Movies Abroad: Hi-ho, Denaro!

Be mean, mean, mean. Don't punch cattle, punch a few women instead. Never waste a punch when a knee in the groin will do. Eliminate the love interest; it gets in the way of the violence. Surly, coldblooded, money grubbing antiheroes are the best, especially if they grunt a lot. And, most important for the successful western, it should be filmed in Spain by an Italian company with a cast of American stars and Italian and Spanish gypsy extras.

Such is the surefire formula of Italian Director Sergio Leone, 38, whose "macaroni westerns"...

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