How Quentin Tarantino took inspiration from The Great Silence

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Adam Cook

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With its snowed-in setting, homicidal bounty hunters and original Ennio Morricone score, Quentin Tarantino’s The Hateful Eight bears a striking resemblance to Italian director Sergio Corbucci’s blood-soaked Spaghetti western from 1968, The Great Silence.

In a brand new series of video essays, Adam Cook looks at the similarities between these two politically-charged epics, starting with its cynical, gritty subject matter.

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Published 26 Jan 2016

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