Your favorite graveyard in an SW?


(Silence) #1

Yep, here it is! My favorite is the graveyard of Django, which is very creepy as said in the Django sequel thread.


(Phil H) #2

Well, there can only be one winner for me really. Although it has as much to do with the music as the graveyard.


(John Welles) #3

Nothing can beat the graveyard in The Good, the Bad and the Ugly. Nothing.


(ENNIOO) #4

Django for me. What a great scene at the end of film and one that always sticks in my head.


(Silence) #5

Glad to get some company ;).

[quote=“Phil H, post:2, topic:2100”]Well, there can only be one winner for me really. Although it has as much to do with the music as the graveyard.


Always love the scene where Blondie fires the canon with his cigar!


(Stanton) #6

You need not more than to look at the graveyards of Django and GBU to show the difference between Leone and Corbucci.
And these graveyards also show why Sergio and Sergio were so much ahead of all the other SW directors.

Ha ha great thread.


(Romaine Fielding) #7

GBU (and as Phil said, it’s the music too here) & Django are hard to beat. This is an interesting topic Silence.

The burial scene in Cemetery Without Crosses is absolutely Fordian (especially the long shot) in appearence but 180 degrees in content.
I always took the title of this film to mean that the world itself is just one big boneyard, no need for individual markers.


(Stanton) #8

Hughes claims in his SW book that a cemetery without crosses is just a simple plain. He’s wrong. It’s at least exactly what it says, or what Romaine thinks it is or …


(Romaine Fielding) #9

Yeah, I read that in Hughes’ book and disagreed as well. But I don’t think that Hossein (or whoever titled C w/o C) really had my interpretation in mind. I think I am just reading that into it.
But he had clearly seen Ford.


(Hungry_bear) #10


sorry gringos I just had to put up this image in this topic…

Must agree on the Good the bad and the ugly.


(Stanton) #11

[quote=“Romaine Fielding, post:9, topic:2100”]Yeah, I read that in Hughes’ book and disagreed as well. But I don’t think that Hossein (or whoever titled C w/o C) really had my interpretation in mind. I think I am just reading that into it.
But he had clearly seen Ford.[/quote]

In fact we don’t know who made up this title. Hossein’s was presumably A Rope, a Colt.


(autephex) #12

I may be remembering wrong, but I think The Hellbenders had a pretty good cemetery scene


(Romaine Fielding) #13

Of course. What was I thinking? I wasn’t.


(Romaine Fielding) #14

I know they bury Aldo (among other things!) but I can’t remember the burial, just the exhumation.


(Silvanito) #15

There is also the graveyard in Blindman, which is probably a homage to the great graveyards in earlier SWs


(Chris_Casey) #16

Yeah, I like that one, too.

But, my favorite is definitely the graveyard in DJANGO. The haphazard way that the graves are laid out and the variety of markers reminds me of actual cemeteries I have seen in Nogales, Mexico and Terlungua, TX.



(Starblack) #17

Nice thread (if a little macabre - but that’s the way I like it).

No argument about GBU, Django or The Hellbenders, but I must give an honorable mention to the sepulchre in Johnny Hamlet, which adds a deliciuously ghoulish element to that film.

And if memory serves, Corbucci includes another atmospheric graveyard in The Specialists, although it is not especially prominent in the narrative. And of course there’s the Indian burial ground in Navajo Joe.

By the way, the last screen shot in Chris’s post above comes close to being my favourite individual image in the genre - what a striking example of mise en scene!


(Bill san Antonio) #18

[quote=“Chris_Casey, post:16, topic:2100”][/quote]so beautiful image.


(autephex) #19

[quote=“Starblack, post:17, topic:2100”]but I must give an honorable mention to the sepulchre in Johnny Hamlet, which adds a deliciuously ghoulish element to that film.

And if memory serves, Corbucci includes another atmospheric graveyard in The Specialists, although it is not especially prominent in the narrative.[/quote]

I was also going to mention JH, but you beat me to it. That’s a good one… And you are correct, there is one in The Specialist also, with the old man caretaker


(Silence) #20

I also love the final scene in Django. That would be my favorite picture in an SW!