Seminal Image #330


Il Grande Silenzio
(The Great Silence)
(Sergio Corbucci; 1968)

7 comments:

swac said...

Man I love this film.

I'm always trying to get friends to watch it...so far only one has expressed interest, but it's been difficult to find the time to get together and do it.

I really need to borrow my friend's copy of A Bullet for the General...

Richard Gibson said...

Never seen this. I wonder if this was an inspiration for the finale of 'Kill Bill, part 1', kind of reminds me of that...

swac said...

I think there's also a swordfight in the snow in the Shaw Brothers classic Intimate Confessions of a Chinese Courtesan.

Tom Sutpen said...

Stephen wrote:

I think there's also a swordfight in the snow in the Shaw Brothers classic Intimate Confessions of a Chinese Courtesan.

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Show off!

swac said...

I only mentioned it because I think it came out on DVD around the same time Kill Bill started production...I have a nice Region 3 disc of it.

BTW...just finished watching The Great Silence with a friend who asked me about it after seeing it posted here.

Bleakest....western....EVER.

Bonny Stormer said...

Twas bleak indeed... but I enjoyed it very much, definately worth seeing. I also thought of Kill Bill when night fell.

Tom Sutpen said...

BTW...just finished watching The Great Silence with a friend who asked me about it after seeing it posted here.

Bleakest....western....EVER.

*****
Hmmmmm. I might give that honor to deToth's Day of the Outlaw(1959) . . . which is also set in a frozen, snow-covered locale, oddly enough . . . but the Corbucci is certainly close, no question.