Wednesday, November 6, 2013

The Great Films # 13: The Great Silence (1968)

Directed by Sergio Corbucci

It's time to feature yet another spaghetti Western. This time, it's the criminally under-seen film The Great Silence. I know why it's so under-seen. It's got a very downer of an ending. So much so that a "happier" ending had to be re-shot for certain markets. It's a pretty brilliant anti-Western in a way with brilliant performances from Jean-Louis Tritignant and Klaus Kinski. It's a film that subverts your expectations of the Western genre. Plus it's got a BEAUTIFUL score by Ennio Morricone. 

1 comment:

YeamieWaffles said...

I love old Western films, looking forward to this one.