40 years ago as a graduate student I wrote a book about Spaghetti Westerns, called 10,000 Ways to Die...In the intervening period I have had the interesting experience of being a film director. So w, when I watch these films, I'm looking at them from a different perspective...10,000 Ways to Die is an entirely new book about an under-studied subject, the Spaghetti Western, from a director's point of view.' - Alex Cox'
Maverick director Alex Cox has directed such acclaimed films as Repo Man, Sid & Nancy, Straight to Hell, Death and the Compass, Walker, and Searchers 2.0. He's also the author of X Films: True Confessions of a Radical Filmmaker, and has written on film for publications including Film Comment, Guardian, Independent, and Sight and Sound.