27 December 2012 2:20 PM, PST | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

December is Tarantino Month here at Sos, and in the week leading up our January month-long theme of westerns, I thought it would be best to whip up an article spotlighting some films that influenced Tarantino’s long awaited take on the western, Django Unchained. For my money, all of the films listed below are essential viewing for fans of Django Unchained. I’ll be diving deeper into these films come January, but in the meantime, this should hopefully whet your appetite. Enjoy!

Note: This is the second of a three part article.

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The Mercenary (Il Mercenario) (A Professional Gun)

Directed by Sergio Corbucci

Written by Giorgio Arlorio and Adriano Bolzoni

1968, Italy / Spain

Second only to Leone, Sergio Corbucci is the best when it comes to making spaghetti westerns. The man would never take a break, directing Django, The Great Silence, Navajo Joe and The Mercenary within a span of two years. »

- Ricky

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