Biblical Stories, Greek Mythology & Shakespeare in SW


(Lorenzo) #1

Following SW are inspired by biblical stories:

Per 100,000 dollari ti ammazzo (Vengeance Is Mine aka Django der Bastard): "it tells a Cain and Abel story of two half brothers, one good, one bad…"
Mille dollari sul nero (Blood at Sundown aka “Sartana”): "Cain and Abel"
E dio disse a Caino (And God said to Cain aka Satan der Rache): Cain (Acombar) gets punished by the revenge god (Kinski)

Following SW are inspired by greek mythology:

Il ritorno di Ringo (The Return of Ringo aka Ringo kommt zurück): "Gemma plays the Odysseus / Ulysses role"
Il pistolero dell’Ave Maria (The Forgotten Pistolero aka Seine Kugeln pfeifen das Todeslied): “is a retelling of the Greek legend of Orestes”

Following SW are inspired by Shakespeare’s plays:

Quella sporca storia nel west (Johnny Hamlet aka Django - Die Totengräber warten schon): "the plot is basically the same as Hamlet"
Dove si spara di più (Fury of Johnny Kid aka Glut der Sonne): “The story is based loosely on Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet.”

Are there any others? ;D


(Phil H) #2

Fedra West (http://www.spaghetti-western.net/index.php/Io_non_perdono…_uccido) is based on a Greek tragedy by Euripedes if that counts


(Lorenzo) #3

That counts, thank you.