Spaghetti Westerns is the major critical exploration of the European Western. Christopher Frayling approaches the Westerns produced at Cinecitta Studios in Rome from a variety of perspectives, placing them in the Italian, social, political, industrial and cinematic contexts from which they evolved. Over 400 Spaghetti Westerns were produced during their 1960s peak period; Frayling deals with the most interesting examples, giving special attention to the films of Sergio Leone and Clint Eastwood.
Christopher Frayling is Rector of the Royal College of Art and Professor of Cultural History there. His books include Sergio Leone: Something to Do With Death, Clint Eastwood and a BFI monograph on Things to Come. He is Chairman of the Arts Council, England.