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Saturday, June 29, 2013

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

LVC Film Novelization Gallery

Many of LVC films have had tie in novels.  All are long out of print, but here is a collection of what I have found.  If you have any more, please let me know!

Saturday, June 22, 2013

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Once Upon a Time in the West - Revisiting The Arch

This article is not directly LVC related, but fans of Sergio Leone and Spaghetti Westerns will instantly recognize the above image... the remains of the arch from Once Upon a Time in the West.

During a recent trip to Monument Valley, I was able to track down the precise area and visit this fantastic location.

Released in 1968, the majority of the film was shot in Spain, but 2 key scenes were shot in the US, as Leone wanted to use historic Monument Valley as a backdrop.

1968 vs 2013
Below are a few photos from my recent trip to the remains of the historic hanging arch.  Click to enlarge!

The truck/dolly tracks from the tracking shot are still in place.


 Coming over the horizon just as Frank (Henry Fonda) did.

I had to bring a harmonica!

While the majority of the arch is gone, it is still an impresive size!

Saturday, June 8, 2013

LVC and Frank Kramer Candid

Here is a candid from the making of Return of Sabata.  LVC with Director Frank Kramer (Gianfranco Parolini)


Wednesday, June 5, 2013