose notoriously gory new film No Country for Old Men has been tipped for Oscar glory, are desperate to make a film about the days of cowboys and Indians battling it out in the Wild West of America. But - as Joel warns - it won’t be one for the faint-hearted. He says, “We’ve written a western with a lot of violence in it. There’s scalping and hanging … it’s good. Indians torturing people with ants, cutting their eyelids off.” Ethan adds, “It’s a proper western, a real western, set in the 1870s. It’s got a scene that no one will ever forget because of one particular chicken.”
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Ermmm... yes, I believe I have exploded everywhere. Will take me a while to clean all this up. DAYYUM!!

So they do a modern Western, and now decide to make a spaghetti western (or at least a pseudo spaghetti western, it can't be a proper spaghetti western unless they get Italians to fund it)

#5

But if it’s a regular western, why did you write “Spaghetti Western”?



I’d love to see a badass western like this one. It reminds me of that Sam Peckinpah movie “Major Dundee” - where the Apaches attack a village during a halloween festival.


#6

[quote=“PutneySwope”]
How can it be a Spaghetti Western? They arent Italian.
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The Coens are Jewish…all fucking screenwriters are Jewish…the best ones anyway.


#7

[quote=“PutneySwope”]
How can it be a Spaghetti Western? They arent Italian.
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True, so true, Pete. It only can be a spaghetti-like one. Even if it is shot in Almeria… :smiley: hahahaha


#8

Its gotta be a misprint. Maybe they mean Film inspired by Spaghetti Westerns. :slight_smile:


#9

So when it’s Quentin it’s OK to call it a Spaghetti Western (The spags he want to make?), but when it’s the Coens it’s not?


#10

Well QT cant make a Spaghetti Western either. Hes gonna make a Western influenced by spaghetti westerns (so he says). Its only a genuine spaghetti western if its from the 60s/70s made by Italians.


#11

[quote=“Bad Max”]
So when it’s Quentin it’s OK to call it a Spaghetti Western (The spags he want to make?), but when it’s the Coens it’s not?
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Yes. He’s of Italian descent.


#12

[quote=“Bad Max”]
So when it’s Quentin it’s OK to call it a Spaghetti Western (The spags he want to make?), but when it’s the Coens it’s not?
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The description doesn’t describe it as a Spaghetti western. It sounds more like a Peckinpah type of western


#13

There are German and Spanish and Mexican spag Westerns too. and co productions of those countries.


#14

[quote=“Bad Max”]
There are German and Spanish and Mexican spag Westerns too. and co productions of those countries.
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Spaghetti Westerns are what they called Italian westerns and was later applied to European westerns. What’s your point?


#15

[quote=“Bad Max”]
So when it’s Quentin it’s OK to call it a Spaghetti Western (The spags he want to make?), but when it’s the Coens it’s not?
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Ahah, Max got a point here ;D



Btw awesome news, thx A LOT to share it here. I so can’t wait to know if they will really direct this movie, it would be so so awesome. No Country for Old Men was already awesome and like some kind of modern western, I think they can’t waste such good idea then.


#16

The bottom line here is that this film is not going to be a spaghetti western no matter what the nationality or intentions of the filmmakers is.



Spaghetti Westerns were from a specific period in the 20th Century (the 60s-70s). They were A) made by Italian producers/writers/directors. B) They usually starred Italian/European actors. C) They were mostly shot in Spain.



If this film is related to them at all, it will be the Coens take on the spaghetti westerns. It might not even be inspired by them for all we know.



Not even QT can make a genuine Spaghetti Western, he can do his own take on them, thats it. I bet if he DOES ever do a Western, it will be inspired by alot of Western film directors/styles, not just the Italians.