By James Hancock November 5th, 2015
When I heard an interview with Quentin Tarantino talking at length about the depraved westerns of Sergio Corbucci, I immediately set to work exploring his filmography. What I found was a treasure trove of dark, savage westerns unlike any I had ever seen, the crown jewel of which is The Great Silence (1968), arguably the most nihilistic western ever made. From what I’ve seen in the following trailer, it appears as if Tarantino has made a ruthless film in much the same spirit as that haunting film. The reasons to be excited for this film are many from being shot and exhibited in 70mm to the extraordinary cast, but the cold, bleak tone is what has me most intrigued. Tarantino has gone on record stating that it took the process of making Django Unchained (2012) just to learn how to make a western properly. Well I saw that flick three times in the theater and the idea of seeing a western by an even more confident Tarantino this go around fills me with demented glee. Give the trailer a look and let me know what you think. Christmas Day can’t come quickly enough.
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