An original Italian easy reader by Giovanni Galavotti
‘Per un pugno di dollari’, directed by Sergio Leone and starring Clint Eastwood, was filmed in the deserts of Spain and released in Italy in 1964. The film wasn’t the first of the so-called ‘spaghetti western’ genre, but did a lot to popularise this rethinking of what was, by then, the rather tired western format. Two further films followed, and the trilogy was released in 1967 in the USA – at which point the director and many of the cast took on American-sounding stage names so as to seem more familiar to moviegoers.
Giovanni Galavotti’s re-telling of the story of the film for learners of Italian makes a great introduction before watching the movie itself (ideally in Italian!) Or it can be used simply as supplementary reading/listening material which, for lovers of the wild west, is guaranteed to liven up your study program!
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- 8 chapters to read and listen to
- Comprehension questions to check your understanding
- Italian/English glossary of ‘difficult’ terms for the level
- Suitable for students at B1/B2 level and above
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Graham (verified owner) –
Very enjoyable romp through the essence of the film. Although I’ve not seen it for years it brought back the images really well. Great fun.
I found it pretty straightforward so I’d rate it at A2/B1 especially with the useful glossari after each chapter. Recommended.
Mary (verified owner) –
A really enjoyable read. It was good to have a reason to watch the film again and to have such a clear summary of the plot and events. It is the first time I have read a western in Italian, (don’t think there can be many of them around for learners of Italian), so I loved the challenge of finding new words whose meanings I could easily guess.