After watching two different takes on the same story, I could not help but compare the two to the two versions of Yojimbo we watched. Both show the influence of westerns on Japanese filmmaking and vice versa, and both sets of films are associated with Quentin Tarantinio (Bizzare, greusome westerns seem to be his style). I also could not help but notice the effect that sound played on the two new films we watched. In Django, the use of diagetic and extra-diagetic sound really characterized it as a western film, along with the set design and plastics. In westerns, the story and acting are not what leads the film, and thats why it is easy to take the same story and make two entirely differnet films out of it like we watched this week. The diagetic sound was mostly loud gunshots or tense, short conversations with little dialogue, and there was little real character development. The extra-diagetic sound was really what played key; the loud and dramatic music would que every time something intense would occur. The next part of the film which really put it in the western genre was the set design, and the framing. Westerns always have broad shots of the desert, while a lone cowboy walking through it, and maybe the sun is setting, casting a shadow on a ghost-town. These stereotypes are omnipresent in Django, however, they were not really stereotypes at the time.
In Sukiyaki Western Django, the elements are generally the same: stoic, yet intense acting, dramatic music, and broad shots of the landscape and town. This pattern is what allowed the first film to be remade with a Japanese twist. It was not neccesarliy the story that changed, but rather everything else, just keeping the plot and the western aspects of it. Thus, these two films are strikingly similar to eachother even though they were made nearly fourty years appart, because of the consistent keeping to the western genre.