The Great Silence / Il grande silenzio (Sergio Corbucci, 1968)


(Stanton) #241

Hmm, as I said it was some 20 years ago.
But I have checked 2 books which are describing the film, and I couldn’t spot any similarities between the films. Neither for the plot nor for the character of the leads.


(Spuff vermon) #242

Nethier Silience nor murrphy will shot first


(Spuff vermon) #243

or maybe its the klaus charecter that doesn’t shot first, cant remember but I watched them both close together and they felt like the same movie… granted before you all tell me what an idiot I am, the scripts and scenes are different, it the character that is the same. and yes I know know there is nothing new under the sun


(dicfish) #244

I bought the italian DVD by Medusa Entertainment in Rome.

  • Video: 1,78:1 (anamorph)
  • Audio: Italian (DD 5.1 & DD 1.0)
  • Subtitles: Italian
  • Special Features: Two alternative endings (dialogue in italian), Trailer

[size=12pt]SCREENSHOTS[/size]

MOVIE



TRAILER

ALTERNATIVE ENDING



(The Stranger) #245

Beautiful picture quality.
Thanks for the screenshots !
But one question: You write of two alternative endings.
How are these ends. Or do you mean the normal end and the known alternate ending (Happy End).


(dicfish) #246

Ending Nr.1 is the “happy ending”.
Ending Nr.2: A bounty killer shoots at Silenzios hands, then Kinski and the bounty hunters leave (without killing anybody)…doesn’t make any sense to me…


(The Stranger) #247

[quote=“dicfish, post:246, topic:122”]Ending Nr.1 is the “happy ending”.
Ending Nr.2: A bounty killer shoots at Silenzios hands, then Kinski and the bounty hunters leave (without killing anybody)…doesn’t make any sense to me…[/quote]

Thanks for the informations, dicfish. :wink:


(John Welles) #248

[quote=“dicfish, post:246, topic:122”]Ending Nr.1 is the “happy ending”.
Ending Nr.2: A bounty killer shoots at Silenzios hands, then Kinski and the bounty hunters leave (without killing anybody)…doesn’t make any sense to me…[/quote]
I’ve heard of “Happy Ending”, but neve of No. 2. It sounds intriging - are both endings in Italian audio with (optional) English subtitles?


(dicfish) #249

Both endings have Italian Audio and (optional) Italian subtitles. No english language options.


(I love you M.E. Kay) #250

Looks really good!


(scherpschutter) #251

I have the Italian audio on the French disc (has no Italian subs, though, only French)
Kinski has been given a rather high, shrill voice. Suits the character fine, but isn’t like Kinski’s own voice.

Seems like Medusa used the same master as the French. Watch the second screenshot, with the people standing in the snow. I don’t know what has caused this effect (looks like a net in front of the camera), but it’s the same on the French disc, and it appears only in the first minutes of the movie. The AR also looks the same, 1,85:1


(dicfish) #252

This effect also appears on the german disc by Kinowelt…


(Bill san Antonio) #253

They probably used some kind of effect lense to get some foggy feel to the picture but it doesn’t look that good. It has always annoyed me a bit.


(Col. Douglas Mortimer) #254

Thanks for the screens dicfish. That other ending sounds like its just a cut version of the unhappy ending. Is it?


(dicfish) #255

Aside from a few different camera angles it’s just a cut version of the original ending.


(Provvidenza) #256

Would be interesting to hear about the background to this shorter happy ending :slight_smile:

The ending of the trailer has Silence talking! Happy ever after ending ???

That weird pattern effect is on the latest Japanese Imagica release and the recent UK Digital Classics release (excellent quality) so as Bill san Antonio says it must have been filmed like that.


(Stanton) #257

I remember, but I don’t remember it exactly nor where I have read it, that there was something wrong with the lens of the camera.
They probably put some sort of gel on it because of the freeze, which led to the picture damage. As far as I remember it is therefore on the original negative.


(Provvidenza) #258

Actually now that you mention it Stanton that rings a bell with me too. Also this would explain why some outdoor scenes in the movie look like you are watching them through a slightly dirty window (dirt doesn’t move when the camera does).


(Cuchillo) #259

[quote=“Stanton, post:257, topic:122”]I remember, but I don’t remember it exactly nor where I have read it, that there was something wrong with the lens of the camera.
They probably put some sort of gel on it because of the freeze, which led to the picture damage. As far as I remember it is therefore on the original negative.[/quote]

Thank you for the information! Every time I see the film I ask my self why is this ‘dirty curtain’ on the screen :wink:


(MetalGeorge) #260

Friend of mine burned me a DVR of this…I haven’t yet seen it, so I’m pretty excited! I’ll give you guys a rundown when I do. :slight_smile: