Italian Westerns and the Radical Bible

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June 20, 2016 by James Crossley

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The Italian Westerns of the 60s and 70s were tied up with discussions of radical politics, the recent fascist past and, obviously, understandings of religion, Christianity and the Bible. The most familiar to readers will probably be Sergio Leone’s Dollars Trilogy but there were countless others, including a number which were part of the debates in Italian politics which were typically more sympathetic to questions of violence than in British debates.
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Culture Matters hosts a discussion of some of these issues and a context where revolutionary priests were not like English vicars, at least the cinematic ones.

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