"Ironically it is the absence of British Punk’s revolutionary ethos that limit’s most Spaghetti Westerns with the special exceptions of Sergio Leone’s lavish and inquiring Duck, You Sucker and Once Upon a Time in the West where Italian cinema’s political strain vies with the spectacle of human perversity without drowning-out meaning by generic excess."
Quote from Spaghetti Westerns: The Birth of Cynicism by Armond White.
I was always wondering why I did not like The Good, The Bad and The Ugly as much as Once Upon A Time in the West and Duck, You Sucker (A Fistful of Dynamite). Anyhow, I just ordered Alex Cox’s book 10,000 Ways to Die. I am excited to read it.