What’s a ‘spaghetti western’?
A spaghetti western was a film set in the American ‘Old West’ but produced in Italy (usually filmed in Spain). Italy just went through a phase in the 1960′s and 70′s and Western movies were very popular. The most famous example is one of the movies that made Clint Eastwood famous, The Good, The Bad, & The Ugly. On Wikipedia:
According to veteran Spaghetti Western actor Aldo Sambrell, the phrase ‘Spaghetti Western’ was coined by Spanish journalist Alfonso Sánchez.