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Double Feature | Year 3 (2011)
Two more genres Double Feature will never be fully prepared to cover. Spaghetti westerns and kaiju (japans monster movies). Two foreign films that popularized their genres in west. The dollars trilogy. What is a spaghetti western? How you can tell when something is dubbed, even in the same language as it’s shot. Ambience in recordings. Ennio Morricone (aka Dan Savio) and what makes the score. Setting the tone for a spaghetti western. The town. The solution? Elimination! Mexican border towns. What other westerns were doing at the time. The morality of the man with no name. Toho Company. Ltd. The eras of kaiju. Adapting Gojira for American audiences. Varan the Unbelievable. The worst translations. Godzilla mythology.
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A Fistful of Dollars
Released: January 18, 1967
IMDB | Wikipedia
Director: Sergio Leone
Writer: Sergio Leone, Jaime Comas, Victor Andrews Catena, Mark Lowell
Starring: Clint Eastwood, Marianne Koch, Gian Maria Volonte, Aldo Sambrell
A wandering gunfighter plays two rival families against each other in a town torn apart by greed, pride, and revenge.
Released: November 3, 1954
Runtime: 96 min | IMDB | Wikipedia
Director: Ishiro Honda
Writer: Ishiro Hondo, Shigeru Kayama, Takeo Murata
Starring: Akira Takarada, Momoko Kochi, Akihiko Hirata, Takashi Shimura
American nuclear weapons testing results in the creation of a seemingly unstoppable, dinosaur-like beast.