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Sunday 1st May 2016
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Why are spaghetti westerns so called?


I like spaghetti westerns, but not normal westerns – ones with more comedy. But why are they so called?
Dave, Orpington


** Definitive **
Name: Daniel, West End
Qualification: My Italian Mum told me
Answer: The Spaghetti Westerns were all produced and directed by Italians, like Sergio Leone, and shot on location in Italy, using Italian actors for the bad guys to keep prices down. You can often spot the badly-dubbed voiceovers.

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