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Saturday, October 27, 2018

Saturday, October 20, 2018

Location: Tabernas - "Mexico"

While the desert of Tabernas has been featured in multiple LVC westerns, the actual real town of Tabernas is rarely seen.  It is featured in The Big Gundown as a stand in for Mexico in the latter half of the film.

Exteriors prominently shown include the city streets as well as the town church.

Corbet departs jail

locals approach the chruch

Brockston arrives

Saturday, October 13, 2018

Saturday, October 6, 2018

Location: Tabernas - Shark Fin

Day of Anger had very little shooting in the actual desert, but there were a few key shots filmed in Tabernas.

One of the more distinctive peaks in the desert resembling a shark fin, appeared several times in the film, notably before Talby taught Scott his first lesson. 

I've visited this location twice, once in 2015 and once in 2018, and neither time could I get a decent match of the surrounding landscape.  It would appear the area has change greatly over the last 50 years from rain, wind, and whatever else!

 wide shot

 Talby spots Scott following him

After the lesson Talby rides off.  This location was not too far away from the shark fin, and is pretty much identical to it's appearance in 1967.

Talby rides off

Wider shot below.  Click to enlarge