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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!