spaghetti Western


spaghetti Western
noun
a low-budget Western movie produced by a European (especially an Italian) film company
Regions: ↑Italy, ↑Italian Republic, ↑Italia
Hypernyms: ↑Western, ↑horse opera

* * *

noun, pl ⋯ -erns [count]
: a movie about the old American West that is produced in Italy

I'm a fan of spaghetti westerns of the 1960s.

* * *

spaˌghetti ˈwestern 7 [spaghetti western] noun
a film/movie about ↑cowboys, made in Europe by Italian companies
 
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.

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • Spaghetti western — Spaghetti Western, also known as Italo Western, is a nickname for a broad sub genre of Western films that emerged in the mid 1960s in the wake of Sergio Leone s unique and much copied film making style and international box office success, so… …   Wikipedia

  • Spaghetti Western — Spaghetti Western, also known in some countries in mainland Europe as the Italo Western, is a nickname for a broad sub genre of Western film that emerged in the mid 1960s, so named because most were produced by Italian studios, usually in… …   Wikipedia

  • spaghetti western — spaghetti westerns N COUNT A spaghetti western is a film made in Europe, usually by an Italian director, about life in the American Wild West …   English dictionary

  • spaghetti western — ► NOUN informal ▪ a western film made in Europe by an Italian director …   English terms dictionary

  • spaghetti western — ☆ spaghetti western n. Slang a film about cowboys in the western U.S., produced by the Italian film industry …   English World dictionary

  • Spaghetti western — Imagen de un spaghetti western. El western europeo, más conocido como spaghetti western, es un particular subgénero del western que estuvo de moda en las décadas de los años 1960 y 1970, aunque en ésta última década el spaghetti western ya se… …   Wikipedia Español

  • Spaghetti-Western — Italowestern (abwertend auch „Spaghettiwestern“ oder schlicht „Eurowestern“ genannt) ist ein ab den 1960er Jahren entstandenes Sub Genre des Western, welches vor allem von italienischen Produktionsfirmen und Regisseuren an europäischen Drehorten… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Spaghetti western —    A large proportion of spaghetti Westerns were actually Hispano Italian co productions, shot first in the Monegros region in Aragón and later mostly in the Almería desert. From the late 1950s, the perceived decadence of Hollywood film and its… …   Guide to cinema

  • spaghetti western — UK / US noun [countable] Word forms spaghetti western : singular spaghetti western plural spaghetti westerns cinema a film about the Wild West, especially one made at a low cost in Europe by an Italian film company …   English dictionary

  • Spaghetti western —    A large proportion of spaghetti Westerns were actually Hispano Italian co productions, shot first in the Monegros region in Aragón and later mostly in the Almería desert. From the late 1950s, the perceived decadence of Hollywood film and its… …   Historical dictionary of Spanish cinema