The Great Silence (1968) Poster


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Remade as 

Mute Samurai (1973) (TV Series)
Uses a different setting for the same premise.


Winchester '73 (1950)
Two of the characters compete just like they do in Winchester '73. In Winchester '73 they throw coins up in the air and then shoot a hole in them. Here, they use potatos that are thrown in the air and then they shoot a hole in them.
Day of the Outlaw (1959)
Stylistic influence.
Black Sabbath (1963)
Stylistic influence.
A Fistful of Dollars (1964)
Silence's hands are mutilated in a fashion similar to Joe's. Also, the iron glove Silence wears in the alternate "happy" ending seems to have been inspired by this film.
Cheyenne Autumn (1964)
Corbucci was apparently inspired by this film to have horses riding though snow.
For a Few Dollars More (1965)
In both movies Kinski's character is bothered with a match.
Django (1966)
Silence's hands are mutilated in a fashion similar to Django's.
10,000 Dollars for a Massacre (1967)
The same wanted poster of Manuel Vasquez is used.

Referenced in 

Joe Kidd (1972)
Borrows several elements (winter setting, the protagonist's C96 pistol) from The Great Silence.
Cannibal Holocaust (1980)
In an interview, director Ruggero Deodato said that he took the more violent aspects and the fast editing from Sergio Corbucci's films as influence.
Chimera (2003) (Short)
Do You Remember Lucio Fulci? (2006) (Video)
mentioned once
Winter in Wartime (2008)
Big influence on director Koolhoven for which he thanked Corbucci on the credits.
Gran Torino (2008)
References Silence's character arc and sacrifice.
Midnight Movie Review: Valhalla Rising (2010) (TV Episode)
as another film with a mute main character
Special Collector's Edition: Supercop (2011) (TV Episode)
DVD poster shown
Midnight Movie Review: Sergio Corbucci Spaghetti Westerns (2012) (TV Episode)
is shown during the evening.
Django Unchained (2012)
Django's shooting practice in the snow is a direct reference to Silence's target practice and Tarantino has said that Corbucci's wintery western is a key influence of Django Unchained.
Die schlechtesten Filme aller Zeiten: Blacula (2014) (TV Episode)
mentioned by Kalkofe, recalling Vonetta McGee's career
The Hateful Eight (2015)
The interactions between Warren, Ruth, Mannix and Domergue on the stagecoach are based the scenes with Silence, Loco and Burnett in Corbucci's film.
Brimstone (2016)
When director Koolhoven was asked by 'Schokkend Nieuws Magazine' which movies had influenced Brimstone, he mentioned this one. Both westerns feature a mute main character and snowy scenes

Featured in 

Western, Italian Style (1968) (TV Short)
we can see the shooting of this movie
The Spaghetti West (2005) (Video)
Clip shown.
Denn sie kennen kein Erbarmen - Der Italowestern (2006) (TV Movie)
Is shown and talked about.
Welcome to the Basement: The Great Silence (2015) (TV Episode)
film is reviewed
Let There Be Sound (2016) (Short)
Footage shown.

Spoofed in 

Big Money Rustlas (2010)
Hero's hand is injured by villain in both films.

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