Thursday, July 22, 2010
Spaghetti Western Locations
When Clint Eastwood first appears in “The Good, the Bad and the Ugly” Tuco has just had his horse shot out from under him and he has been surrounded by three bounty hunters, one holds a wanted poster showing Tuco wanted for $2,000. At this point Clint appears and tells the three that yes, but they won't be the ones who will collect it. This shot and hundreds more were filmed at a location called Manzanares El Real north of Madrid. This open valley was used in countless Spaghetti westerns. This is the same location that Jonathan Corbett comes riding into the widow's ranch and demands the ranch hands turn Cuchillo over to him. Today the valley is surrounded by new homes and most likely this valley will be a housing track soon.
For a more detailed view of this site and other Spaghetti Western locations please visit my friend Yoshi “Garringo” Yasuda’s excellent website: http://garringo.cool.ne.jp/