Sunday, October 25, 2009
Spaghetti Western Locations
The Venta de Canicas location was used for the hold-up in “Duck You Sucker” and for scenes in “Blindman”, “The Ballad of Ben & Charlie” is located next to the expressway leading toward Gergal on the opposite side from where the opening scene from “For a Few Dollars More” is located. When I was there in 2003 only a few remains of the stalls from the main building and the dark round stone base which was used to grind grain. The stones are dark and we actually witnessed a truck that appeared with two workers who started cleaning the stones. This may have been in preparation of them being removed. There is an access road next to the expressway but you have to park and climb the loose gravel embankment that the road takes under the expressway to get to the location.
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One thing that amazed me about this location is the steepness of the hill that the actors rolled down when they were tipped out the cart into the pig sty, some of them didn't look particulary young and it must have been a very uncomfortable ride and dive on to the ground.ReplyDelete