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Saturday, June 30, 2018

Location: La Sartenilla - Sabata Finale



Near Tabernas, Spain, there is a location known as La Sartenilla.  This was the desolate area famously used in the opening of The Good, The Bad, & The Ugly.  For the film Sabata, this area served as the location of the films finale, when Sabata finally gets his money from Banjo.


Banjo arrives


Sabata and company surprise him


Sabata approaches Banjo


Sabata eyes the money


Sabata retrieves the money and offers Banjo his cut


Sabata rides off


Below is a shot as used in the opening of The Good, The Bad, & The Ugly.  While this scene did not feature LVC, he would visit this location that same year in The Big Gundown (post coming soon!).

The Good, The Bad, & The Ugly


Saturday, June 23, 2018

Saturday, June 16, 2018

LVC on Italian TV show 'Su e giù' in 1968

An amazing clip of Lee Van Cleef being interviewed by Corrado and indulging in some Spaghetti Western style horseplay on the Italian TV show 'Su e giù' in 1968




Saturday, June 2, 2018

Location: Cortijo de Dona Francisca - Steven's Farm

The iconic location where Angel Eyes is introduced in The Good, The Bad, & The Ugly is located near Los Albaricoques (Agua Caliente in For a Few Dollars More).  The stone circle has grown over, but part of the well remains (the rest of the structure was replicated recently).  The interiors for the location were shot elsewhere in Almeria.


Angel Eyes arrives



Antonio Ruiz spots LVC on the horizon



The replicated pillar was placed much more closely than the original



notice the stone circle has overgrown





























 The structure retains it's basic shape


Angel Eyes dismounts


Below are some additional photos from this location.  Click to enlarge!