The genre of Western films has the typical cowboys, gunfights, and abandoned towns with tumble weeds. When we watch a western movie we even know what music to expect. These typical aspects of western films are no different when talking about Django and Sukiyaki Western Django. There were many similarities in this film when considering the plot and other elements, and there were some aspects that differed. One of the main similarities between these two movies is the idea of a solitary hero who saves the damsel in distress and rescues the town from their enemy. The Django of both films play the role of the town hero, even when it might not have been their intention. However, both characters had their weaknesses, and were beaten by their enemy but came back to save the day. The settings of both films are also similar, with both occurring in desolate towns.
Red was a common theme in both films and it symbolizes the death and bloodshed that occurs. In Django, the general’s gang wore red masks and in Sukiyaki Western Django, the group wore red scarves around their forehead. There is also a red rose in Sukiyaki western Django to symbolize the blood of the young boy. Red is the color of hatred and death and both these films have a good way of incorporating red into the film so it had symbolic meaning.
There were a lot of close up shots used in Django, whereas Sukiyaki Western Django contained more long shots to incorporate the large number of people in each gang and display the fight scenes. Since Django always wears a hat and we can barely see his face, close-ups are important in conveying his emotions and thoughts. The camerawork was instrumental in incorporating all the fights and leaving the audience guessing about what happens next.