Ok, I haven’t read the script (even though I’ve had it ever since it was leaked), but I’ve been hearing talk of a massacre a lot, coupled with those on-set images of the farm house. Well I wonder if QT will pay homage to what is in my opinion, one of the greatest massacre scenes ever filmed. The simple, yet emotionally powerful, mysterious and stylised massacre scene in Once Upon A Time In The West.
His previous massacre scene (Kill Bill), was largely within his own style (implied violence through sound, camera panning away from the action), and it gives me goosebumps to this day, such is it’s beauty. It has parallels to Leone’s scene - the massacre itself comes as a surprise after a long, stretched-out opening scene; a soothing moment before the actual act; loud, terrifying music prior to the eventual appearance of the perpetrators; stylised and mysterious emergence of the perpetrators and taking place in an isolated desert surrounding. So it will be interesting if he will approach his latest massacre scene differently. It would be awesome if he had Morricone music playing during the scene too, as a further nod to the spaghetti western.