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Spaghetti vs Macaroni Which is the cheesiest The answer is pretty obvious but lets take a close look Spaghetti Westerns as their called are a genre of western films that have been created or filmed in Italy and are meant to portray the Wild West of America Macaroni Westerns as Ill call them make up the traditional western genre made in the United States Lets take a look at the similarities and differences of these genres and at two films in particular that represent each genre The Good the Bad and the Ugly1966 and Rio Bravo1959 which most critics will agree are great examples of each genre Lets start with the most obvious aspect that differs in the two genres Macaroni Westerns are the cheesiest These films have are pure cheese I can barely sit through one of them They have the typical characters the heros the bad guys the fair maiden and the quirky sidekicks These characters spout out cheesy lines demonstrating how good or how bad they are but they language always remains basically clean In the Spaghetti Westerns the language is a lot more diverselots of cussing This is because each of these genres play to a different audience The Macaroni Westerns are family films They present right wrong and have many morals played out such as no matter how many bad people are trying to kill you you can take them all on if you wear a badge and talk like John Wayne The Macaroni Westerns were typically family movies because it was typical Hollywoodserving to the masses whatever sells big Violence profanity and not having blatantly evil and good characters wasnt selling at the time so we got Macaroni The Spaghetti Westerns on the other hand were not trying to please everybodyjust the Italian roughnecks Sure these westerns took a lot from the traditional westerns but they break away from the traditional Macaroni Westerns in many wayswhich we
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