Sunday, May 1, 2016

The Good, the Bad and the Ugly Celebration at Los Albaricoques



On Saturday July 30, 2016 the village of Los Albaricoques will celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the The Good, the Bad and the Ugly. Festivities get underway at 8 p.m. with a representations of scenes from the film along with an homage to actor Antonio Ruiz who played the errand boy in El Paso and beer tasting of local micro brews.

At 10 p.m. the extended version of "The Good, the Bad and the Ugly" will be shown.

Spaghetti Western Locations



We continue our search for the filming locations for “Bullets Don’t Argue”. Garrett hoists the two outlaws into the attic above the posada by means of a rope and pulley. When the police break into the room they find the three men gone. Suspecting they went out the window and heading for the border the police leave. 


This was filmed in one of the buildings in the town of Lucainena de las Torres.



For a more detailed view of this site and other Spaghetti Western locations please visit my friend Yoshi Yasuda’s location site: http://y-yasuda.net/film-location.htm and Captain Douglas Film Locations http://www.western-locations-spain.com/
 

Special Birthdays



Étienne Becker (cinematographer) is 80 today.

Saturday, April 30, 2016

Django, Sartana, Trinity and the Others



Django, Sartana, Trinita’ et les autres… - French title
Django, Trinità und die anderen... – German title
Django, Sartana, Trinity and the Others... – English title

A 2014 French production [L'Envol Production, Film Co Lyre, Ciné +, Paris Première, CNC, Procirep-Angoa (Paris)]
Producers: Louis Black, Carolyn Pfeiffer, David Hollander and Nancy P. Sanders
Director: Jean-François Giré, Jean-Jacques Bernard
Screenplay: Jean-François Giré, Jean-Jacques Bernard
Cinematography: [color]
Music: various
Running time: 52 minutes

Cast:


Marco Barboni, Gianni Garko (Gianni Garković), Franco Nero, Sergio Felicoli, Bud Spencer (Carlo Pedersoli) Terence Hill (Mario Girotti), Marc Mazza (Marc Mazzacurati), Nori Corbucci, Nora Orlandi


Once upon a time, in the mid-1960s ... accompanied by my father, I went frantically to the neighborhood cinemas so my eyes could devour all the "westerns". One day, I saw appear on the screen a new hero whose exploits were extraordinary imagined at Cinecittà: Django, Sartana, Trinita 'and others, invaded my imagination. I started doodling in school notebooks small inflamed texts, but naive, to the glory of this new saga dragged on the "dream band."

I became a filmmaker, I decided to find the last survivors of this incredible adventure of the Italian western so they could tell us about some of their best rides. - Jean-François Giré